The objective of the University of Wisconsin International Corporate Governance Initiative (WICGI) is to contribute to improving the quality of corporate governance internationally through research, teaching and collaborative projects involving institutional investors, academics, business and financial leaders, regulators and other interested parties, especially in emerging markets. By paying careful attention to local culture and practice and working closely with local institutions, WICGI seeks to identify and promote, on a country-by-country basis, those measures most likely to instill investor confidence and facilitate access to global capital markets by local issuers. Consistent with the University of Wisconsin Law School's long tradition of "law in action," WICGI's focus is on real-world solutions to the barriers to more efficient operation of capital markets.
- International Conference on Global Competitiveness and Taiwan's Financial Sector Reforms (September 27-28, 2007)
- Corporate Governance and Taiwan's Capital Markets: A Meeting of Business Leaders, International Investors & Government Regulators (April 6-7, 2006)
- International Roundtable on Executive Remuneration (September 28, 2005)
WICGI Articles and Press:
- "Auditor Assurance Reviews of Integrated Corporate Reports," by Keith L. Johnson, a chapter from The Landscape of Integrated Reporting: Reflections and Next Steps (2010)[online e-book]
- Modernizing Pension Fund Legal Standards for the 21st Century by Keith L. Johnson and Frank Jan de Graaf (February 2009) [This article will appear in the Spring 2009 issue of the Rotman International Journal of Pension Management, published jointly by the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management and University of Toronto Press.]
- Modernizing Our Understanding of Fiduciary Duty: Pension Fund Investing in the Wake of the Financial Crisis. Toronto, September 10, 2009. by Keith L. Johnson. International Corporate Governance Initiative.