Recent developments and future challenge
Deakin Law School's Centre for Comparative Corporate Governance is pleased to invite you to a seminar led by Professor Beate Sjåfjell who will present on the most recent corporate governance developments in the EU and what these mean for business and investors.
The European Union (EU) increasingly sees the significance of corporate governance in promoting economic development and in protecting involved interests. After the global financial crisis of 2007-2008, the EU recognised that short-termism contributed to the financial and business scandals that were revealed. The last years have also seen an increasing recognition of the impact business has on broader societal concerns, including human rights and environmental protection. Reforms have been undertaken or are being considered in several areas, including new EU rules on the disclosure of and reporting on non-financial issues and on the participation of shareholders in corporate governance.
Professor Sjåfjell will also share with us her perspectives on whether these corporate governance developments are sufficient to promote the necessary transition of business and finance from business as usual and onto a sustainable path, in the economic sense as well as socially and environmentally.
Date: Friday 5 August
Time: 12 pm for 12.30 pm start
Location: Deakin University, Level 3, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Cost: FREE and includes light refreshments
Dress code: Business attire
RSVP: 29 July 2016