IESE ECGI Conference: Can purpose deliver better corporate governance?

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10/28/2020 - 10/30/2020 | München

IESE ECGI Conference: Can purpose deliver better corporate governance?

Can purpose deliver better companies? Flagship corporate governance event with leading scholars and CEOs - Oct 28-30; online

The event of ECGI together with IESE Business School will bring together the leading players in global business and academia, including a Nobel Laureate winner, Paul Polman, the former CEO of Unilever and co-founder of Imagine and José Viñals, Chairman of Standard Chartered, to debate the key corporate governance issues of the moment among business leaders.

In the midst of a global pandemic, rising environmental and social movements, and growing scrutiny of companies, the event will examine how purpose can connect with corporate governance, all with the aim of delivering more sustainable, trustworthy businesses. The format will be a series of dynamic debates alongside an audience Q&A. Please see below for more details of the event and the program.

We would love to count on your participation on this important topic.

IESE ECGI Conference: Can purpose deliver better corporate governance?

• Virtual conference, October 28-30, 2020
• Online, 15:45 Central European Time
• Dynamic debate with world renowned scholars and prominent business executives, plus audience Q&A

With the global pandemic, renewed world attention focused on sustainability and the rise of social movements such as Black Lives Matter, corporate purpose has emerged as an anchor for better corporate governance and a pathway to develop sustainable business models. This has galvanized a global movement promising to restore trust in companies. But as businesses increasingly reflect on their purpose, they must consider how to integrate it into their culture, strategy and business model.

Under the theme “Can Purpose Deliver Better Corporate Governance?” the conference will explore this topic, as well as related questions such as: Is corporate purpose a luxury in times of crisis like the current one? Is sustainability (ESG Environmental Social Goals) within the purpose of the company? How should boards of directors deal with corporate purpose?

Speakers include, among others:
• Directors & CEOS
o Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever and co-founder of Imagine
o José Viñals, Chairman of Standard Chartered
o Baroness Denise Kingsmill, NED of Inditex and IAG
o Juvencio Maeztu, Deputy CEO of IKEA

• Academics
o Bengt Holmström, Nobel Laureate and professor at MIT
o Luigi Zingales, professor at Chicago Booth
o Rebecca M. Henderson, Professor at Harvard Business School
o Colin Mayer, Professor at Oxford Univeristy
o Fabrizio Ferraro, professor at IESE Business School
o John Almandoz, professor at IESE Business School
o Jordi Canals, professor at IESE Business School
o Jordi Gual, Chairman of CaixaBank and Professor at IESE Business School
o Mireia Gine, Professor at IESE Business School

Full speakers list and program:

Information on participating / attending:
Registration online via or Markus Kurz, Speaker IESE Business School Munich, Mobile +49 172 812 4378 or


10/28/2020 15:45 - 10/30/2020 18:30

Registration deadline:


Event venue:

Online-Event der
IESE Business School
Campus München
Maria-Theresia-Strasse 15
D-81675 München

Target group:

Business and commerce, Journalists

Email address:


transregional, national

Subject areas:

Economics / business administration

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference, Seminar / workshop / discussion




Markus Kurz


IESE Business School München

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