October 11th
14:40 CEST
October 12th
16:10 CEST
Moderator: Rewarding performance: trends and perspectives on financial and non-financial metrics
Stephen Davis
Senior Fellow, Harvard Law School and Chair, IOC
Stephen Davis, Ph.D. is a Senior Fellow of the Harvard Law School and Associate Director of its Program on Corporate Governance, and a visiting professor at IAE business school at Aix-Marseille University. He is also co-chair of the Advisory Board of Hawkamah, the corporate governance institute based in the UAE. He has been a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he co-led the World Forum on Governance, and was executive director of Yale School of Management’s Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance, where he launched the Chairmen’s Forum, Council of Fund Leaders, and inquiries into proxy voting and anti-corruption. Davis is a founder of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, the International Corporate Governance Network, GMI Ratings (now part of MSCI), and Global Proxy Watch newsletter, for 25 years the prime industry weekly resource for ESG insights worldwide. He served on the US SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, chairing its Investors as Owners subcommittee. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Arkadiko in London; he has been a trustee of ShareAction, outside advisor to the Nissan Special Committee on Improving Governance, an advisory board member of New America’s Bretton Woods II, and advisor on governance to institutions including HM Treasury, Euronext, the World Economic Forum, and Alfaisal University College of Business in Riyadh. For nine years he was chair and a board member of Hermes EOS. Winner of the 2011 ICGN Award, and a prolific writer and speaker, Davis is co-author of What They Do With Your Money: How the Financial System Fails Us and How to Fix it (Yale University Press, 2016) and The New Capitalists: How Citizen Investors and Reshaping the Corporate Agenda (Harvard Business School Press, 2006). His Shareholder Rights Abroad (1989) pioneered study of international comparative corporate governance. Davis holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and undergraduate degrees from Tufts and the General Course at the London School of Economics.