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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE – From Buzzword to Strategic Pillar for Sustainable Development, 2nd Edition

Oct 27, 2021 online: www.zf.ro, https://www.facebook.com/AmChamRomania , https://www.facebook.com/ZIARULFINANCIAR/

AmCham Romania is pleased to invite members to the 2nd edition of the AmCham -ZF videoconference -  Corporate Governance – from buzzword to strategic pillar for sustainable development, on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, between 09:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This second edition of the AmCham corporate governance conference is part of the AmCham #GoodGovernanceMonth initiative and builds on the advocacy objectives under the good governance strategic priority.

In the global competition for resources and capital, the impact of companies on the environment and society redefines the concept of development and places sustainability at the heart of set of values ​​and commitments business adhere to, regardless of industries and company size.

Environmental Social Governance (ESG) is the framework that integrated this new paradigm and the 2nd edition of the Corporate Governance - from buzzword to the strategic pillar for sustainable development reflects the increasing importance of ​​sustainability, focusing on the Governance component of this broad impact assessment framework that goes beyond financial performance.

This initiative builds on the agenda of the AmCham Corporate Governance Committee, the working group in the AmCham advocacy platform that advances AmCham's strategic objectives of promoting good governance and fostering a business-led compliance culture in Romania.

Experienced business executives, business owners and Board Members will be discussing the latest global and local trends and best practices related to Corporate Governance in listed companies, Corporate Governance in entrepreneurial companies as well as related to ESG implementation in day-to-day business operations.


Conference agenda:

09:30 – 09:50 Opening remarks
  • Dana Ciriperu, Deputy Chief-Editor, Ziarul Financiar
  • Ionuț Simion, President, AmCham Romania/ Partner, PwC Romania
  • Ciprian Lăduncă, Member, AmCham Romania Board of Directors/ Chair, AmCham Corporate Governance Committee/ Managing Partner, LCL Advisory
09:50 – 10:20 Panel 1 Corporate governance in listed companies

The financial and investment ecosystem evolves rapidly and as it continually changes its aims to balance profitability and sustainability objectives. Global trends tend to impact players in a national market much faster, and business which fail to adapt to the new paradigm in which sustainability becomes a central criterion in the evaluation of companies, risk self-exclusion.

The first panel of the AmCham – ZF Corporate Governance conference, moderated by Mircea Tiplea aims to offer concrete perspectives on how this paradigm shift on the global capital markets is reflected at the level of the companies publicly listed in Romania.

Joins us for an insightful discussion with experienced Board Members and professionals that share their views and answer to questions such as:

  • What are the most noteworthy changes and best practices already implemented?
  • What are the immediate priorities, based on the experience of international companies that have successfully made this transition?
  • What is the role of Board of Directors in listed companies in increasing the share of sustainability in the overall company objectives and organizational culture?

Moderator: Mircea Țiplea, Member, AmCham Corporate Governance Committee/ Senior Talent Partner, Amrop

1.    Ana Maria Mihăescu, Independent Non-executive Director, Nepi Rockcastle / Raiffeisen Bank / Medlife
2.     Cristina Bita, Google (US) / Independent Non-executive Director, Prologis
3.    Andreea Petreanu, Mizuho International (UK) / Independent Non-executive Director, Global Worth
4.    Radu Hanga, Președinte, Bursa de Valori București

10:20 – 10:50 Panel 2 Corporate governance for entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial companies also operate in the same ecosystem marked by structural transformations that change the focus from profit to impact and challenge businesses to integrate these new values in their DNA and commitments since their earliest development stages.

The chances of entrepreneurial companies to become national or global players are directly influenced by the extent to which founders understand and commit to a sustainable development path and are aware of the general expectation in society that a company "does good", regardless of the industry in which it operates.

The second panel looks at the role of governance in defining, adopting, and implementing sustainability strategies in entrepreneurial companies, addressing aspects such as:

  • What are the most pressing corporate governance matters for new businesses?
  • What corporate governance structures have proved to be most efficient in practice?
  • What is the healthy dynamic between the executive and non-executive leadership for reaching the sustainability targets?
  • What are the perspectives on corporate governance in entrepreneurial companies in a 5-year horizon?

Moderator: Ciprian Lăduncă, Member, AmCham Romania Board of Directors/ Chair, AmCham Corporate Governance Committee/ Managing Partner, LCL Advisory​

1.    Mihaela Nădășan, Director General Adjunct, Banca Transilvania
2.    Simona Gemeneanu, Partener, Morphosis Capital
3.    Iulian Cîrciumaru, Președinte Board, Holde Agri
4.    Daniela Nemoianu, Membru, BCR Supervisory Board
5.    Marius Ștefan, CEO, Autonom / Membru, Board OMV Petrom
6.    Ioan Iacob, Co-fondator, CEO, flowX.ai

10:50 – 11:20 Panel 3 ESG, from theory to practice

Environmental Social Governance (ESG) is already in use and for the companies that have started to implement this evaluation and governance system, it is no longer a buzzword but a reality. Benefiting already from a well-regulated ESG framework, the challenge for companies across industries is to transfer ESG into practice.

In the 3rd Panel, the discussion will focus on the concrete ways in which global ESG trends have been integrated in the local business climate, touching on topics such as:

  • How are ESG targets pursued in day-to-day business, a concrete and coherent manner
  • How can companies avoid the risk of only learning the motions of ESG compliance
  • What are the necessary next steps from the financial investors’ and industry point of view
  • What is the role of governance – boards, in adhering to and pursuing ESG objectives in companies
  • Best ESG practices implemented by companies in Romania

Moderator: Bogdan Frățiloiu, Deputy Chair, AmCham Corporate Governance Committee/ Compliance Value Lead Romania, Data Protection Office, SHE Officer, Roche Romania

1.    Cristian Sporiș, Vicepreședinte, Raiffeisen Bank
2.    Alexandra Smedoiu, Partener, Deloitte
3.    Lucian Enaru, CEO, Schneider Electric
4.    Corneliu Bodea, Președinte, Centrul Român pentru Energie / CEO, Adrem Invest
5.    Ilinca von Derenthall, Chair Person, Fondul Proprietatea

11:20 – 11:30 Closing Remarks
  • Ciprian Lăduncă, Member, AmCham Romania Board of Directors/ Chair, AmCham Corporate Governance Committee/ Managing Partner, LCL Advisory
  • Dana Ciriperu, Deputy Chief-Editor, Ziarul Financiar

The discussions will be held in Romanian.

The event will be livestreamed by Ziarul Financiar. Members registered in advance will be provided the webstream link prior to the event.

We welcome questions for the Q&A session in advance via email to mcazac@amcham.ro.  

When & Where

Date Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Timeline 09:30 am - 11:30 am

Location online: www.zf.ro, https://www.facebook.com/AmChamRomania , https://www.facebook.com/ZIARULFINANCIAR/

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