ICR, Nasdaq Center for Corporate Governance and CorpGov to Host Corporate Governance Forum

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues continue to impact both public and private companies, the 2019 Corporate Governance Forum will bring together headliners among various stakeholder groups for robust discussion and debate over key topics shaping the future of governance.

Hosted by ICR, Nasdaq Center for Corporate Governance and CorpGov, and sponsored by Cendrowski Corporate Advisors, Compensation Advisory Partners, MacKenzie Partners, and Vinson & Elkins, the 2019 Corporate Governance Forum will take place on November 20 at the Nasdaq Client Experience Center in New York.

“With the recent statement by The Business Roundtable for corporations to be more stakeholder-centric, as well as the SEC’s new rules concerning proxy advisors, the current governance landscape looks less clearly defined than ever before,” said Lyndon Park, head of ICR’s Governance Solutions practice. “The 2019 Corporate Governance Forum brings together corporate leaders, active and passive investors, activist fund managers and activism defense specialists, to represent a multiplicity of perspectives on the state of corporate governance.”

Designed for an audience of corporate Directors, CEOs, CFOs, GCs, and Corporate Secretaries, attendees will hear views from prominent institutional investors, bankers, law firms and strategic advisors while engaging in conversation with other attendees from across the corporate issuer and investment management communities.

In addition to a featured fireside chat with Martin Lipton, founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, topics on the agenda include The Business Roundtable’s stakeholder-centric position against shareholder-centrism, the rise of ESG investing and how active and passive managers are integrating ESG into their investment process, the board oversight of corporate culture and diversity, and shareholder activism.

Featured speakers include:

  • Susan Salka, President & CEO, AMN Healthcare Services Inc.; Board member, McKesson
  • Cliff Robbins, Founder & CEO, The Blue Harbour Group, L.P.
  • Brian Posner, Board Member of Biogen, Arch Capital and AQR Mutual Funds; Executive Chair of Curation Corp.
  • Ray Cameron, Managing Director, Americas Head, BlackRock Investment Stewardship Team
  • Marc Lindsay, Senior Strategist, Vanguard Investment Stewardship Team
  • Quentin Koffey, Partner, Senator Investment Group
  • Shelley Dropkin, Deputy Corporate Secretary & General Counsel, Citigroup
  • David Hunker, Head of Shareholder Activism Defense, J.P. Morgan
  • Amy Lissauer, Global Head of M&A-Activist Defense Advisory, Bank of America
  • Kellie Huennekens, Head of Americas, Nasdaq Center for Corporate Governance
  • Chris Anselmo, Senior Director, Nasdaq IR Intelligence

To register for the 2019 Corporate Governance Forum, please click here.

About ICR

Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to execute strategic communications and advisory programs that achieve business goals, build awareness and credibility, and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly-differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 650 clients in approximately 20 industries. ICR’s healthcare practice operates under the Westwicke brand (www.westwicke.com). Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America, maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Boston, Baltimore, San Francisco, San Diego and Beijing. ICR also advises on capital markets transactions through ICR Capital, LLC. Learn more at www.icrinc.com. Follow us on Twitter at @ICRPR.

About CorpGov

CorpGov is dedicated to objective journalism to report and analyze today’s most important corporate governance issues. In an era when misinformation is rampant, we aspire to distinguish between truth and falsehood, along with opportunity and risk.

All articles publish immediately on CorpGov.com as well as Yahoo Finance through a content partnership. We have a similar agreement with Bloomberg where article links appear on Bloomberg Terminals under relevant company tickers and subjects.

In particular, CorpGov will take on issues from the perspective of board directors and senior executives. While the views of activist shareholders are important, we strive to incorporate more material that offers a window into the boardroom itself. We will not produce paid research on behalf of companies but will use publicly-available information, interviews with companies, and input from various stakeholders to formulate our views.

About the Nasdaq Center for Corporate Governance

The Nasdaq Center for Corporate Governance is a global information hub that aims to advance insights and research on emerging corporate governance and sustainability practices to support the work of boards, senior executives, and governance professionals at public, private, and nonprofit organizations. To learn more about the Governance Center, please visit: www.nasdaq.com/governance-center or @NasdaqCorpGov on Twitter.

Contacts

For ICR:

Brian Ruby, 203-682-8268, brian.ruby@icrinc.com

For CorpGov:

John Jannarone, editor@corpgov.com

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