Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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The Author brings her 30 years of experience as a member of numerous corporate boards of directors to bear on the relationship between corporate governance and sustainable peace. In the Author's experience, over the last three decades corporate boards have become more diverse not only in terms of race and gender, but also through a greater focus on international participation. This diversity has led to concern for a broader set of stakeholders and, in many cases, these boards are presently conducting the affairs of their corporations in a more socially-responsible fashion. Despite these gains, however, the Author concedes that recent corporate scandals should trigger another round of self-evaluation by corporate boards. The Author remains hopeful that through this process it is at least possible for responsible corporate governance to contribute to sustainable peace.