Please find a selection of our partner events that are concerned with emerging issues around corporate strategy and leadership.

Mazars and ecoDa joint event: Sustainable Corporate Governance for Long-Term Business Success
19/01/2021 to 19/01/2021

Mazars and ecoDa, The European Confederation of Directors Associations, are delighted to invite you to join a live virtual event to look at corporate governance in Europe in the 2020s, taking into account the recent developments in the European Union relating to obligations on sustainable governance for companies.

16.00–18.00 CET Register here to attend

Participants will have the choice of attending panel discussions from the perspectives of boards, investors and regulators on the following topics:

–The possible changes to the regulatory system expected in the 2020s at national and European level.

–What is the right board structure to tackle key challenges, including climate change, the impact of technology, effects of Covid-19, tensions in free trade, and diversity.

–The changes expected in investors’ focus over the next decade, and how this will impact their approach to governance.

We will be welcoming leading representatives from:

–Corporate governance regulatory authorities in Europe

–The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

–The European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA)

–European listed company boards

–Investment companies.

This event marks the completion of a joint study Mazars published with ecoDa earlier in 2020, Time for Sustainability to be at the Heart of Business, which discusses a range of measures needed to bring about necessary change to put sustainability at the heart of business for the long-term benefit of business and wider society.

Location: Virtual Event

IIRC Global Conference 2020
30/11/2020 to 02/12/2020


November – 2 December 2020
Virtual conference, workshops & networking,
Live: Central European Time | On-demand afterwards

Sustainable value creation in an interconnected world.

Engage with international business leaders, investors, finance professionals and thinkers, to enable your organization to take an innovative and optimized approach to long-term value creation.

BEST PRACTICE INSIGHT: Gain valuable insights from the latest case studies on an integrated approach to risk management, from international companies, investors and policymakers.
PRACTICAL TOOLS: Understand the latest trends, best practices and tools to harness the benefits of integrated reporting and thinking for your organization.
VALUABLE CONNECTIONS: Engage with the global business and investment community and explore how to measure and communicate sustainable value.

Over the course of the three days there will be a series of insightful discussions and practical workshops on implementing and embedding the integrated reporting framework, as well as focusing on key topics such as crisis management, managing climate risk and working with technology to enable integration. There are also regional spotlights and tailored sessions for board members.

In between these sessions are opportunities to network and share best practice. Hosting the conference exclusively online this year has enabled the IIRC and its sponsors to reach a wider audience and participants, which is undoubtedly beneficial for working collaboratively on important issues.

This year’s speakers are among the most innovative thought leaders from across the world. With specialisms spanning the financial and industrial sectors, to higher education and governance professionals, they are set to make the conference the most broad and relevant to date.

Tickets for the conference can be purchased here and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

Location: Virtual

Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism: ESG, Metrics & the Board’s Role
16/06/2020 to 16/06/2020

Featured speakers:

Betsy Atkins, Board Member, SL Green Realty, Volvo Cars, Wynn Resorts

Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman & CEO, EY

Brian Moynihan, Chairman & CEO, Bank of America

Klaus Schwab, Founder & Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

Brian Stafford, President & CEO, Diligent Corporation

As companies continue to focus on long-term value creation in the face of economic recovery, operationalising ESG will be critical. However, with no consistent metrics, disclosures or reporting frameworks, companies and board members struggle to effectively oversee risk, communicate performance, and measure stakeholder impact. Hear directly from the business leaders who are actively seeking to formalise common metrics and how board members can help support initiatives for consistent ESG standards.

  • Will the push for stakeholder capitalism accelerate in a post-COVID world?
  • What can boards expect with the move towards common metrics and consistent reporting?
  • How can boards best navigate the implications for company strategy and governance?

Location: Virtual event

Global Invest Forum
10/10/2019 to 11/10/2019

Board Agenda supports the Global Invest Forum organised by L’AGEFI on 10-11 October 2019 in Paris. The 18th edition of the Global Invest Forum will gather over 500 attendees, including 70+ world-class speakers.

The event features two days of conferences, debates with leading investment decision-makers and intense networking. Gain insights from top-level experts from all over Europe and share your experiences with your peers, attend inspiring keynotes and expand your horizons.

As an institutional investor and subscriber to Board Agenda you are welcome to request a free pass to attend the event on 10th and 11th October in Paris. Please use this link to sign up.

The agenda is available here.

Location: Intercontinental Opéra, Paris

ICSA Annual Conference 2019
09/07/2019 to 10/07/2019

ICSA’s Annual Conference is the biggest event for governance leaders in the UK, attracting 900 attendees over two days. This year’s conference is built around the theme ‘The Future Board’. It will explore the challenge of future-proofing your board – specifically around the composition and effective operation of boards, and the role of the board in fostering organisational purpose, ensuring resilience, identifying and managing market disruption, and harnessing new technologies.


Split over two days with six core streams, you can choose from over 40 seminars on governance hot topics including:


Day One

  • Changing perceptions: a new era of trust
  • Audit 2.0, the end of the Big Four?
  • The company secretary as changemaker
  • RegTech: the smart future
  • Improving employee engagement
  • Bringing agility into the boardroom
  • Looking at the “E” in ESG


Day Two

  • Purpose-led governance: principles for private companies
  • The future board
  • Ensuring an ethical supply chain
  • Mental health awareness
  • The impact of blockchain in AGMs
  • Investor engagement: exploring the revised Stewardship code
  • Career options for governance professionals


Join us for the premier industry event for company secretaries and governance leaders. Visit the conference page for more information, including seminar streams and pricing. Early bird rates ends on 18 April.

Location: ExCeL London

ICGN Global Stewardship Forum, London, December 2018
04/12/2018 to 04/12/2018

The ICGN Global Stewardship Forum will address the how codes and rules are being implemented in practice, what ‘best in class’ looks like and how to enhance the quality of stewardship disclosures.

Location: Grange St. Paul's Hotel, London

FutureBoards Corporate Governance Summit 2018: Equitable, sustainable and inclusive leadership – Oslo, June 2018
06/06/2018 to 06/06/2018

The FutureBoards Summit 2018 takes place on 26 June at Chitra House, Oslo, Norway, and will convene under the theme “Equitable, sustainable and inclusive leadership”.A select group of prominent opinion leaders, investors, board chairs/members, CEOs, politicians, regulators and academics will gather to exchange views and identify opportunities to ensure long term value creation.

Location: Chitra House, Oslo, Norway

ICSA Annual Conference 2018: The New Agenda for Governance – London, July 2018
10/07/2018 to 11/07/2018

The ICSA Annual Conference is the premier industry event for company secretaries and governance leaders. This year’s programme will explore the implications of the revised UK Corporate Governance Code and what it will mean for boards. It will also examine how business can prepare for Brexit, alongside a wealth of quality opportunities for professional and personal development.

Location: Excel, London

Chair Masterclass - Fidelio Partners
27/03/2019 to 27/03/2019

This Programme is designed for those who have just assumed or will shortly succeed to the role of Chair and for those who require Chair skills.

It will focus on (i) the governance and regulation underpinning the Chair role and (ii) how to be effective as Chair looking at Board dynamic, shareholder and stakeholder expectations, presence and authority, as well as the practicalities of leading a highly functional and effective Board.

The Masterclass will also address Board diversity and contribute to a more diverse pipeline for leading Chair roles.

Location: Home House - London

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