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“I established the Good Governance Academy

to share governance and business science matters of extreme public interest on a collaborative basis.”

Professor Mervyn King SC

This series of events are intended to be ‘academic conferences’ (colloquium) where

global thought leaders share insights and .

Next colloquium

The expectation gap between the public, the accountant, and the auditor.


  • Professor Mervyn King, Patron of the Good Governance Academy
  • Linda de Beer, Chair of the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB)
  • Gilly Lord, Global Leader, Public Policy and Regulation, PwC United Kingdom
  • Tom Seidenstein, Chair, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
  • Gabriela Figueiredo Dias, Chair, International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants

Past colloquia

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9th Colloquium: Mind the Gap

11 May, 2023

11 May 2023: 9th Colloquium - the expectation gap between the public, the accountant and the auditor

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8th Colloquium: impact, outcomes and integration

3 November, 2022

3 November 2022: 8th Colloquium - impacts, outcomes and integration in a corporate world - Professor Mervyn King and 4 global thought leaders provide guidance on the new corporate reporting...

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7th Colloquium: Connectivity

19 May, 2022

19 May 2022: Connectivity - connecting financial and sustainability reports is a missing link for global standard setters. This colloquium brings together global experts to unpack the conundrum.

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6th Colloquium: Corporate Reporting

18 November, 2021

18 November 2021: Speakers from the IFRS Foundation, VRF and IOSCO and others explored the global shift in corporate reporting to include sustainability.

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5th Colloquium: Enterprise Value Creation

13 May, 2021

The error of corporate leaders in the 20th century was to focus on increasing the wealth of shareholders instead of focusing on increasing the long-term health of the company. This...

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4th Colloquium: The Importance of ESG

5 November, 2020

Up to 80% of the market cap of companies are not additives in a balance sheet according to financial reporting standards. This percentage is made up of environmental, social and...

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3rd Colloquium: Integrated Thinking and Doing an Integrated Report

20 May, 2020

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), in November 2019, issued a statement saying that there has to be accounting for value creation and that it is preferable that the chief financial officer...

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2nd Colloquium: Effective Corporate Leadership

28 November, 2019

The Second Colloquium of The Good Governance Academy was held on 28 November 2019. As with the first colloquium there was input from universities and business schools on a critical...

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1st Colloquium: Value creation in a sustainable manner

13 June, 2019

This first colloquium invited speakers to discuss matters of importance for the creation of organizational value in a sustainable manner.

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