Bryant | ICGN Launch

Join world-renowned experts from Bryant University and the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) to discuss current challenges and opportunities to advance the corporate governance, stewardship, and sustainability agenda.

ICGN Bryant

In recent years environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors have become part of the lexicon and integrated into company governance practices and investor decision-making. Yet, at the same time, there is increased debate about the merits relating to the consideration of ESG factors by institutional investors.

Join us at the launch of The Governance, Stewardship and Sustainability Program by Bryant's Executive Education and Career Accelerator. This newly-accredited certificate was designed for governance professionals and is made possible through an educational partnership between Bryant University and the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). 

ICGN: Established in 1995 and led by investors responsible for assets under management of around US$70 trillion, ICGN advances the highest standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship worldwide in pursuit of long-term value creation, contributing to sustainable economies, societies, and the environment.

This event is free of charge, however, registration is required.



Tuesday, March 28, 2023
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM


Academic Innovation Center, Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island


Business and Government leaders; Faculty and Students

Event Schedule

9:00 AM – Introduction and Bryant & ICGN partnership announcement by Bryant University President Ross Gittell, Ph.D.

9:15 AM – How important are governance, stewardship & sustainability for companies, governments, and investors?

  • Scott Voss, Managing Director, HarbourVest
  • Joshua Paton, Senior Analyst, Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors
  • James A. Diossa, Treasurer, State of Rhode Island 
  • Moderator: Rupendra Paliwal, Ph.D., Provost, Bryant University 

10:15 AM – The role of Higher Education in cultivating governance, stewardship & sustainability talent.

  • Carol Nolan Drake, Governance & Stewardship Policy Manager, ICGN
  • Asli Ascioglu Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Finance, Bryant University
  • Scott Tibert, Associate Investment Director, Cambridge Associates
  • Moderator: Peter Nigro, Ph.D., Professor of Finance, Bryant University

11:00 AM – Investor Impact through Systemic Stewardship and Changing Paradigms of Corporate Governance

  • Keynote: George Dallas, Education and Policy Advisor, ICGN