Global Shareholder Stewardship Conference

Global Shareholder Stewardship Conference

  • 23 - 24 September 2019
  • King’s College London

**This event is by invitation only**

Organisers:

Dionysia Katelouzou, Senior Lecturer Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London; and

Dan Puchniak, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law.

About the Event:

In light of the remarkable rise of institutional investors’ share of public equity, policymakers in the UK and abroad, especially after the Global Financial Crisis, implored institutional investors to engage with companies to promote long-term performance and social responsibility. These policy views found expression in the enactment of the UK Stewardship Code in 2010, which was quickly exported to 18 countries around the world and advocated at the EU and international level.

The Global Shareholder Stewardship Conference at King’s College London on 23–24 September 2019 will be the first event to bring together national, regional, and international standard setters to share experiences, enhance dialogue, disseminate good practice, guide scholarship, and shape future stewardship policy through evidence-based recommendations. The contributors will examine national, supranational, and international stewardship principles, institutions’ investment practices, the impact of (soft/hard) regulation on current and evolving stewardship practices and the interaction of private and public actors in generating public policy. They will, therefore, contribute to current corporate governance debates and policymaking at national, supranational and international levels and will inform a wide range of academic and non-academic beneficiaries, including institutional investors, companies, and other stakeholders.

The ultimate goal of the Conference will be to publish a book on Global Shareholder Stewardship: Regulating the Rise of Institutional Investors. The book will contain in-depth jurisdiction-specific chapters on all major jurisdictions which have implemented a stewardship code or principles. It will also examine the possible rise of stewardship in major economies which may in the future adopt a stewardship code or principles. The in-depth analysis in the jurisdiction-specific chapters will be analysed from multiple perspectives and using several methodological approaches to derive some fresh comparative corporate governance lessons and useful academic theories from this research project.

The conference and wider project are co-sponsored by the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London, the Transnational Law Institute, King's College London, the British Academy's Partnership with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the ESRC Social Science Impact Fund and the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

The event is by invitation only and spaces are limited. ECGI members can register their interest in this event by sending your full name and affiliation to global-stewardship@kcl.ac.uk

 

Supported by:

Information

Address:
King’s College London
Contact:
Elaine McPartlan
European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Day 1: Monday 23 September 2019

08:45
- 09:10

Registration & Coffee

09:10
- 09:40

Global Shareholder Stewardship: What, Who, Why & Where

Speakers:
Dan Puchniak
11:05
- 11:20

Coffee break

12:45
- 13:45

Lunch

16:25
- 16:40

Coffee Break

19:00

Speakers’ Dinner

Day 2: Tuesday 24 September 2019

08:40
- 09:00

Coffee

10:20
- 10:30

Coffee Break

11:40
- 13:05

Shareholder Stewardship in Developing Countries

Panelists:
Austin Auko
Bruno Becker
13:05
- 14:00

Lunch

15:30
- 15:45

Coffee break

17:20

Reception

Speakers

Austin Auko
Bruno Becker
Tim Bowley
Claudia Chapman
Toshitake Inoue
Professor
Dan Puchniak
Professor
Umakanth Varottil

Presentations

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Global Shareholder Stewardship: What, Who, Why & Where

Time:
09:10h
- 09:40h

Speakers

Professor
Dan Puchniak
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Shareholder Stewardship in Asia (3)

Time:
10:30h
- 11:40h

Speakers

Professor
Umakanth Varottil
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Wrap-up

Time:
17:05h
- 17:20h

Speakers

Professor
Dan Puchniak

Panel Discussions

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Shareholder Stewardship in Europe (1)

Time:
09:40h
- 11:05h

Moderator

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Shareholder Stewardship in Europe (2)

Time:
11:20h
- 12:45h

Moderator

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Stewardship Conversations: What Policymakers Are Saying

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Stewardship Conversations: What Policymakers Are Saying

Time:
13:45h
- 15:00h

Panelists

Claudia Chapman
Toshitake Inoue

Shareholder Stewardship in North America and Australia

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Shareholder Stewardship in North America and Australia

Time:
15:00h
- 16:25h

Panelists

Tim Bowley

Shareholder Stewardship in Asia (1)

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Shareholder Stewardship in Asia (1)

Time:
16:40h
- 18:35h

Panelists

Professor
Dan Puchniak

Shareholder Stewardship in Asia (2)

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Shareholder Stewardship in Asia (2)

Time:
09:00h
- 10:20h

Panelists

Shareholder Stewardship in Developing Countries

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Shareholder Stewardship in Developing Countries

Time:
11:40h
- 13:05h

Panelists

Austin Auko
Bruno Becker
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Stewardship Conversations – What firms & investors are saying

Time:
14:00h
- 15:30h

Moderator

Panelists

Stewardship, Enforcement & Comparative Approaches

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Stewardship, Enforcement & Comparative Approaches

Time:
15:45h
- 17:05h

Panelists

Professor
Dan Puchniak