This is not a typical governance conference. This is a working event designed to deliver an outcome.
How should public company boards address the increasing focus on ESG issues?
This Directors & Boards, forum will bring together top public company board members, institutional investors, proxy advisers, judicial and governmental representatives and corporate governance thought leaders. Participants will discuss the character of the modern corporation, how boards can balance profit with social and governance principles, and whether they even should.
This is a working event which will address the questions listed at right. Attendees will work together to develop 5 to 10 key requirements that must be addressed in order for boards to focus on ESG and other corporate responsibilities.
The attendance for this event is highly limited and open only to serving public company board members. When you register, you will be asked about your board service. Senior-level private company directors and other governance professionals who think they can add value to the conversation may also request an invitation to register.
Help shape the conversation before the conversation controls you!
Should a corporation have a social purpose? What is a corporation’s broader responsibility to society, if any?
What is ESG (or Corporate Social Responsibility)? Does it emphasize the E, or the S, or the G? Is “ESG” even the right term?
How can ESG initiatives be measured?
Should management be compensated and incented on ESG performance?
What is the impact of ESG on culture, employee retention and recruiting?
What is the role of institutional investors in shifting focus away from short term performance towards longer term goals?
Will ESG need government intervention to assure compliance?
How should boards monitor and report their ESG initiatives?