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It’s 2020: The Importance of Understanding and Acting Upon ESG, Climate and Geopolitical Risks - Toronto, Canada

January 27, 2020

Join us to discuss a new year of new leadership.

With the ever-growing challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, including trade and the Sustainable Development Goals, it is essential for boards and senior leadership to be fit for the future – and that means understanding and acting upon ESG, climate and geopolitical risks.

If you are interested in joining us please email info@competentboards.com

Speakers:

Helle Bank Jorgensen
Founder & CEO, Competent Boards

Peter MacKay
Partner – Baker McKenzie

Katie Dunphy
Senior Manager, Global Sustainability Services – KPMG

John Coyne
VP External Affairs and Sustainability – Unilever Canada

Kevin Coon
Partner – Baker McKenzie

GLOBE 2020: The Business Summit with Global Impact - Vancouver, Canada

February 10 - 13th, 2020

Globe 2020Given the urgency of the global climate crisis, GLOBE 2020 will have a laser focus on impact, action and outcomes. Offering stellar growth and networking opportunities to thousands of corporate, government and young leaders, GLOBE is the business summit with global impact.

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Competent Boards Globe Panel:

Creating Courageous, Competent Boards: Communicating New Risks and Expectations

We live in changing times with shifting expectations for companies and boards of directors. Dissatisfied with business as usual, many stakeholders are expecting change to come from the top. A change that will require a dynamic skillset, mindset and commitment from the boardroom. Key considerations surround what boards should do to ensure they and the businesses they serve are fit for the future. Join executive leaders in panel and workshop to explore:

  • How are mega-trends, including geopolitical issues, environmental concerns and human values, impacting expectations for businesses, investors and boards?
  • How are emerging business models such as the circular economy, sharing economy, gig economy and future of work disrupting business as usual?
  • What are the different views and understandings of fiduciary duty and how is this being reshaped in the 21st century?
  • What is the role for sustainability professionals to support board leadership?

Speakers:

Helle Bank Jorgensen
Founder & CEO, Competent Boards

Mary Francia
Partner, Board Practice, Odgers Berndtson

Paul Chan
President and Founding Board Member, Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors

Upkar Arora
Chief Executive Officer, Rally Assets Inc.

Global Board Leadership Summit- Singapore

February 26-27th, 2020

Boards today face a myriad of global issues ranging from macroeconomic risks to political uncertainty, cyber risks, digitalisation and disruption, sustainability and responsible board leadership. This calls for global dialogue between boardroom leaders to find the best responses to these global issues.

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Speakers:

Helle Bank Jorgensen
Founder & CEO, Competent Boards

Ethical Corporations's 7th Responsible Business Summit New York 2019

March 18-19th, 2020

Ethical Corp NYC SummitThe Responsible Business Summit New York is North America’s leading platform where global businesses gather to create partnerships, share practical insights and shape the future sustainability agenda. This year 400+ CEOs, business leaders, Investors, Government representatives and NGOs will discuss how to lead a sustainable future for all.

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Speakers:

Helle Bank Jorgensen
Founder & CEO, Competent Boards

Conflux Canada: The Convergence of the Environment and the Economy- Ottawa, Canada

May 7, 2020

Conflux Canada is Ottawa’s largest gathering of sustainability professionals who recognize positive actions to address climate change as an opportunity for growth and prosperity. Join Executives, change makers and thought leaders in Ottawa for an exciting dialogue on the convergence of the environment and the economy. Be part of the change.

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Speakers:

Helle Bank Jorgensen
Founder & CEO, Competent Boards

Past Events

ESG Integration Forum - New York, United States

December 5th, 2019

ESG Integration ForumA forum, hosted by IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary, to help companies respond to the growing demand for improved ESG practices and disclosures with an integrated approach to environmental, social and governance-related risks.

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Speakers:

Helle Bank Jorgensen
Founder & CEO, Competent Boards

Diligent Modern Governance Event Toronto – Toronto, Canada

November 20th, 2019

Diligent Modern Governance Toronto EventJoin us at this intimate regional Modern Governance Event for organizational leaders wanting to understand the future of governance and the implications of Canada’s corporate governance, securities and financial services laws. Building on Diligent’s first ever Modern Governance Summit, you’ll have the chance to delve deeper info modern governance in a city near you.

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Speakers:

Helle Bank Jorgensen
Founder & CEO, Competent Boards

The Global Board Leadership Summit (GBLS) – Copenhagen, Denmark

October 29-31st, 2019

Global Board Leadership SummitAn exclusive, by invitation only event, the Summit will bring together board leaders from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America and South Africa to inspire and lead discussions across borders on new ideas and solutions to the opportunities, challenges and risks facing global corporations today.

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Speakers:

Helle Bank Jorgensen
Founder & CEO, Competent Boards

Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit 2019 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

October 16 - 17th, 2019

Ethical Corp Summit

During this summit over 300 CEOs, business leaders, investors, Government representatives and NGOs will share their latest strategies and drive discussions on how companies can fully assess, report their impacts and demonstrate leadership on key social and environmental issues.

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Speakers:

Helle Bank Jorgensen
Founder & CEO, Competent Boards

Corporate Secretary Think Tank – Toronto, Canada

October 1st, 2019

Corporate Secretary

It is far removed from the traditional conference set-up as the event consists of a series of panel sessions followed by roundtable discussions on select Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) issues. These interactive sessions are an opportunity to share experiences with and learn from other top-rated corporate governance professionals. All discussions are confidential and none of the participants’ comments are attributed. This allows attendees to talk freely and have frank, open discussions.

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Speakers:

Helle Bank Jorgensen
Founder & CEO, Competent Boards

Competent Boards Certificate Program

Professional development programs for boards, executives and their advisors on how to identify, articulate and confidently act upon the most material environmental,
social and governance aspects of their business