Governance Leaders Release New Book Essential to Building a Responsible and Resilient Capitalist System

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London, UK, 16 June 2021 - The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), whose global membership includes investors responsible for assets under management in excess of US $59 trillion, releases a new book: Governance, Stewardship and Sustainability: Theory, Practice and Evidence, authored by George Dallas and Mike Lubrano. Drawing from their decades of experience, the authors provide greater clarity, rigour and guidance to practitioners about what we know—and don’t know—about stewardship, governance and sustainability. This new work explores the theoretical foundations of stewardship, linking these to day-to-day investor decision making.

Upon publication, Kerrie Waring, CEO, ICGN said: "This book, published by ICGN, takes the reader through a journey of what truly effective and impactful investor stewardship means in practice. This is artfully brought to life through George and Mike’s collective wealth of professional experience as thought-leaders in corporate governance and as seasoned stewardship practitioners in investment institutions."

George Dallas, ICGN Policy Director and Co-author said: "We present both a theoretical and practical framework for corporate governance and stewardship from an investor perspective and examine research and evidence relating to the effectiveness of governance and stewardship in practice. We provide examples of practical tools to aid in the integration of stewardship in investment decision-making, including how to evaluate a company from an ESG perspective; we also explore stewardship tactics such as monitoring, engaging, voting and reporting to beneficiaries."

Mike Lubrano, Principal, Lubrano Advisory Services, USA  and Co-author said: “Every investor’s path to better integration of governance and sustainability factors in the investment process is unique. This book is intended to help those along for the journey to understand the stewardship and sustainability landscape and to navigate toward practices and solutions that add value for investors, companies and their stakeholders.”

The book is available for purchase here. Complementary copies of the book are available to members of press, to receive a copy please contact: There will be a virtual book launch on 8th July, where the authors will be interviewed by Alissa Kole, Founder & Managing Director, GOVERN Center, they will share exclusive insights into the book and also reflect on many of the ideas and themes presented as well as linking these to ICGN’s own policy framework.


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Established in 1995, the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) is an investor-led organisation of governance professionals with members including institutional investors based in 47 countries and collectively responsible for assets under management in excess of US$59 trillion. ICGN’s mission is to promote effective standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship to advance efficient markets and sustainable economies worldwide. ICGN is a global authority on high standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship. For enquiries, please contact:




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