Date:Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Location:Tapa Tower, Tapa 2
In August 2019, the Business Roundtable redefined the fundamental purpose of a corporation, moving away from a decades-old commitment to shareholder primacy, to a broader commitment to all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, and shareholders, and to “supporting the communities in which we work”, which incorporates Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. Signed by over 180 CEOs, it “affirms the essential role corporations can play in improving society” according to Alex Gorsky, Chair of the Business Roundtable Corporate Governance Committee. Focusing on the positive impact this commitment will have on long-term value creation, companies are refocusing on how to action that commitment. Nearly every global business, regardless of its sector, faces increasing ESG risks and opportunities. This panel will explore the role of ESG in corporate planning, including anticipating emerging issues and understanding their business implications.
Women and men are welcome to attend.