Free webinar to discuss COVID-19 implications on corporate and global governance

Its undeniable the coronavirus pandemic will have an impact on global governance. Although it’s too early to tell exactly what this impact will be, implications for corporate governance practices and standards are already emerging.

Samir Trabelsi, Accounting and Governance Professor with the Goodman School of Business at Brock University, will present on ‘COVID-19: Good governance in crisis or a good crisis for governance?’ Wednesday, June 24 at 11 a.m. as part of the next Business Breathers webinar.

The free weekly webinar series is facilitated by the Goodman School of Business’ Goodman Group and features 30 minutes of live industry and faculty expert-led discussions, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Topics focus on leadership, management and innovation, as well as the financial and social impacts of trending topics.

Trabelsi will outline several corporate governance issues as companies and not-for-profit organizations respond to the challenges and risks posed by the pandemic.

“Board of directors always think about the bottom line, but now investors are asking companies to not only gain value but create sustainable value,” he said. “Governance is shifting from a shareholder perspective to a stakeholder approach. From these microeconomic observations, we can see that COVID-19 is an opportunity to redefine a global governance model. I propose a new model for our new normal.”

Trabelsi has taught courses in corporate governance, research methodology and external reporting. His research interests include corporate governance, sustainability, corruption, risk management and greenwashing.

Interested participants are asked to register online. A confirmation email will provide a Lifesize link to access the webinar at the date and time it is planned.


Upcoming Business Breathers:

COVID-19: Good governance in crisis or a good crisis for governance?
Presented by Samir Trabelsi, Professor, Goodman School of Business
Wednesday, June 24 at 11 a.m.

Corporate social responsibility in the era of Black Lives Matter
Presented by Gervan Fearon, President and Vice-Chancellor, Brock University
Wednesday, July 29 at 11 a.m.


Recordings available for past webinars:

Understanding distributed leadership
Camille Rutherford, Vice-Provost, Strategic Partnerships and International, Brock University

Working from home: Insights into the new norm
Roger Favero, Executive Vice-President Data and Technology for HomeEquity Bank, Jason O’Halloran, Partner with S+C Partners, and Glenn Skrubbeltrang, Lecturer with the Goodman School of Business.

Leadership presence
Barbara Devine, CEO and Founder of Impact and Performance

Managing through the unimaginable
Andrew Gaudes, Dean, Goodman School of Business

The ethics of exploiting loopholes
Paul Dunn, Professor, Goodman School of Business

Brave new worlds: How augmented reality transforms marketing
Joachim Scholz, Assistant Professor, Goodman School of Business

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