Woman in Boardroom

In Conversation with…Alex Edmans, Lord Kerslake, & More

Beyond Recovery: What Boards Should Do Next

Boards are facing an unenviable task. At the same time as they’re calibrating recovery plans to deal with one of the most significant crises we’ve faced, they’re also expected to respond meaningfully to some of the biggest social changes in our lifetimes. COVID-19 and George Floyd’s murder have exposed some enormous cracks in Western society that the state cannot fix alone, and business needs to move beyond tinkering and virtue signalling.

How can a chair build the agenda that helps get the organisation back to financial stability whilst ensuring it becomes a better citizen? How can a NED ask the questions that create the drive for an organisation to make a difference? How does governance become a powerful force for performance and purpose?

Alex Edmans

Professor of Finance,
London Business School
Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School and a leading authority on reforming business to serve wider society. His book, “Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit”, headed the list of FT Business Books of the Month for March 2020 and his TED talks have a combined audience of 2 million.

Rob Whiteman

Chair,
New Economics Foundation
Lord Kerslake, something of a “turbulent priest” to the current administration, is the former Head of the Civil Service, current Chair of Peabody Housing Association and the New Economics Foundation, and President of the LGA .

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