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Virtually Live 2020

People, purpose and the pandemic: How will boards evolve after COVID-19?

Speakers: Professor Alex Edmans, Beatriz Pessôa de Araújo, Catherine Young, Julia Root-Gutteridge

Schedule: 19 Aug 2020 11:15 - 12:00 BST

Overview

Boards have faced unprecedented challenges since the COVID-19 outbreak took hold in the UK. The decisions they have taken will shape their strategy, composition and governance into the future – even their very decision making itself.

As businesses emerge from lockdown and move into the recovery, boards have an opportunity to change how they function for the better. Informed by the social, political and wider business response to the crisis, they will be actively considering the three Ps: 

  • Purpose – how has a corporation’s purpose changed?
  • People – what have they learned from the treatment of staff, stakeholders, suppliers?
  • Process – what will boards do differently? Has governance fundamentally changed?

The panel:

  • Julia Root-Gutteridge, Manager, Board Effectiveness, ICAEW (Chair)
  • Professor Alex Edmans, London Business School & Academic Director, Centre for Corporate Governance
  • Beatriz Pessôa de Araújo, Partner, Corporate, Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Catherine Young, Non-executive Director

Key takeaways:

  • Explore the latest thinking on how COVID-19 will fundamentally change boards and business’ role in society and community.
  • Hear from an expert panel drawn from business, academia and ICAEW’s membership to explore these issues.

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Professor Alex Edmans
Professor Alex Edmans London Business School & Academic Director, Centre for Corporate Governance

Alex will explore the latest thinking on how COVID-19 will fundamentally change boards and business’ role in society and community.

Beatriz Pessôa de Araújo, Partner, Baker McKenzie and speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Beatriz Pessôa de Araújo Partner, Baker McKenzie

Beatriz is on the panel session: People, purpose and the pandemic: How will boards evolve after COVID-19?

Catherine Young, Director, Wetton Young and speaker at ICAEW Virtually LIve 2020
Catherine Young Non-executive Director

Catherine is on the panel session: People, purpose and the pandemic: How will boards evolve after COVID-19?

Julia Root-Gutteridge is a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Julia Root-Gutteridge Manager, Board Effectiveness, ICAEW

Juila will be hosting two panel sessions on the future of boards and on women in chartered accountancy.

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