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NYU Stern in London with Professor David Yermack: Corporate Managers and Anti-Woke Capitalism

NYU Stern in London: Corporate Managers and Anti-Woke Capitalism


***Event will take place in Greenwich Mean Time***

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Until recently, public pressure on major corporations has originated almost exclusively from the political left.  Companies have accordingly taken stances on issues like climate change, immigration, and gender equality that are now criticised by the political right as "woke capitalism."  Disney, Anheuser Busch, Qantas, and other companies have found themselves embroiled in controversies for which management was ill-prepared.


Esteemed NYU Stern Professor of Finance and Business Transformation, David Yermack, will dissect these and other events, and discuss the challenges faced by major corporations, who are increasingly caught between competing political forces that refuse to allow them to sit on the sidelines of the "culture wars."


6:00-6:30 PM: Guest Arrival and Mingling [Drinks & Bar Snacks Available]

6:30-7:30 PM: Lecture presented by Professor Yermack and Q&A

7:30-8:30 PM: Networking Reception [Drinks and Passed Hors d'Oeuvres Available]


Speaker Bio:
David L. Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business. He serves as Chairman of the Finance Department and Director of the NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business. Professor Yermack teaches joint MBA - Law School courses in Restructuring Firms & Industries and Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies, as well as PhD research courses in corporate governance, executive compensation, and distress and restructuring. Professor Yermack has been with NYU Stern since 1994. His primary research areas include boards of directors, executive compensation, and corporate finance. Professor Yermack has published more than 25 articles in leading academic journals in Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Law. He is a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. Professor Yermack received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics (1985), Master of Business Administration (1991), Juris Doctor (1991), Master of Arts in Business Economics (1993), and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Economics (1994) from Harvard University.