The Hills Program

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The Hills Program on Governance


the-hills-program_logo.jpgThe Hills Program on Governance seeks to develop an agenda that promotes good governance at the intersection of the private and the public sectors, confronting corruption and encouraging accountability. Its main emphasis is on conducting rigorous research and analysis, facilitating sectoral and regional dialogue, and developing educational tools to improve governance today and empower those who will ensure good governance tomorrow.

The Hills Program was officially inaugurated on 4 September 2003 under the auspices of the AIM-Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Responsibility. It was created with funding from the World Bank, the Hills Program on Governance at the Center for Strategic & International Studies - a Washington D.C.-based non-partisan policy research institution, and the AIM-RVR Center for Corporate Responsibility. When the C.V. Starr Chair in Corporate Governance was spun off from the AIM-RVR Center for Corporate Responsibility and made into an autonomous center, the Hills Program was made part of the new C.V. Starr Center for Corporate Governance.

Roderick M. Hills, the founder of the Hills Governance Program, is a former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a leading advocate of effective corporate governance. He also has held distinguished lecturer positions at the Harvard University School of Law, the Yale University School of Management, and the Stanford University School of Law.

“I don’t think there are any fundamental differences between Asia and the United States. Corporations are evolving in Asia much as they evolved in the United States and Europe a century ago. So as corporations evolve, good business practices evolve, good corporate governance evolves.”
- Roderick M. Hills