At the heart of the vision for the Centre for Corporate Governance and Risk Management (CCGRM) is the belief that good governance requires an enterprise-wide view of risk management. The knowledge and abilities required to manage risk must be brought to the highest levels of corporate governance: to the boards of directors who provide external governance for the firm; to senior managers who formulate and execute the board-approved strategic directions for the firm; and to regulators who must determine the best strategies and techniques to promote improved corporate governance and risk management. Identifying, analyzing and disseminating best practices for corporate governance and risk management is at the core of the Centre’s mandate.
As part of its mandate, the Centre will conduct and sponsor research and other activities in the following interrelated areas of corporate governance and risk management:
- The strategic dimensions of corporate governance including risk management
- The social and ethical dimensions of corporate governance and risk management particularly as they relate to business strategy
- The international dimensions of corporate governance and risk management
- Corporate governance of the financial system (regulatory reform and compliance issues)
Blog Author: Robert Adamson, Executive Director
Robert is the Executive Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Risk Management at the Segal Graduate School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Previously Robert has worked at international law firms, a university-based think-tank as well as several international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. Robert has worked in over 20 countries in Asia, Europe and North America dealing with legal development, regulatory and compliance strategies, business strategy, corporate governance and risk management. His current research addresses the regulation of risk associated with corporate activity in transnational multi-jurisdictional settings. Ongoing research and professional engagements include work on corporate governance, risk governance, comparative corporate governance, corporate law, risk regulation, risk management and business strategy.
Robert received a B.A. (Hons.) from McGill University, an LL.B. from the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia and the Faculty of Law University of Copenhagen and a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) from the London School of Economics. Robert was law clerk to Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada.