Events

Featured Events

Corporate Governance “Counter-narratives” Conference: On Corporate Purpose and Shareholder Value(s) - March 1, 2019

The Millstein Center held conference on Friday, March 1 to convene corporate governance experts who discussed “counter-narratives” to the standard shareholder primacy story, kicking off its Counter-Narratives Project. The general theme of such “counter-narratives” is to find fault in current corporate governance mores and to be critical of “short-termist” actors and behaviors as contributors to economic malaise and maldistribution.

The “counter-narrators” included Saïd Business School Professor Colin Mayer, who has recently organized a British Academy project on The Future of the Corporation and finished a book called Prosperity: Better Business Makes the Greater Good, and Chief Justice Leo Strine of the Delaware Supreme Court, who has written a string of articles both describing the reality of shareholder power but also calling for better use of this power (“investing for the long-term”).

There were also be counter-counter-narratives on offer, which argued that corporate governance plays a decidedly second order role to changing elements in the real economy, domestic and global. From this perspective the challenge is to scope out the right social insurance at a time when the competitive environment does not permit firms to offer “thick” insurance against job loss or income shortfall.

SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson delivered a keynote address.

See the day's agenda here, the conference materials here, and recordings of each of the sessions here.

Inaugural Round-table on The Rise of Private Markets and the Decline of Public Equity - October 26, 2018

To kick off its initiative on the Rise of Private Markets and the Decline of Public Equity (part of the Future of the Corporation Project), the Millstein Center convened 30 participants from academia, regulatory agencies, and private equity and venture capital firms to discuss the key issues and formulate the initial research agenda. See the day's agenda here

The Millstein Center’s February 2019 white paper, Private Ownership at a Public Crossroads: Studying the Rapidly Evolving World of Corporate Ownership, outlines the path forward following the initial round-table and identifies topics for further research. 

 

Upcoming Events

Board Leadership Forum - May 2, 2019

The next session of the Board Leadership Forum, co-sponsored with Deloitte, will be held on May 2, 2019 in New York City. Nelson Peltz, the Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Trian Fund Management, L.P. and the non-executive Chairman of The Wendy's Company, will co-lead an interactive discussion focused on activist investing and other topics essential to governance and leadership in the board room.

By invitation.

General Counsel Forum - May 9, 2019

The next session of the General Counsel Forum, in partnership with Cleary Gottlieb, will be held on May 9, 2019 in New York City. Bill McNabb (former CEO and Chairman of Vanguard Group) and Bruce Sewell (Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Apple, Inc.) will be featured speakers.

By invitation.

2018

December 18, 2018 - New York City
Board Leadership Forum
Co-sponsored with Deloitte
By invitation.

June 7, 2018 - New York City
Board Leadership Forum
Co-sponsored with Deloitte
By invitation.

January 26, 2018 - New York City
The Job of the Corporate Director: Perspectives of Academics Roundtable
Co-hosted with the The Conference Board Governance Center
By invitation.

2017

December 19, 2017 - New York City
Assuring Long-Term Governance
Co-sponsored with The Conference Board Governance Center
By invitation.

November 2, 2017 - New York City
Board Leadership Forum
Co-sponsored with Deloitte
By invitation.

June 20, 2017 - Atlanta, GA
General Counsel Corporate Governance Luncheon
Co-hosted with the The Conference Board Governance Center and The Home Depot
By invitation.

June 14, 2017 - Detroit, MI
General Counsel Corporate Governance Luncheon
Co-hosted with the The Conference Board Governance Center and General Motors
By invitation.

May 30, 2017 - St. Louis, MO
General Counsel Corporate Governance Luncheon
Co-hosted with the The Conference Board Governance Center and Emerson
By invitation.

May 25, 2017 - Dallas, TX
General Counsel Corporate Governance Luncheon
Co-hosted with the The Conference Board Governance Center, AT&T Inc., and Yum! Brands, Inc.
By invitation.

April 25, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA
General Counsel Corporate Governance Dinner
Co-hosted with the The Conference Board Governance Center and TE Connectivity
By invitation.

March 7, 2017 - Houston, TX
General Counsel Corporate Governance Luncheon
Co-hosted with the The Conference Board Governance Center and ConocoPhillips Company
By invitation.

2016

December 7, 2016 - New York City
2016 Millstein Governance Forum
For additional details, please click here.

October 24, 2016 - New York City
Activist Board-GovernanceTM Roundtable
In collaboration with Deloitte's Center for Board Effectiveness
By invitation.

September 27, 2016 - New York City
General Counsel Corporate Governance Summit
Co-hosted with the The Conference Board Governance Center
By invitation.
For additional details, please click here.

May 25, 2016 - New York City
Conference of Fund Leaders Roundtable
Co-hosted with the Mutual Fund Directors Forum
By invitation.
For additional details, please click here.

May 5, 2016 - New York City
A New Model for the Public Corporation Board?
For additional details, please click here.
 

2015

December 10, 2015 - New York City
2015 Millstein Governance Forum

November 10, 2015 - New York City
Conference of Fund Leaders Roundtable
Co-hosted with the Mutual Fund Directors Forum
By invitation.
For additional details, please click here.

June 18, 2015 - New York City
Current Issues in Corporate Governance Symposium: Disclosure

June 3, 2015 - New York City
Conference of Fund Leaders Roundtable
Co-hosted with the Mutual Fund Directors Forum.  By invitation only.

April 27, 2015 - New York City
Proxy Access 2.0
Co-hosted with the CFA Institute.  For details, please click here.

February 27, 2015 - New York City
Inversions: Implications for Tax Planning, Tax Policy, and Corporate Governance Conference
Co-hosted with Davis Polk, the Richard Paul Richman Center, and the Charles Evans Gerber Transactional Studies Center.

January 22, 2015 - New York City
Discussion on Transparent and Effective Disclosure
Co-hosted with the Center for Audit Quality.  Hosted at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.