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ESG for Boards, Private, Closely Held and Family-Owned Businesses — A Lasting Legacy

A special conversation with Professor Robert G. Eccles

Join us for this important ESG discussion with Professor Robert G. Eccles, Visiting Professor of Management Practice, Saïd Business School, Oxford University; Maha Eltobgy, Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director, Brightstar Capital; and David Shaw, Publishing Director, Family Business Magazine.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022
2 PM ET | 11 AM PT
60 minutes

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A long-term mindset, sense of purpose and the importance of creating and sustaining a legacy are central to how businesses define success. Given this purpose-driven mindset, how can boards of privately held and family-controlled businesses lead the way in adopting and accelerating the evolution of the sustainability and ESG agenda? How does this agenda impact the family legacy?

In this webinar, featuring special guest speaker Professor Robert G. Eccles — who specializes in integrated reporting and is a leading researcher on how companies and investors can create sustainable strategies — we will demystify ESG and provide practical guidance for how businesses can align its purpose and strategy with its environmental, social and governance goals.

Robert G. Eccles

Visiting Professor of Management Practice, Saïd Business School, Oxford University

Robert is the world's foremost expert on integrated reporting and a leader on how companies and investors can create sustainable strategies. He was previously a tenured Professor and Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. He is the Founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and one of the founders of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). He has recently joined the board of Mistra Centre for Sustainable Markets (MISUM) in Sweden. Bob is also on the Advisory Board of the JANA Impact Capital Fund. In 2011, Bob was selected as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior, for his extensive, positive contribution to building trust in business, and in 2014 and 2015 he was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Bob is the award-winning author of a dozen books, including seminal works on integrated reporting, sustainability, and the role of business in society. A prolific writer for both academic and practitioner audiences, he has his own column on

Maha Eltobgy

Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director, Brightstar Capital Partners

Maha Eltobgy is the Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director at Brightstar. She is responsible for designing and implementing the firm’s ESG strategy to support efforts to generate long term value for portfolio companies, investors and stakeholders. Prior to Brightstar, Maha was Head of Investors Industries and a Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. She spearheaded the Forum’s stakeholder capitalism and ESG activities and led a global team responsible for overseeing the Forum’s community of asset owners and fund managers. Previously, she worked for nearly two decades in senior leadership roles in strategy, first as a consultant with the Monitor Group and subsequently as a member of in-house strategy teams with Pearson PLC and Louis Vuitton North America. Maha also has experience working in government, having served as Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for the New York State Department of Economic Development. Maha holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MA in International Relations, Economics and Middle East Studies from Johns Hopkins University.

David Shaw

Publishing Director, Family Business Magazine

David Shaw is the publishing director of Directors & Boards and its sister publication, Family Business. With more than 30 years of experience in business-to-business and consumer media markets, he has served as an editor, publisher, publishing director, group publisher and group vice president of a variety of publications, trade shows, conferences and websites.

Prior to founding GRID Media, David served as senior vice president for Phillips Business Information Inc., where he oversaw nearly 100 discrete media properties, and helped build the business from $35 million to more than $100 million in annual revenues. He is a frequent author and speaker on issues related to business-to-business media, multi-generational family businesses and private and public company governance. He is married, with two grown children, one serving in the Navy and the other in law school.


  • No cost to attend.
  • Opportunity for questions and feedback.
  • All participants receive a copy of the webinar materials after the event.
  • All participants receive Family Business Magazine weekly newsletter, with news, tips and trends that impact your family business. You may, of course, opt out at any time.
  • Unbiased third-party family business education.
  • 60 minutes -- maximum value for time.


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