On 16 April 2020, the Global Corporate Governance Colloquia and the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) held a 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, its corporate governance implications and, most importantly, the way forward.  The Webinar brought 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 Webinar presentations were recorded and can now be viewed on YouTube (video 1 and video 2).

The event started at 9am local time in Melbourne for a 2-hour session organized by Monash University and then moved eastwards, with further sessions organized by University of Tokyo, Seoul National University, National University of Singapore, Peking University, Tel Aviv University, IDC Herzliya, Goethe University Frankfurt, Swedish House of Finance, University of Oxford, Imperial College London, Columbia University, Harvard University, Yale University, and Stanford University, and a final wrap up session which ended at 9.05am Melbourne time.

The webinar format was an idea of Luca Enriques, who also worked with ECGI to coordinate the local host institutions throughout the 17-day organisation phase, put together the Oxford sessions in cooperation with Professor Colin Mayer of the Said Business School, and was a speaker in two sessions. John Armour and Kristin van Zweiten also spoke during the Oxford session.