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2021 BoardWise Virtual




Virtual Sessions Between March - July 2021

Most Recent Session

ESG: The Importance of Measuring Impact & Progress
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
5:00 pm ET / 2:00 pm PT

McKinsey & Company's HLEF, in partnership with LCDA, hosted its first virtual session of the year, ESG: The Importance of Measuring Impact & Progress. In this session, speakers discussed factors that are driving key metrics in ESG. They also engaged us on main drivers, trends and priorities in the ESG landscape. Special opening remarks were made by Roel Campos, Chair, LCDA; Senior Counsel/Chair-Securities Enforcement, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; Director: John Paulson & Co., KPMG LLP, and Regional Management Corp. This session was not recorded.

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Past Sessions

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly accelerated the adoption of digital technologies, permanently transforming the way businesses work, as well as how consumers and employees interact with them. Shifts in customer attitudes and behaviors have speeded companies' digital strategies since, in a contactless world, the vast majority of interactions with customers and employees must take place virtually. 

LCDA and Intel have teamed up to launch this annual tech series, featuring experts who will explore what that rapid transformation has meant to businesses and consumers -- and what board leaders need to know about the opportunities and challenges of such rapid change.

The healthcare industry has been tested in unprecedented ways by the COVID-19 epidemic and forced to change its way of operating almost overnight. At the same time hospitals were shutting down their normal operating procedures, they were also forced to ramp up to deal with the tremendous demand from coronavirus patients and put measures in place to keep their front-line employees safe. Now the industry is facing one of its greatest challenges as it races to vaccinate the world‘s population and put an end to the pandemic.

At Kaiser Permanente, the man at the top, Chair & Chief Executive Officer, Greg A. Adams, had only stepped into his role a few months before the pandemic hit and was almost immediately confronted with this crisis. Join us as we sit down with Greg Adams, in conversation with Kaiser Board Member Ramon Baez, to talk about leading through crisis and managing the challenges of dealing with both the pandemic and racial inequality in the U.S.--as a new leader, as a major employer, and as a healthcare provider. 

As the recent report published jointly by KPMG and LCDA revealed, as of July 31, 2020, Latinos made up only 3.2% of Fortune 1000 board seats. 

Since then, LCDA has measured an uptick in new board appointments, particularly in the first quarter of 2021. Even with recent momentum, Latinos face the widest gap in terms of board representation. 

Join us for a panel to learn about the trends and impact of recent drives to push for board diversity, such as legislation in California, and initiatives from Nasdaq, ISS, and other institutional investors. 

Are these efforts having an impact to lift up Latinos? What does the outlook look like, what are the persistent roadblocks, and what are practical steps that boards can take? 

Launched in partnership with Morgan Stanley and curated exclusively for LCDA Members and Morgan Stanley partners, our inaugural session is the first of an annual Latinas OnBoard series.

The panel, Latinas Leading: Post Pandemic Dynamics in the Boardroom highlighted insights from corporate directors sharing their journey to the boardroom and the challenges and opportunities directors are facing today.

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