The importance of stimulating shareholder engagement towards more of sustainability and long-termism, is a priority of the EU. However in corporate governance models with widely dispersed shareholders, such an ambition will only have a chance of being realised if a set of complementary conditions are further developed. This conference, jointly organised by ecoDa and PwC, will examine the type of incentives that are created by the legal/fiduciary duties of both directors and investors.
ICGN is pleased to return to Tokyo in partnership with IIRC for a conference hosted by JICPA and JPX. At a time of significant progress in enhancing long-term corporate value in Japan, the conference will explore how to accelerate governance and stewardship reforms and consider how to mitigate impediments to company and investor engagement efforts. Over 300 governance commentators from around the world including global investors, corporate executives and professional advisors will join the meeting to share their experience over a two-day programme.
About the 2017 Forum
The world is changing. 2016-2017 has been a year of political upheaval and surprise, and role of company secretary never been so important. The results of the general election raise more questions regarding the government’s corporate governance green paper, Brexit provides uncertainly from all angles, and the administration change in the US adds further depth to the uncertainty for multinationals.
Our 6th Company Secretary Forum is dedicated to company secretaries and senior members of the secretariat team and many of the panellists and speakers are company secretaries with first-hand experience of the issues raised.
This years topics include:
Diversity and evaluation
Directors’ duties and stakeholder engagement
MAR: a practical perspective one year on
Corporate crime and director liability
and many more
FutureBoards Summit 2017 will be a masterclass /roundtable discussion in the memorable setting of Chitra House in Oslo. The event is organised by FutureBoards, in cooperation with EY. We are extraordinarily excited to welcome one of the most prominent global voices on corporate governance, Professor Mervyn King.
The European Confederation of Directors’ Associations (ecoDa) together with the European Banking Federation (EBF) are organizing this joint event on the EBF premises in Brussels (Avenue des Arts 56) from 9.00 to 12.00 (followed by a cocktail). Our confirmed speakers include Margarita Delgado, Deputy General Director at the European Central Bank, and Bernd Rummel, European Banking Authority.
Fidelio’s “A Seat at the Table” Programme for Senior Female Executives and Directors has established itself as a foremost contributor to ensuring talented women succeed to the top table and at the top table. Building on the success and track record to date, Fidelio will hold the next “A Seat at the Table” Programme on…
Telia hosts a one-day course on how a company can identify its human-rights impact. Among the key topics will be the basics of human rights impact assessments (based on global frameworks, notably the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights); corporate examples of identifying and evaluating human rights impacts; and global trends, emerging and good practice of companies.
This is the first of three days looking at the work of audit committees, hosted by the Belgian governance institute Guberna. Co-hosted with the Institute of Corporate Auditors (l’Institut des Réviseurs d’Entreprises), the day will look at central issues of working of audit committees, as well as hints and tips to optimise a committee’s efficiency.
The International Corporate Governance Network hosts its annual meeting. On the agenda at the gathering will be “redefining capitalism” for a sustainable global economy; governance priorities and challenges in major markets; investor stewardship in the face of multiple corporate structures; responsible investment that makes ESG the “norm and not the exception”; and optimising board composition. The event takes place at the Shangri-La Hotel.
The Institute of Business Ethics hosts an open discussion on the role of corporate governance in changing culture. The event will include a speech from Financial Reporting Council chairman Sir Win Bischoff. The discussion will also include Alison Cottrell, chief executive at the Banking Standards Board, and Peter Ruddock, chief executive of Lockheed Martin UK.