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2017 Corporate Governance Symposium next week


The 2017 Corporate Governance Symposium will be held Tuesday, March 7 in Newark at the University of Delaware. The event will feature talks from lawyers, academics, journalists and executives speaking on the state of corporate governance today.

Ronald P. O’Hanley, president and CEO of State Street Global Advisors, will deliver the opening address, which will focus on how boards can consider ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors when planning for long-term growth.

Charles M. Elson, director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, will moderate the discussion. On the theme of the symposium: “I think we are going to look at investor expectations,” he said.

He added that some major topics will include types of ownership, board tenure, and board composition.

Here’s a full Q&A with Elson on Delaware’s status as a corporate haven.

The panelists include:

  • Allison A. Bennington, Partner and General Counsel, ValueAct Capital
  • Amy Bilbija, Managing Director, Strategic Governance Advisors
  • Glenn Booraem, Principal & Fund Treasurer, Vanguard
  • Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Joann S. Lublin, Management News Editor, The Wall Street Journal
  • Ronald P. O’Hanley, President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors
  • Brian L. Schorr, Partner and Chief Legal Officer, Trian Fund Management, L.P
  • Linda E. Scott, Managing Director and Associate Corporate Secretary, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Myron T. Steele, Partner, Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP; and former Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court

The symposium is co-sponsored by the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics Department of Finance, University of Delaware. More information here.

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