Centre for Corporate Governance – UTS
he UTS Centre for Corporate Governance is a university and research grant funded academic research and policy centre with a small group of dedicated staff (4), and a large group of university academic researchers, who also teach (20).
The UTS Centre for Corporate Governance is dedicated to research that demonstrates the integration of corporate governance and sustainability. Corporate governance has wider implications and is critical to economic and social well being, firstly in providing the incentives and performance measures to achieve business success, and secondly in providing the accountability and transparency to ensure the equitable distribution of the resulting wealth. The significance of corporate governance for the stability and equity of society is captured in the broader definition of the concept offered by Sir Adrian Cadbury (2002): "Corporate governance is concerned with holding the balance between economic and social goals and between individual and communal goals. The governance framework is there to encourage the efficient use of resources and equally to require accountability for the stewardship of those resources. The aim is to align as nearly as possible the interests of individuals, corporations and society."
The UTS Centre is engaged in major research projects with industrial and professional partners, teaching and curriculum development, academic publications and conferences, and is also dedicated to policy development and legal reform. The UTS Centre also is involved in professional consultancy, the provision of short courses, and in the improvement of practice. The UTS Centre has good international links with other research bodies examining the reform of corporate governance worldwide. The research encompasses international comparative corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.