Re-engineering Governance for Good

5 August 2021 @ 09:00 - 13:00 *
* Universal Co-ordinated Time, UTC + 0:00

The Good Governance Academy in association with AACSB International (AACSB), The Chartered Association Of Business Schools (CABS) and The South African Business Schools Association (SABSA) brings you this Global Summit.

The Summit will take place as an interactive webinar
on: 5 August 2021
from: 11:00 to 15:00 South African Time / 12:00 to 16:00 GMT / 13:00 to 17:00 UTC

The main outcomes include:

  • Define good governance and what it should look like going forward

  • Describe what good governance looks like through the lens of key stakeholders

  • Identify the role of stakeholders in driving forward change in governance

  • Determine the best way to incentivize collaboration in governance for prosperity and positive change

  • Identify what milestones need to be set to keep up the momentum

  • Learning Tracks

    Track 1. Instilling Activism Into Governance
    As long-term advocates of societal change and the thorns in the side of many governments and corporate organizations, activists have had many triumphs throughout the years, from ending apartheid in South Africa to the suffragette movement for women’s equal voting rights.
    In this track we will look at:

  • How positive activism can contribute to global change when it comes to governance

  • Where activists should be focusing their energy to have the highest level of impact

  • How can they make their alternative ideas for positive change more mainstream in today’s individualistic society.

  • Track 2. Corporate Governance Driving Positive Societal Change
    Whilst a free market economy inherently implies that the corporate sector can and should be able to move and pivot in its own desired direction, it also have a common duty: as contributors to financial stability, driving growth, and incubators of innovation in the wide-reaching society.
    In this track we will consider:

  • How companies should be fostering good governance from within their organizations and leveraging their global influence externally as part of the global corporate ecosystem to ensure sustainable governance.

  • What their role should be at the decision-making table

  • How willing the corporate sector is to commit to this change

  • How change should be incentivized on a global, not just a national, scale

  • Track 3. Changing the Governance Status Quo: Mindsets, Behaviors, and Worldviews
    Global governance is itself governed by an intricate web of collective social norms, institutions, and ideas. But what happens when the cogs that keep this delicate yet complex global system turning over become stuck, or, when the cogs in the various governance sub-systems stop aligning? Does this sound familiar? Changing the global governance structure implies not only aligning and unifying global goals and aims, but also engendering a new mindset in those which drive forth the institutions that make up this system.
    While we will barely even scratch the surface of such a colossal topic, in this track we will look at:

  • What are the drivers and trends of governance transformation?

  • Where is change most required and what evidence do we have that it is needed?

  • Evolution or revolution, where do we start?

  • Track 4. Business Schools Shaping the Future of Governance Through Business Education
    Though history is known for being cyclical in nature, dwelling too much on the past can stagnate societal progress.
    In this track focused on the links between governance and business education we will discuss:

  • The role of business schools in shaping the future of governance

  • Some of the changes that we may need to make in business education to ensure that our future leaders are capable of taking society down a path which is sustainable, globally focused and prosperous for all.

  • The indicators and milestones that business schools need to consider looking at the present and into the future to drive positive change in governance.

  • Who Should Attend

    Business school leaders and administrators, representatives from businesses and NGOs who wish to collaborate with colleagues from other industries to drive change in governance, those looking for contacts in the societal impact space to establish partnerships and collectives.


    Event Schedule

    (Click on speaker image to view profile.)

    Governance, NGOs and Society

      09:20 - 09:35         Professor Thulisile “Thuli” Madonsela

    Governance and the corporate sector

      09:35 - 09:50         Tomi Adepoju

    Governance and global institutions

      09:50 - 10:05         Seamus Gillen

    Governance and business education

      10:05 - 10:20         Professor Darius Palia

    Tracks 1 and 2

      10:20 - 11:05         Facilitated Discussion

    Tracks 3 and 4

      11:05 - 11:50         Facilitated Discussion


      11:50 - 12:00         Break

    Conclusions and Plenary Discussion

      12:00 - 13:00         Facilitated Discussion


    5 August 2021
    09:00 - 13:00
    Time Zone:
    Universal Co-ordinated Time, UTC + 0:00


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