2020 GCGC Conference: Global Webinar

When: 16 Apr 2020
Where: Online
Speaker: Renée Adams, John Armour, Todd Baker, Marco Becht, Diana Bonfim, Andreas Engert, Luca Enriques, Kathryn Judge, Jan Krahnen, Amir Licht, Katharina Pistor, Georg Ringe, Mark Roe, Isabel Schnabel, Eric Talley, Tobias Tröger

The COVID-19 Crisis and Its Aftermath: Corporate Governance Implications and Policy Challenges

24 Hour Global Webinar hosted throughout:
Australia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, China, Israel, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, and USA

It is already clear that the COVID-19 pandemic will have dire economic consequences, and collective thought is being applied to what policies can better ensure societies’ resilience and their quick and dynamic recovery once the crisis is over. Corporate governance scholars can also help policymakers devise sound and effective policies for this purpose. This global webinar convened scholars, practitioners and policymakers with the aim of advancing the decision-making process.

Topics included, but were not limited to:
·         Corporate social responsibility in war-like times
·         Corporate governance digitalization
·         Takeover defences and M&A trends
·         Bond markets and bankruptcy
·         The governance implications of emergency laws and government bailouts
·         Securities regulation (disclosure, short-selling bans, etc.)
·         ESG and Impact investing
·         Systemic risk and financial stability following exogenous shocks

An initiative of ECGI and the Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC).The sessions were recorded and are published here and on the ECGI website . Registration for attendance was open to all with an interest in corporate governance.