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The Conference Board/Millstein Center General Counsel Summit highlights available

The Conference Board Governance Center and the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School recently released the highlights of a Summit they co-sponsored on Short-Termism and Public Trust.

The report from the Summit, which was held September 27, 2016 at Columbia University, includes highlights of the group’s discussions on short-termism and the role of boards of directors and general counsel:

  • Genesis of the Summit (Ira M. Millstein, founding chair, Millstein Center; R. William Ide, chair, The Conference Board Governance Center Advisory Board)
  • The Short-Termism Debate and The New Drivers of Corporate Governance: The Market at Work, Abusive Capital, or Both? (Millstein; Former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice E. Norman Veasey)
  • The Path Forward for Corporations and their Boards (William E. McCracken, former chair, Millstein Center; Stephen M. Cutler, vice chair, JP Morgan Chase; Peter R. Gleason, president, National Association of Corporate Directors)
  • The Path Forward For the Summit Initiative to Further Long-Termism and Rebuild Public Trust in Business (Laura Stein, executive vice president, general counsel and public affairs, The Clorox Co.; Ide)

In addition to the comments made by panelists, there is an appendix of related material. A complimentary copy of the summary is available on The Conference Board Governance Center website.

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