The Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) was established by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School in 2010. It aims to spearhead relevant and high-impact research on governance and sustainability issues that are pertinent to Asia. This includes corporate governance and corporate sustainability, governance of family firms, government-linked companies, business groups, and institutions. CGIO also organises events such as public lectures, industry roundtables, and academic conferences on topics related to governance and sustainability.

We contribute ultimately to the development of our society, particularly in Asia and Singapore, so that some of our ideas can lead to better professional practices and better businesses.

Associate Professor Lawrence Loh

Associate Professor Lawrence Loh
Director, CGIO
NUS Business School


To be the leading center in Singapore and Asia, recognised globally for its research in institutional betterment of the world especially in corporate governance and sustainability, straddling across organisations including family businesses and state-owned enterprises


To stimulate thought leadership and contribute to the sustainable development of Asian societies and economies centred on a foundation of strong corporate governance

Research & Collaboration Opportunities

CGIO undertakes the following research and industry-related work:

  • Developing and publishing indexes such as the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard, SIAS Investors’ Choice Awards, Singapore Governance and Transparency Index, Sustainability Reporting
  • Organising forums and roundtable to stimulate discussion and disseminate best practices
  • Preparing and disseminating case studies on issues relating to best governance practices
  • Organising an annual academic conference to network with similar research institutions in the world
  • Conducting training for industry professionals in governance and sustainability issues

Collaboration Opportunities

At CGIO, we aim to deliver thought leadership, centred in Asia, with a global influence that contributes to organisational excellence and sustainability. As a research centre, we welcome collaboration opportunities and support from companies, trusts, foundations and individuals. If you are interested in research collaborations or funding our research efforts, please contact Ms Verity Thoi, Manager: