The CHARACTER of the Corporation: A Directors & Boards Magazine Governance Forum November 20-21, 2019 The Metropolitan Club, New York, NY.


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This Directors & Boards forum will bring together top public company board members, institutional investors, proxy advisers, judicial and governmental representatives and corporate governance thought leaders. Participants will discuss the character of the modern corporation, how boards can balance profit with social purpose and governance principles, and whether they even should.

This is not a typical governance conference. This is a working event designed to deliver an outcome and is open only to serving public company board members. Attendance is highly limited.


Indra Nooyi Director, Amazon; Former CEO/Chair PepsiCo

Michelle Edkins Managing Director, and Global Head-Investment Stewardship, BlackRock

General Lester L. Lyles Director, General Dynamics, KBR; Outgoing Chairman, USAA

Robert Jackson, Jr. Commissioner U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Marran Ogilvie Director, Four Corners Property Trust, Ferro Corp., Evolution Petroleum

Stuart R. Levine Director, Broadridge Financial Solutions

Kathy Higgins Victor Director, Best Buy

Ellen Kullman Director, Goldman Sachs, Dell, Amgen, United Technology

Martin Lipton Founding Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Leo Strine Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court

Anne Simpson Director, Board Governance & Strategy, CalPERS

Christopher J. Policinski Director, Hormel and Xcel Energy

Charles Elson Director, Encompass Health, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

Don Delves Executive Compensation, North American practice leader, Willis Towers Watson

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

Wendy Lane Director, Willis Towers Watson, Al-Dabbagh Holding Group

Richard Meischeid Managing Partner, Pay Governance

George Serafeim Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Blair Jones Managing Director, Semler Brossy Consulting Group

Paula Loop Partner Governance Insights Center, PwC

John Bremen Managing Director, Willis Towers Watson



2 p.m. Registration Opens

3 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Welcome and Forum Overview

Robert H. Rock, Chairman, MLR Media David Shaw and Eve Tahmincioglu: How the Forum Will Work

3:15 p.m.--3:40 p.m. Opening: The Character of the Corporation

Interview with Indra Nooyi, Amazon board member and former...

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