Beyond The Boardroom: What Company Boards Need To Do To Engage With Big Global Problems

Governance is all around us and we are all impacted by it. Board directors can no longer afford to be bystanders in today’s interdependent world; they need to go Beyond the Boardroom.

Covid-19, climate and bio-diversity crises, hunger and disease, child poverty and modern slavery, lack of educational opportunities and widening wealth, health and social inequalities, interracial and cultural tensions are upper most on today's global agenda. Increasingly, investors are looking for returns from businesses with strong ESG credentials.

Renowned international governance expert Professor Bob Garratt and boardroom coach David Levenson will discuss the rising challenge for boards with responsibilities for businesses in all sectors who are trying to engage with solutions to big world problems, and where to find examples of emerging policy and best practice developments in corporate governance.


Bob Garratt is one of the world's foremost practitioners, academics and authors on corporate governance. He has consulted at the highest levels in some 40 countries and been chairman of consultancies in Hong Kong, Singapore and London. He gave evidence to the UK Treasury Select Committee on the Restructuring of the corporate governance of the Bank of England. His academic positions include Professor Extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch where he chairs its centre for Corporate Governance in Africa and Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, London University. He is the author of highly acclaimed books including "The Fish Rots from the Head" and "Stop the Rot" and he is currently working on his latest book about corporate governance, "A Shining Light on a Naughtie World".

David Levenson is a board and executive coach and expert in governance and leadership development at Coaching Futures. A former CFO and life member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, he has designed and led the ICAEW Academy of Professional Development's public training courses on corporate governance, Board Readiness and The High Performing Director. David’s forthcoming book, "Boardrooms and Beyond" about how boards are going beyond the boardroom to engage with big global problems in a post Covid-19 world, will be published early in 2022.

Tuesday, 05 October 2021

10:00 - 10:45 BST


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