Approaching the future

Research Centre of Governance, Sustainability and Reputation

The Research Center of Governance, Sustainability & Reputation is an initiative of IE Business School and the Corporate Excellence Centre for Reputation Leadership. This independent research institution was set up in April this year to promote greater cooperation between academics and professionals in research, analysis and training of corporate governance on the impact of good governance and sustainability in corporate reputation and reputational risks.

This paper starts by identifying some global trends in managing key intangibles: greater trust but greater social division and climate change as a critical point. It then goes on to analyse worldwide trends in:

  • Sustainability (strategic partnerships, new actors, sustainable business models);
  • Reputation (risk management, the value of reputation, authority among the sectors of influence, flexible and comparable metrics, new powers and responsibilities for senior management), and
  • Corporate governance (gender diversity, CSR and risks).