8-9 April 2019 
Fontainebleau, Europe Campus

 

Towards Sustainability: A New Curriculum for Boards

Held by the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC), the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society (HGIBS) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

The environmental, social and governance paradigms of the modern business world have shifted dramatically over the last few years as we experience unprecedented threats coming from climate change, ecosystem degradation, geopolitical uncertainties and digital disruption, just to name the most common ones.
 
Forces from multiple stakeholders are putting unprecedented pressure and scrutiny on boards of directors and governance practices to ensure business is conducted responsibly and effectively takes into account sustainable economic performance and societal and environmental impact
 
“Maximising shareholder value alone is no longer acceptable in the modern world. Boards of directors have to exercise fiduciary duty of care for the organisation they govern, for its performance, but also for the multiple relationships with economic, social, political actors and partners” Ludo Van der Heyden, INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance and founding director of INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre.
 
In line with INSEAD’s vision to advocate and contribute to “business as a force for good”, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre together with Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society have collaborated with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to jointly host the inaugural "Towards Sustainability: A New Curriculum for Boards" Conference. This high impact two-day event aims to address sustainability from multi-level perspectives including both macro and micro approaches with a particular focus on boards’ responsibilities and on validating what a curriculum for board members committed to such a responsibility might look like.
 
Save the date and join us as we bring together faculty experts, regulators, NGOs, investors, board of directors and business leaders to scan the global sustainability landscape, examine the different dimensions of the debate, and address organizational and boardroom challenges in leading the sustainability agenda for long-term economic performance and positive societal impact.
 

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Programme

Monday 8 April 2019

Morning: Official programme

8:15-9:15 

Registration & Welcome Coffee
Camembert, Main Building 
 9:15-9:30
Official Start: Welcome & Framing of the Overall Theme of the Conference
Amphi A, Main Building 

Mario Abela, Director, Redefining Value, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Katell Le Goulven, Executive Director, Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society
Sonia Tatar, Executive Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

9:30-10:00
The Present Impacting the Future of Governance Sustainability
Keynote speech addressing the landscape for sustainable goals
Amphi A, Main Building

Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

10:00-10:30
It Is Boards’ Duty to Take the Lead
Amphi A, Main Building

Philippe Joubert, Founder and CEO of Earth on Board

10:30-10:45
Networking Break
10:45-11:00
From a Sustainable City to a Sustainable World: Lessons & Insights
Amphi A, Main Building

Karim El-Jisr, Executive Director, SEE NEXUS Institute

11:00-12:00
Panel Discussion: Managing Tensions & Dualities of Short Versus Longer Term in a Volatile World – Exploring the Dimensions of the Sustainability Debate
Amphi A, Main Building

Moderated by Professor Ludo Van der Heyden, Founding Director of the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC) and Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance at INSEAD

Panelists:
Philippe Joubert, Founder and CEO of Earth on Board
Claudia Stuckmann-Invernizzi, Head of Public Affairs International Operations, Zoetis Inc.
Ladislas Paszkiewicz, Senior Vice-President Strategy & Climate, Total
Cécile Texier, Sustainability & CSR Vice-President, Alstom
Gilles Vermot Desroches, Sustainability Chief Officer, Schneider Electric

12:00-13:00

Firmenich: Leading Inclusive Business
Amphi A, Main Building

Gilbert Ghostine, Chief Executive Officer of Firmenich

13:00-14:30
Buffet Lunch
Cercle Building 

Monday 8 April 2019

Afternoon: Official Programme
14:30-14:50
A General View on “the Great, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” leadership in Corporate Sustainability
Amphi A, Main Building

Anthony Carey, Head of Board Practice, Mazars UK

14:50-16:00
Panel Discussion: Paradigm Shift in Governing Sustainability
Amphi A, Main Building
Moderated by Professor Tim Rowley, Visiting Professor of Strategy
 
Panelists:
Anthony Carey, Head of Board Practice, Mazars UK
Joanne Etherton, Project Lead, Climate Finance, ClientEarth 
Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
Hedda Pahlson-Moller, Founder and CEO of TIIME.org and Member of the Advisory Board, Luxembourg Government for Sustainable Development 
Steven Tebbe, Managing Director, CDP (the Carbon Disclosure Project)
 
16:00-16:15
Networking Break
16:15-16:45
Archetypes in the Sustainability Debate: Board Responses to Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities
Amphi A, Main Building 

Professor Craig Smith, INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility
Ron Soonieus, Founding Partner, Camunico & Executive in Residence INSEAD

16:45-18:15
Crowd Sourcing & Application Session: What Leading Practices? What to do? What Commitment?
Amphi A & Amphi P, Main Building 

Moderated by Dr. Rodney Irwin, Managing Director, Redefining Value and Education, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Mario Abela, Director, Redefining Value, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Professor Ludo Van der Heyden, Founding Director of the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC) and Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance at INSEAD

18:15-19:00
Free time
19:00-22:00
Wine and Cheese Cocktail
Hotel Aigle Noir, Fontainebleau

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Morning: Official programme
9:00-9:15

 

Framing Stakeholders' vs Shareholders' Value
Amphi A, Main Building

Dr. Rodney Irwin, Managing Director, Redefining Value and Education, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

9:15-10:00
Challenges and Complexities in the Boardroom to Achieve Sustainability
Amphi A, Main Building

Professor Ludo Van der Heyden, Founding Director of the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC) and Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance at INSEAD

10:00-10:15
Networking Break
10:15-11:30
Panel Discussion & Board Stories: Chairs Leading Their Boards to Long-term Sustainability
Amphi A, Main Building

Moderated by Professor Jose Luis Alvarez, Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre and Senior Affiliate Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

Panelists:
Dr. Andreas Jacobs, Chairman of the INSEAD Board & Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG
André Hoffmann, Chairman of Massellaz SA, Non-executive Vice-President, Roche Holdings Ltd & member of various Boards
Barbara Kux, Member of Board of Directors of Henkel, Engie, the Grosvenor Group, Pargesa Holding & Vice Chairman Firmenich

11:30-12:00
Wrap up and Closing Remarks
Amphi A, Main Building

Dr. Rodney Irwin, Managing Director, Redefining Value and Education, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Professor Ludo Van der Heyden, Founding Director of the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC) and Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance at INSEAD

12:00-13:00
Lunch bags and departures
 

 

Speakers & Panelists

Co-Chairs 

 

Ludo Van der Heyden
Emeritus Professor of Technology and Operations Management
The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance 
Co-Director of the International Directors Programme

Rodney Irwin
Managing Director, Redefining Value and Education, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

With the contribution of  

 

 

André Hoffmann
Chair of Massellaz SA 
Non-executive Vice-President, Roche Holdings Ltd
Member of Various Boards

 

Dr. Andreas Jacobs
Chairman of the INSEAD Board
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

 

Keynote Speakers

Lise Kingo
CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

 

Gilbert Ghostine
Chief Executive Officer, Firmenich

Prominent guest speakers & panelists 

 

Philippe Joubert
Founder and CEO, Earth on Board

 

Karim El Jsir
Executive Director, SEE NEXUS Institute

 

Claudia Stuckmann-Invernizzi
Head of Public Affairs International Operations, Zoetis Inc.

 

Ladislas Paszkiewicz
Senior Vice-President Strategy & Climate, Total

 

Cécile Texier
Sustainability & CSR Vice-President, Alstom

 

Gilles Vermot Desroches
Sustainability Chief Officer, Schneider Electric

 

Anthony Carey
Head of Board Practice, Mazars UK
Member of the FRC Financial Reporting Lab Steering Group 

Timothy Rowley
Visiting Professor of Strategy
Co-Director of the International Directors Programme

Joanne Etherton
Project Lead, Climate Finance, ClientEarth 

Mathilde Mesnard 
Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

Hedda Pahlson-Moller
Founder and CEO, TIIME.org
Member of the Advisory Board, Luxembourg Government for Sustainable Development 

Steven Tebbe
Managing Director, CDP (the Carbon Disclosure Project)

Craig Smith
INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility

Ron Soonieus
Founding Partner, Camunico
Executive in Residence INSEAD

 
 
 

Barbara Kux
Member of Board of Directors of Henkel, Engie, the Grosvenor Group, Pargesa Holding & Vice Chairman Firmenic

 

José Luis Alvarez
Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre 
Senior Affiliate Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

 

 

Katell Le Goulven
Executive Director, Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

 
 
 

 

Mario Abela
Director, Redefining Value, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

 

Sonia Tatar
Executive Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre
 

 

Presentations

We hope that you had an enriching and memorable experience at the Sustainability Conference!

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