The Changing Role of the CEO: From Business Leader to Corporate Ally and Social Activist
Investors and a broader spectrum of stakeholders are holding CEOs accountable for displaying strong leadership on societal issues including immigration policy, mass shootings, and systemic racial injustice and violence. How can CEOs balance shareholder concerns and sustainable practices, while managing employee morale, share performance and customer satisfaction? This panel will explore the changing role of CEO and how they can align the needs of the management team with the evolving expectations of their employees, customers, partners and society.
Moderator: Steve Gelsi, Senior Reporter, The Deal
Panelist: Anna Catalano, Board Director, Kraton Corporation; HollyFrontier Corporation; Frontdoor, Inc.
Panelist: Michael Flaherty, Senior Vice President, Gladstone Place Partners
Panelist: Wendy Lane, Board Director, Willis Towers Watson, Ltd.; NextPoint Acquisition Corp.; Al-Dabbagh Group Holding Company and Chairman, Lane Holdings Corp.
Panelist: Paul Schneider, Head of Corporate Governance, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Panelist: Suzanne Yoon, Founder & Managing Partner, Kinzie Capital Partners