13. Navigation and strategy: The lawyer’s critical public policy role in leading the business

This session will be recorded and made available in the replay café

In the 21st century, CEOs must be adept at not only addressing the essential aspects of business, but – aided by general counsel, public affairs executives and other business team members – must also be capable of addressing business-in-society issues such as legislation, regulation, international trade policy, enforcement, and litigation, all of which may create risk and opportunity in all dimensions of business.  [To be effective, a CEO’s approach must begin with their commitment to corporate processes that explicitly include a public policy dimension across diverse policy subjects, business units, and geographies.]  Unsurprisingly, successful international corporations, such as those in digital services, commonly place trained attorneys in high-level public policy positions, drawing on their legal training to ensure businesses navigate the world of policy intelligently when making decisions and strategising.

Level: B/I/A

Track: Lead the Business
Date: Tuesday 25 May 2021 Time: 15:00 - 16:00 Level: B I A


Dean Garfield Susanna Mäkelä