*** The Post conference 'Press Release' is now available ***
The power of stakeholders has increased dramatically in the last decade. However, the stakeholder management structures of corporations have not kept pace with this development. Thus, organizations in the 21st century have to find strategies to build effective relationships with their stakeholders and thereby to contribute to sustainable development. Not doing so runs the risk of losing their societal legitimacy, their “licence to operate”.
At this conference, representatives from corporate business, politics, academia, and civil society discss the latest developments in stakeholder relations practice. Please see here for more information or here for the event flyer.
Global Policy is an innovative and interdisciplinary journal bringing together world class academics and leading practitioners to analyze both public and private solutions to global issues. :response is a leading consultancy and think-tank for sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR), based in Frankfurt, Germany.
9:30 am Welcome and Registration
10:00 am Opening Session
Dr. Eva-Maria Nag, Executive Editor, Global Policy
Arved Lüth, Founder and CEO, :response
10:15 am OPENING KEY NOTE
Judge Professor Mervyn E. King, Chairman, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) - “Stakeholder Relationships in Integrated Thinking”
11:00 am Panel 1 - STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS: INFRASTRUCTURE AND GOVERNANCE
Joao Duarte, Head of Iberia Communication Agency, Endesa, Enel Group Spain
Emilio Galli Zugaro, Head of Group Communications, Allianz SE
Toni Muzi Falconi, Senior Counsel, Methodos; Adjunct Professor, New York University
Dr. Jon White, FCIPR, Chartered Institute of Public Relations
11:50 am Coffee Break
Panel 2 - EMPOWERING AND ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS
Richard Ellis, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Alliance Boots GmbH
Adrie Heinsbroek, Senior Sustainability Advisor, ING
Leontien Hasselman-Plugge, Director Network Relations, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Thorsten Pinkepank, Head of Corporate Sustainability Relations, BASF SE
01:00 pm CLOSING Q&A
Chaired by Dr. Eva-Maria Nag, Global Policy and Arved Lüth, :response
01:30 pm End of Conference