Upcoming events

Creating Sustainable Companies Summit 28 September 2016, Brussels

*ecoDa is a content partner of the Frank Bold conference.


The summit will examine best practice and policy for sustainable corporate governance, based on the emerging consensus that companies should focus on creating long-term value while contributing to societal and environmental sustainability. The event will bring together leading thinkers, businesses, policymakers and civil society to chart the way to the next generation of corporations.

Panel Topics:

·         Defining the purpose of the corporation

·         Reinforcing the role of the board

·         Clarifying fiduciary duties

·         Revising executive pay

·         Strengthening stakeholder voice

·         Improving corporate reporting

·         Incentivising long-term shareholding

Keynote speakers include:

·         Věra Jourová, Commissioner, Directorate General Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality

·         Susanne Stormer, Vice President, Novo Nordisk, Leading economist

·         John Kay, FT columnist, author of Obliquity and visiting professor at the London School of Economics

·         Paul Dickinson, Chair, Carbon Disclosure Project

·         Stefan Stern, Director of the High Pay Centre and visiting professor at Cass Business School

·         Jeroen Hooijer, Head of Unit, Company Law, European Commission

·         Matthias Schmidt, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) Region Lead: Germany

·         Jean-Guillaume Peladan, Head of Environmental Investments and Research at Sycomore Asset Management

·         Will Martindale, Head of Policy at Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)

More speakers are confirmed every week. To see the up-to-date list, check regularly the website of the event here or follow us on twitter.

The event will also feature the launch of the report from a two-year global roundtable series on corporate governance held by the Purpose of the Corporation Project (an initiative by Frank Bold) in 6 cities worldwide.

Registration is now open through the event website (places are limited). Please follow the link below for more information: http://summit2016.purposeofcorporation.org

About the organiser

Frank Bold is a purpose driven law firm using the power of business and non-profit approaches to solve social and environmental problems. Together with the Modern Corporation, a project based at Cass Business School, it leads the Purpose of the Corporation Project, a strategic and open-source platform for leading thinkers and organisations interested in promoting the long-term health and sustainability of companies. For any queries you may have, please contact susanna.arus(at)frankbold.org.

A joint webinar with ecoDa/AIG and FERMA on "EU/US boards’ approach to cyber risk governance: towards a common view?", 14th October 2016

A Joint webinar with ecoDa/AIG and FERMA on "EU/US boards’ approach to cyber risk governance: towards a common view?", in close collaboration with the Internet Security Alliance (ISA), the fourth webinar of our series.

Time 14 October at 09.00 EST (15.00 CET, 14.00 GMT)

The webinar is being hosted by the European Confederation of Directors' Associations (ecoDa), AIG, and the Federation of European Risk Managers' Associations (FERMA) and in close cooperation with the Internet Security Alliance (ISA).

Keynote Speakers:

John Carlin (US Assistant Attorney General - National Security) will address the US view of the cyber threat to the private sector; how the federal government is supporting business to mitigate the risk; how are US Boards responding by US/EU cooperation to support business.

Mark Hughes(CEO BT Security) will address the European perspective on the threat; particular issues for companies operating in the EU (the "Digital Single Market", the NIS Directive); how can EU Boards do better?

Philippe Cotelle (Airbus) and Mark Camillo (AIG) will complement the discussion with the Risk Managers’ perspective.

Roger Barker (IoD/ecoDa) will moderate the debate.

Speakers biographies: here



The conference will use the GoTo Webinar system, which is a Citrix based tool.  Please use the below link to ensure you have the requisite level of IT system requirements:

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Please click on the link below to register for the webinar, this will take about 1 minute to complete.  You will need to complete the registration process before the scheduled date of the webinar to ensure seamless access to the tool on the day.


Once registered, you will then receive an automated email confirming your participation in the webinar.  From this email you will be able to add the date and time to your calendar, and it will also give further instructions on audio options when connecting to the webinar.

One day before the webinar is due to begin, you will receive a reminder email with the link to access the webinar contained within.

If you have any suggestions on topics for future webinars then please email siobhan.patten(at)aig.com