Governance, Sustainability, and Stewardship

Integrate environmental, social, and corporate governance into investor and company decision-making through this partnership program with ICGN.

Established in 1995 and led by investors responsible for assets under management of around $77 trillion U.S. dollars, ICGN advances the highest standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship worldwide in pursuit of long-term value creation and contributing to sustainable economies, societies, and the environment.

Accredited by Bryant University, the ICGN Certificate in Governance, Stewardship, and Sustainability offers a guide to the theoretical, empirical, and practical aspects of integrating environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) into investor and company decision-making. 


The certificate and its component courses are ideal for investment professionals, company managers, investor relations officers, corporate directors, and other governance professionals. Together, ICGN and Bryant University offer you the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge in this area in a blended learning format.  

Certificate Requirements

The certificate is comprised of three courses:

  • Governance Fundamentals
  • Stewardship Fundamentals
  • Sustainability Fundamentals

You can choose to complete the full certificate or take individual courses. Each course is blended, combining pre-course reading and e-learning, online “live” course attendance, and post-course study. Post-course exams are optional, but participants are required to pass the exam for all three courses to earn the certificate. 

Course Format: Virtual, Instructor-Led
Schedule: Multiple course dates available
Each course includes three 2.5-hour webinar sessions
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University Aligned

Bryant University partners with ICGN to offer this program.


Benefit from an industry-leading curriculum that’s online and always accessible.


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Meet Instructor George Dallas

George Dallas is a visiting lecturer at Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School, University of London, where he teaches MSc and executive education courses in corporate governance. He also is a member of the Advisory Council of the Corporate Governance Institute of the Frankfurt School of Finance. In addition, Dallas works as an independent advisor.

Meet Instructor George Dallas

ICGN Instructor George Dallas

Meet Instructor Mike Lubrano

ICGN Instructor Mike Lubrano

Meet Instructor Mike Lubrano

Mike Lubrano is managing director of Valoris: Stewardship Catalysts, a firm that helps investors and portfolio companies improve their corporate governance, investor stewardship, and sustainability performance. He is a co-author of Governance, Stewardship and Sustainability and holds degrees from Harvard College (AB), Princeton University (MPA), and New York University School of Law (JD).

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