Laurent Muzellec, Dean of Trinity Business School; Claire Lord, Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran; Stephen Davis, Harvard Law School; Blanaid Clarke, Trinity Law School; Jonathan Neilan, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting; Daniel Malan, Director of Trinity Corporate Governance Lab

  • Tech integrity and data governance to be investigated in initial research phase
  • FTI Consulting inaugural knowledge partner for the lab

Tech integrity and the governance of frontier technology are among pressing issues in the corporate world to be investigated at a new governance research and innovation lab launched today by Trinity Business School.  The Trinity Corporate Governance Lab is intended to explore and define corporate governance best practice, bridging the gap between academic and industry experience.

With a focus on the ‘G’ in environmental, social and corporate governance, Trinity Corporate Governance Lab will deliver innovative, collaborative projects and research in the areas of corporate governance and business ethics. Business advisory firm FTI Consulting has been announced as its inaugural knowledge partner with Mason Hayes & Curran on board as its second knowledge partner. Trinity Corporate Governance Lab is being launched today at an event at Trinity Business School with Dr Stephen Davis, senior fellow at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance, providing a keynote speech on ‘Global Trends in Corporate Governance’.

The Lab is a spin out of the Trinity Centre for Social Innovation and will work closely with the Trinity Centre for Digital Business and Analytics. Currently, the Lab is responsible for the Trinity Business Ethics Speaker Series and also plans to introduce an “Executive in Residence” programme as well as other offerings in the executive education space. Research projects at the Lab will include:

  • Governance of Frontier Technology: Investigate emerging opportunities, persisting challenges and potential risks in frontier and emerging technology.
  • Corporate Moral Progress:  Identify the responsibility of firms, explore the sources of their immorality, and chart a path for their improvement. European Research Council funded.
  • Deliberative Democracy for Corporate Sustainability: Identify best practices to support the adoption of sustainability as a strategic priority at the core of an organisation.
  • Socially Acceptable and Fair AI: Develop a methodology for the design of fair AI applications. TBS is a partner on this Swiss National Science Foundation-funded project.

Dr Daniel Malan, Assistant Professor in Business Ethics and Director of the Trinity Corporate Governance Lab, commented: “The launch of our Trinity Corporate Governance Lab marks an important milestone for Trinity Business School, providing us with a platform to integrate governance and business ethics into the delivery of our research and world-class education. The Lab is perfectly aligned with the Business School strategy (Transforming Business for Good) and we look forward to work with our academic and industry partners to have real impact.”

Jonathan Neilan, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, commented: “Good governance is the foundation of a strong corporate culture and a successful organisation. Governance has never been more critical to business integrity, risk management and corporate reputation. The Trinity Corporate Governance Lab provides a platform to challenge existing practices and define corporate governance for the next decade. We are excited to partner with Trinity Business School in creating Ireland’s first true corporate governance lab and build on our position as the leading governance advisor in the Irish market.”

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