NEW YORK UNIVERSITY - STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The Stern School, located in New York City's Greenwich Village, is a leading business school with undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral programs.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
JRC - EUROPEAN COMMISSION
The mission of the JRC is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of European Union policies. As a service of the European Commission, the JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national. The JRC aims to deliver robust and fit-for-purpose scientific technical support to policy makers based on a strong anticipation function, strategic dialogues with customers and stakeholders and an appropriate research base.
The Task Force Financial Crisis was established at the JRC in January 2011 with the aim to assist Commission Services in their special effort to make the EU emerging rapidly from the current economic and financial crisis while preparing the ground for a stable financial system in the EU. The Task Force contributes to setting up an EU framework for financial crisis management and resolution in the banking and insurance sector, to improving the credibility of the rating agencies, and to enabling integrated surveillance of Member States economic stance, including their fiscal policy, reform programme, and overall sustainability of public finances.
IFC-WORLD BANK GROUP
The IFC Corporate Governance Unit’s primary role to assess corporate governance practices of IFC clients. In addition, the CG Unit provides focused corporate governance training to IFC investment staff, advises IFC senior management on share-voting policies and on nominations of directors to the boards of client firms. The unit also leads IFC's participation in the global dialogue on corporate governance. By making corporate governance improvements, IFC clients are more successful in attracting capital, improving their performance, and can better weather financial crises. This in turn helps boost private sector development, creating jobs, improving the quality of living, and ultimately alleviating poverty through improved economic performance.
As part of IFC's response to the ongoing worldwide financial crisis, the IFC Corporate Governance Unit launched a Risk Governance Program to enhance the capability of directors in emerging markets to oversee the risk management of the organizations for which they serve as board members. The implementation of the Risk Governance Program has been on-going for 18 months and sessions have been completed in 15 countries.
The sponsorship of the IRMC 2011 is a part of the Risk Governance Program and is a complement to the Risk Governance Workshops. Our sponsorship has two main objectives with regards to the risk capabilities in emerging markets:
• that emerging board members/academics that did not attend the in-country workshops will participate in this central event and that those who have attended earlier workshops will come to Amsterdam to advance their skills further
• that the international/wider community of risk scholars and practitioners will focus on risk issues in emerging markets; addressing the special topic more frequently and including these issues in their research program.
CESIFIN "ALBERTO PREDIERI" FOUNDATION
The "CESIFIN ALBERTO PREDIERI" Foundation was established in 1986 by the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze.
Alberto Predieri, who conceived and promoted this institution, was its President for many years. After his death in 2001, the Foundation was named after him.
The aim and activity of the Foundation, financed by the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze since 2001, is the promotion of studies and conferences on juridical-financial themes and economics in our times, topics of extreme current interest on which scholars and experts from the business and institutional world are called on to present their views. The conferences and seminars in many cases have been the subject of publications of great interest to the public on matters of concern within the country: the liberalization of foreign currency, the reform of the financial markets, the independence of the administrative authorities, European structural funds, corporate governance, the international monetary system.