About the Center

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About the Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr.-C.V. Starr Center for Corporate Governance

The Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr.-C.V. Starr Center for Corporate Governance aims to be the premier center in Asia for research, training, and advocacy in corporate governance matters. Its mission is to promote the practice of good corporate governance among private and public companies in the region. To this end, the Center’s work takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes:

  • Conducting in-depth research on various issues relating to corporate governance, with a focus on Asian companies

  • Organizing conferences, seminars, and roundtable discussions designed to expand and deepen the level of understanding in the business community of corporate governance issues generally and those unique to Asia

  • Engaging with local government agencies and stock exchanges in Asia in developing and implementing corporate governance policies

The Center has its origins as a research chair under the Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Responsibility at AIM. The research chair was initially established by the American International Group through its C.V. Starr Foundation based on the conviction that good corporate governance is a fundamental precondition to sustained economic growth in Asia. The chair was later spun off and made into an autonomous center pursuant to the Ramon V. del Rosario Corporate Citizenship Initiative, an initiative designed to better implement the vision of Mr. Del Rosario when he founded the Center for Corporate Responsibility. The RVR-CV Starr Center is now one of two centers – the other being the Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility – committed to the task of promoting good corporate citizenship for the betterment of society.