ECGI Annual Members’ Meeting 2020

ECGI Annual Members’ Meeting 2020

  • 15 October 2020
  • Online

This event is available to watch on livestream at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B7F08ir0VQ

 

2020 ECGI Annual Members’ Meeting

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Hosted by Swedish House of Finance

15 October | Online

About the Event:

This event was co-sponsored by the Swedish House of Finance (SHoF) at Stockholm School of Economics, the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and the European Corporate Governance Research Foundation (ECGRF). It brought together senior academics and thought-leaders in business to discuss a range of important topics. 

 

Open to the public:

The 2020 Wallenberg Lecture (15 October)

Panel Discussion (15 October)

Prize Sessions (15 October)

ECGI Members only:

ECGI General Assembly Meeting (15 October) | Download programme

Sustainable Finance Conference (16 and 17 October) | see separate programme

 

 

Supported by:

   

Thursday 15 October 2020

14:30
- 15:45

ECGI General Assembly Meeting (members only)

15:45
- 16:00

Break

16:00
- 17:25

The 2020 Wallenberg Lecture (public event)- 'The Relative Effectiveness of Exit and Voice Strategies'

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The 2020 Wallenberg Lecture (public event)- 'The Relative Effectiveness of Exit and Voice Strategies'

Time:
16:00h
- 17:25h

About the Lecture

'The Relative Effectiveness of Exit and Voice Strategies'
 

In recent years, companies have come under increasing stakeholder pressure to pursue environmental and social goals. At the same time a growing academic literature has argued that the usual presumption that firms should maximize profit or market value is no longer valid in a world where, as result of political failures either at the national or international level, externalities are not well-controlled. In his talk, Prof. Hart will consider the relative effectiveness of exit (divestment and boycott) and voice (engagement) strategies in promoting socially desirable outcomes in companies. He will argue that in a competitive world exit is less effective than voice in pushing firms to act in a socially responsible manner. He will also discuss what social and legal considerations might sometimes make exit preferable to voice.

The talk is based on the ECGI Working Paper 694/2020: Eleonora Broccardo, Oliver Hart, Luigi Zingales Exit vs. Voice (01 Sep 2020) Available at ECGI: https://ecgi.global/working-paper/exit-vs-voice

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17:30
- 18:50

ECGI Working Paper Prize Sessions (public event):

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Aberdeen Standard Investments (Finance Prize): Picking Friends Before Picking (Proxy) Fights: How Mutual Fund Voting Shapes Proxy Contests

Time:
17:30h
- 18:10h

Please see link below to the ECGI finance working paper 601/2019.

Picking Friends Before Picking (Proxy) Fights: How Mutual Fund Voting Shapes Proxy Contests

Speakers

18:10
- 18:50

Cleary Gottlieb Hamilton & Steen (Law Prize): The Grip of Nationalism on Corporate Law

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Cleary Gottlieb Hamilton & Steen (Law Prize): The Grip of Nationalism on Corporate Law

Time:
18:10h
- 18:50h

Please see link below to the ECGI law working paper 437/2019.

The Grip of Nationalism on Corporate Law

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18:50
- 19:00

Closing Remarks

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Presentations

The 2020 Wallenberg Lecture (public event)- 'The Relative Effectiveness of Exit and Voice Strategies'

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The 2020 Wallenberg Lecture (public event)- 'The Relative Effectiveness of Exit and Voice Strategies'

Time:
16:00h
- 17:25h

About the Lecture

'The Relative Effectiveness of Exit and Voice Strategies'
 

In recent years, companies have come under increasing stakeholder pressure to pursue environmental and social goals. At the same time a growing academic literature has argued that the usual presumption that firms should maximize profit or market value is no longer valid in a world where, as result of political failures either at the national or international level, externalities are not well-controlled. In his talk, Prof. Hart will consider the relative effectiveness of exit (divestment and boycott) and voice (engagement) strategies in promoting socially desirable outcomes in companies. He will argue that in a competitive world exit is less effective than voice in pushing firms to act in a socially responsible manner. He will also discuss what social and legal considerations might sometimes make exit preferable to voice.

The talk is based on the ECGI Working Paper 694/2020: Eleonora Broccardo, Oliver Hart, Luigi Zingales Exit vs. Voice (01 Sep 2020) Available at ECGI: https://ecgi.global/working-paper/exit-vs-voice

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Discussants

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Aberdeen Standard Investments (Finance Prize): Picking Friends Before Picking (Proxy) Fights: How Mutual Fund Voting Shapes Proxy Contests

Time:
17:30h
- 18:10h

Please see link below to the ECGI finance working paper 601/2019.

Picking Friends Before Picking (Proxy) Fights: How Mutual Fund Voting Shapes Proxy Contests

Speakers

Back to all presentations

Cleary Gottlieb Hamilton & Steen (Law Prize): The Grip of Nationalism on Corporate Law

Time:
18:10h
- 18:50h

Please see link below to the ECGI law working paper 437/2019.

The Grip of Nationalism on Corporate Law

Speakers