2013 Kellogg School of Management/Aspen Institute Business and Society Conference

Conference Agenda

 

March 7, 2013

Agenda: Evanston

11:30 – 12:00

12:00 – 1:15
Lunch Served: James L. Allen Center, Kotler Atrium
Welcome:
Dean Sally Blount ’92, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Keynote luncheon speaker:
Former Senator Russ Feingold, Wisconsin, Co-author of the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act
Topic:
The corporate role in campaign finance, and pressure from politicians for contributions

1:30 – 3:00
James L. Allen Center, Room 240
Panel topic:

Corporations and activist pressure

Moderator: Sarah Murray, Financial Times

Panelists: Daniel Diermeier, Kellogg; Brayden King, Kellogg; Susan Robinson, Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management; Harry Kraemer, Jr., Kellogg and past CEO/Chairman Baxter International


3:00 – 3:15
Refreshment Break

3:15 – 4:15
James L. Allen Center, Room 24
Speaker:
Michael Jensen, Harvard Business School emeritus
Topic:
Putting integrity into corporate finance and management

4:15 – 4:30
Refreshment Break

4:30 – 5:30
James L. Allen Center, Room 240
Topic:
Tomorrow’s corporation that we need today: Getting there from here
Speaker:
David H. Langstaff, President and Chief Executive Officer of TASC, Inc.

5:30-6:00
Cocktails/Networking
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March 7, 2013

Agenda: Evanston

8:00 – 8:30
Wieboldt Hall, Room 247, Chicago

8:30 – 10:00
Continental breakfast: Wieboldt Hall, Room 247
Panel topic:

Corporate structure: Does the legal structure of the corporation shape or constrain the corporation’s objectives?

Moderator: Steve Pearlstein, Washington Post

Panelists: Bernie Black, Kellogg and NU Law; Donna Dabney, head of Conference Board’s Corporate Governance Program; Bart Houlahan, Co-Founder B Lab; Dwight Hutchins, Accenture

CLE credit: 1.5 hours


10:00 – 10:15
Refreshment Break

10:15 – 11:45
Wieboldt Hall, Room 247
Panel topic:

Corporate speech—The role of corporations in lobbying and influencing policy

Moderator: Jesse Eisinger, reporter at ProPublica, covering Wall Street and finance

Panelists: Martin Redish, NU Law; Robert A. Weinberger, Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security; former VP Government Relations, H&R Block; Chairman, Center for Responsive Politics; Lynn Stout, Cornell Law; Nell Minow, founder of GMI Ratings and co-founder and editor of the Corporate Library, a research firm for oversight on corporations and executive compensation.

CLE credit: 0.5 hours


12:00-1:00
Lunch: Wieboldt Hall, Fifth Floor Dining Room

1:00 – 2:15
Wieboldt Hall, Room 247
Topic:
Is the corporation capable of reflecting the views of a disparate set of stakeholders?
Speaker:
Henry Hansmann, Yale Law School

2:15 – 2:30
Refreshment Break

2:30 – 3:45
Wieboldt Hall, Room 247
Topic:
Who are the stakeholders? Deviating from narrow corporate goals may expose leaders to unwelcome, but sometimes unavoidable, external political influence
Speakers:
Luigi Zingales, Booth; Paola Sapienza, Kellogg

3:45 – 4:15
Wieboldt Hall, Room 247
Closing remarks:
Judy Samuelson, Executive Director (and founder) , Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
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