Modern Governance

Diligent Announces Fourth Annual Modern Governance 100 Program


Nominations open to celebrate General Counsels, Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Heads of Internal Audit and other governance, risk, compliance and ESG professionals leading with purpose

New York, May 16, 2022 - Diligent, the global leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG, today announced that nominations for the annual Modern Governance 100 program are open.

Now in its fourth year, Modern Governance 100 is a world-leading recognition program that honors professionals in governance, risk, compliance, ESG and local communities who are leading with purpose. These talented modern governance leaders are moving their companies and communities forward by providing meaningful insights for greater transparency and improved decision-making.

“This one-of-a-kind recognition program celebrates the leaders who exemplify modern governance — they mitigate risk, display transparency and accountability and empower effective decision-making to build successful, equitable and sustainable organizations, said Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent. “Their outstanding efforts deserve to be honored and celebrated. We’re looking forward to shining a spotlight on this important work.”

Nominations may be submitted across five categories: Compliance & Business Ethics Leader; ESG, Diversity & Climate Trailblazer; Modern Governance Innovator; Outstanding Community Ally; and Strategic Audit & Risk Management Advisor. Modern Governance 100 nominations are open to recognize top talent including Chief Compliance Officers, Heads of ESG/Sustainability, General Counsel, Company Secretaries, Chief Legal Officers, Clerks, Chief Audit Officers, Chief Risk Officers and Administrators.

Recipients will be selected by an expert panel of judges and announced during Diligent’s Modern Governance Summit (MGS), the premier governance event bringing together thousands of professionals in governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG across all industries. Taking place September 12 – 14, 2022 online and in Austin, Texas, the fourth annual MGS will explore key issues like digital transformation, climate action and sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and more.

To learn about the recognition program or to submit a nomination, please visit For more details about this year’s Modern Governance Summit, visit

About Diligent

Diligent is the global leader in modern governance, providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG. Serving more than 1 million users from over 25,000 customers around the world, we empower transformational leaders with technology, insights and confidence to drive greater impact and lead with purpose. Learn more at

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