Previous projects and events
FutureBoards Cross-Border Dialogue,
London 9 November 2018
At the FutureBoards Cross-border Dialogue at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London on November 9, we took a closer look at the state of play on gender balance in the financial sector. We explored similarities and differences experienced by women in finance in UK and Norway. And more importantly: We asked what is the role of investors and boards, and how can they, and how should they contribute. Please find full program here.
Thanks to excellent panelists David Styles, Director Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting Council | Deborah Gilshan, Environmental, Social and Governance Investment Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments/Co-Chair 30% Club Investor Group and Founder The 100% Club | Carine Smith Ihenacho, Chief CG Officer, Norges Bank Investment Management | Knut Brundtland, Group CEO ABG Sunndal Collier, and to Dina Medland, independent writer, BoardTalk, for moderating the discussion.
Thanks to all attendants for coming, for listening and sharing your views and ideas. A warm thanks to the speakers for their insightful presentations and inspiring thoughts. Big thanks to Ms Mona Juul, Norway’s Ambassador to UK for hosting the event. Thanks to Her Excellency’s team; Martina Østerhus, Christine Hauan Hauge and Lea Ytrehus for immaculate organization. And last, but not least, thanks to ABGSC Women in Finance Foundation for supporting the event!
Norwegian Corporate Governance study tour for Stewardship Asia Centre
Mr Ong Boon Hwee, CEO and Joanna Soh Py, Vice President of Stewardship Asia Centre (a part of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings) visited Oslo on a learning journey on Norwegian Ownership Principles, Corporate Governance framework and ownership structures.
As a part of their program, the Stewardship/Corporate Governance Roundtable Discussion took place at Wikborg Reins Executive Lounge at 13.00 - 15.00 on August 29. Please click here for more information.
The FutureBoards Corporate Governance Summit 2018
took place on 26 June in Oslo, Norway, under the theme “Equitable, sustainable and inclusive leadership”. We were joined by distinguished speakers such as Carine Smith Ihenacho, Chief Corporate Governance Officer at Norges Bank Invetsment Management, Per Heggenes, CEO IKEA Foundation, Johann Olav Koss, President Waratah Impact, Sven Mollekleiv, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Sustainability, DNVGL and many others. Read more
Female Entrepreneurs and boards
“How to create value adding boards” is a one-day training session for female entrepreneurs with growth ambitions - developed by FutureBoards, commissioned by Innovation Norway. The event is practically orientated focusing on how companies can create a board that aids them to success. Read more.
FutureBoards Cross-Border Dialogue,
Singapore 25 April 2018
By allowing the exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences, the event aimed to explore ways to achieve the Diversity Action Committee’s recommendation of 20% women by 2020 on the boards of the 100 largest listed companies of SGX. For more information, read the DAC’s report.
The event was hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Singapore, and was organised by FutureBoards in collaboration with Innovation Norway, Singapore Institute of Directors, BoardAgender and Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors. Please find full program here.
FutureBoards Summit - MasterClass Dinner, Oslo November 14 2017
FutureBoards Summit 2017 was organized on November 14, as a masterclass /roundtable discussion in the memorable setting of Chitra House in Oslo. The event was organized by FutureBoards, in cooperation with EY Center for Board Matters. Read more.
FutureBoards Summit - Lunch-Talk, Oslo November 14 2017
This lunch event, organized by FutureBoards and NORSIF, was an unique occasion to meet, discuss and exchange ideas on the future of corporate governance with Professor Mervyn E. King. Read more.
FutureFit Boards Mini-seminar, Brussels October 13 2017
Mini-seminar to exchange thoughts and views on gender quotas and other effective measures to improve the gender balance on corporate boards. The event was organized in collaboration with the Norwegian Delegation to the EU, the Norwegian Embassy in Belgium and Belgian “Women on Boards”.
The event was organized as a part of a FutureBoards study tour for Norwegian female board members to get in-depth knowledge about the EU system and processes. Please find full program for the mini-seminar here, and read article "Sharing Norway’s experience with gender quotas for boards" here.
Singapore, May 16 2017
Masterclass/Roundtable debate on how to reach DAC's triple tier target of 20% women on boards by 2020, 25% by 2025, 30% by 2030. In collaboration with EY and BoardAgender. Read about it in EY Board Matters Quarterly 2-2017