The Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) and the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) have announced the 24-Hour Global Webinar ‘The COVID-19 Crisis and Its Aftermath: Corporate Governance Implications and Policy Challenges’ to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and, most importantly, the way forward. 

Corporate governance can play a key role in formulating the much-needed policy responses to mitigate the adverse socio-economic consequences of COVID-19 and support economic recovery. The webinar will bring together prominent scholars, practitioners and policymakers to exchange views on the policies that need to be adopted to foster resilience and facilitate the road to recovery from this extraordinary crisis.

The topics are likely to include, but are not limited to:

  • Corporate social responsibility in war-like times
  • Corporate governance digitalization
  •  The role of institutional investors and stewardship
  • Takeover defences and M&A trends
  • Bond markets and bankruptcy 
  • Corporate purpose in times of crisis
  • The governance implications of emergency laws and government bailouts
  • Securities regulation (disclosure, short-selling bans, etc.)
  • ESG and Impact investing 
  • Systemic risk and financial stability following exogenous shocks

The schedule for the event is currently as follows:

(Melbourne) AEST

Local time


09:00 – 11:00


Monash University, Melbourne

11:30 – 13:30

10:30 – 12:30 JST/KST

University of Tokyo
Seoul National University

14:00 – 16:00

12:00 – 14:00 GMT+8 /CST

National University of Singapore
Peking University

16:30 – 18:30

09:30 – 11:30 IDT

Tel Aviv University
IDC Herzliya, Israel

19:00 – 21:00

11:00 – 13:00 CEST

Goethe University Frankfurt

21:30 – 23:30

13:30 – 15:30 CEST

Swedish House of Finance

00:00 – 02:00

15:00 – 17:00 BST

University of Oxford
Imperial College London

02:15 – 04:15

12:15 – 14:15 EDT

Columbia University

04:30 – 06:30

14:30 – 16:30 EDT

Harvard University
Yale University  

07:00 – 09:00

14:00 – 16:00 PDT

Stanford University

The Global Webinar will take place on 16 April 2020 and will be hosted throughout Australia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, China, Israel, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the USA.

Registration for attendance is open to all with an interest in corporate governance. Further information is available here.