What changing forces are shaping today’s governance?
Disruption is shaping the global business climate, why the role of the board is becoming increasingly challenging, yet important.
At INSEAD Directors Network, IDN, where I am also a board member, we are gathering for a two day thought-leadership event, INSEAD Directors Forum, IDF 2018, under the theme “Governance in a Disrupted World” to adress the trends, challenges, opportunities and share experiences amongst board members, directors, academic experts and top executives.
We will scan the current landscape in corporate governance, discuss and exchange insights on the crucial role corporate governance plays, and how to be an effective board member and chair in such an environment.
Our event follows closely after INSEADs newly announced strategic shift, with the focus of “Business As a Force for Good”. INSEAD is committed to develop the next generation of global leaders who will change the world, that also includes the next generation of international board directors.
We can learn from what INSEAD already has shared as Seven ways businesses can be a force for good;
Leaders need to walk the talk
Help raise public awareness on sustainability through partnerships
Pick a UN sustainability goal and imbed it in the business strategy
Dream Big: Circular Economy
Tap into employees’ core competencies and build a successful social impact program
Look into the needs of the world and unlock new growth opportunities
Every little effort counts
We will kick off the IDF 2018 with round table exchanges on the exciting and current topics of
technology impact on strategy and business models
cyber resilience governance
risk and strategy alignment
short & long term focus on innovation and capital allocation
manage geopolitical and regulatory changes
balance disruption and long term value creation
accelerate board effectiveness
From these topics we will format insights for our board work and future development.
We will the together with INSEAD Corporate Governance Center, ICGC and INSEAD Academia explore topics as the Trends in the current Corporate Governance Landscape, how we can handle Disruption at board and executive level. We will deep dive into how we need to frame Emerging Risks on the Board Agendas, including Business Risks, Environmental, Social, Governance Risks, Cyber and Technology and Reputation Risks. We will dive further into Shareholder Activism, Emerging trends of effective Chairs, Challenges in Chair Diversity.
Prepare for the journey onwards
Governance Talks by ICGC (Videos);
Board Performance: An All to Human Challenge
with Professor Jaap Winter, INSEAD
Articles and reports;
We look forward to continue the discussion!
This post was shared also on INSEAD Directors Network blog
Liselotte Engstam is a a Certified Director IDP-C from INSEAD International Directors Programme and Board Member of INSEAD Directors Network, IDN. Ms Engstam is Chair & Non Executive Board Director at listed & private companies, advisor to European Commission on digitalisation of Corporate Governance & coaches leaders and startups.