Rethinking corporate governance

FutureBoards is a project-driven company that aims to raise awareness, drive the debate and develop good practice for HOW and by WHOM companies should be governed in the future. We bring together global voices and thought leaders, investors, CEOs, board chairs, politicians, regulators and academics to exchange insights, thoughts and ideas on how business owners and governing bodies can best respond to expectations and scrutiny from stakeholders and society, while ensuring long-term value creation for the company’s shareholders and other stakeholders.

 Carine Smith Ihenacho, Johann Olav Koss, Turid Solvang and Per Heggenes at the 2018 FutureBoards summit. Credit: Thought Leader Global   How can company boards tip the corporate scales towards equitable, sustainable and inclusive leadership? The recent FutureBoards Corporate Governance Summit explored some of the answers.   Please read Kevin Reeder’s article for Sustainability Hub her e.

Carine Smith Ihenacho, Johann Olav Koss, Turid Solvang and Per Heggenes at the 2018 FutureBoards summit. Credit: Thought Leader Global

How can company boards tip the corporate scales towards equitable, sustainable and inclusive leadership? The recent FutureBoards Corporate Governance Summit explored some of the answers. Please read Kevin Reeder’s article for Sustainability Hub here.

  Professor Mervyn E. King , chair of the King Commission, and responsible for the King Reports on corporate governance for more than 20 years, has set  the gold standard for value-driven business conduct . Interviewed by Natalie Becker Aakervik, he shares his thoughts on how boards should be responsible for creating long term value. Production by Mikkel Becker Aakervik, Thought Leader Global. Click on picture above to watch interview.

Professor Mervyn E. King, chair of the King Commission, and responsible for the King Reports on corporate governance for more than 20 years, has set the gold standard for value-driven business conduct. Interviewed by Natalie Becker Aakervik, he shares his thoughts on how boards should be responsible for creating long term value. Production by Mikkel Becker Aakervik, Thought Leader Global. Click on picture above to watch interview.

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Danske Bank ‘shows need for bigger accounting picture’

Financial Times Special Report on Sustainable Finance, 5 December 2018. Opinion piece by Turid Elisabeth Solvang, Founder & CEO FutureBoards


Upcoming events

Amman 7, January 2019
Under the Patronage of H.E. Dr ZiadFariz, Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan, The Association of Women on Boards - Jordan, in collaboration with FutureBoards - Norway is organizing it’s inaugural conference  “Getting Women on Boards: Why and How?” Please find more information here


Recent events

Oslo, 27 November 2018
“Selskap i krise - styresekretærens rolle” Frokost, erfaringsutveksling og diskusjon på Chitra House Oslo. Pål Wien Espen, Interim General Counsel, Flyktningehjelpen/Special Counsel, WikborgRein (tidligere styresekretær i Telenor ASA)  og Mimi Berdal, styreleder Gassco AS deler sine erfaringer og synspunkter som innledning til debatten. For mer informasjon klikk her


London, 9 November 2018
The “Women in finance” breakfast was hosted by the Norwegian Embassy to the United Kingdom. At this FutureBoards cross-border dialogue we exchanged ideas, thoughts and views on how to improve the gender balance in top management teams in the financial sector. Please find full program here.


London, 8 November 2018
Financial Times "CFO-Dialogues" is an exclusive, invitation-only event for leading, cross-sector CFOs and their successors. FutureBoards is proud to be an official supporting partner. Read more.


Oslo, 18 October 2018
Human Rights Seminar organized by Finans Norge, Norsif, Institute for Human Rights and Business og Raftostiftelsen. For more information and program, please click here.


Oslo 29 August 2018
Stewardship/Corporate Governance Roundtable Discussion took place at Wikborg Rein’s Executive Lounge at 13.00 - 15.00 on August 29. Please click here for more information.


Oslo, 26 June 2018
FutureBoards Corporate Governance Summit is an annual event designed to gather insight, inspire ideas and raise awareness for corporate governance. This year’s summit took place at Chitra House, Oslo, Norway on the 26th of June, and convened under the theme "equitable, sustainable and inclusive leadership"

Speakers included Carine Smith Ihenacho, Chief Corporate Governance Officer, Norges Bank Investment ManagementPer Heggenes, CEO, IKEA Foundation and many more. For more information, please click here. 


Oslo, 20 June, Trondheim 6 September, Bergen 15 November, Bodø 21 November, Stavanger 4 December
“How to create value adding boards” is a one-day training session for female entrepreneurs - developed by FutureBoards, commissioned by Innovation Norway. The event was practically orientated focusing on how companies can create a board that aids them to success. Read more about the events here and here


Singapore, 25 April 2018
FutureBoards Cross-Border Dialogue aimed to explore ways to improve the gender balance on corporate boards - within a reasonable time frame. The event was hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, and took place at the iconic Tanglin Club in Singapore. Read more.

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