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Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance

The Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance is a new online discussion series introduced and led by Fellows of the Salzburg Global Corporate Governance Forum.

Each month, a different Salzburg Global Fellow publishes a thought-piece to spark discussion around a key issue for the future of corporate governance. Articles are published both on and on the professional networking site LinkedIn, where we encourage Fellows and their networks to post responses and join in the discussion. You can find the links to the LinkedIn discussion in each article below.

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Anastassia Lauterbach - Why Must Corporate Boards Discuss Innovation?

Technology strategist and entrepreneur provides clarity about what innovation in corporate boardrooms implies

Dottie Schindlinger - What Can Boards Do to Create Structure and Process Around Innovation?

Executive director at the Diligent Institute outlines four ways directors can cultivate innovation

Pamela S. Passman - How Can Boards Provide Oversight on Corporate Culture?

Founder and president of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade ( reflects on defining, assessing, and improving corporate culture

Barak Orbach - Do Directors and Officers Have a Duty to Monitor Corporate Culture?

Professor of law reflects on organizational culture and important characteristics of business realities

Robert H. Mundheim - What is the Significance of the Business Roundtable Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation?

Counsel to Shearman & Sterling LLP reflects on the Business Roundtable's latest Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation

Imanol Belausteguigoitia Rius - Why Should Organizations Prioritize Shareholder Welfare Over Profits?

Professor and researcher at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México reflects on the importance of doing the right thing

Michael Ling: How Can a Sustainability Committee Better Look at Potential Risks?

Deputy company secretary at CLP Holdings Limited reflects on sustainability committees for this month’s Salzburg Question for Corporate Governance

Stephanie Bertels: Why Is It Increasingly Important for Boards to Clearly Signal Their Position on ESG Issues?

Academic Stephanie Bertels explores the growing importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues for the corporate sector for this month’s Salzburg Question for Corporate Governance

Katrina Scotto di Carlo: How Is the Gig Economy Changing the Nature of the Corporation’s Relationship with its Stakeholders and its Role in Society?

Creative leader in business strategy takes an innovative approach and uses storytelling to answer this month's Salzburg Question for Corporate Governance

John Cannon & Stacy Baird: Is The Board Ready to Address Disruption? 

Corporate governance lawyer John Cannon and law and tech consultant Stacy Baird address board composition, director tech literary, and the use of expert advisors in this month’s Salzburg Question for Corporate Governance
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The articles and comments represent opinions of the authors and commenters, and do not necessarily represent the views of their corporations or institutions, nor of Salzburg Global Seminar. 

Readers are welcome to address any questions about this series to Forum Director, Charles E. Ehrlich