Presented by the Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Organisations (CSaRO)
Contemporary developments in the area of corporate law and corporate governance
Join Professor Jean du Plessis from the Deakin Law School and Professor Michael Adams, Head, University of New England Law School, for a lunchtime seminar on recent legal developments in the area of corporate governance
The impact of technology on corporate governance and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) will be discussed, specifically with reference to contemporary challenges associated with information governance and the impact of social media to challenge CSR statements.
Can directors and managers be held liable for incorrect or misleading information regarding CSR? Another focus of the seminar will what should nowadays be understood under “the purpose of for-profit corporations”. The very important legal duty of directors “to act in the best interest of the corporation” will also be revisited.
12:00pm - 12:30pm Networking lunch
12:30pm - 12:40pm Introduction by Professor Michael Polonsky, Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in the Department of Marketing in Deakin Business School
12:40pm - 1:00pm The purpose of the corporation redefined: Recent developments in Australian and the US by Professor Jean du Plessis, Professor (Corporate Law), Deakin Law School
1:00pm - 1:30pm The impact of technology on corporate governance and CSR by Professor Michael Adams, Head of School - School of Law, University of New England