The discussion around the corporation’s potential larger responsibilities to its broader stakeholder community has only become more intense in the wake of the pandemic and the economic issues all companies are facing.  
  • Can ESG initiatives survive the pandemic?
  • How can a company realistically fulfill commitments to stakeholders as well as shareholders?  
  • How do companies sustain the PR hit of layoffs after having conducted stock buybacks or paying large retention bonuses?
  • Do companies based in the US owe a duty to the nation?
In its second year, The Character of the Corporation forum will bring together top public company board members, as well as institutional shareholders and corporate governance thought leaders for a vigorous discussion on the issues that surround the debate around the character and purpose of the corporation, with a special focus on whether the line between management and the board is becoming or should be fuzzier.  Is this the end of "noses in and fingers out"?
Paid attendance for this event is highly limited  and open only to serving board members. corporate secretaries and general counsel of public companies. 
**If you are unsure if you qualify to register, please contact David Shaw directly.  

Featured Speakers

Anne Simpson

Director, Managing Investment Director Board Governance & Sustainability, CalPERS

Bill Rock

President, MLR Media

Blair Jones

Managing Director, Semler Brossy Consulting Group

Byron Loflin

Global Head of Board Engagement, Nasdaq, Inc.

Charisse R. Lillie

Director, Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, PECO, and Independence Health Group, Inc.

Charles Elson

Director, Encompass Health

Ed Garden

Director, General Electric; former director of The Wendy’s Company, Family Dollar Stores, Pentair, The Bank of New York Mellon; Legg Mason

Eric Hosken

Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

Gabrielle Sulzberger

Director, MasterCard, Brixmor Property Group; former Chair, Whole Foods

James Hunt

Chairman, Caesars Entertainment

Joshua Bolten

President & CEO, The Business Roundtable

Maggie Wilderotter

Director, Lyft, Chobani, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Chair, DocuSign

Maria Moats

Leader, PwC Governance Insights Center

Matt Vnuk

Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

Michele Hooper

Director, United Airlines, UnitedHealth Group; President & CEO, Directors’ Council

Patrick McGurn

Head of Strategic Research & Analysis and Special Counsel, Institutional Shareholder Services

Susan Schroeder

Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

Susan Story

Director, Raymond James, Dominion Energy, Newmont Corporation; former CEO and CFO of American Water

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Single Access Attendee: $395

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