18th International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society

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18th International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society

Schedule

Ethics in Accountability, Finance and Banking:
Toward a More Comprehensive View 


June 30  

8:15 – 8:45Registration
8:45 – 9:00Welcome Addresses and Introduction
• Jordi Canals, Dean of IESE Business School
• Domènec Melé, Chairperson of the Symposium
9:00 – 10:15Plenary Session I: ETHICS IN CORPORATE FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE
 The Ethical Foundations of Corporate Finance, Governance and Accounting

• Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK

For-Profit Social Enterprise: Challenges and Opportunities

• John R. Boatright, the Raymond C. Baumhart, Professor of Business Ethics and Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Loyola University of Chicago, USA and former President of the Society for Business Ethics

Chairperson: Antonio Argandoña, Professor of Economics and Holder of “La Caixa” Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance, IESE Business School
10:15 – 10:45Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:15Plenary Session II: BANKING FOR THE COMMON GOOD
Is competition in banking good for society?

• Xavier Vives, Professor of Economics and Financial Management, Holder of the Abertis Chair of Regulation, Competition and Public Policy and Director of the Public-Private Sector Research Center, IESE Business School

CSR Reports of the Financial Institutions Worldwide

• S. Prakash Sethi, Senior Fellow, Weissman Center for International Business, University Distinguished Professor, Baruch College, the City University of New York, USA.
•TERRENCE F. MARTELL, Director, Weissman Center for International Business, Saxe Distinguished Professor of Finance Baruch College, the City University of New York, USA

Regulations and Responsibility in Banking. A Practitioner’s Perspective

• Robert B. Atwell, Chairman and CEO of Nicolet National Bank, Wisconsin, USA

Chairperson: Ahmad Rahnema, Professor and Director of Financial Management, IESE Business School 
12: 15 - 12:30 Break
12:30 - 14:00Concurrent Sessions I
14:15 - 15:15Lunch
15:15 - 16:30Plenary Session III: THE ROLE OF ETHICS IN TAKING FINANCIAL RISKS
 Can Ethics in Finance Prevent Systemic Risk?

• Paul H. Dembinski, Director of the Foundation of the Observatoire de la Finance and Professor at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Financial Leverage, Risk and Profit. Why Practical Wisdom is So Important?

• Antoni Subirà, Emeritus Professor of Finance at IESE and former Minister of Industry and Trade in the Catalonia Government

Chairperson: Eduardo Martínez-Abascal, Professor of Financial Management, IESE Business School
16:30 - 16:45Break
16:45 - 18:45Concurrent sessions II
20:30 – 22:30Conference Dinner (Bus leaving at 20:05 - SANSI Hotel)

July 1

9:00 – 10:15Plenary Session IV: INTEGRATING ETHICS INTO ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
 Accounting, Management Control and the Financial Function in the Mission of the Firm

• Josep Maria Rosanas, Professor of Accounting and Control at IESE Business School and Holder of the Crèdit Andorrà Chair of Markets, Organizations and Humanism at IESE

Truthfulness in Accounting and Financial Reports: Why, What and How?

• Oriol Amat, Professor of Accounting of University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Member of the Spanish National Securities Market Commission

Chairperson: Luis Palencia, Professor and Director of Accounting and Control, IESE
10:15 – 10:45Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:45Concurrent Sessions III
12:45 – 13:00Break
13:00 - 14:30Panel: RESPONSIBILITY IN INVESTING
 Socially Responsible Investment: Current Situation and Perspectives

• Jaume Iglesies, Head of Values Based Investing, UBS AG, Zürich, Switzerland

Can Impact Investing be a force for moral good?

• Harry Hummels, Managing Director of SNS Impact Investing and Professor of Ethics, Organisations and Society, Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics. The Netherlands

Responsible Investing: How Dialogue Works in Shareholder Engagement

• Fabrizio Ferraro, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at IESE

Chairperson: Joan Fontrodona, Professor and Director of Business Ethics, IESE Business School
14:30 – 15:45Cocktail and Farewell
16:00 Optional visit to Sagrada Familia 

Contact

Prof. Domènec Melé
IESE Business School