WEBCAST

CEOs [not] speaking out: Pitfalls and imperatives

Webcast overview

When should a CEO speak out on controversial issues, if at all? And what role should the board play in establishing parameters for the CEO as the voice of the company? These questions are moving front and center in the boardroom as employees, customers, and investors sharpen their scrutiny of a company’s public positions—or silence—on high-profile issues, from voting rights and climate change to equity and inclusion.

The March Quarterly Webcast considered the forces driving CEO speech, factors influencing which issues a company will (or won’t) take a stand on, and the board’s role in the process, as well as the pivotal issue of accountability and follow-through. Do the company’s actions align with its public statements?

Webcast highlights

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CEOs (not) speaking out. Webcast highlights.

Panelists

Sara Mathew

Sara Mathew

Board Chair, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (Freddie Mac), Director, State Street, Reckitt, Dropbox, and XOS

Leo Strine Jr.

Leo Strine Jr.

Of Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton Rosen & Katz, Former Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court

Lex Suvanto

Lex Suvanto

Managing Partner and CEO of Financial Communications, Edelman

Moderator

Claudia H. Allen

Claudia H. Allen

Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center, KPMG US

Continuing education

CPE Credits

This session will provide approximately one (1) continuing professional education (CPE) credit to U.S. participants who participate in the live webcast and meet the eligibility requirements. The webcast will last approximately one (1) hour.

CPE credit is not available for viewing webcast replay.

 


 

 

2022 Webcast schedule

June 23

September 22

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