Diligent Launches First Global Governance Think-Tank with Diligent Institute

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Through its global network of over 500,000 Board Directors and
Governance Professionals, the Enterprise Governance Management leader
leverages its reach and perspective to give back to the board member
community with new research platform

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Diligent Corporation today unveiled the Diligent
Institute
, a groundbreaking think tank dedicated to filling a void
for today’s board directors around a global perspective on governance.

At its core, Diligent Institute provides board directors and executive
teams with industry-leading global research on governance practices to
better inform decision-making, enabling organizations to drive increased
environmental and social impact and long-term value. With access to more
boardrooms than any company in the world, Diligent is uniquely situated
to share the collective knowledge of this community to improve
governance practices worldwide.

This announcement comes amidst a year full of innovation from Diligent
and demonstrates the company’s continued investment in empowering the
state of global corporate governance. The new research arm offers board
directors consequential perspectives from today’s top minds to better
inform the decisions and strategies that propel business success.

“As the leader in Governance software, we took it upon ourselves to give
back to the global community of board directors with the creation of
Diligent Institute,” said Diligent CEO Brian Stafford. “What’s important
for a boardroom today differs from years past. This one-of-a-kind
organization equips leaders with game-changing information and research,
giving them the tools to make more insightful, strategic decisions that
drive their businesses forward.”

Diligent’s global reach sets the Institute’s research apart and is
derived from real experience across sectors and geographies. Through its
quantitative surveys, case studies, and interviews with leading
professionals and experts, the Institute improves the transparency,
accountability, and efficiency of businesses world-wide. The Institute
has already provided insight from a global panel of board directors on
many pressing board service questions from their peers in the Ask a
Director
series. The Institute has also assembled an Advisory Board
with a membership spanning industries and geographies. The advisory
board members offer a distinct perspective to guide the Institute. They
include:

  • Anastassia Lauterbach, Director on the Boards of Dun &
    Bradstreet, Wirecard, and Censhare, a senior advisor to McKinsey and
    Company, and the author of The Artificial Intelligence Imperative:
    A Practical Roadmap for Business
  • David Larcker, James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting and
    Director of the Corporate Governance Research Initiative at the
    Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Dottie Schindlinger, Vice President and Governance Technology
    Evangelist at Diligent Corporation, co-author of forthcoming Governance
    in the Digital Age,
    renowned speaker on Governance issues, and a
    founder of BoardEffect.
  • Peter Gleason, President and CEO of the National Association of
    Corporate Directors
  • Susan Kilsby, Chairman of Shire plc. and Non-Executive Director
    of Diageo, Goldman Sachs International, Fortune Brand Home & Security,
    and BBA Aviation
  • Susan Forrester, Director on the Boards of G8 Education Ltd,
    Over the Wire, and Xenith IP Group, as well as Chairman of National
    Veterinary Care Ltd.
  • TK Kerstetter, Founder and CEO of Boardroom Resources,
    Editor-at-Large of Corporate Board Member, and Host of “Inside
    America’s Boardrooms”
  • Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent Corporation and co-author of
    forthcoming Governance in the Digital Age

“Diligent Institute targets the global issues that face today’s
boardrooms,” said Anastassia Lauterbach, a Diligent Institute advisory
board member. “It is getting increasingly hard to address corporate
competitiveness and grow the value of businesses in the age of rising
Artificial Intelligence, global worries about inequality, and confusion
around the impact of data on our lives and decision making. Diligent
Institute provides a fantastic platform to educate boards on use cases,
best practices, and support directors in the decision-making process.”

Diligent Institute is the global governance research arm of Diligent
Corporation, whose corporate governance products are used by more than
500,000 individuals in 14,000 organizations across 90 countries. It will
operate separately from the company’s core business. The research is
free and is available at DiligentInstitute.com.

About Diligent Institute

Diligent Institute was founded in 2018 to offer a global perspective on
the complex and disruptive board governance topics that directors and
leadership teams are tackling today. The Institute serves as the global
governance research arm of Diligent Corporation, the leading Enterprise
Governance Management provider of secure corporate governance and
collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. The Diligent
Institute is solely funded by the Diligent Corporation.

About Diligent

Diligent is the leading Enterprise Governance Management provider of
secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and
senior executives. Over 14,000 clients in more than 90 countries and on
all seven continents rely on Diligent for secure distribution of board
materials, as well as secure messaging, integrated compliance, board
evaluation and entity management. Governance Cloud is the only solution
that meets the evolving governance needs of leading organizations. Visit www.diligent.com
to learn more.

Contacts

For Diligent Corporation
Greg Nyhan, 646-215-6884
gnyhan@mww.com

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