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Comet Meetings, Place Stéphanie 20 1050 Brussels België


2 days program:

GUBERNA member 2499 euro 

Non-member 2799 euro


1-day program:

GUBERNA Member 1250 euro 

Non-member 1399 euro

The world is in transition, and so is governance. The impact of societal, political and legislative changes on a board of directors is substantial. Today, we live through the transition of value creation to sustainable value creation. In 2021, the Belgian Code 2020 added an explanatory note about sustainable value creation. What does it mean? How can we embody it, bring it into reality, even in these politically and economically volatile times? 

Though the principles of sustainable value creation are perhaps clear, how can we implement them concretely in a monthly meeting of the board of directors? How can we make the trade-off between going for a green transition and economic welfare? In every meeting, a director might be confronted by these questions. 

Good governance is crucial as a means to reach better environmental and social conditions. 

GUBERNA wants to offer you guidance how to successfully cope with those challenges, by its proven recipe of academic-based research and case studies combined with testimonials of experienced directors. 

GUBERNA created together with Belgium’s 40 under 40 (Autumn Cohort 2021) a two-day programme on sustainable value creation. 

  • What does sustainable value creation mean for me, my board and my organisation? 

  • We will show you concrete, real and realistic cases to set you on the way of transforming your organisation from a focus on value creation to a focus on sustainable value creation. 

  • Discover with us the concrete impact of EU ESG regulation on your board of directors. What changes, what doesn’t change? Analyze with us the impact of sustainable finance policies on your financial statements. 

  • Work with us on a governance framework that is adaptable for your board and organisation. How ready is the composition of your board for the future? 

  • This programme unites the expertise of GUBERNA with the engagement and transformative knowledge of Belgium’s 40 under 40. We also welcome the insights of Chapter Zero Brussels. 

As a director, the concept of sustainability might raise different questions for you. Do you want clear information tailor made for directors? In day 1 we assess the legal and financial impact of sustainable value creation on your organization. Facts, figures and clear guidelines on how to prevent a negative impact are given. 

Do you struggle with bringing the topic to your board? How do you start with sustainability on board level? In day 2 we look at sustainability from a board’s perspective. How can leadership make the difference? What tools do you have as a board to bring sustainability forward? 

You can follow one or both days of this training.


Welcoming Coffee 


Key note speech : How can the board shape the future of businesses and organizations?

Philippe Joubert

Founder & CEO Earth on Board




Session 1 : Assess the strategic impact of sustainability on your organization

Dr. Saartje Verbeke 

Senior research associate GUBERNA


Session 2 : Assess the impact of European regulations on your organization

Pierre-Henri D’haene

Head of sustainability Elia




Session 3: Assess the legal impact of sustainability on your organization

Sandra Gobert

Executive director GUBERNA




Session 4: Assess the financial impact of sustainability on your organization

Prof. Dr. David Veredas

Vlerick Business School




Welcoming Coffee 


Tools and techniques for boards to impact the sustainability strategy of the organization: case workshop

Dr. Sybille van den Hove

Bridging for sustainability – board member IBA




Testimonial: The governance tripod under sustainability pressure





The role of the board in sustainable leadership

Sara Vermeir

Russell & Reynolds




Insights from the board: Interactive panel debate

Panelists: Steven Serneels (Co-founder and chair of Impact Finance Belgium) & Anne Sophie Pijcke (Founder Seewhy)


Wrap-up and closing drink


  • Saartje Verbeke - Senior research associate, GUBERNA
  • Pierre-Henri D’haene - Head of Sustainability, Elia 
  • Sandra Gobert - Executive Director, GUBERNA
  • David Veredas - Partner & full professor, Vlerick Business School
  • Sybille Vandenhove - Executive director, Bridging for Sustainability
  • Sara Vermeir - Russell & Reynolds
  • Philippe Joubert - Founder & CEO Earth on Board
  • Steven Serneels - Co-founder and chair of Impact Finance Belgium
  • Anne Sophie Pijcke - Founder Seewhy
Joint Certificate

Certificate Sustainable Directorship

By completing the Director Climate Journey and A governance roadmap to sustainable value creation, the participant receives a Sustainable Directorship Certificate. This certificate will only be given to the participant if they participated in both trainings

If you are only interested in A governance roadmap to sustainable value creation, you will receive a different certificate.



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Ons registratienummer is DV.O109497.




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