Corporate Governance Symposium
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Please arrive 15 minutes prior for registrations
Date: Friday 19 November 2021
Location: Curtin University, 137 St Georges Terrace, Perth (view map)
There will be five presentations over the course of the day. Each presentation will involve an academic and industry perspective with an overview of the empirical research on five key key national and international accountability and sustainability issues.
Bringing world-class researchers and industry practitioners together in a forum examining our progress towards the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals provides an ideal setting towards developing a coordinated action plan in meeting the SDGs.
Towards this goal, we have organised all presentations to include academic and industry perspectives and a concluding panel consisting key stakeholders in governance and sustainability practices.
4th Corporate Governance Symposium 2021 – Governance towards UN Sustainability Goals
Friday 19 November 2021
As identified by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, when defining sustainable development goals and priorities for organisations, stakeholders must have opportunities to provide their views on the long-term sustainable development and how it should be achieved. In this respect, one of the key principles of accountability is transparency and making information about such processes accessible.
As we are in the grips of a crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no better time to think about appropriate governance mechanisms across industries, which will ensure the sustainability of corporations whilst not at the expense of the broader society, community and environment. Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of sustainability and the importance that all stakeholders’ needs are addressed as much as possible. Over the last several decades, the role of governance has expanded beyond economic performance capturing both social and environmental performance of corporations. Recognising this, the United Nations has developed 17 Sustainable Goals emphasising the accountability and sustainability of corporations.
Given this, the theme for the symposium this year’s Corporate Governance Symposium is Accountability, Governance and Sustainability. We will specifically focus on a number of areas of both concern and interest to academics and industry practitioners.