Towards a New Model of Boards of Directors

2024 IESE - ECGI CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE

Towards a New Model of Boards of Directors

  • 15 April 2024
  • IESE, Madrid Campus

2024 IESE-ECGI Corporate Governance Conference | IESE Business School

Towards a New Model of Boards of Directors

 

Monday, 15 April 2024 | 09:30 – 19:30 CEST Location
IESE Business School, Madrid Campus

Note: This is an in-person event. The recordings will be published on the ECGI website.
There is no fee for registration.

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About the Event:

Since the 2008 big financial crisis, governments around the world have introduced stronger regulation and standards of behavior for board directors and senior managers. Moreover, the number of new codes of corporate governance approved since then has skyrocketed. Despite these efforts, most of the recent corporate crises still have their roots in corporate governance and the decision-making process of the boards.

Adding to this situation, dramatic disruptions of the world economy are placing increasing pressure on boards of directors. Technology transformation, deglobalization, rising geopolitical risks, climate change, social activism and activist investors have coalesced to create unique challenges to companies and society.  In this complex context, effective corporate governance becomes essential, not only to protect investors, but to help develop the companies in the long term to create prosperity for many.

The 2024 IESE - ECGI Corporate Governance Conference is designed to reflect upon the recent experiences of boards of directors design and effectiveness, and consider the competencies and capabilities that the boards of directors of the future should have to truly improve the quality of the firm’s governance. In particular, this Conference will focus discussion on the following issues:

  • The role of purpose and strategy in the board’s effectiveness
  • Board dynamics and the board as an effective team
  • Interactions between the board and the firm’s shareholders
  • How the board should deal with new disruptive realities such as climate change, digital transformation and geopolitical risks
  • The board and the CEO succession process

As in previous IESE - ECGI Corporate Governance Conferences, we would like to count on innovative contributions from leading scholars coming from different fields: strategic management, corporate finance, corporate governance, organizational behavior and leadership. In particular, the cross-sectional nature of boards of directors makes this approach indispensable to make further progress in understanding this critical institution of governance. We also plan to have some CEOs discussing some of the academic papers and their implications in the real world, as well as a panel of chairpersons and CEOs to discuss these issues in depth from a practical perspective.

Register here: https://apply.iese.edu/2024-iese-ecgi-corporate-governance-conference/
(There is no fee for registration.)

This in-person, one-day Conference will be held at IESE, Madrid Campus on April 15, 2024.

For more information: 2024 IESE-ECGI Corporate Governance Conference | IESE Business School

Information

Address:
IESE, Madrid Campus, Madrid, Spain
Contact:
Núria Molet
IESE Business School

Monday, 15 April 2024 | 09:30 CEST

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Boards, Purpose and ESG

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09:30h

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Boards and CEOs Hiring, Development and Firing

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11:15h

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Boards and Corporate Strategy

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12:45h

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14:00

Lunch

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Boards and Shareholders

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16:45h

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20:00

Conference Dinner

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Welcome and Conference Introduction

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09:20h

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Boards, Purpose and ESG

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09:30h

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Boards and CEOs Hiring, Development and Firing

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11:15h

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Boards and Corporate Strategy

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12:45h

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Boards of Directors, Board Dynamics and Effective Teams

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Boards and Shareholders

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16:45h

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Wrap-Up

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19:15h

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Panel Discussions