July 04, 2019
This International biennial Conference series aims to “rediscover” the centrality of intangibles and the information thereon for an equilibrated and long term growth of European companies, markets and territories, and hence to relaunch at policy level the crucial issues linked to these “special” resources for the management and drive of a knowledge-rooted, digital, sustainable and inclusive global economy.
After the successful events held in Paris (2015) and Frankfurt (2017), the objective of the Brussels Conference is to engage with European Institutions and all the diverse stakeholders interested in contributing towards a European policy perspective for improving the understanding, measurement, reporting and management of intangibles. The objective is to enhance the value creation processes and the risk profile of companies and other organizations. Indeed, while we are moving quickly towards a knowledge-based economy and “Industry 4.0”, the importance of intangible resources for the European growth is more and more central. And yet the pervasiveness and transversal nature as well as the elusiveness of these resources make it difficult to manage and measure them in a coherent and holistic way at organizational, meso and macro level. Furthermore, the level of institutional and political attention to these resources seems to have relatively declined over the last few years, not least owing to the impetuous rise of climate-related and sustainability concerns. Now, the challenge appears to be how to conjugate an effective response to these concerns with the business and societal growth that is sustained and fostered over the medium-long term by the availability of, and access to, human, organizational and relational intangible capitals. The Conference will aim to provide inputs and ideas in the direction of favouring the occurrence of this fundamental intertwining.
EFFAS is founder member of WICI and works on a regular basis with WICI though the EFFAS Commission on ESG. Mr. Desmartins, co-chair of the EFFAS Commission on ESG, is also Head of Responsible Investment, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management; and Chair of WICI Europe.
Venue: University Club Foundation, Brussels, Rue d’Egmont 11
Date: 7 November 2019, 9.00-17.00
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