European Corporate Governance Conference 2022

European Corporate Governance Conference 2022

Sustainability in Corporate Governance: from concepts to practices

Organized by EY, in collaboration with ecoDa, Czech Institute of Directors, ACCA, BusinessEurope and EuropeanIssuers, the European Corporate Governance Conference 2022 – under the auspices of Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU – brings together decision-makers, academics and key business, as well as civil society, experts from EU and beyond.

At this year’s conference, the speakers will exchange views on how to address sustainability in corporate governance, including the proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. They will also discuss remuneration policy in connection with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets, while focusing on European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) upcoming European Sustainability Reporting Standards. Finally, the conversation will shift to the global stage and delve deeper into the review of the G20/OECD’s Corporate Governance Principles.

The conference will be livestreamed.

Presenters

Martina Kneiflova
Country Managing Partner, EY Czech Republic
Photo de groupe du cabinet Reynders et portraits de ses memebres (pour la page web)
Didier Reynders
European Commissioner for Justice
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Michal Franěk
Deputy Minister of Justice, Czech Republic
Maija Laurila
Maija Laurila
Head of Company Law Unit, DG JUST, European Commission
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Leena Linnainmaa
Secretary General, Directors’ Institute Finland, & Chair, ecoDa
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Bruno Zabala
Chair of the Company Law Working Group, BusinessEurope
Petr Vácha
Head of Assurance, EY Czech Republic
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Rachael Johnson
Head of Risk Management and Corporate Governance, ACCA
Photographic portrait of Carey Evans
Carey Evans
Managing Director, Global Public Policy, BlackRock
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Anaïs Berthier
Head of Brussels office, ClientEarth
Presenters  - Tomasz Wiatrak,
Tomasz Wiatrak
Chairman of the Board and CEO, ORLEN Unipetrol, & Vice President, Czech Institute of Directors
Jan Juchelka
Jan Juchelka
CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Komerční banka
Alice Machová
Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader, EY Czech Republic
Photographic portrait of George Dallas
George Dallas
Policy Director, ICGN
Rients Abma
Rients Abma
Executive Director, Eumedion
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Kateřina Bohuslavová
Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of ESG Office, ČEZ Group
Fredré
Fredré Ferreira
Senior Technical Manager, EFRAG
Andrew Hobbs
EY EMEIA Public Policy Leader
Photographic portrait of Carmine Di Noia
Carmine Di Noia
Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
Photographic portrait of Odile de Brosses
Odile de Brosses
President, ECGCN & EuropeanIssuers
Rytis Ambrazevičius
Rytis Ambrazevičius
President, Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance
Pascal Durand-Barthez
Pascal Durand-Barthez
Vice-Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee, Business at OECD & Member of the Advocacy Committee, ecoDa
Massimiliano Turconi
Massimiliano Turconi
Chief Audit Executive, TIM & Vice President, ECIIA
Photographic portrait of Kamil Čermák
Kamil Čermák
Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, ČEZ ESCO, & President, Czech Institute of Directors

Location Hotel The President Praha, Náměstí Curieových 1/100, Prague, Czech Republic, 110 00, CZ Open in maps

Time 09:30 - 17:30

  • 9:30 Welcoming coffee

    Networking

  • 10:00 Opening speech

    Welcome by Martina Kneiflova, Country Managing Partner, EY Czech Republic

  • 10:15 Keynote speeches

    Michal Franěk, Deputy Minister of Justice, Czech Republic

    Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice (Video message)

    Maija Laurila, Head of Company Law Unit, DG JUST, European Commission

  • 10:45 Panel 1: Sustainability in Corporate Governance: from concepts to practices

    How will the proposed Corporate Sustainable Due Diligence Directive impact directors’ duties and business conduct? How will all ESG-related legislative pieces work together? Is the legislation clear enough for practical implementation?

    Moderator

    • Leena Linnainmaa, Secretary General, Directors’ Institute Finland, & Chair, ecoDa

    Panelists:

    • Bruno Zabala, Chair of the Company Law Working Group, BusinessEurope
    • Petr Vácha, Assurance Leader, EY Czech Republic
    • Rachael Johnson, Head of Risk Management and Corporate Governance, ACCA
    • Carey Evans, Managing Director, Global Public Policy, BlackRock 
    • Anaïs Berthier, Head of Brussels office, ClientEarth
  • 11:45 Concrete examples of the impact on businesses

    • A case study: Tomasz Wiatrak, Chairman of the Board and CEO, ORLEN Unipetrol, & Vice President, Czech Institute of Directors
    • Reaction from a Czech company: Jan Juchelka, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Komerční banka
  • 12:15 Networking lunch

  • 13:45 Panel 2: Remuneration still in the spotlight

    What changes have we observed in remuneration policies since the last Shareholders Rights Directive? How would remuneration reports need to improve? How to embed long-term ESG incentives in executive remuneration? 

    Moderator: Maija Laurila, Head of Company Law Unit, DG JUST, European Commission

    Panelists:

    • Alice Machová, Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader, EY Czech Republic
    • George Dallas, Policy Director, ICGN
    • Rients Abma, Executive Director, Eumedion

    Czech case example: Kateřina Bohuslavová, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of ESG Office, ČEZ Group

  • 15:00 Coffee Break

  • 15:30 Fireside Chat

    New ESRS standards on corporate governance: The new ESRS Standards are expected to be presented by EFRAG in November 2022. How can boards strengthen governance to accelerate their ESG journeys?
    • Fredré Ferreira, Senior Technical Manager, EFRAG
    • Andrew Hobbs, EMEIA Public Policy Leader, EY

  • 16:00 Panel 3: Review of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance: Usefulness of Codes and Principles in an increasingly regulated environment

    The G20/OECD Corporate Governance principles are about to be reviewed to consider any structural effects on capital markets and corporate governance practices. How can they help achieve broader economic objectives with respect to corporate sector sustainability, financial stability, investor confidence and capital formation? Is the Comply or Explain principle still valued?

    Moderator: Carmine Di Noia, Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

    Panelists:

    • Odile de Brosses, President, ECGCN & EuropeanIssuers
    • Rytis Ambrazevičius, President, Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance
    • Pascal Durand-Barthez, Vice-Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee, Business at OECD & Member of the Advocacy Committee, ecoDa
    • Massimiliano Turconi, Chief Audit Executive, TIM & Vice President, ECIIA
  • 17:15 Wrap-up

    Kamil Čermák, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, ČEZ ESCO, & President, Czech Institute of Directors

  • 17:30 Cocktail Reception

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