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Modern Capitalism and Corporate Purpose

Wednesday, 20 September 2023 | Young Scholars Workshop - More Info

Thursday, 21 September 2023 | Perspectives on Corporate Purpose - More Info

Friday, 22 September 2023 | 2023 Wallenberg Lecture, Prizes and more


Copenhagen Business School, Porcelænshaven 20, The Kiln Hall/Ovnhallen, DK-2000 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen

The ECGI Annual Dinner was held at "Josty"


This was an in-person event only.

About the Event:

As part of the Corporate Purpose pillar of ECGI’s Responsible Capitalism initiative, this 3-day event brought together academic scholars, and business leaders to address the central questions relating to corporate purpose and capitalism more broadly. Following a workshop on corporate purpose designed for young scholars on the first day, there was a conference with five sessions to consider different perspectives of corporate purpose. The final day included the ECGI General Assembly meeting, the 2023 Wallenberg Lecture, working paper prizes and a session on corporate purpose in practice. The ECGI Annual dinner took place on Thursday 21 September.

Open to the public:

Young Scholars Workshop (20 September)

Perspectives on Corporate Purpose (21 September)

Working Paper Prize Sessions, Wallenberg Lecture and Purpose in Practice Session (22 September)


Open to ECGI Members and invited guests:

ECGI Annual General Meeting (22 September)

ECGI Annual Dinner (21 September) (Become a member)


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 2023 | 08:30 CEST

Registration (1) – ECGI members only

Registration (2) – public

Light lunch

The 2023 Wallenberg Lecture




Marco Becht

Professor of Finance and the Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance
Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management, Université libre de Bruxelles
Fellow, Research Member

Herman Daems

Chairman of the Board
European Corporate Governance Institute

Jennifer G. Hill

Bob Baxt AO Chair in Corporate and Commercial Law
Monash University
Research Member

Lucian Bebchuk

James Barr Ames Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance
Harvard Law School
Fellow, Research Member

Dan Puchniak

Singapore Management University, Yong Pung How School of Law
Research Member

José Azar

Professor of Economics
IESE Business School, University of Navarra
Research Member

Xavier Vives

Professor of Economics and Finance
IESE Business School
Research Member


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