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Conference on Racial Equity in Corporate Governance

Conference on Racial Equality in Corporate Governance

In 2020, the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia Law School’s Ira M. Millstein Center, and Stanford Law School’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance and Stanford Center for Racial Justice, embarked on a joint effort to develop and present programs to explore how a better understanding and improvement of corporate governance might promote racial equity in the United States.

In the 2020-2021 academic year, this collaboration generated a series of three panel discussions in which business leaders and top legal thinkers explored how to increase racial diversity in boardrooms and the C-suite, how corporate leaders can promote a more inclusive workforce and racial equity, and what a rebalanced system of corporate governance could do to promote racial equity.

In March 2022, we convened business leaders and top legal thinkers to focus on steps that boards can take to promote racial equity in both public and private companies. We explored board diversity and director pipeline generation, board culture and inclusion, and board oversight of racial equity in the corporation.

We anticipate that the collaboration of Penn, Columbia, and Stanford will continue to generate and contribute constructive attention to the role of corporate governance in promoting racial equity. 

No events are scheduled at this time, please check back soon.