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Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute

Nyenrode Corporate Governance Instituut

Nyenrode Business Universiteit has a specialized academic think tank focusing on issues surrounding corporate governance. The Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute (NCGI) conducts research into corporate governance and provides training and education for Boards of Directors, Supervisory Boards, Company Secretaries and other players in the domain of corporate governance, such as accountants (auditors), controllers, and compliance officers.

Our institute has four pillars:

  • Research
  • Education
  • Solutions
  • Opinion

More information is available in our brochure.

Education

Solid corporate governance demands continuously educating an organization's key figures. With our leading Executive Education programs they stay current with the latest academic insights regarding their daily practice.

The Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute and its members contribute to the academic quality of Nyenrode's:

  • Programs aimed at (non) executives - board level;
  • Programs aimed at (senior) executives;
  • Customized programs aimed at specific issues or roles within organizations.

Some of our corporate governance programs:

  • Nyenrode Supervisory Board Cycle
  • New Board Program
  • NCGI Elective: The Effective Chairperson
  • NCGI Elective: The Auditing Committee
  • NCGI Elective: The Remuneration & Nomination Committee
  • Insight in Corporate Governance
  • Foundations of Corporate Governance

Research

Corporate governance requires connecting a variety of research disciplines. Bridges need to be built between lawyers and economists, economists and behavioral scientists, behavioral scientists and philosophers, philosophers and lawyers, etc. To prevent tunnel vision in corporate governance research, each discipline has to broaden its scope. Research conducted by the Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute means:
  • Independent (scientific) research;
  • A focus on practical application;
  • Designing concrete solutions for existing problems (linking theory with practice).
We are currently conducting research around these four themes:
  • Board Agenda 2022
  • Making Markets Fit for Purpose
  • Integrated Reporting
  • New (corporate) governance concepts

 
Several of our members have conducted research for (among others) the Dutch Monitoring Committee for Corporate Governance, the Dutch Monitoring Committee for the Banking Code, ministries, corporations, and institutional investors. Additionally, they have conducted independent research that has greatly contributed to the public debate on this subject.

Some of NCGI's recent and prominent publications and research papers in the field of corporate governance are listed below. Not all publications are available in English. The title indicates the publication's language.

Publications and research papers 2016

  • Good Governance driving Corporate Performance? A meta-analysis of academic research & invitation to engage in the dialogue, (December 2016). This white paper was developed as a joint effort between the Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute and Deloitte Governance Services. Via www2.deloitte.com.

Publications and research papers 2015

  • Renes, R.M., R. Jeurissen, T. Lambooy, L. Paape, J. de Swart, R. Diepeveen, (30 november 2015). Corporate Governance in Nederland: Onderzoek naar de naleving van de Nederlandse Corporate Governance Code in het boekjaar 2014. Onderzoeksrapport Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Via www.mccg.nl.

Publications and research papers 2014

  • Renes, R.M., R. Jeurissen, T. Lambooy, L. Paape, J. de Swart, R. Diepeveen, (30 november 2015). Corporate Governance in Nederland: Onderzoek naar de naleving van de Nederlandse Corporate Governance Code in het boekjaar 2014. Onderzoeksrapport Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Via www.mccg.nl.
  • Renes, R.M., B. Bier, R. Jeurissen, T. Lambooy, D. Melis, I. Verwey (19 december 2014). Corporate Governance in Nederland: Onderzoek naar de naleving van de Nederlandse Corporate Governance Code in het boekjaar 2013. Onderzoeksrapport Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Via www.mccg.nl.
  • 'The Institutional Investor Stewardship Myth. A theoretical, legal and empirical analysis of prescribed institutional investor stewardship in a Dutch context.' 2014, Dr. Danielle Melis MBA. Download the English language summary of this thesis.
    Het wetsvoorstel ‘Herzieningswet toegelaten instellingen volkshuisvesting’, TOP 2014 Bier/De Meijeren. 

Publications and research papers 2013

  • 'Overzicht Corporate Governance in Nederland 2003-2013' in opdracht van de Monitoring Commissie Corporate Governance Code (prof. dr. Mijntje Lückerath-Rovers, drs. Danielle Melis MBA, prof. mr. dr. Barbara Bier, prof. dr. Paul Frentrop).  
  • 'No asset-stripping?' (prof. mr. dr. B. Bier) Wet Implementatie AIFM-richtlijn: bijzondere gedragsinstructies in verband met uitkeringen voor Nederlandse beheerders van alternatieve beleggingsinstellingen - Ondernemingsrecht 2013/74.

Opinion

Strong corporate governance requires opinion forming and a public debate based on facts. We create these by:

  • Enabling dialogue between the scientific and business communities around current governance themes.
  • Facilitating knowledge-sharing between experts.
  • Initiating innovative, multidisciplinary research programs.
  • Providing academic content for education and research programs.

Practically, this means we produce the following output:

  • A monthly newsletter around relevant research studies, current affairs and opinion;
  • seminars, conferences and round-table meetings for the scientific and business worlds;
  • (scientific) publications, lectures and media-appearances.

News

Would you like to stay informed of our activities? Please subscribe for our Dutch NCGI-newsletter.

Below you can find previous editions of NCGI-newsletters:

books-in-grass-optie2 Launch of a book writing process on Changing the Game

Launch of a book writing process on Changing the Game

Research |  March 29 2018
As a part of Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institutes strategic focus on 'Making Markets Fit for Purpose', Nyenrode Business Universiteit and NewForesight Consultancy facilitated an author workshop to write a book on 'Changing the Game: How to Achieve Sustainable Market Transformation'.
Bogtstra & Renes Lack of Internal Audit Function an underlying risk

Lack of Internal Audit Function an underlying risk

Research |  January 16 2018
While larger listed companies are increasingly introducing an Internal Audit Function (IAF), this position rarely exists within smaller listed companies. The main reason cited is that these firms believe they are too small for such a role. This is one of the conclusions of the Internal Audit Monitor 2017 study carried out by FSV Risk Advisory on behalf of the Stichting Vaktechnisch Onderzoek IIA in collaboration with Nyenrode Business Universiteit.
kasteel THE MISSION: Making enterprises and markets fit for long term value creation for all stakeholders & society

THE MISSION: Making enterprises and markets fit for long term value creation for all stakeholders & society

Opinion |  September 29 2017
The paradigm for, notably, listed and other systemic business (including institutional investors) is changing with business stewardship focusing on balanced long term value creation for all stakeholders and aligned with a widely-accepted societal agenda.

The members of the Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute are:

Governance and Capital Markets

  • Drs Erik Breen / Specialization: Corporate Governance
  • Dr Daniëlle Melis MBA / Specialization: Corporate Governance & Shareholders
  • Prof Dr Ruud Pruijm / Specialization: Corporate Governance

Codes, Company Law and Supervision

  • Prof Dr Leen Paape RA RO CIA / NCGI chairperson from 1 September 2017
  • Prof Dr Mr Barbara Bier / Specialization: Corporate Governance & Corporate Law
  • Mr Rosalien Diepeveen / Specialization: Corporate Law & Corporate Governance
  • Prof Mr Dr Tineke Lambooy LL.M / Specialization: Environmental Corporate Governance, CSR and Corporate Governance, Institutional Investors and Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Sustainability Rating Agencies, Company Law, Sustainable Water Use
  • Herman Mulder / Specialization: Sustainable Finance
  • Drs Remko Renes RA / Specialization: Corporate Governance & Internal Control Audit, In Control Statements
  • Prof Mr Dr Bas Steins Bisschop / Specialization: Corporate Law
  • Prof Mr Steven Schuit / Specialization: Corporate Governance & Corporate Law

Integrity and Compliance

  • Prof Dr Ronald Jeurissen / Specialization: Business Ethics
  • Dr Edgar Karssing / Specialization: Integrity Management
  • Prof Dr André Nijhof / Specialization: Corporate Social Responsibility & Business Ethics   

Board Practices and Leadership

  • Dr Marta Berent Braun / Specialization: Family Business, Governance, Entrepreneurship
  • Dr Ir Henk Kievit / Specialization: Social Venturing Entrepreneurship
  • Drs Jo Vincken / Specialization: Leadership

Governance and Auditing

  • Dr Olof Bik RA / Specialization: Behavioral & Cultural Governance, Auditor's Behavior, Accountancy Education
  • Prof Mr Dr Arco Bobeldijk / Specialization: Taxation
  • Prof Dr Bob Hoogenboom RA / Specialization: MRE, Forensic Business Studies
  • Arthur Izeboud RA / Specialization: Auditing, Corporate and Culture Governance, Risk Management
  • Prof Dr Leen Paape RA RO CIA / Specialization: Risk Management & Corporate Governance
  • Prof Dr Mr Marcel Pheijffer RA / Specialization: (Forensic) Accounting
  • Drs Marlies de Vries MSc RA / Specialization: Internal Control

Remuneration

  • Prof Dr Gijs van Bussel / Specialization: Human Resource Management, Executive Pay

Directors Corporate Governance Programs

  • Tom Cummings BA MA / Specialization: Leadership, Organizational Development, Executive Board Strategy
  • Ruud Kok RA / Specialization: Audit Committees, Board Evaluation, Risk Management
  • Mr Hans Plesman / Specialization: Executive Search, Boardroom Dynamics

 

NCGI works closely with Nyenrode's Alumni Association to organize a host of activities for our graduates. Some of these are:
  • Seminars, book publication and/or book discussion events, and academic meetings for presenting corporate governance research results;
  • Alumni events of the Board & Governance programs, such as the Annual Executive Session New Board Program and the Annual Update to the Nyenrode Supervisory Board Cycle.

In addition we organize the NCGI Electives, programs that offer alumni as well as other interested parties an addition to Nyenrode's New Board Program and Supervisory Board Cycle. With the Electives, the NCGI provides you the opportunity to gain specific knowledge and skills as well as exchange experiences with your peers.