Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis is associate director and senior fellow of the Harvard Law School program on corporate governance. Previously, he served as nonresident senior fellow in governance at the Brookings Institution, executive director of the Yale School of Management’s Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance, and lecturer on the SOM faculty. In addition to serving on various boards and committees, Dr. Davis is cofounder of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), co-author of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, and cofounder of the Systemic Risk Council, Chairmen’s Forum, Conference of Fund Leaders, GovernanceMetrics, and Global Proxy Watch. He also served as co-director of the Brookings World Forum on Governance. Dr. Davis is the recipient of the 2011 ICGN Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance and the author of three books. He completed undergraduate studies at Tufts University and the London School of Economics and earned his doctorate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

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The Financial Industry Is Ushering in a New Discipline of Ownership

The finance industry has reached a tipping point, according to Stephen Davis, where asset owners are shifting from passive ownership to embracing their roles as responsible stewards for the industry. Read More