Program 2018

Program 2020/2021

14:00 Welcome
Barbara A. Heller, Managing Partner SWIPRA Services
14:05 Governance Hot Topics in Switzerland – The Legal, the Market and the Board Perspective

Hans-Jakob Diem, Partner, Lenz & Staehelin

Barbara A. Heller, Managing Director, SWIPRA Services

Peter Voser, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABB Group and PSA International Pte, as
well as Member of the Board of IBM Corp. and of Temasek Holdings

14:55 Sustainable Investing and Active Ownership – How to Make Progress in a Global Portfolio?

Daniel Wild, Global Head of ESG Strategy, Credit Suisse Group

15:20 Coffee break
15:50 Corporate Social Responsibility:
Strategic Opportunities for Sustainable Businesses and Investors
Peter Voser, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABB Group and PSA International Pte, as
well as Member of the Board of IBM Corp. and of Temasek HoldingsDaniel Wild, Global Head of ESG Strategy, Credit Suisse Group

Moderator: Andrea Bischoff, Managing Director, Morrow Sodali

16:20 CSR Strategies in a Global Insurance and Asset Management Business

Michel Liès, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Zurich Insurance Group

16:55 Coffee break
17:15 pm Parallel Sessions - "Meet the Chairmen"

Moderated discussion rounds with Michel Liès and Peter Voser on current
governance and CSR topics
(30 minutes, Chatham House Rules apply)

Followed by Cocktails
10:00 am Welcome
Mark Dittli, Editor-in-Chief "The Market"
10:05 am Introduction: Key findings from the SWIPRA Corporate Governance Survey 2019
and international market observations on corporate governance

Barbara A. Heller, Managing Partner SWIPRA Services Ltd
10:15 am Corporate governance in a world of uncertainties
Dr. Peter Kurer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sunrise Communications Group
10:45 am An active approach to corporate governance and corporate social responsibility
Vegard Torsnes, Lead Analyst, Corporate Governance, Norges Bank Investment Management
11:15 am Coffee break
11:30 am Discharge, share registration and proxy fights – Do’s and Don’ts
Dr. Hans-Jakob Diem, Partner, Lenz & Staehelin
12:00 pm Panel discussion and Q&A
Barbara A. Heller, Managing Partner, SWIPRA Services Ltd
Dr. Peter Kurer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sunrise Communications Group
Vegard Torsnes, Lead Analyst, Corporate Governance, Norges Bank Investment Management
Philip Vernardis, Vice President – Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors
Moderator: Andrew Gebelin, Vice-President of Research, Engagement and
Stewardship, Glass Lewis Europe Ltd
1:00 pm Lunch break
2:00 pm Corporate Governance Dialog One-on-One meeting’s
Four meetings per company, each lasting 45 minutes (separate registration to follow)
5:30 pm Cocktails

Program 2018

11:00 am Welcome
Mark Dittli, Financial Journalist
11:05 am Introduction
Barbara Heller, Managing Partner SWIPRA Services
11:15 am Keynote 1: Corporate Governance Dialog – An issuer’s perspective
Andreas Koopmann, Chairman Georg Fischer Ltd. and Board member Credit Suisse
11:40 am Keynote 2: Driving positive change with stewardship – An investor’s perspective
Christopher Greenwald, Head of Sustainable Investment Research, UBS Asset Management
12:05 am Panel discussion and Q&A
Panelists:
Michèle Burger, General Counsel Corporate Nestlé Ltd.
Christopher Greenwald, Head of Sustainable Investment Research, UBS AM
Barbara Heller, Managing Partner SWIPRA Services
Andreas Koopmann, Chairman Georg Fischer Ltd. and Board member Credit Suisse
moderated by Mark Dittli, Financial Journalist
12:45 pm Lunch break
1:45 pm Corporate Governance Dialog One-on-One’s
Four meetings lasting 45 minutes (separate registration)
5:00 pm Cocktails

      The full program of the 2nd Swiss Corporate Governance Dialog, taking place on December 12, 2018 can be found here.

Program 2017

1:00 pm Introduction
Barbara Heller, Managing Partner SWIPRA
1:10 pm Keynote 1: Governance and Engagement – an issuer’s view
Albert M. Baehny, Chairman Geberit Ltd and Vice-Chairman Lonza Group Ltd
1:30 pm Keynote 2: Governance and Engagement – an investor’s view
Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson, Director, Head of ESG Research Allianz Global Investors
1:50 pm Keynote 3: Legal perspective on corporate governance in Switzerland
Hans-Jakob Diem, Lawyer, Partner Lenz & Staehelin
2:10 pm Kick-off Panel
Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson, Head of ESG Research Allianz Global Investors
Albert M. Baehny, Chairman Geberit Ltd and Vice-Chairman Lonza Group Ltd
Moderator: Edwin van der Geest, Senior Partner Dynamics Group
2:30 pm Coffee break
2:50 pm Corporate Governance Dialog One-on-One’s
3 rounds of 1-on-1’s, each lasting approx. 40 min
5:00 pm Closing Plenary Session: BlackRock’s View on Good Corporate Governance
Edouard Dubois, Vice President, BlackRock Investment Stewardship
5:30 pm Cocktails & Farewell

       A wrap-up of the key messages from the presentations of the 1st Swiss Corporate Governance Dialog of December 13th, 2017 can be found here.