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Creating Sustainable Companies Summit - 28 September 2016

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The Creating Sustainable Companies Summit, organised by ECCJ member, Frank Bold, will take place in Brussels, on 28 September 2016.

The summit will examine best practice and policy for sustainable corporate governance, based on the emerging consensus that companies should focus on creating long-term value while contributing to societal and environmental sustainability. The event will bring together leading thinkers, businesses, policymakers and civil society to chart the way to the next generation of corporations.

Panel Topics:

  • Defining the purpose of the corporation
  • Reinforcing the role of the board
  • Clarifying fiduciary duties
  • Revising executive pay
  • Strengthening stakeholder voice
  • Improving corporate reporting
  • Incentivising long-term shareholding

Keynote speakers include:

  • Věra Jourová, Commissioner, Directorate General Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
  • Susanne Stormer, Vice President, Novo Nordisk, Leading economist
  • John Kay, FT columnist, author of Obliquity and visiting professor at the London School of Economics
  • Paul Dickinson, Chair, Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Stefan Stern, Director of the High Pay Centre and visiting professor at Cass Business School
  • Jeroen Hooijer, Head of Unit, Company Law, European Commission
  • Matthias Schmidt, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) Region Lead: Germany
  • Jean-Guillaume Peladan, Head of Environmental Investments and Research at Sycomore Asset Management
  • Will Martindale, Head of Policy at Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)

More speakers are confirmed every week. To see the up-to-date list, check regularly the website of the event here, or follow Frank Bold on twitter.

The event will also feature the launch of a report following a two-year global roundtable series on corporate governance held by the Purpose of the Corporation Project (an initiative by Frank Bold) in 6 cities worldwide.

Registration is now open through the event website (places are limited). Please follow the link for more information: http://summit2016.purposeofcorporation.org

For any queries, please contact susanna.arus@frankbold.org.

More about Frank Bold.

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