The Global Corporate Governance Day

Addressing topical and timely Sustainable Corporate Governance Issues

17th September 2021 at (9.50 AM) CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME (CET)
Approximate timings due to the online nature and the Q/A sessions at the event
Timing Morning Session: Topics/Speakers on Sustainable Corporate Governance
9:50 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome Remarks.

How can the board and management provide recommendations and corporate governance concerns to reflect and address the Sustainable Corporate Governance’s challenges?

Lady Olga Maitland, Chairman Copenhagen Compliance UK Ltd.

The Sustainable Corporate Governance initiative of the EU commission has caused an outcry in the EU Business community.

  • Improve the EU regulatory framework for company law and corporate governance
  • Enable companies to focus on long-term sustainable value creation rather than short-term benefits.
  • Cooperation between the interests of all stakeholders and society
  • Manage sustainability-related issues and value chains regarding social and human rights, climate change, the environment.
Kersi F. Porbunderwala, Secretary-General, Copenhagen Compliance
10:30- 11:00

Sustainable corporate governance and director duties: implementation and documentation

  • The difference between sustainable governance, stakeholder considerations,
  • ESG and company purpose in the context of director duties
  • The role of the board: key processes, relevant information and documentation
Yaryna Kobel, Associate Director – Corporate Governance/ ESG Research at HSBC Bank, UK
11:00 – 11:30

The Management and Board responsibility to identify the topical and timely Sustainable Corporate Governance challenges facing the business

  • How to avoid implementations and solutions without guidance and documentation provided by evidence
  • How to avoid the well-intentioned but ill-considered prescriptive corporate governance business-oriented reforms
  • How to address the pressing social challenges that affect the organization
George Dallas, Policy Director, International Corporate Governance Network, (USA)
11:30 – 11:45 Tea Break. The following sessions are on long-term social value and shareholder value
11:45 – 12:00

Panel Session

How can corporates engage in the current Sustainable Corporate Governance challenges to serve the wider society and create long-term social value?

All Speakers
12:00- 12:45

Long-term sustainable shareholder engagement and stakeholder values based on the chronology of EU regulations

• Sustainability issues on say-on-pay, strategy and transparency of asset managers and institutional investors

Krzysztof Grabowski, PhD, Capital markets and global corporate governance expert
12:45 – 1:00

Lunch Break. 

1:00 – 1:30

How to improve global corporate governance standards and framework

  • How to challenge the standard framework of good corporate governance
  • Why the corporate governance diamond framework is an effective tool  How is corporate legitimacy challenging corporate governance
  • How to identify and address the complex and prescriptive good governance (likely do good than harm) mandates and structures.
Professor Eythor Jonsson, President at Akademias (Iceland)
1:35 – 1:55  

The afternoon session is on the board of directors’ role, the chairman’s function, and committees.

How to improve Boards’ diversity as a common recognition

  • The advantages of a diverse board for a broader range of perspectives, insights, and views concerning the organisation’s issues.
Vikesh Wallia, Regional Director, Institute of Directors, (India)
2:00 – 2:30

How does the Chairperson set the tone and develop the Board into a high performing diverse Board?

  • On all forms of governance structures
  • Governance/compliance/checks and balances
Andrea Gisle Joosen, Chairman,  Non-Executive Director, Multiple Companies
2:35 – 2:55

Board Governance and Emerging Risks. How Directors and Risk Managers can meet the challenge of emerging risks

  • What are the perspectives on the quality of the Risk conversation at the Board level and generate ideas for improving it?
Marta Gómez-Llorente, Non-Executive Director | Risk Management | ESG | Corporate Governance & Board Effectiveness |
3:00 – 3:15 Tea Break. The final sessions are on Corporate Digitisation issues and IT Governance
3:15 – 3:45

Is the Board of Directors and Senior Management Ready for a Digitalised World?

  • What are the challenges that the digital economy causes on corporates’ strategy and boards?
  • How to measure digital business capabilities, digital leadership capabilities and IT Governance leadership capabilities.
Prof. Hernan Huwyler, CPA, MBA, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, IT Risk and Control Governance Sr. Lead, Danske Bank
3:45 – 4:15

Digitisation and Transparency – transforming the future of corporate IT Governance?

  • The impact of corporate governance concerning Transparency and Digitalisation processes as a competitive advantage
  • What are the emerging trends and innovations in digitalisation and topical issues for Investors, Boards, and Audit Committees?
Carolynn Chalmers, Chief Executive Officer, The Good Governance Academy, (South Africa)
4:15 – 4:30 Closing Remarks and Final Q&A to all speakers
*Conference Program is subject to change. The conference language is English