We deliver an independent evaluation of your company’s risk profile. Our governance expertise and investor insight are helping companies worldwide understand and manage their risk exposure.
An assessment provides an effective way to communicate your company's compliance and integrity to investors, creditors, regulators, business partners, and other stakeholders. It can help manage investor expectations and signal your commitment to sound corporate governance. This can in turn reduce your cost of capital and support your share price. It can help well-governed companies to capitalise on the premium investors are willing to pay for good governance.
DNV can locate problem areas and help you change them into strategic, organisational and operational assets. Understanding and communicating on governance risks helps you build internal awareness and identify clear responsibilities for managing these risks. Our assessment helps non-executive directors and senior management as well as other employees to better understand your company's risk profile and governance practices.
Partner with DNV for a corporate governance solution that fits your organisation and your governance ambitions.
Our corporate governance assessment helps you benchmark and track your governance performance against local and international governance standards.
You can also combine it with a full corporate responsibility assessment (or just the section on business ethics) or with a fraud & corruption resistance assessment to give you a fuller view of your risk management capabilities.
Our corporate governance solutions are flexible and can be tailored to your needs. They help you focus on what is really material to your company’s performance and reputation.
Our corporate governance assessment measures how well your company is managing corporate governance risks by evaluating the overall effectiveness of your internal governance controls. It answers the question: "Is management running the company in the interests of its investors and other key stakeholders, and disclosing all information relevant to their interests?"
The assessment supports your directors in meeting regulatory requirements to demonstrate due diligence and care. It can help explain where your company's governance structures and practices may diverge from nationally or internationally defined best practice.
This prepares you for potential engagement on governance issues with investors and stakeholders (including regulatory bodies) and may even reduce the need for such engagement, saving time and resources on both sides.
A corporate governance assessment assists in prioritising risk management activities internally, in line with your business objectives and strategy, and enables benchmarking and differentiation of your performance against similar companies.
Our assessment analyses your company's risk profile in seven areas:
Governance policy and business ethics
Risk management processes
Ownership structure and control
Reporting, audit, and verification
Board structure and management
Board and executive compensation
Investor rights and relations
Here you can learn more about the assessment process.