FutureBoards Corporate Governance Summit
Oslo 26 June 2018

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The FutureBoards Corporate Governance Summit is an annual event designed to gather insight, inspire ideas and raise attention for corporate governance.

We bring together local and global voices of 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 in order to ensure long-term value creation. We will take a closer look on how investors and boards contribute to achieve the UN Global Compact Sustainability Development Goals.

Whilst the changing economic climate of the 4th industrial revolution remains on top of the corporate agenda, other challenges such as geopolitical unrest, climate change and financial instability are also deeply affecting the corporate world

Meanwhile, flying in on the banners of sustainability, responsibility and long-term value, along come new perspectives on the purpose of companies that re-define their role in society. Higher expectations of responsibility are therefore placed on the shoulders of company owners, boards and management, which pose fundamental questions about the future work of boards. 

We may not know what the future brings, but we can be quite certain it will be different. The scope of the challenges we face means that the changes will affect both the composition of boards and the way boards work

The FutureBoards Global Summit 2018 took place on 26 June in Oslo, Norway, under the theme

“Equitable, sustainable and inclusive leadership”

The Summit was organized as two separate events;

  • FutureBoards Breakfast from 8.00am - 10.30am. Please find program here.

  • FutureBoards MasterClass from 2.00pm - 6.00pm, followed by a cocktail reception. Please find program here.

Both events took place at Chitra House, Oslo, Norway, were we took a closer look on how investors and boards can contribute to achieve the UN Global Compact Sustainability Development Goals - addressing the topic from different perspectives, such as:

The role of investors
 –  Just talking, or actually walking the talk?

The role of boards/governing bodies
–  Drivers of change, or back-seat drivers?

The role of NGOs
– Activists, influencers and agenda setters?


Breakfast session: 
Guest of honor, Linda Hofstad Helleland, Minister of Children and Equality, Norway | Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder World Forum for Ethics in Business | Peter Majanen, Founder/CEO QuattroporteRajita Kulkarni, President at Sri Sri University | Dr. h.c. Claudia Bokel, Executive Director, FairSport | Jo Iwasaki, Head of Corporate Governance, ACCA Global | Inge Andersen, Former Secretary General of The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports | Moderator: Leyla Boulton Special Reports Editor and Executive Editor, Financial Times

MasterClass session:
Carine Smith Ihenacho, Chief Corporate Governance Officer, Norges Bank Investment Management | Per Heggenes, CEO, IKEA Foundation | Johann Olav Koss, President, Waratah Impact | Sven Mollekleiv, Senior Vice President/Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, DNVGL | Baard Annweiler, CEO, Mission |  Jamie Gornsztejn, Director Governance and Stewardship, Hermes Investment Management | Thina Saltvedt, Senior Advisor Sustainable Finance, Nordea Bank | Hege Sjo, Director, Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries | Moderator: Richard Milne, Nordic and Baltic Correspondent Financial Times

We would like to extend a warm thanks to Founding Member ACCA Global, supporters Scandinavian Executive InstituteSustainability HubChitra House and Thought Leader Global as well as to our media partner BoardAgenda.

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