Upcoming Events

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Thursday 3 December, 10:30 - 11:30

Beyond the Letter - Stakeholders, Section 172 and Competitive Advantage

We will talk to the FRC about how the best boards are embracing both the spirit and the letter of Section 172. We'll explore how stakeholder governance can deliver competitive advantage and sharing the best practises of those organisations embracing stakeholder-driven governance.

Lord Maurice Glasman

Member of the House of Lords
Lord Glasman is a political theorist, academic, and Labour life peer in the House of Lords. He is a senior lecturer in Political Theory at London Metropolitan University and is best known as the founder of Blue Labour, a term he coined in 2009.

Jasveer Singh

General Counsel, Jupiter Asset Management
Jasveer is an advocate of the power of governance to drive performance, challenging the perception of governance as a cost to the business. Jasveer has been General Counsel at Man Group plc. He started his career as a lawyer at Clifford Chance.

Matthew Lester

Chair, Kier Group
Matthew's board roles draw on his experience on sustainability and investor engagement. He chairs the audit and risk committee at Capita plc. His last executive role was CFO of Royal Mail at the time of its privatisation.

David Styles

Director Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Financial Reporting Council
David's team is responsible for penning the UK Corporate Governance Code, the UK Stewardship Code and the Wates Governance Principles. He is a former career civil servant, most recently at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Why “The Coffeehouse”?

Newly introduced in the 17th century, London’s coffeehouses were the meeting places where an eclectic group would debate the big ideas, giving life to the stock markets and insurance industry, and spawning the forces that drove global trade.

Like The First, the UK’s only Think Tank for Chairs, Board Intelligence is located next to the site of London’s earliest coffeehouse, The Turk’s Head, and we aim to capture some of that enterprising spirit for the Board Intelligence Coffeehouse.

How it works:

  • All our events are held under Chatham House rules.
  • The events themselves are delivered via the Zoom webinar platform.
  • There’s usually a chance for you to participate in Q&A at the end of the session.
  • We ask that you share your name and company to support virtual networking — but you are free to attend in confidence too.
  • All Coffeehouse virtual events are free to attend and always will be. 

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See What You’ve Missed

“A brilliant platform for topical and relevant debate.”
~ UK Company Secretary

If you missed any of the Coffeehouse sessions you can watch them on demand. Topics we've explored so far include “If Cash is King Again, Who Comes Next?” and “Transparency & Stakeholder Awareness in Times of Crisis”. Visit our Coffeehouse On Demand page for the full list of webinars and watch The Coffeehouse on demand now.

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Beyond the Coffeehouse

Explore Our Free Virtual Workshops

“Unique and valuable insight into key governance challenges.”
~ Michelle O’Brien, Governance Professional

Join one of our free virtual workshops for practical tips and valuable insight from your peers on key governance challenges such as building agile board agendas, creating high impact board packs, and finding the right technology for your board.

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