As we enter the new decade, we are observing a shift from shareholder capitalism, typically with a more short-term focus on profits, to stakeholder capitalism and governance. This change has big implications for boards in terms of how they are structured and how they are governed, with the COVID-19 crisis further amplifying the importance of fostering a sustainable, transparent and community serving business to long-term success.

How are companies tackling this challenge, and what does the journey look like for their GCs?





Simon Zinger, Group General Counsel, Dentsu Aegis Network

Timo Matthias Spitzer, Head of Legal CIB Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Banco Santander

Christina Demetriades, General Counsel, Europe, Accenture


Richard Simmons, Features Editor, The Lawyer