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Reshaping Governance in a Sustainability Era

07 Sep '23

Reshaping Governance in a Sustainability Era

Zoom webinar
12:00 - 13:30 CEST
Zoom webinar
Open to: Public
07 Sep '23

Reshaping Governance in a Sustainability Era

Zoom webinar
12:00 - 13:30 CEST
Zoom webinar
Open to: Public

Overview

Reshaping Governance in a Sustainability Era

Organised by the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC) in collaboration with Boards Impact Forum

The call for sustainability to be integrated into corporate strategy across the full spectrum of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues is reshaping economies, companies and their governance. Increasingly, sustainability has become part of board directors’ fiduciary duty and gaining priority on board’s agenda as its importance continues to permeate across the fabric of business and society. Yet, the question endures on whether boards are ready to address the sustainability challenge amidst relentless waves of disruptions such as generative AI, new trade risks, geopolitical uncertainty, regulatory changes and other issues arising on the boardroom table.

Organised by the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, together with Boards Impact Forum, the Webinar and Digital Dialogue will dive into the latest findings of the joint research study developed collaboratively by INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, BCG and Heidrick & Struggles to gain insights on how sustainability is reshaping governance and the work of board directors starting from the selection and evaluation of board directors, adopting long-term strategy and mindset, and modelling strong leadership.

The findings reveal that though significant progress has been made on boardroom awareness and understanding of the sustainability agenda, availability and a self-declared lack of expertise at the board level has resulted in a gap between intentions and prioritisation of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda.

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 Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group, and Alice Breeden, Partner of Heidrick & Struggles' London office, followed by a stimulating panel discussion with distinguished guest panellists, Julie Baddeley, Chair Climate Governance Initiative & Chapter Zero UK and professional NED, Bente Sollid Storehaug, Board member of Boards Impact Forum, Chair and NED at both listed and private companies and Jeff Scott  (IDP-C), NED Chair NatWest TDS and Perspective, Co-Founder Rewired.earth, Board Member INSEAD Directors Network, who will comment on the findings and share their experience and observations on the shifts in the boardroom as well as the practices that could bridge the gap to drive positive impact on sustainability from aspirations to desired outcomes.

Sincere thanks to Boards Impact Forum for co-hosting this event and to BCG and Heidrick & Struggles for the collaboration on this research study.

Agenda

The agenda is tentative and subject to changes. Be sure to check it regularly for updates.
Please note that the timing is based on CEST. 

Thursday, 7 September 2023

12:00 -  12:05

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

12:05 - 12:25

Presentation of Research Findings and Highlights conducted by INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, Heidrick & Stuggles and BCG

Ron Soonieus, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group, Director in Residence, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre and Executive in Residence, Ethics and Social Responsibility Initiative (ESRI)
Alice Breeden, Partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office

12:25 - 12:30

Poll and Introduction to Breakout Discussion

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

12:30 - 12:50

Breakout Room Discussions
The host will assign participants to breakout rooms for group discussions

12:50 - 12:55

Reconvene to share takeaways from the group discussion

Facilitated by 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

12:55 - 13:25

Panel Discussion

Julie Baddeley, Chair of Climate Governance Initiative & Chapter Zero UK and NED
Jeff Scott (IDP-C), NED Chair Natwest TDS and Perspective, Co-Founder Rewired.earth, Board Member INSEAD Directors Network
Bente Sollid Storehaug, Board member of Boards Impact Forum, Chair and NED at both listed and private companies
Ron Soonieus, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group, Director in Residence, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre and Executive in Residence, Ethics and Social Responsibility Initiative (ESRI)
Alice Breeden, Partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office
Sonia Tatar, Executive Director of INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC) and INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise

Moderated by 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

13:25 - 13:30

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

Speakers and Panellists

Host & Moderator

Pre-reading material

To better understand the context of the discussions, we would recommend you to download and read the following before attending the webinar:

Webinar Recordings and Slide Deck

Click here to access the recording playlist
Download presentation slides

Part 1 - Presentation of "The Role of the Board in a Sustainability Era” Board ESG Pulse Check Study

Reshaping Governance in a Sustainability Era - Video Part 1

Part 2: Panel Discussion with Board Members panellists

Reshaping Governance in a Sustainability Era - Video Part 2