The Evolving Role of Corporate Governance

January 29 2020, 1:00 PM


The Evolving Role of Corporate Governance

Corporate governance is rapidly changing. A growing sense of urgency with regard to the materialization of systemic risks and attendant regulatory responses, such as the European Green Deal and the EC Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth highlight shifting expectations relating to business practice and corporate governance more generally. These shifting expectations call for a comprehensive reconsideration of corporate governance and associated institutions in finance, reporting, and company law by corporations, investors and regulators.

The Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute (NCGI) and its partners are pleased to invite you to a symposium with:

  • Prof Bob Eccles - Professor at Said and previously Harvard Business School
  • Prof Colin Mayer - Professor at Said Business School Oxford
  • Susanne Stormer - Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Novo Nordisk
  • Mr Fons Leijten - partner at Stibbe
  • Eloy Lindeijer - Chief Investment Manager at PGGM

The speakers at this symposium will address the best practices and upcoming institutional and policy developments in their own area and will be invited to reflect on the capacity for interdisciplinary developments at the intersections of company law, corporate reporting and investment, the symposium will provide a multidisciplinary perspective on recent and upcoming developments in corporate governance.


Susanne Stormer, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of Novo Nordisk, will open the symposium. She will address the relation between systemic risks and regulatory developments and how these changes necessitate forward-looking corporate governance ideas and institutions.

Colin Mayer, Professor at Said Business School Oxford, will present the conclusions of the recently published research report by the British Academy on the 'Future of the Corporation' and its implications for statements of purpose, and corporate governance reform to promote corporate purpose.

Bob Eccles, Professor at Said and previously Harvard Business School, will address present issues and opportunities in corporate reporting. He will discuss current efforts to simplify the proliferation of standards for environmental, social, and governance issues and will make the case for regulation as key to supporting companies pursuing purpose.

Mr Fons Leijten, partner at Stibbe will address the implementation of a long-term and stakeholder orientation in the Dutch legal system.

Eloy Lindeijer, Chief Investment Manager at PGGM, will address the role of a long-term and stakeholder orientation from an investor perspective. 

Attending the symposium presents a unique opportunity to engage with cutting-edge analyses, projects and best practices in the field of corporate governance presented by leading academics, practitioners and regulators from the US, the UK, Europe and the Netherlands.


This event will take place at Nyenrode Business University on Wednesday January 29, 2020, from 13.00 until 17.00, followed by a drinks reception. 


This event has been organized with generous support from Stibbe, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Utrecht University, Eumedion, the Department of Corporate Law at Maastricht University and Erasmus University.


Please use the apply button for your registration. After registration you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. 

This conference is organized by the Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute.