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Responsible Impact Boards

The search for solutions to global megatrends and challenges such as cyber-attacks, climate change or poverty are increasingly influencing the work of the board of directors.

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Responsible Impact Boards
Responsible Impact Boards

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Training with 5 x 3 hour sessions

Zurich, Switzerland & Online

About the event

Board Training

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Chapter Zero Switzerland, engageability and the Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein  are organizing a board training in collaboration with ESG Competent Boards and the Swiss Board School. It is designed by and for board members to embrace a future-fit mindset, to address key sustainability issues and to think ahead. The training consists of 10 modules organized in 5 x 3 hour sessions. 

In preparation, participants will get access to the online ESG Competent Boards Certificate Program with reading lists, videos, and a set of industry cases to help create value, enhance resiliency, and establish good governance.

Price: CHF 5'800.-*

A deposit of CHF 1000.-  is due upon registration.

The full fee is payable by the 1st of November 2021.

Project Partners: engageability and Chapter Zero Switzerland

In Collaboration with: ESG Competent Boards and Swiss Board School

* Discount of CHF 500.- for early registrations until the 30th of September 2021 and for UN Global Compact members

* Participants interested in the ESG Competent Boards Certificate can conduct a final case assignment

for an additional fee of CHF 1'500.-.


04.11.2021 - Embracing the Mindset (Zurich)

16:30-18:00: Dealing with dilemmas and turning risks into opportunities

Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO & founder, Competent Boards

18:30-20:00: Boardroom diversity

Lise Kingo, Independent Board Director, Sanofi, former CEO & Executive Director United Nations Global CompactProf. Dr. Gudrun Sander, Professor for Business Adminsitration with special emphasis on Diversity Management, University of St. Gallen

16.11.2021 - Addressing Key Issues (1/3) (online)

16:30-18:00: ESG market expectations

Prof. Dr. Tomas Casas, University of St. Gallen, Program Director, Elite Quality Index

Max Schieler, Senior SI Country Analyst, Executive Director, Robeco Switzerland Ltd

18:30-20:00: Human rights due diligence in global supply chain

Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer, Holcim Ltd.

Prof. Dr. Christine Kaufmann, Chair at OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct, Centre for Human Rights Studies, University of Zurich

13.12.2021 - Addressing Key Issues (2/3) (Zurich)

16:30-18:00: Shareholder and stakeholder engagement & disclosure

Dr. Barbara Dubach, CEO and founder, engageability

Dr. Mirjam Staub-Bisang, CEO, BlackRock Asset Management Switzerland AG

18:30-20:00: Anti-corruption & bribery

Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action, Basel Institute on Governance

12.01.2022 - Addressing Key Issues (3/3) (online)

16:30-18:00: Climate governance

Hermann Arnold, Co-Founder, Co-Initiator, 42hacks

Reto Ringger, Founder & CEO, Globalance Bank

Reto Schnarwiler, President of the Board, responsAbility Investments AG & Head Group Sustainability, Swiss Re

18:30-20:00: Circular economy

Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger, University of St. Gallen

Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter, CEO, Forma Futura Invest & President of the Board, BEKB

Peter Spirig, CEO, V-Zug

08.02.2022 - Thinking Ahead (Zurich)

16:30-18:00: Corporate digital responsibility

Ivette Djonova, Head of Legal and Public Affairs, Swico

Monique Morrow, Senior Distinguished Architect for Emerging Technologies, Syniverse Technologies

18:30-20:00: The future of good corporate responsability

Paola Ghillani, Founder and President, Paola Ghillani & Friends Ltd

Prof. Dr. Michael Hilb, Co-Chair, Chapter Zero Switzerland

Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO & founder, Competent Boards

*The training will be conducted in German and English. Participants are invited to discuss in their languages.

Cancellation Policies:

Until the 1st of October 2021: No penalty

Until the 15th of October 2021: 50 percent of the price is due

On or after the 16th of October 2021: 70 percent of the price is due

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