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Mathilde Mesnard - From ESG Investing to a Shift in Corporate Governance: Are We at a Turning Point?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, Mathilde Mesnard, deputy director for financial and enterprise affairs at the OECD, explores how the demand for ESG accountability will require changes in corporate governance mechanisms and frameworks

How Language And Warm Weather Keeps Margaret Nankinga Productive

Using multilingual approaches, Salzburg Global Fellow Margaret Nankinga is advancing literacy in East Africa

Salzburg Global's Main Seminar Room Renamed Fellows Hall

On Salzburg Global Day, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Benjamin Glahn reveals new name for room formerly known as Parker Hall

Vann Newkirk: The US “Loves” Democracy – But Many Norms Are Not Legally Enshrined

American journalist reflects on how the USA's founding drives its current environment and continued racial injustice

My Journey For Peace

Salzburg Global Fellow and co-founder of Youth For Peace, Khet Long, reflects on his childhood in Cambodia and how it influences his work today

Design with Purpose for the Early Years

Salzburg Global Fellow Cecilia de la Paz reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic has created new opportunities for rural schools in Uruguay

Innovation, Policy, and Passion: How Aiko Shimizu is Making Moves

Salzburg Global Fellow Aiko Shimizu’s engagements at Salzburg in 2017 motored the way for expansions of world-first sustainable electric trucks

James J. Killerlane III - What is an ESG-Proficient Director?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, James J. Killerlane III, corporate secretary, managing director and deputy general counsel of BNY Mellon, reflects on the challenge for boards to identify and select directors who are proficient in ESG issues

Salzburg Global Pilots New Leadership Initiative

Impact Fellows will perform a variety of roles within Salzburg Global and take part in cross-cultural learning and capacity building

Salzburg Global Initiative Takes New Look At The Purpose Of Criminal Justice And Its Reform

Program Director Charles Ehrlich reflects on work undertaken so far in Global Innovations on Youth Violence, Safety, and Justice Initiative, which began in January 2021

Salzburg Global Appoints Values Process Facilitators

Carl Swanson and Greta Muscat Azzopardi will support an internal process to identify the organizational values that guide Salzburg Global Seminar's work

All the World’s a Stage: Faye Kabali-Kagwa on Rehearsing Realities and Reimagining Futures

Salzburg Global Cultural Innovator reflects on how pandemic-induced lockdowns have forced shifts in many types of performance

The Future Of The “Young” Cultural Innovators Forum

Associate Program Director Faye Hobson explains recent changes to the multi-year series  
Commitment

Salzburg Global Appoints Values Process Facilitators

Carl Swanson and Greta Muscat Azzopardi will support an internal process to identify the organizational values that guide Salzburg Global Seminar's work

Contested Histories in Public Spaces: Principles, Processes, Best Practices

Join the virtual launch of landmark publication, produced in cooperation between Salzburg Global Seminar, the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation and the International Bar Association

Salzburg Global Launches Major New Cross-National Collaboration on Criminal Justice Reform

New multi-year series Global Innovations on Youth Violence, Safety, and Justice  is supported by MacArthur Foundation, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the David Rockefeller Fund

How Should Boards Be Addressing Black Lives Matter And Broader Issues Of Systemic Racial Inequality?

Read the fourth and final summary from the 2020 annual meeting of the Salzburg Global Corporate Governance Forum - Putting Directors to the Test: How Does Leadership Measure Up in a Time of Crisis?

How Can Leaders Support Racial Healing?

Leaders from philanthropy and finance explore how their funds can best support racial equity in second Designs on the Future webinar

Actions We Are Taking

Salzburg Global lays out the first actions it is taking to support its Commitment to a Better World

Commitment to a Better World

Salzburg Global Seminar opposes injustice and racism in all its forms. We stand in solidarity with all those demanding equal protection and freedom of expression under the law. We commit to work with our Fellows, partners and leading voices to end systemic violence and discrimination and transform societies for good.

Share Your Voice

We stand together to listen, learn and take action against racism and injustice in all their forms
Ideas

Mathilde Mesnard - From ESG Investing to a Shift in Corporate Governance: Are We at a Turning Point?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, Mathilde Mesnard, deputy director for financial and enterprise affairs at the OECD, explores how the demand for ESG accountability will require changes in corporate governance mechanisms and frameworks

My Journey For Peace

Salzburg Global Fellow and co-founder of Youth For Peace, Khet Long, reflects on his childhood in Cambodia and how it influences his work today

Design with Purpose for the Early Years

Salzburg Global Fellow Cecilia de la Paz reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic has created new opportunities for rural schools in Uruguay

James J. Killerlane III - What is an ESG-Proficient Director?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, James J. Killerlane III, corporate secretary, managing director and deputy general counsel of BNY Mellon, reflects on the challenge for boards to identify and select directors who are proficient in ESG issues

Stephanie Bertels - Is It Time To Integrate EESG Into Executive Compensation?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, Stephanie Bertels reflects on key takeaways from "Driving Accountability: Integrating EESG into Executive Compensation," an interactive conversational program which took place on May 6 as part of the Salzburg Global Corporate Governance Forum

Loretta Joseph - What New Policies Do We Need To Govern The Intersection Of Finance And Tech?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for the Future of Finance, fintech advisor and consultant Loretta Joseph explores the benefit of introducing a unified regulatory approach for a new digital age

Tom Komjathy: When is a Stakeholder-Residency Requirement Appropriate for Directors?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, non-executive director of World Medical Relief considers whether the latest Texas power crisis could have been avoided with more local control

Dottie Schindlinger - How Should Companies Handle Changes To Executive Compensation After the Pandemic?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, Diligent Institute executive director Dottie Schindlinger reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic and identifies which key performance indicators compensation committees should incorporate to determine executive remuneration

Rob Patalano - How Can Policymakers Reverse Rising Indebtedness While Aligning With Climate Transition?

New online discussion starts with focus on restoring equity-led growth and aligning the financial recovery with climate transition

Lee Hibbard - Are Certain AI-Enabled Public Services Too Critical To Fail?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Law and Technology series, Lee Hibbard reflects on government agencies' relationship with artificial intelligence and how to avoid some of its traps

Heather Laychak - How Should Management Engage With Their Board During Times of an Existential Threat to the Company?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, Heather Laychak outlines six reasons for management to involve the board in order to quickly transition from “business as usual” to crisis management mode

Anastassia Lauterbach - What Are The Measures And Actions Needed To Enable Sustainable Data Economies?

In the third of three posts for the Salzburg Questions for Law and Technology series, Anastassia Lauterbach reflects on how the European Union can empower people to utilize data and technology well

10 Reasons for Peace Between India and Pakistan

As the 75th anniversary of the India-Pakistan partition approaches in August 2022, and signs emerge of a reduction in tensions between both countries, Salzburg Global Fellow Anwar Akhtar argues it is time for the two countries to make peace and end their conflict
Publications

Global Online Forum on LGBT* and Faith

Report from the latest program of the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum now available to read, download, and share

Salzburg Global Helps Launch New Landmark Publication on Contested Histories

The book was produced in cooperation with the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation and the International Bar Association

Contested Histories in Public Spaces: Principles, Processes, Best Practices

Join the virtual launch of landmark publication, produced in cooperation between Salzburg Global Seminar, the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation and the International Bar Association

What Future for Festivals?

“We need festivals – now more than ever!” declares Salzburg Global report on the current state and what comes next for the beleaguered sector, post-pandemic 

How Should Boards Be Addressing Black Lives Matter And Broader Issues Of Systemic Racial Inequality?

Read the fourth and final summary from the 2020 annual meeting of the Salzburg Global Corporate Governance Forum - Putting Directors to the Test: How Does Leadership Measure Up in a Time of Crisis?

Are Companies Prepared To Handle The Converging Risks Of COVID-19 And Climate Change?

Read the third of four summaries from the 2020 annual meeting of the Salzburg Global Corporate Governance Forum - Putting Directors to the Test: How Does Leadership Measure Up in a Time of Crisis?

Shared Prosperity: What Is The Role Of The Compensation Committee In Addressing Income Inequality?

Read the second of four summaries from the 2020 annual meeting of the Salzburg Global Corporate Governance Forum - Putting Directors to the Test: How Does Leadership Measure Up in a Time of Crisis?

What Does It Take For A Business To Survive An Existential Threat?

Read the first of four summaries from the 2020 annual meeting of the Salzburg Global Corporate Governance Forum - Putting Directors to the Test: How Does Leadership Measure Up in a Time of Crisis?

Moving from Me to We Online in Times of COVID-19

The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators moves fully online for 2020 - embracing both the challenges and opportunities of online convening

First Book from New Series Explores Social and Emotional Learning in the Mediterranean

Publication explores how countries in the Mediterranean basin are stimulating SEL and what can be learned

Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined: Special Edition E-Book

Salzburg Global Seminar and partners - WISE and Diplomatic Courier - launch e-book covering school responses to the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic

Confronting Power and Privilege for Inclusive, Equitable and Healthy Communities

Salzburg Global Fellows set out a call to interrogate power and analyze privilege to create and sustain healthy communities 

Cultural Innovation, Leadership and Collaboration: A Global Platform

Latest report from the Young Cultural Innovators Forum now online to download, read and share
Interviews

Mathilde Mesnard - From ESG Investing to a Shift in Corporate Governance: Are We at a Turning Point?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, Mathilde Mesnard, deputy director for financial and enterprise affairs at the OECD, explores how the demand for ESG accountability will require changes in corporate governance mechanisms and frameworks

Salzburg Global's Main Seminar Room Renamed Fellows Hall

On Salzburg Global Day, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Benjamin Glahn reveals new name for room formerly known as Parker Hall

Vann Newkirk: The US “Loves” Democracy – But Many Norms Are Not Legally Enshrined

American journalist reflects on how the USA's founding drives its current environment and continued racial injustice

Salzburg Global Pilots New Leadership Initiative

Impact Fellows will perform a variety of roles within Salzburg Global and take part in cross-cultural learning and capacity building

Salzburg Global Appoints Values Process Facilitators

Carl Swanson and Greta Muscat Azzopardi will support an internal process to identify the organizational values that guide Salzburg Global Seminar's work

All the World’s a Stage: Faye Kabali-Kagwa on Rehearsing Realities and Reimagining Futures

Salzburg Global Cultural Innovator reflects on how pandemic-induced lockdowns have forced shifts in many types of performance

Conceptualizing Mass Violence: Representations, Recollections, and Reinterpretations

Salzburg Global Fellows contribute chapters to a new book exploring the varied memories of mass violence

Salzburg Global Mourns Loss of Friend and Colleague, Edward Mortimer

Senior Program Advisor and former Senior Vice President & Chief Program Officer dies, age 77

Tom Komjathy: When is a Stakeholder-Residency Requirement Appropriate for Directors?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, non-executive director of World Medical Relief considers whether the latest Texas power crisis could have been avoided with more local control

Bright Simons Joins Salzburg Global’s Board of Directors

President of mPedigree and Salzburg Global Fellow to help guide Salzburg Global’s programs and business practices

Salzburg Global Fellows Selected for WISE Emerging Leaders Program

Andrea Fahed and Wairimu Mwangi among 23 leaders chosen for 2021 cohort

Salzburg Global Fellows Receive Intercultural Achievement Award

Ralph Eya and Katharina Kapsamer receive praise for their project, "Smile at a Common," A New Genre Public Art Project from the People and for the People

Young Cultural Innovators Join Forces in Magazine Global Fundraiser

Salzburg Global Seminar Fellows Lai, Xochitl Calix, and Moira Villiard come together to crowdfund emerging artists’ magazine