The Good Governance Academy (NPC) develops conscious leaders who pursue value creation and development of healthy, purpose driven organisations within the context of inclusive capitalism and sustainable development in all three dimensions of economy, society and the environment.
We are transient caretakers of this planet and have a moral duty to leave it in a state that will not further prejudice the interests of those who come after us. Humanity has the right to life – a right to clean water, clean air and arable land.
To collaborate with local and international institutions on the content of teaching and promoting :
- Mindful outcomes based governance as embodied in King IV
- Conscious corporate leadership
- Value creation in a sustainable manner
- Integrated thinking and integrated reporting
At the heart of good corporate governance is the establishment of a unifying sense of greater purpose, accountability and transparency. Healthy organisations of the future have to embed sound governance practices in their operating models considering principles of sustainable development in economy, society and environment.
The Academy will drive a collaborative effort with local and international business schools, institutions and universities to develop corporate leaders who will learn that business is at the junction of the three critical dimensions for sustainable development – the economy, society and the environment.
The Academy will be managed by Regenesys Business School, which is accredited by the Council for Higher Education in South Africa and delivers cutting edge executive education programmes in business administration.
For the last twenty years Regenesys has hosted forums and colloquia where issues of business are analysed, discussed and addressed by global experts. These events provide platforms for thought leadership, networking, relationship building and development of business opportunities. The events are recorded and transmitted live to audiences across the world.
Message from Prof Mervyn King
Patron of The Good Governance Academy
Nearly everything we have in our lives comes from an organisation. It might be a company, a government department, or a social organisation. We may receive goods, services or information from these organisations. It should be built on foundations of intellectual honesty, transparency, accountability and trust driven by leaders.
But organisations are not people, they are artificial, inanimate legal entities with no conscience. They take their ethical character and reputation from their leaders. Directors and senior managers are the heart, mind, soul and conscience of an organisation. The focus of corporate leaders should be in the best interests of the long term health of an organisation
Good managers, executives and directors have to be people who have crossed the self-river, leaving behind self-interest and concern into the area of intellectual honesty and act in the best long term interests of the health of an organisation. Just as a tree draws nourishment from its roots to flourish and bear fruit, so too an organisation draws its moral compass from its leaders.
The purpose of corporate leaders must be value creation in a sustainable manner because humanity will not survive the 21st century being another one of unsustainable development.
Professor Mervyn King