Corporate Governance Consultants (Governance Consultants) are experts in the mechanisms, processes and relations by which corporations are controlled and directed. Governance Consultants design structures identifying the distribution of rights and responsibilities among different participants in the corporation (such as the board of directors, managers, shareholders,creditors, auditors, regulators, and other stakeholders) and the rules and procedures for making decisions in corporate affairs. Corporate Governance Consultants design the processes through which corporations' objectives are set and pursued in the context of the social, regulatory and market environment. Governance Consultants help with mechanisms to monitor the actions, policies and decisions of corporations and their agents. Corporate Governance Consultants practices are affected by attempts to align the interests of stakeholders.