Corporate governance and corporate finance

OECD-CFA Institute Webinar: Brave new boards for a new world: What can gender diversity contribute?


29 June 2020 Virtual event

Does board diversity contribute to transform companies into more sustainable, valuable and responsible actors—and if it does, how? How can diverse boards ensure that companies can create value and effectively navigate mega trends such as digitalisation, climate change and greater stakeholder demands for purposeful business? What are the processes needed to ensure that this diversity delivers, in terms of more strategic and systemic leadership—particularly in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis?

Jointly organised by the OECD and the CFA Institute, the 2020 edition of this annual conference on gender equality in business brought together speakers from business and academia, regulators and policy makers to address these questions and to share experiences and views on how to make this happen, including on the challenges and opportunities posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Introductory remarks
  • Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

  • Josina Kamerling, Head, Regulatory Outreach, EMEA, CFA Institute

  • Josina Kamerling, Head, Regulatory Outreach, EMEA, CFA Institute

  • Georges Desvaux, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, AXA

  • Nicole Gesret, CEO - Founder, SITG Advisory & Partners, IFA Insurance Club

  • Marina Niforos, Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations, Chair, Corporate Governance and Nominations Member of the Board of Directors

  • Franca Ruhwedel, Professor for Finances & Accounting, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, and Supervisory Board Member at Biofrontera Group, VTG AG, and National-Bank AG




March Gender 2020 546-447



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OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

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