Our principles and philosophy

Good governance matters

Our four principles

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Board composition and effectiveness

Good governance begins with a company’s board of directors.

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Oversight of strategy and risk

Boards should work to prevent risks from becoming governance failures.

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Executive compensation

Performance-linked compensation drives sustainable, long-term value.

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Shareholder rights

Shareholders should be empowered through their voice and their vote.

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Vanguard is the trusted name in investing. Since our founding in 1975, we’ve put investors first.