More than 50 representatives from the Global Compact Network Switzerland including board members and other interested stakeholders discussed the importance of Corporate Responsibility for the Board of Directors and the need for action.

With the adoption of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement, all actors are required to contribute to the solution of these grand challenges. The Board of Directors are of paramount importance. Their role is to ensure the future viability of the company and to recognize the opportunities and risks. The objectives of the event were to discuss the importance of Corporate Responsibility for the Board of Directors and the need for action.

Earlier this month, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) kindly hosted in its premises in Geneva the ‘Board of Directors for the Future’ evening conference, jointly organized by Global Compact Network Switzerland (GCNS), RepRisk and Engageability. The same event took place in Zurich in January. 

 

Summary reports

pdfSummary Board of Directors - Geneva, March 9th

pdfSummary Verwaltungsrat der Zukunft - Zurich, January 11th (in German)

 

Presentations and related articles

Presentation from Rajna Gibson Brandon, University of Geneva & Swiss Finance Institute  pdfThe Corporate Social Responsibility of Board of Directors:A Choice or a Necessity?

Link to the related paper from Rajna Gibson and Philipp Krueger, The Sustainability Footprint of Institutional Investors (February 17, 2017), Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper No. 17-05.

Introduction slides  pdfIntroduction - Geneva

Presentation from Antonio Hautle, GCNS  pdfIntroduction GCNS

Presentation from Raul Manjarin, RepRisk  pdfBoard of Directors for the Future

Articles from Olivier Jaeggi, Ecofact AG for the blog of the MIT Sloan Management Review:

pdfWhat New OECD Standards Mean for Investors or link to the article

pdfEnvironmental and Human Rights Assume a New Urgency for Boards or link to the article

Mediterranean Shipping Company News Portal: MSC Hosts Global Compact Network Switzerland

 

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