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Corporate Governance – portrayed in the individual cultural and legal framework, from the standpoint of equity capital.

VIPsight is a dynamic photo archive, sorted by nations and dates, by and for those interested in CG from all over the world.

VIPsight offers, every month:
transparent and independent current information / comments / facts and figures on corporate governance locally and internationally,

  • written by local CG experts,
  • selected and structured by the Club of Florence,
  • financed by its initiator VIP and other sponsors with a background of “Equity and Advisory” interests.

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Instituto internazionale per una buona CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
International Institute for good CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Internationales Institut für gute CORPORATE GOVERNANCE


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The content of this website has been carefully prepared and reviewed. However, the VIPsight does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided, or that it is up-to-date. Liability claims against the VIPsight in respect of material or immaterial damage caused by the use or non-use of the information offered or by inaccurate or incomplete information are in principle ruled out provided that there is no provable culpable intent or gross negligence on the institute’s part.

The VIPsight expressly reserves the right to alter, amend or delete parts of the site or the entire offering, or to cease publication, without prior notice.



That does not mean that there is not useful, correct information in VIPsight; there is lots. However, VIPsight cannot make sure the information here is correct. Any article may have been changed or vandalized by someone who thinks they know what is correct, but is not aware of the current facts of the topics they are writing about.

Where the VIPsight provides direct or indirect references (i.e. links) to external websites, it is liable only if the institute has precise knowledge of the content and if it is technically possible and reasonable for it to prevent use in the event that they contain unlawful content.

The VIPsight hereby expressly states that the linked websites had no illegal content when the links were set up. It has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design of the linked sites and hereby distances itself expressly from any alterations to the content that were made after the links to those sites were set up.

The VIPsight is not responsible for the content, availability, correctness or accuracy of the linked sites or of the offerings, links or advertisements therein. It is not liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content or in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of the information provided on linked sites.


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