Lecture on sustainable corporate governance and sustainable finance

Wednesday 19 April 2023

On 19 April 2023 from 6 - 8 pm, the Jean-Pierre Blumberg Chair will give a lecture on sustainable corporate governance and sustainable finance. In this lecture, dr. Tom Vos (University of Antwerp) will first give an overview of the current EU legal framework regarding sustainable corporate governance and sustainable finance, and will provide a theoretical framework to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages from the EU initiatives. Afterwards, David Ballegeer (partner, Linklaters) and Pauline Kustermans (managing associate, Linklaters) will reply to the lecture from a more practical perspective, focusing on the application of the Corporate Sustainability Directive, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and green and sustainability-linked bonds. Click here for more information and registration.

Conference: Shareholder Activism in Belgium

Thursday 9 June 2022

The Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB-VBO) and the Jean-Pierre Blumberg Chair at the University of Antwerp organize a one-day conference to explore the present and future of activism in Belgium. Old and new forms of activism will be presented and situated in their financial and legal context.

Workshops on short-termism

March-May 2022

On Wednesdays between March 2 and May 18 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Tom Vos will be teaching a series of (free) interactive workshops, in which students and practitioners can learn and debate about short-termism in the different elements of corporate governance. More information can be found on this page.

Opening lecture of the course on short-termism in corporate governance

Monday 21 February 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m.

In the opening lecture of the course 'Short-termism or long-termism in the Belgian corporate landscape', dr. Tom Vos will analyse whether the corporate governance of Belgian companies contributes to long-term thinking or just encourages short-termist behavior. Attending the opening lecture is free of charge and both online and in person attendance is possible (as far as the corona measures allow).

Inauguration of the chair

Monday 25 October 2021

On Monday 25 October 2021, the chair was officially inaugurated and the Liber Amicorum in honor of Jean-Pierre Blumberg was officially presented and given to the Blumberg family. The inauguration of the chair was also covered by De Tijd and Gazet van Antwerpen.

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