The Corporate Governance Day on Addressing Sustainable Corporate Governance Issues

14th of September 2023. 9:50 AM CENTRAL EUROPEAN Summer TIME (CEST)


Approximate timings due to the online nature and the Q/A sessions at the event
Timing Morning Session: Topics/Speakers on Sustainable Corporate Governance for the BoD and Senior Management
9:50 Registration
10:00 Welcome Remarks.

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

10:00 – 10:35 

Leveraging Sustainability to Streamline Your ESG Program with ESGuiera Global Standards

  • How to streamline your sustaianility processes and goals, net-zero climate commitments, and is committed to sustainability reporting,
  • How to leverage sustainability to accelerate your ESG program and initiatives, automate data gathering for reports, and bring scale to your mission to have the highest potential impact.
  • What are the emerging trends and innovations in sustainability and topical issues and concerns for investors, Boards, and audit committees?
Kersi Porbunderwala, CEO. The Corporate Governance Institute
10:40 – 11:15

How to ensure that companies create long-term sustainability value(s).

  • Address the pressing need to serve wider society through sustainability efforts
  • How we, as GRC professionals can, help Board to exercise their oversight duty on sustainability more effectively
  • How can companies leverage collective action and participate in the global sustainability concerns for increased corporate value
Shadi Zarrabi, Lecturer at De Montfort University
11:15 – 11:45

Corporate and Environmental Governance and Stewardship for Sustainability

  • Recognising accountability and addressing the consequences of corporate activities
  • Transparent reporting of negative externalities and engaging stakeholders
  • Re-thinking corporate purpose and stakeholder aspirations, goals and priorities
  • Aligning interests around collective responses to shared existential challenges
Colin Coulson-Thomas, Professor, Author, Chairman
11:45 – 12:00 Tea Break. The following sessions are on long-term social value and shareholder value
12:00 – 12:30

How to improve global corporate governance standards and framework

  • How to identify and address the complex and prescriptive good governance (likely do good than harm) mandates and structures.
Eythor Jonsson, President at Akademias (Iceland)
12:30 – 13:30

Board Governance and Emerging Risks

  • The evolution of the Board of Directors’ Role and Accountability
  • The understanding, commitment and evolution of the BoD committees
Hernan Huwyler, Global Risk Officer, Milestones, Part of the Cannon Group
13:30 – 13:45

Lunch Break

13:45 – 14:30

How to create a roadmap and a framework to implement, execute and monitor the management and directors’ duties and sustainable corporate governance

  • What are the critical concerns and processes that document high-quality evidence on the corporate identifications and solutions
Prof. Emmanuel Fragnière, Director of Treasury Management, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland Valais (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)
14:35 – 15:00

Improving corporate diversity with a range of perspectives, insights, and views. How to improve long-term stakeholder value, e.g. shareholder engagement, shareholder payouts, stock-based compensation, and stock liquidity

  • Identify and implement actions to increase accountability for shareholder value, such as shareholder engagement and stock-based pay.
  • How to address the short-term vs long-term objectives and shareholder value vs stakeholder value, short-termism with high payouts.
  • Sorting out long-term actions and short-term investments that benefit the company
Raffaele (Ray) D’Angelo, Principal Consultant | Mentor, Advisor, Educator, Trainer, Risk Management, Governance & Compliance, Insurance Placement & Claims Management, Business Continuity & Disruption, Health & Safety
15:00 – 16:00

Presentation of the global standard ESGUIERA for sustainable corporate governance and the corporate value preservation imperative:

  • ESGUIERA for a sustainable future with focus on standardisation, value creation and value preservation

  • Esguiera to address the legislation, standards, products and ideas for the global sustainability certification for CSR/ESG thinkers and companies in the green transition.
  • The Esguiera sustainability certification courses aim at decision-makers and practitioners who need inspiration and certification to succeed with the green transition.
Kersi Porbunderwala, Secretary-General, Copenhagen Compliance and Hernan Huwyler, Global Risk Manager, Milestones,
16:00 – 16:15

Final Panel, All speakers:

Corporate and Boardroom dynamics: working together with stakeholders to get things done

  • The current global challenges for the board and effective governance in a turbulent world
  • Measuring what matters measurement options to ensure expected performance CSR, ESG, SEE matters and outcomes.
Closing Remarks and Final Q&A to all speakers
*Conference Program is subject to change. The conference language is English