Global trends such as geopolitical instability, climate change and a cyber world call for a whole new way of doing business. On top of business results, it is imperative for corporate boards and management to focus on the company’s purpose and role in society, corporate culture, values and ethics.
The UN Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the heart of “Agenda 2030” – a plan adopted by all 193 UN Member States, for achieving a better future for all — aiming to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. Business play a crucial part in achieving these ambitious goals
Corporate leaders must rethink what their responsibilities are, to whom they are accountable, and how they can ensure the organisation is understood - not only to the company’s shareholders, but also to the wider ecosystem of stakeholders.
Through presentations, dialogue and interactive discussions, the conference will explore how new challenges affect corporate leadership and the future role, skills- and mindsets required on the part of board directors and top managers who plan to survive in the 21st century.
High level speakers will provide new perspectives and fresh thoughts to help corporate decision makers see the bigger picture, identify potential risks and opportunities, and build trust with the company’s key stakeholders in order to ensure sustainable value creation for all.
Each speaker is given 5 – 7 minutes to address the topic, followed by dialogue/interview, roundtable discussions and work-shops facilitated and moderated by journalist/ commentator/ editor from Aftenposten/A-Magasinet and Financial Times
Conference chairs/moderators: representatives from Aftenposten/A-Magasinet and FutureBoards
Professor Mervyn E King, Chair King Committee on Corporate Governance for South Africa, Chair Emeritus International Integrated Reporting Council
Ms Kristin Skogen Lund, CEO Schibsted ASA
Mr Johan H. Andresen, Owner Ferd, Chair of the Council of Ethics, Norges Bank Investment Management
Ms Tone Lunde Bakker, CEO Swedbank Norway, Chair Nomination Committee Equinor ASA
Ms Kerrie Waring, CEO ICGN - International Corporate Governance Network (TBC)
Ms Sophie Nachemson Ekwall, affiliated researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics.
Ms Camilla Hagen Sorli, Business Development Manager, Orkla International Sales, Orkla ASA
Leyla Boulton, Editor Special Reports, Financial Times
Richard Milne, Nordic Correspondent, Financial Times
Turid Elisabeth Solvang, Founder & CEO FutureBoards
Detailed programme will follow