Global ESG and Sustainability Summit - 2022

Driving positive change.

Stress on organizations today is unprecedented. More than ever before leaders need to be equipped to understand and respond to rapidly changing conditions and ensure the continued sustainability of their organizations.


Our environment, society and the essential governance thereof is firmly interwoven into our future. We have a collective responsibility to pivot and transform our organizations to create, preserve and avoid the erosion of value and ensure that we effectively steward our limited resources for future generations.


Join us, as global experts help us challenge the assumption that our current economic models can expand indefinitely, and as suggested by the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), ask ourselves the uncomfortable questions that no one dares to ask. Can we find innovative solutions that grapple with the complexities ingrained within our environment and implanted deep within our society? Investigate the latest developments in governance from global thought leaders, and catalyse new ideas as we all work towards a sustainable future.


Join us for a globally interactive conversation about ESG, Sustainability and beyond – what we do now affects our future. 

This Global Summit is hosted by the Good Governance Academy in association with Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), The South African Business Schools Association (SABSA) and Global Business School Network (GBSN).


Supporting organizations include the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Central and East European Management (CEEMAN), Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI) and Association of African Business Schools (AABS).

Agenda

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Summit welcome

ESG, sustainability and beyond

Breakout to learning streams

Learning Stream 1

E – Environment

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Learning Stream 2

S – Social and Society

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Learning Stream 3

G – Governance

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Comfort break and learning stream selection

Learning Stream 1

E – Environment

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Learning Stream 2

S – Social and Society

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Learning Stream 3

G – Governance

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Re-join plenary

Learning stream summation and outcomes discussion

Closing remarks and announcement of 2023 Summit

SPEAKERS

Tim Mescon

Executive Vice President and Chief Officer, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Experienced Executive Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Long-term business dean and university president. Accomplished researcher, author and speaker.

 

Tim Mescon is executive vice president and chief officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He is president emeritus of Columbus State University in Georgia, where he served from 2008 to 2014.

 

Previously, Tim served as dean and Dinos Eminent Scholar Chair for 18 years at the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. He gained extensive experience as an AACSB peer review team member, chair, and committee member for 25 years before joining AACSB.

 

Tim is the author of more than 200 articles and case studies, and he has co-authored four books; his latest is Entrepreneurship: Venture Initiation, Management and Development, 2nd edition (Routledge/M.E. Sharpe).

 

He received his PhD from the Terry College at The University of Georgia, his MBA from the Cox School at Southern Methodist University, and his BA from Tulane University.

Prof. Mervyn King

Patron, Good Governance Academy

Mervyn King is a Senior Counsel, former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa, and designated Chartered Director (South Africa). He is Professor Extraordinaire at the University of South Africa, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Pretoria and Cape Town, and a Visiting Professor at Rhodes University. He has honorary Doctorates from Wits University and Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Leeds University in the UK, and Deakin University in Australia.

 

Mervyn is honorary fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; the Institute of Internal Auditors of the UK; the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; the Certified Public Accountants of Australia; the Chartered Institute of Public Relations of the UK, and the Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

 

Mervyn is Chair Emeritus of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, as well as of the Value Reporting Foundation (incorporating the International Integrated Reporting Council and SASB) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for promoting quality corporate governance globally, from several institutions.

 

Mervyn chairs the Good Law Foundation and has chaired the United Nations Committee of Eminent persons on Governance and Oversight. He is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the World Bank on Corporate Governance and of the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris. Mervyn currently chairs the African Integrated Reporting Council and the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa and is Patron of the Good Governance Academy.

 

Mervyn has been a chair, director and chief executive of several companies listed on the London, Luxembourg and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. He has consulted, advised and spoken on legal, business, advertising, sustainability and corporate governance issues in over 60 countries and has received many awards from international bodies around the world including the World Federation of Stock Exchanges and the International Federation of Accountants.

 

He is the author of many books on governance, sustainability and reporting, the latest being “The Healthy Company.”

Professor Darius Palia

Professor Palia is an internationally renowned scholar in law and economics, banking, and corporate governance. He earned a PhD in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and he has been on the faculty of Princeton University, Columbia Business School, the University of Chicago, and UCLA.

Dr. Palia has published extensively in the top finance journals (e.g., J. of Finance, J. of Financial Economics, RAND J., and Review of F. Studies), as well as in the top law and economics journals (e.g., American Law & Econ. Review, Harvard Business Law Review, J. of Corporation Law, J. of Empirical Legal Studies, and J. of Law & Economics). His work is extensively cited by other scholars and he is the Associate Editor of the J. of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is often quoted in newspaper articles and magazines. He continues to be invited to present his research to the faculty of top Universities, at the major academic meetings, and at the prestigious National Bureau of Economic Research conferences. He has worked as an expert in both federal and state courts. As Founding Director of the Financial Institutions Center, he organizes and participates in panels that include CEOs and other senior executives of financial institutions as well as senior regulators.

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Identifying Environmental Isssues

 

How does an organization conduct analysis so to identify its weaknesses and challenges?

Join us for problem identification strategies as it relates to environmental issues.

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Measuring the Impact of

Responsible Management Education for the World

How Responsible Management Education is affecting academia and beyond.

Presenters will share their experiences measuring and understanding the impact of RME efforts at their organizations.

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Identifying Good Governance

How to identify and report on an organization’s governance

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Measuring and managing the elephant in the room

Inquiry into the measurement and management

of environmental impact of and on businesses and business schools.

The conversation will cover the barriers to achieving full spectrum acknowledgment and measurement of environmental impact. This conversation will also review new and hopeful trends and developments in this field.

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Balancing stakeholder and social demands

Strategies to meet internal and external stakeholder demands

while keeping social responsibility as a lighthouse.

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Governing for Sustainability

How should governing bodies govern their organizations to achieve sustainability

Mumbi Maria Wachira

Accounting Lecturer at Strathmore University Business School (SBS), Nairobi

Dr. Mumbi Maria Wachira is a full-time Accounting Lecturer at Strathmore University Business School (SBS), Nairobi. She obtained both her Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Master of Commerce (MCom) degrees at Strathmore University, and her PhD at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. 

 

Her teaching and research areas are in Sustainability Reporting, Creating Shared Value, Financial Reporting, Corporate Fraud, and Sustainable Finance. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Wachira has also been involved in the training and consulting of SMEs operating within Nairobi in collaboration with various companies. Currently, she is involved in developing and facilitating customized programs for organizations seeking to embed sustainability strategies into their core business operations. 

 

Dr. Wachira is the Vice Chair for UN-PRME Chapter Africa. She is a member of the Shared Value Africa Initiative Council of 8 and is also actively involved in the B Academics Global Engagement Committee.

Lee Swan

Sustainability Solutions Lead, Emergent

Lee is an experienced business sustainability advisor with hands on experience in a variety of sectors including investment management, manufacturing, energy, construction, mining, aviation, real estate and infrastructure. She has over 18 years of experience within the sustainable business arena. To date, her career has been spent primarily at the intersection between commerce and sustainability. Lee has a Master’s Degree in Development Planning with a focus on the renewable energy and economics. She also holds a Certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Institute.

 

 

Experience

  • Sustainable Business Management – assessment of sustainability related risks and opportunities and development of short –, medium and long term business strategies aimed at optimizing business sustainability and managing risk.
  • Sustainability Assessment and Strategy – advanced sustainability risk and opportunity identification, assessment and strategy development.
  • Sustainability Integration for Investment Processes – identification, assessment and integration of material sustainability related considerations within investment management processes for equity and fixed income investments.
  • Management – Management of client consulting projects including project conceptualization, design and execution, usually with oversight over a team of specialists.
  • Consulting – advisory experience related to the SDGs, sustainability, PRI, CRISA, JSE guidelines, GRI, SASB, TCFD, FSCA ESG Guidance Note alignment and sustainability aspects of Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act 1956. This includes research, risk assessment, opportunity assessments, policy development, process development, development of assessment and measurement tools and methodologies.
  • Research – ongoing research on sustainability/ESG related topics including ESG.
 
Education
  • Certificate in ESG Investing, CFA Institute, 2019
  • MSc Development Planning, University of Reading, 2006
  • BSc Town and Regional Planning Honours, University of the Witwatersrand, 2003

Elif Özkul Gökmen

Founder of Sercom Sustainability Consulting

After majoring in Finance-Accounting at the Business Administration Department at Marmara University of İstanbul in 1996, Elif worked on corporate communications and reputation management for 12 years in local and multinational corporations.

 

In 2008, she established the first sustainability management consulting company in Turkey, Sercom, with the motto ‘Respect to Life’ aiming to help corporations to manage their sustainability impacts. She has served over 35 large companies and conglomerates in over 15 sectors including financial services, retail, cement, textile, chemicals, steel, energy, logistics, food and beverage, telecommunications, airport operators, construction, tire, packaging and still providing advisory and corporate reporting services (sustainability, integrated, UNGC), helping companies to improve their and their suppliers’ ESG performance rated on platforms like Refinitiv, MSCI, S&P and EcoVadis.

 

Elif has served as GRI’s Contracted Quality Consultant in Turkey from 2010 to 2015. She has been the Project Coordinator of Selecting Best Green Economy Projects of Turkey, presented at the Rio+20 UN Sustainable Development Conference in 2012. Elif, participated in Corporate Governance Board Leadership Training Program by IFC in 2012 and joined Climate Reality Project Leadership Training Program by Al Gore in 2013. She’s written numerous articles on the development of sustainability and integrated reporting.

 

Elif is a member of Corporate Governance Association of Turkey, ERTA Integrated Reporting Association of Turkey, Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living and Corporate Responsibility Association of Turkey. Elif is a micro farmer and cat lover.

Ivo Matser

CEO of The Academy of Business in Society in Brussels

Ivo Matser (Netherlands, 1961) is a specialist in managing and leading organizational change in the professional corporate world and private academic institutions. He continuously pursues to increase the organizational value bringing both the internal and the external perspectives into the process. He executes his profession from three different roles: as a senior executive manager, as board member and as consultant.

 

Ivo is an economist, a leadership expert and certified Expert Marketing Professional (EMP). He started his career in sports business and managed real estate, publishing and professional services companies. Since 2001, he has been in the position of CEO/President/Dean of private higher education institutions: SWOT Business School (NL), TSM Business School (NL), ISM University of Management and Economics (LT), GISMA Business School (D, UK). Ivo is also assessor for international institutional accreditations in several countries. Regularly he is a speaker at conferences and board room consultant at companies for designing and implementing strategies.

 

He has represented for more than 10 year academic institutions as member of ABIS and since 2017, he is member of the Board of Directors of ABIS.

Wayne Visser

Cambridge pracademic, writer and speaker

Dr Wayne Visser is a globally recognized Cambridge “pracademic.” An idea-monger, storyteller, and meme weaver, he is the author of 41 books, including Thriving: The Breakthrough Movement to Regenerate Nature, Society, and the Economy. His work as a champion for thriving, strategy analyst, sustainability academic, documentary filmmaker, and professional speaker has taken him to more than 75 countries. He has been listed as one of the world’s top 10 most influential faculty thinkers on social media on issues of responsible business (by University of Bath #thinklist), and a top 100 thought leader in trustworthy business (by Excellence and Trust across America).

 

Dr. Visser currently serves as head tutor, fellow, and lecturer at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, as well as professor of Integrated Value at Antwerp Management School, where he holds the world’s first academic chair in sustainable transformation, supported by BASF, Port of Antwerp, and Randstad. He is also a director of the think tank and media company Kaleidoscope Futures and founder of CSR International, and Global Advisory Board member of Asia-based BCorp, IMPACTO. Previous roles include director of Sustainability Services for KPMG and strategy analyst for Capgemini in South Africa.

André Sobczak

European leader for a responsible economic development

André Sobczak is professor in corporate social responsibility at Audencia Business School, where he is the holder of the Positive Impact Chair and the academic director of the Specialized master “Actor for energy transition”. He is also chief officer for social responsibility at Audencia. 

 

André has published various academic articles and textbooks in the field of sustainability, with a specific focus on the transformation of business models and the involvement of stakeholders. 

 

André has worked with business of different sizes and in different sectors to accelerate their transformation, and he has served as vice-president of the Nantes metropolitan area in charge of corporate social responsibility and employment.

Armand Bam

Senior Lecturer at Stellenbosch University Business School

Armand Bam received a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Cape Town and is currently the Head of Social Impact and the Small Business Academy at Stellenbosch Business School and Senior Lecturer in Business in Society. Armand is responsible for leading the business school’s social impact (SI) philosophy and strategy and oversees the execution of SI processes, programmes and projects. 

 

He lectures on the role of Business in Society in the MBA and MPhil Futures Studies programmes and Quality and Integrity in Leadership on the PGDip in Leadership with a focus on NPOs. His research interests include disability, diversity, equity and inclusion; non-profit management & leadership and social impact education. 

 

As the lead author his work on student reflections titled Transformative learning through social engagement: Reflections on responsible leadership development in management education received the Best Paper Award at the International Business Conference in 2019.

Mathias Falkenstein

Executive Policy Advisor at LUISS Business School, LUISS University

Dr. Falkenstein is a Professor of Practice in Higher Education Management at Luiss Business School, Luiss University in Rome, Italy. Mathias is also the Managing Director at XOLAS, a Higher Education Consulting Firm based in Berlin, Germany. XOLAS is assisting global universities and business schools in designing and implementing institutional change, with particular attention to issues of sustainability and responsibility, quality management and internationalization. 

 

Mathias is also the Chair of the AACSB Responsible Management Education Affinity Group. He worked as Director of Business School Services at the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) in Brussels, Director of International Relations at IÉSEG School of Management in Paris & Lille, and Director of the International Summer University at the Free University in Berlin. He started his career as a Program Officer at the North American headquarters of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in New York. Mathias serves currently in different business school advisory boards and is the chair of the Supervisory Board of the Positive Impact Rating. 

 

Mathias is a research fellow and post-doctoral graduate at the International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM) at the School of Management, University of Bath, UK.

Jon Foster-Pedley

Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa

Jon is a Dean, Director, strategist, activist, speaker, writer, educator, and marketer.

 

He has spent 10 years as the dean, director, marketing director and builder of Henley Business School, Africa. Under his directorship, Henley was the Winner of Number 1 MBA business School in South Africa in the years 2018, 2019, 2020. Henley is also the highest ranked international business school accredited in Africa (FT 2020). Jon is the Founder and chair of MBAid, a non-profit initiative to create “a better life, a better society through business and through education”.

 

Jon is:

  • Founder of #CorporateActivism #NoMoreBribes #NewAfricanHeroes #FamilyFriendlyLearning, #HenleyICE, #HenleyFIRE, #HenleyEARTH (Environmental Activism through Research and Training @Henley).
  • Driver of ‘We build the people, who build the businesses, that build Africa’.

 

Jon’s past roles have included:

  • Director and designer of MBA, leadership and executive programmes
  • Educator at MBA level in strategy, international marketing, marketing, creativity, design thinking and innovation
  • 30 years in strategy, creativity, innovation
  • 40 years in sales and marketing
  • Director of the Southern Innovation Centre in New Zealand and director of entrepreneurship programme.
  • Global Entrepreneurship Monitor advisory board member (NZ)
  • Committee member of GBSN and EFMD MEA committees
  • Board member of the British Chamber of Business in South Africa
  • Vice-chair of the South African Business Schools Association
  • Airline captain
  • Marketing director in the European aerospace industry
  • Aerobatics competitor
  • Flight examiner and instructor

See more about Jon here and  some articles of his articles here.

Carolynn Chalmers

Chief Executive Officer, Good Governance Academy

Carolynn has spent the last 20 years assisting leaders and leadership teams to understand and apply governance principles and generate value for their organizations. She uses of her expertise and experience in corporate governance, organizational strategy, Digital Transformation and systems thinking to do so.

 

Carolynn has extensive management and governance experience and has held various Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Board, Board Committee and Executive roles for international, listed, private and public organizations. This spans many industries, including financial services, health, energy, construction, education, tourism, media, non-profit and the public sector.

 

Carolynn is co-editor of the ISO standard for the governance of organizations (ISO 37000), co-convenor of the Governance Maturity Technical Committee (ISO 37004) and Chairperson of the associated South African Bureau of Standards mirror committee, TC309, where she also represents South Africa’s King Committee.

 

Carolynn is well known for her successes in designing and leading large, complex strategy and organizational transformation implementations – she attributes this success to the application of effective governance principles.

 

Carolynn has received numerous national and international accolades for public speaking.

Axel Kravatzky

Axel is an experienced executive and non-executive director. He is a Managing Partner at Syntegra-ESG, advising and guiding leaders on how to develop, activate and amplify the power of their brand and people to positively impact society and the natural environment profitably.

Axel also fulfills the role of trainer & strategic partner at Stucki Leadership-Teambuilding AG, Switzerland, and has been successfully doing so for the last 22 years, 10 years of which were providing leadership training for Bosch.

In March 2021, Axel was appointed as Vice Chair of the ISO Technical Committee for the Governance of Organizations (TC309). He has been the co-convener of ISO/TC309/WG1 ISO37000 Governance of organizations – Guidance since the position was established in September 2017. Axel is also Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards’ national mirror committee, NMC-309 on Governance of organizations.

Axel’s directorship positions include
– UWC International
– Chair, Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute
– Chair, Murphy Clarke Financial Limited
– Non-executive Director, Dialogue Solutions

Owen Skae

Director at Rhodes Business School

Owen Skae is an Associate Professor and was appointed Director: Rhodes Business School with effect from 1 January 2010 after extensive experience in the consulting arena, the private sector, academia and most latterly an international organization.

 

Owen studied at Rhodes University from 1983 to 1988, where he completed his undergraduate studies and read for an M.Com in the Department of Management. Immediately thereafter he read for an MBA degree at Durham University in England.

 

He is formerly an Associate Professor in Managerial Accounting & Finance at the School of Accounting at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he taught from 1996 to 2006. Most recently he worked for the Geneva based, International Trade Centre, the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, its main goal being to help developing countries achieve sustainable human development through exports. In this former capacity, he advised numerous countries on priorities for raising overall levels of competitiveness and assisting in the formulation of national and sector export strategies.

 

His areas of interest are strategic management, managerial accounting and finance and he also has a strong research background in business linkages and small business development.

Jonathon Hanks

Co-founder and Director Incite

Jonathon Hanks has over 25 years of advisory and advocacy experience, working with companies, intergovernmental bodies, investors and NGOs in more than 30 countries. Jonathon has played an active role in driving corporate accountability both globally and in South Africa: he was instrumental in bringing the CDP to South Africa; recently convened the three-year GRI Corporate Leadership Group on Integrated Reporting; and served on technical steering committees to the IIRC and on the international Corporate Reporting Dialogue. 

 

Jonathon chaired the multi-stakeholder negotiations on the text of ISO 26000, securing consensus – from more than 95 countries, 45 global organisations and 450 experts – on the international guidance standard on social responsibility. He is a teaching fellow on various executive and MBA programmes, and a regularly invited conference speaker and facilitator. He is a keen kite-surfer and skier, and aspiring trail-runner.

Mette Morsing

Head of Principles of Responsible Management Education, UN Global Compact

 

Mette Morsing (Ph.D. 1994), Head of PRME Principles of Responsible Management Education, UN Global Compact (New York). Before May 2020, Mette Morsing was the Mistra Chair of Sustainable Markets and Executive Director of Misum: Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets at Stockholm School of Economics, (Sweden) (since 2017). She was also Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at Copenhagen Business School (CBS, Denmark) (since 2007). 

 

Mette was the Founding Director of CBS Center for Corporate Social Responsibility in 2002, and she was the Academic Director of CBS Sustainability Platform 2011-2016 with the ambition to integrate sustainability across fifteen academic departments. In 2003, she was the co-founder of Academy of Business in Society (ABIS, Bruxelles), where she served as a Member of the Board of Directors for 10 years. Morsing was in 2010 appointed as a member of the executive board of directors at LEGO Foundation and Melting Pot, and in 2016 she was elected by her colleagues to serve on CBS Board. Morsing has held a large number of advisory and honorary positions in corporate and policy committees on issues related to sustainability.

 

Mette has been a part of PRME’s journey, participating in the launch of PRME in 2007 in New York, and she was behind CBS’ decision in 2009 to become an early signatory to PRME in her then capacity as Director of the CBS Centre of Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2013, CBS spearheaded the establishment of a PRME Nordic Chapter, and in 2018 Morsing was the Nordic Chapter Chair. In 2019, she was invited to produce the 2019 PRME Strategic Review in her capacity as Senior Strategy Advisor for UN Global Compact for PRME.


Mette’s research interests concern how organizations are governed in the context of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. With a PhD in Organization Theory, she is particularly interested in identity, communication and cross-sector partnerships in this regard. Morsing has published extensively in international books and academic journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Organization Studies, Organization, Journal of Business Research and other outlets. She has won several prizes for her research. She is also the co-editor of a textbook on Corporate Social Responsibility published by Cambridge University Press (Rasche, Morsing and Moon, 2017).

 

Most recent peer-reviewed international journal articles

  • Christensen, L.T., Morsing, M., and Thyssen, O. (2020). Talk-action dynamics: Modalities of aspirational talk. Organization Studies https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840619896267 (AJG 4, impact factor 3,107)
  • Schoeneborn, D., Morsing, M. and Crane, A. (2020). Formative perspectives on the relation between CSR communication and CSR practices: of walking, talking, and t(w)alking. Business & Society, 51(1), 5-33. (AJG 3, impact factor 5,013)
  • Morsing, M. and Spence, L. (2019). Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) communication and small and medium sized enterprises: The governmentality dilemma of explicit and implicit CSR communication. Human Relations, 72(12), 1920-1947. OPEN ACCESS (FT50 + AJG 4, impact factor 3,367). Nominated to best paper in Human Relations 2019.
  • Glozer, S. and Morsing, M. (2019). Helpful hypocrisy? Investigating ‘double-talk’ and irony in CSR marketing communications, Journal of Business Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.08.048 (AJG 3, impact factor 4,028)
  • Christensen, L.T., Morsing, M. and Thyssen, O. (2019). Timely hypocrisy? Hypocrisy temporalities in CSR communication. Journal of Business Research, OPEN ACCESS https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.07.020 (AJG 3, impact factor 4,028)
  • Vestergaard, A., Murphy, L., Morsing, M., and Langevang, T. (2019). Capitalism’s new development agents: A critical analysis of North-South CSR partnerships. Business & Society, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0007650319845327 (AJG 3, impact factor 5,013).
  • Rasche, A., Morsing, M. and Wetter, E. (2019). Assessing the Legitimacy of “Open” and “Closed” Data Partnerships for Sustainable Development. Business & Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/0007650319825876 (open access) (AJG 3, impact factor 5,013)

Patrick Kabuya

Senior Governance Specialist at The World Bank

Patrick is a Senior Governance Specialist at the World Bank (based in South Africa). He is involved in partnering and supporting African countries to strengthen the accountancy profession, corporate governance, integrated thinking and reporting, and public finance management for benefit of citizens. He has extensive wealth of skills, knowledge and experience in these areas.

 

Patrick was instrumental in establishing and remains actively involved in the operations of Africa Integrated Reporting Council (AIRC) that is promoting and supporting implementation of integrated thinking and reporting in Africa. He is also the current Chair of the World Bank Group Integrated Reporting Community of Practice whose role is to promote and empower both WBG staff and member countries to implement integrated reporting.

 

He is a Chartered Accountant – CA (South Africa), Fellow Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (FCPAK) and Fellow of Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), – and a Fellow of African Leadership Initiative (a member of Aspen Global Leadership Network). He has served in several leadership positions: Board member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IoDSA), Chairman of NEPAD Business Foundation Audit Committee, member of Cricket South Africa Audit Committee, Chairman of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) South Africa Chapter, amongst others.

 

Patrick served in both EY (Nairobi, Kenya and Johannesburg, South Africa offices) and South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) before joining World Bank Group in 2009.

Harry Broadman

Harry Broadman, Chair, Governing Council, The ESG Exchange, and
Faculty Member, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Harry G. Broadman is a Partner at the Berkeley Research Group (BRG) LLC, a global consultancy, where his practice is focused on structuring cross-border operational transactions and strategies of businesses worldwide, as well as serving as an expert witness testifying in international litigation and arbitration on global commercial disputes. He chairs BRG’s Emerging Markets Practice and BRG’s National and Economic Security Practice. His clients are C-suite executives and boards of directors of multinational corporations, private equity firms, pension funds, institutional investors, and sovereign wealth funds. He is also a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University and serves as a non-executive director on four boards—all international firms—serving as Board Chair (The ESG Exchange); Audit Committee Chair (Partners Global); and Compensation Committee Chair (Strategic Ratings PLC). He is a Board Leadership Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and a Commissioned NACD Board Advisory Services Faculty Member. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Business School Network.


Broadman is an expert on multinational corporate investment; ESG, sustainability and corporate governance; global supply chain management; cybersecurity; innovation and R&D; international investment treaties and trade agreements; and antitrust and economic regulation. His industry sector expertise spans international finance, private equity and banking; global infrastructure services, particularly shipping and logistics, aviation and land transport, utilities, informatics, telecoms, and construction; and renewable and conventional energy, mining, and natural resources. He has worked on the ground in 85+ emerging markets spanning 5 continents, especially in China and East Asia; India; Latin America; Eastern and Central Europe and Russia and the CIS; Northern and sub-Saharan Africa; the Middle East; Turkey and the Balkans.


Prior to his current posts, Broadman was Senior Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he founded and led PwC’s Global Business Growth Strategy Management Consulting Practice, and also served as PwC’s Chief Economist; Managing Director at Albright Capital Management, the international private equity firm Chaired by Madeleine Albright, where he served on the Investment Committee; a senior official at The World Bank, overseeing the bank’s largest sovereign and enterprise restructuring loans, including in China, Russia, and Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, and serving as the Economic Advisor for Africa.


Earlier he served in the White House, first as Chief of Staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and then as United States Assistant Trade Representative, leading negotiations across all the services industries for the establishment of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), the WTO and NAFTA; all negotiations of U.S. Bilateral Investment Treaties; and all negotiations of all U.S. International Science and Technology Agreements. He also served as a Member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS). Before coming to the White House, he was Chief Economist, of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Previously, he served on the Harvard University Faculty; the RAND Corporation; The Brookings Institution; and Resources for the Future Inc.


He is a monthly Business Leadership Strategy Columnist for Forbes; a quarterly National Security Columnist for the International Financial Law Review; and a frequent columnist for the Financial Times. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in professional economics, finance, foreign policy and law journals. Broadman’s most recent books are Africa’s Silk Road: China and India’s New Economic Frontier; The State as Shareholder: China’s Management of Enterprise Assets; and From Disintegration to Reintegration: Russia and the Former Soviet Union in the Global Economy.

He was educated at Brown University, from which he graduated with an AB in economics magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.

John North

Executive Director at Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative

John is an integrative entrepreneur operating across the boundaries of society, business and education.

 

Following an international strategy consulting career which included founding Accenture’s sustainability practice in Ireland, his passion to make a difference in his home country brought him back to South Africa where he combines local advisory work with an international role at the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative. John is one of the lead contributors to the 50+20 vision “Management Education for the World” and recently directed the design and delivery of a 50+20 Innovation Cohort for Deans and Directors of Business Schools.

 

The GRLI exists to catalyse the development of globally responsible leadership and practice in organisations and societies worldwide. It is the leading incubator for innovation and new practice in business schools and for collaboration with business in the space of ethics, responsibility, and sustainability.

 

We bring together an international multi-sector community – leaders, practitioners, professionals, academics and the next generation – to create awareness of the need and urgency for responsible global action and to equip individuals, organizations and societies to respond to this call. Founded in 2004 by EFMD and the UN Global Compact, today it comprises 70 partner (member) organisations who join based on their commitment to transforming leadership development. Since GRLI’s inception, our partners and members have worked collectively to support transformation in management education and business towards global responsibility.

David Couldridge

Investment Stewardship

David is Head of ESG Engagement at Ninety One. He works with the investment teams to help develop and integrate responsible investment practices. More specifically, he focusses on company engagement, seeking improved governance and disclosure practices.


Prior to joining the firm, David worked at Element Investment Managers as a senior investment analyst. Prior to this, he was a senior manager at Old Mutual within their Unit Trusts division. David’s extensive experience is such that he currently serves on the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Board of Governors, the CRISA committee (Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa), the ASISA Responsible Investment committee and the Remuneration Forum, which is part of the Institute of Directors South Africa.


David graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BCom in Accounting and is a Chartered Accountant. David is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Graduate Diploma in Tax Law. He also holds a Masters degree in Industrial Administration which included a thesis covering inclusive integrated governance.

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Charlotte Valeur

Founder Global Governance Group (GGG)

Charlotte is a corporate governance expert and a keen advocate for diversity in the boardroom.

 

She has an extensive portfolio career with a number of Non-Executive Directorships and Chair roles. Over the last two decades, Charlotte has been a director of 9 public companies, including three appointments as chair. Charlotte also has board experience with a range of unlisted companies including international engineering firm Laing O’Rourke, BT Pension Fund, Chair of Institute of Directors U.K. and Founder and Chair of Board Apprentice and the Global Institute of Neurodiversity ION.

 

Board Apprentice was founded in 2013 and is a not-for-profit organisation that provides individuals hands-on experience at the very top of business. Addressing the need of providing a pipeline of board ready individuals, Board Apprentice places appropriate individuals as board apprentices on boards for 1 year to gain first-hand experience, through observation, of the workings and dynamics on boards. Board Apprentice has been cited in the U.K. Government’s recent reviews on ethnic and gender diversity in UK boardrooms as a resource for bringing about real change.

 

Charlotte is a regular public speaker and delivers training in corporate governance around the globe. She particularly enjoys getting to the heart of challenging governance issues and helping her clients find successful ways to move forward towards best practices. In addition, she conducts board reviews and advises boards on corporate governance through her company, Global Governance Group. Charlotte has over 40 years of experience in finance, primarily as an investment banker in Denmark and the UK.