Changing the Climate in the Boardroom

Webinar & Digital Dialogue

 

17 March 2022, 9 AM CET (1 hr)
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Changing the Climate in the Boardroom

Organised by the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC), in collaboration with the Heidrick & Struggles and Boards Impact Forum

Climate change is one of the greatest existential threats to mankind. There can be no corporate conversation about the future without moving climate change up the agenda. Boards of directors are in the hot seat to address and lead the climate change agenda at both the board and organisational level. 

Organised by the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, together with Heidrick & Struggles, and Boards Impact Forum, the Webinar and Digital Dialogue will dive in to the latest findings of a joint research study conducted by INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre and Heidrick & Struggles which examines how board directors are addressing decarbonization, and to what extent climate change priorities are integrated into boards’ oversight responsibilities.

The findings reveal a clear disconnect between what board members say about the importance of climate change to their companies and that which translate into action. This can likely be explained by knowledge and experience gaps on today’s boards – and the report pointed to an interesting talent paradox: the best leaders on climate change often do not have board experience, and those with skills to navigate board dynamics often lack true understanding of climate change.

Join us for an interactive exchange, as we showcase the research highlights presented by Ron Soonieus, Director in Residence with INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre and Alice Breeden, Partner of Heidrick & Struggles' London office, followed by a stimulating panel discussion with distinguished guest panellists, Birger Steen MBA'94D, Non-Executive Director of Nordea and PragmatIC Semiconductor, Chair of Nordic Semiconductor, Myneva Group and Pagero, Partner of Summa Equity and Pia Heidenmark Cook, Non-Executive Director at Origin Materials, MAX Burgers, Board Member Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Senior Advisor at IKEA/Ingka Group, former Sustainability Director of IKEA/Ingka Group and graduate of INSEAD International Directors Programme (IDP) who will share how board directors can pave the way in leading the organization toward climate resilient future.

We are very thankful to Heidrick & Struggles and Boards Impact Forum for sponsoring the event and for the collaboration on this research study with Heidrick & Struggles.

 

 

 

Agenda

The agenda is tentative and subject to changes. Be sure to check it regularly for updates.

Thursday, 17 March 2022

9:00 - 9:05

Welcome and Introduction

Liselotte Engstam, Chair of Boards Impact Forum and member of the global board at the Climate Governance Initiative, Chair and Non-Executive Director of listed and private companies

9:05 - 9:25
Presentation of Survey Research Findings and Highlights

Ron Soonieus, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group, Member of the Board, University of the Arts in The Netherlands and Director in Residence, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre
Alice Breeden, Partner of Heidrick & Struggles' London office

9:25 - 9:55
Panel Discussion on "Role of Board Directors in Paving the Way for Climate Resilient Organisation"

Birger Steen MBA'94D, Thematic Partner at Summa Equity, Board Chair at Nordic Semiconductor, Myneva and Pagero, Board Member at Nordea and PragmatIC Semiconductor
Pia Heidenmark Cook, Non-Executive Director at Origin Materials, MAX Burgers, Board Member Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Senior Advisor at IKEA/Ingka Group and former Sustainability Director of IKEA/Ingka Group
Ron Soonieus, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group, Member of the Board, University of the Arts in The Netherlands and Director in Residence, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre
Alice Breeden, Partner of Heidrick & Struggles' London office

Moderated by Sonia Tatar, Executive Director of INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC) and INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise

9:55 - 10:00
Closing Remarks

Liselotte Engstam, Chair of Boards Impact Forum and member of the global board at the Climate Governance Initiative, Chair and Non-Executive Director of listed and private companies

Speakers and Panellists

 

 

Ron Soonieus
Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group
Member of the Board, University of the Arts in The Netherlands
Director in Residence, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

 

Alice Breeden
Partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office

 

 

Birger Steen MBA'94D
Thematic Partner at Summa Equity, 
Board Chair at Nordic Semiconductor, Myneva and Pagero,
Board Member at Nordea and PragmatIC Semiconductor

 

Pia Heidenmark Cook (Mrs)
Non-Executive Director at Origin Materials, MAX Burgers, Board Member Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
Senior Advisor at IKEA/Ingka Group. Former CSO at IKEA/Ingka Group

 

Hosts & Moderators

 

Sonia Tatar
Executive Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre and
INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise

 

Liselotte Engstam
Chair of Boards Impact Forum and member of the global board at the Climate Governance Initiative
Chiar and Non-Executive Director in listed and private companies

Pre-reading material

 

Webinar Recordings and Slide Deck
 

Part 1 - Research Presentation and Hightlights by Alice Breeden and Ron Soonieus

Download presentation slides

Part 2 - Panel Discussion on "Role of Board Directors in Paving the Way for Climate Resilient Organisation": 

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