Global Dialogue

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Inside Global Dialogue 2016

Once every two years the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) holds its flagship international conference, Global Dialogue. The 2016 event was held in Boston from 24 – 29 April and delivered a strategic discussion on the key issues driving super funds into tomorrow: strategy, investment, governance and technology.

Join AIST’s CEO, Tom Garcia, as he chats with some of the key speakers in this 7 part series which will be launched week-by-week for an insight into some of the themes that delegates were exposed to.

Guest:
Andrew McAfee,
Principal Research Scientist, MIT

TURNING TECHNOLOGY INTO BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
 

All things digital will profoundly impact organisations no matter what organisation or industry. Renowned US author and digital thought leader, Andrew McAfee shares his views on why you can’t ignore the digital revolution; how super funds can harness the power of digital; and what funds can start doing today to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing businesses today.  

Listen to episode 1 now
Time: 13 minutes


Guest:
Robyn Ely,
Diane Doerge Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community and Faculty Chair, Gender Initiative, Harvard Business School 

BUSTING GENDER AND WORKPLACE MYTHS 
 

Women want to be home with families, they prioritise family over work and they aren’t equipped to do senior roles.  These are some of the stereotypes and common myths that Robyn will bust during this thought provoking interview on why female talent is being wasted in the workplace.

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Time: 20 minutes


Guest:
Saker Nusseibeh
, Chief Executive Officer, Hermes Investment Management


Guest:
 Eric Wetlaufer, Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Public Market Investments, CPPIB

CAPITAL: A LONG TERM HORIZON AND FIDUCIARY ACCOUNTABILITY 
 

The media drives the short term view that super funds often respond to as fiduciaries, but is this the right mindset to be managing members’ money?

Join us as Saker and Eric share the latest thinking on balancing short and long term thinking; what fiduciaries need to consider as their broader duties; and how super fund trustees can really do the best job possible in the current environment while keeping an eye out for the best outcomes for members in future generations.




 

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Time: 15 minutes

Joseph Stiglitz
Guest:
Joseph Stigliz
Economist, Columbia University 

GENERATION LESS 
 

Intergenerational inequality is a growing global issue that has long-term implications for the young and old alike. Nobel laureate and former World Bank economist, Joseph Stiglitz, shares his thinking on how the so-called ‘Generation Less’ is responding and what it could mean for the future financial security of young people.

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Time: 20 minutes

 

Deb Hazel
Guest:
Deborah Hazell, 
Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Global Asset Management (US) & Regional Head, Americas  

Bill Passmore
Guest:
Bill Pasmore, 
Professor of Practice, Teachers College, Columbia University  

LEADERSHIP THROUGH TIMES OF CHANGE

All evidence points to ‘change’ only becoming more complex and more frequent.  Managing teams through this change will take time and effort, along with a strong understanding of how to get the most out of those who you work with and for.

During this insightful discussion, Bill shares his four-step framework for effective leadership, and Deborah sheds light on how she manages her teams through times of change.

 

 

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Time: 14 minutes

 

Jeff
Guest:
Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld,
Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies, Lester Crown Professor of Leadership Practice, Yale School of Management  

EliseGuest:
Elise Walton, 
PhD, Senior Partner, Continuous Learning Group  

WHAT MAKES A GREAT BOARD GREAT?

Leading researchers Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld and Elise Walton disclose their learnings from years of academic research on what has changed in board governance in recent years; getting boards to focus on the key strategic issues; and managing the continuity of board dialogue in-between meetings.

 

 

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Time: 16 minutes

 

Adam
Guest:
Adam Kahane,
Director,
Reos Partners

SOLVING TOUGH PROBLEMS

International negotiator and trouble-shooter, Adam Kahane spent years working in the world's hotspots, and came away with a new understanding of how to resolve conflict in a way that seems reasonable - and doable - to all parties.

In this podcast Adam shares his 5 key learnings in solving tough problems and provides tips on how to start your own scenario planning journey to solve your own tough problems.

 

Listen to episode 7 now

Time: 13 minutes