Upcoming Sessions for Board Members

Preparing leaders for accelerated change and increased resiliency

  • Be at the forefront of ESG, sustainability & climate risks and opportunities
  • Join board members, CEOs, investors and experts online and discuss how to overcome the COVID-19 crisis and the new realities corporate leaders are facing
  • Receive frameworks, tools and a roadmap with questions that will guide you and the management team through internal and external discussions
  • During 90-minute sessions you will engage with and learn from global leaders – see the 100+ leader roster involved in the program here

The Future of Good Corporate Governance

March 3rd, 2021


New Risks and Expectations for Boards, Executives and Investors

March 17th, 2021


Detailed Program

The Future of Good Corporate Governance

March 3rd, 2021

11 am - 12:30 pm (EST)

Engage in a conversation with:
Mervyn King - Chair Emeritus, King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, Chair Emeritus, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Former Chair, United Nations Committee on Governance and Oversight

Mervyn King

Chair Emeritus, King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, Chair Emeritus, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Former Chair, United Nations Committee on Governance and Oversight

Kathleen Taylor, O.C. - Chair, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), SickKids Foundation and Altas Partners; Vice Chair, The Adecco Group; Director, CPPIB and Air Canada

Kathleen Taylor, CM

Chair, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), SickKids Foundation and Altas Partners; Vice-Chair, The Adecco Group; Director, CPPIB and Air Canada

You will also benchmark your views and benefit from the insight of the following leaders:

Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Global Sustainability & Public Affairs, EMEA, Novozymes; Erika Karp, Founder & CEO, Cornerstone Capital Group; Paul Druckman, Chair, World Benchmarking Alliance; Jessica Fries, Executive Chair, The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S); David Pitt-Watson, Former Chair, Hermes Focus Asset Management; Paul Dickinson, Co-Founder and Executive Chair, CDP; Bjarne Graven Larsen, Chair, KIRK Capital; Peter Dey, Chair, Paradigm Capital Inc.; Christian Leitz, Head, Corporate Responsibility Management and Historical Archives, UBS; Matthew Arnold, Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C., Chair, CIBC; Catherine McCall,  Executive Director, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance; Paul Polman, Former CEO, Unilever; Hakan Lucius, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Civil Society, European Investment Bank; Dottie Schindlinger, Vice President of Thought Leadership, Diligent; Gerry Tidd, Executive Vice President, Corporate, BlueScope; Hans Koeleman, Chief Corporate Communication & Corporate Social Responsibility, KPN; Josée Morin, ASC/C.Dir, P. Eng, Corporate Director; Daniel Siciliano, Co-Founder & Fellow, Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance; Nik Gowing, Founder, Director, Co-author ‘Thinking the Unthinkable’; Peter Damgaard Jensen, Chair, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC); Nancy Lockhart, Board Member, George Weston Limited; Thomas Thune Andersen, Chair, Ørsted; Philippe Zaouti, CEO, Mirova; Kevin Coon, Partner, Baker McKenzie Toronto; Annette Verschuren O.C,  Board Member, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Air Canada; Herman Mulder, Co-founder and Chair, Impact Economy Foundation; Robert H. Herz, Board Member, Morgan Stanley and Fannie Mae; Michael Treschow, Chair, Wallenberg Foundations Investment Committee; Albert Wong, Citizenship Judge, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; Upkar Arora, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, CEO, Rally Assets Inc.; Harald Friedl, CEO, Circle Economy; Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chair, A.P Moller – Maersk and Siemens; Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO, PensionDanmark; Wes Hall ICD.D, Executive Chairman and Founder, Kingsdale Advisors; Jane Diplock, AO, Chair, Regulatory Committee, Abu Dhabi Global Market; Mervyn King, Chair Emeritus, King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa; Huguette Labelle C.C., Ph.d., LL,D, Former Chair, Transparency International; R. Gopalakrishnan, Author, Doodles on Leadership: Experiences within and Beyond Tata; and Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO, ESG Competent Boards.


Engage in an online learning experience discussing the following:

  • A summary of the topics covered in the ESG Competent Boards Certificate Program and what they mean for the future of good governance

New Risks and Expectations for Boards, Executives and Investors

March 17th, 2021

11 am - 12:30 pm (EST)

Engage in a conversation with:
Charles O. (Chad) Holliday Jr. - Former Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell, Former Chairman of the board of Bank of America, Former Chairman and CEO, DuPont.

Charles O. (Chad) Holliday Jr.

Former Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell, Former Chairman of the board of Bank of America, Former Chairman and CEO, DuPont.

You will also benchmark your views and benefit from the insight of the following leaders:

Paul Polman, Former CEO, Unilever; Annette Verschuren, Board Member, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Air Canada; Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chair, A.P Moller – Maersk and Siemens; Michael Treschow, Chair, Wallenberg Foundations Investment Committee; Bjarne Graven Larsen, Former CIO, Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan; Kevin Coon, Partner, Baker McKenzie Toronto; Paul Dickinson, Co-Founder and Executive Chair, CDP; Thomas Thune Andersen, Chair, Ørsted ; Jessica Fries, Executive Chair, The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S); David Pitt-Watson, Former Chair, Hermes Focus Asset Management; Peter Dey, Chair, Paradigm Capital Inc.; Nancy Lockhart, Board Member, George Weston Limited; Richard Howitt, Former, CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC); Erika Karp, Founder & CEO, Cornerstone Capital Group; Andrew Winston, Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies; Robert G. Eccles, Founding Chair, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board; Tim Youmans, North American Lead, Hermes EOS; and Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO, ESG Competent Boards.

Engage in an online learning experience discussing the following:

  • Organizational purpose – does it add value?
  • Trust and integrity – The boards’ role in relation to shareholder and stakeholder communication
  • Mega-trends – How geopolitical and environmental concerns, and human values are changing expectations of businesses, investors and boards
  • How soft laws, regulations and frameworks are impacting a business’ license to operate
  • How new business models – circular economy, sharing economy, gig economy, the future of work, artificial intelligence – are disrupting business as usual
  • Different views and understandings of the fiduciary duty across regions

Information/speakers may change pending individual speaker availability

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Our Next Program Begins in May 2021