Learning Outcome Statements

1. Corporate Governance Overview

a. describe corporate governance;

2. Company Stakeholders

b.describe a company's stakeholder groups and compare interests of stakeholder groups;

3. Principal-Agent and Other Relationships in Corporate Governance

c. describe principal-agent and other relationships in corporate governance and the conflicts that may arise in these relationships;

4. Stakeholder Management

d. describe stakeholder management;

e. describe mechanisms to manage stakeholder relationships and mitigate associated risks;

5. Board of Directors and Committees

f. describe functions and responsibilities of a company's board of directors and its committees;

6. Factors Affecting Stakeholder Relationships and Corporate Governance

g. describe market and non-market factors that can affect stakeholder relationships and corporate governance;

7. Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Management Risks and Benefits

h. identify potential risks of poor corporate governance and stakeholder management and identify benefits from effective corporate governance and stakeholder management;

8. Analyst Considerations in Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Management

i. describe factors relevant to the analysis of corporate governance and stakeholder management;

9. ESG Considerations for Investors

j. describe environmental and social considerations in investment analysis;

k. describe how environmental, social, and governance factors may be used in investment analysis.