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2013 ICGN Annual New York

The 2013 ICGN annual event took take place on 26 -28 June in New York City, USA.
Kindly hosted by TIAA-CREF Logo SpotColor Pos EPS

ICGN members: Click here to access event transcript
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Agenda - "Challenging The Accepted Orthodoxy”

Wednesday 26

CII-ICGN Investor Forum breakfast
  • Anne-Marie Corboy, CEO, Hesta
  • Michael Garland, Assistant Comptroller, New York City Pension Funds,
  • Michael McCauley of Florida State Board of Administration,
  • Moderator: Erik Breen, Vice Chairman, ICGN         

ICGN Committees meetings

  • Remuneration Committee
  • Business Ethics Committee
  • Shareholder Responsibilities Committee
  • Corporate Risk Oversight Committee
  • Accounting and Auditing Practices Committee
  • Country Correspondents Committee
  • Shareholder Rights Committee
  • Integrated Business Reporting Committee
  • 2014 ICGN Annual Conference, Amsterdam Planning Committee
  • ICGN Scholarships Committee
Annual General Meeting

Pirelli company presentation
Welcome Remarks
  • Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, BlackRock
ICGN Awards Ceremony introduced
  • Peter Butler, Founder of Governance For Owners

ICGN Scholarship awards
  • Philip Armstrong, Head, GCGF

Thursday 27 June

Opening Remarks
  • Jon Feigelson, Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Head of Corporate Governance,TIAA-CREF
  • Roger W. Ferguson Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA-CREF                   
Opening Keynote: Challenging the accepted orthodoxy
  • Martin Lipton, Senior Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Interviewed by Pimm Fox, Anchor, Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio.

Plenary 1: Engagement - a triumph of activity over action?
  • Takuya Fukumoto, Director, Corporate Accounting, Disclosure and CSR Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and industry
  • Roy Katzovicz, Chief Legal Officer and Investment Team Member, Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P
  • Harlan Zimmerman, Senior Partner, Cevian Capital
  • Moderator: Eliot Spitzer, Former New York Governor

Plenary 2: Regional perspectives on approaches on improving gender diversity on boards
  • Ann Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors
  • Sacha Sadan, Director of Corporate Governance, Legal & General Investment Management, UK
  • Anne Sheehan, Director of Corporate Governance, California State Teachers' Retirement System
  • Moderator: Doug Chia, Corporate Secretary, Johnson and Johnson

Lessons in leadership: leveraging the micro messages around you.
  • Stephen Young, Senior Partner of Insight Education Systems, LLC, USA               

Keynote Debate: Director independance - much ado about nothing?

  • Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Henry Schein Inc.
  • Michael E. O'Neill, Chairman, Citigroup
  • Moderator: Ron Thompson, Chairman of the TIAA Board.

Follow the money: A question of ethics

  • Dr Samantha Nutt, Founder of War Child North America and #1 Bestselling Author of Damned Nations
  • Interview by James Shinn, Lecturer, Princeton University and Teneo

Friday 28 June

ICGN - CAQ Breakfast
  • Prof. Arnold Schilder, Chairman, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

Plenary 4: Sustainability reporting: initiatives and innovations
  • Kevin Bourne, Managing Director, FTSE Group
  • Evan Harvey, Director of Sustainability, NASDAQ OMX
  • Jerome Lavigne-Deville, Director, SASB Standards Development
  • Barbara Pomfret, Senior Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) analyst, Bloomberg
  • Moderator: Anne Simpson, Senior Portfolio Manager, Investments Director of Global Governance, CalPERS

Plenary 5: Director-shareholder engagement - passing fad or the new normal?
  • Amra Balic, Head of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment EMEA, BlackRock
  • Julie Daum, Partner and Co-Practice Leader of the Board and CEO Practice, Spencer Stuart
  • Peggy Foran, Chief Governance officer, VP and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial
  • Abe Friedman, Managing Partner and Founder, CamberView Partners, LLC
  • Moderator: Holly Gregory, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Closing Keynote Address
  • Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo

Introduction to 2014 ICGN Annual Conference
  • Rients Abma, Executive Director, Eumedion
  • Erik Breen, Vice Chairman, ICGN