The past 15 months have upended the norms of business. With mounting complexity and uncertainty—and greatly amplified expectations for companies to help address societal challenges—how are boards keeping pace and supporting the business to position itself for the future?
The new norms of business are prompting introspection in the boardroom: Is the board helping the company navigate pressing near-term challenges—including complex social and public policy issues and stakeholder/activist demands—while also thinking about the future? In the board's composition, perspective or priorities, what changes might be needed to help ensure the board itself is keeping pace?
This session will be a roundtable-style to enable networking and conversation. We will start with a shortened keynote to set the stage for discourse and knowledge sharing amongst director peers.
We will hear Janet Rieksts Alderman & Kristy Carscallen from KPMG Canada discuss the forces putting businesses and boards to the test in the months ahead. We will then form breakout groups facilitated by experienced board directors to discuss these impacts from a committee lens.
Participants will select a committee breakout group upon registration (Audit; HR & Compensation; or Nomination & Corporate Governance). Attendance is limited to allow for engaging conversation and networking.