Yearly Day of the Listed Companies

Yearly Day of Listed Companies 2021

  • Public
  • GUBERNA
VBO/FEB
Seminar
VBO/FEB Ravensteinstraat 4 1000 Brussels Belgium

Companies have always faced activism. In addition to traditional forms of activism, such as shareholder activism, new forms of stakeholder activism have developed. The battle is thus shifting from the general meeting to the courts.   

What is new is that companies are increasingly adopting an activist stance. Beyond the shareholder value paradigm, companies are formulating objectives that have an impact on society at large. In this way, companies are themselves becoming actors of social change. 

To further explore these developments, the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium and GUBERNA invite you to the eighth edition of the Yearly Day of Listed Companies on the theme of activism. During this study afternoon, internationally renowned experts will share their vision of activism in 2021 from different angles. 

Programme

14:00

Introduction 

Arie Van Hoe, Executive Manager VBO/FEB

14:20

Keynote – Conceptual insights and key trends in activism 

Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School 

15:00

The activist perspective – Discussion on the Shell case 

Roger Cox, lawyer at Paulussen Advocaten

15:30

The corporate and board perspective 

Bert De Graeve, Chairman at Telenet and Sibelco 

16:00

Coffeebreak

16:30

Panel discussion with representatives from business, activists and politics 

Confirmed panellists: 

  • Hilde Laga, Chair, GIMV 
  • European Commissioner Didier Reynders
  • Prof. Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, BlackRock

Moderator:

  • Sandra Gobert, Executive Director GUBERNA
17:15

Conclusion – The dialogue with shareholders and stakeholders in the 2020 Belgian Corporate Governance Code 

Thomas Leysen, Chairman of the Belgian Corporate Governance Committee 

17:30

Cocktail

Practical information

This event takes place in Dutch, French and English.
A Covid Safe Ticket will be required at the entrance. 

Partners
Price

Members GUBERNA or VBO/FEB: €100 excl. VAT
Non members: €150 excl. VAT

CPD points
3
Contact

Nicolas Coomans

nicolas.coomans@guberna.be

Tel. 0472/56 75 99

 

François-Guillaume Eggermont

fge@vbo-feb.be

Tel. 0487/77 48 76