MarketWatch states that the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has joined with BlackRock to “issue an invitation to undergraduate and graduate students, PhD researchers and university faculty to participate in a global challenge to apply the latest in academic theory to develop innovative corporate governance practices.” Papers will be judged based on how effectively the presented ideas can be implemented to improve investment business practices and corporate governance. “In addition to cash awards,” MarketWatch notes, “winners will be recognized at NACD’s 2013 Spring Forum where they will have an opportunity to present their winning ideas to corporate directors.” NACD President and CEO Ken Daly is looking forward to the entries. He states, “This is a great opportunity for the next generation of corporate leaders — college students and faculty — to articulate their ideas to strengthen corporate trust and confidence.”
NACD, BlackRock issue global challenge, cash prize for innovation in corporate governance
NACD and BlackRock have invited students, researchers and university faculty to participate in a global challenge to apply the latest in academic theory to develop innovative corporate governance practices.