Capital Matters VI - Managing Labor's Capital

 April 16-18, 2008

Agenda: [Download PDF]
Resource Book - Table of Contents of Selected Readings [Download PDF]

Program

Session ILocusts versus Labor: Handling the New Capitalism
John Monks, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation "Locusts versus Labor: Handling the New Capitalism" [PDF]

Session IITurmoil in Financial Markets: Causes, Consequences, and Choices
Randall Dodd - Senior Financial Sector Expert IMF "Four Lessons From the Financial Crisis" [PDF]
Chris Marx - Senior Portfolio Manager Global Value Equities  "Turmoil in Financial Markets: Causes, Consequences and Choices" [PDF]

Session III: Corporate Governance Reform: What Difference Has It Made or Could It Make for Workers?
Sigurt Vitols - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung "Pressures on the Stakeholder Model of Corporate Governance:" [PDF]

Session VPension Fund (and Others’) Engagement on Corporate Labor and Human Rights Practices
Alan MacDougal, Managing Director, Pensions Investment Research Consultants Ltd. "Unlocking Human Capital: Engagement on Employment Best Practice" [PDF]
Alice Steenland, Director of SRI Research, Vigeo (France) "The integration of labor issues into European pension fund investment strategy" [PDF]
Colin Meech, National Officer for Capital Stewardship, UNISON "Capital v Labour: Do Investors Need A Labour Standards Investment Index?" [PDF]

Session VII: Capital Stewardship Within and Across Borders: Challenges and Opportunities
Colin Meech, National Officer for Capital Stewardship, UNISON "Worker Capital & Capital Stewardship In the UK" [PDF]

Session VIII: Novel, Yet Practical Solutions to Retirement System Woes (I): The Dutch and Other Experience Abroad
Dr. A.G. (Bart) van Riel, Senior Policy Officer, Netherlands Social-Economic Council (SER) and Eduard H. Ponds, Head of Strategy, Finance Department, ABP Pension Fund "Sharing risks: the Netherlands new approach to pensions"  [PDF]
Sophie Jaenicke, FB Tarifpolitik, IG Metall Vorstand "Retirement Security in Germany: Living Standard Security or Basic Security?" [PDF]

Session IX: Novel, Yet Practical Solutions to Retirement System Woes (II): A New Approach to Employment-Based Pensions
David Blitzstein, Special Assistant, Multiemployer Funds, Collective Bargaining Department, United Food and Commercial Workers
"Redesigning Defined Benefit Pensions" [PDF]

Session X: Novel, Yet Practical Solutions to Retirement System Woes (III): A New Approach to Retirement Security for All
Scott Macey, Esq., Senior Vice President, Aon Consulting, on behalf of The ERISA Industry Committee  "A New Benefit Platform for Lifetime Security for All Americans" [PDF]
Jon Forman, Alfred P. Murrah Professor of Law, The University of Oklahoma College of Law and Vice-Chair, Oklahoma PERS
"Should We Replace the Current Pension System with a Universal Pension System?" [PDF]
Teresa Ghilarducci, Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy and Director of SCEPA at the New School for Social Research "Guaranteed Retirement Accounts" [PDF]

Session XI: What to Do While Waiting for Universal Health Insurance: Are VEBAs and Other Pre-Funded Schemes Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?
Teresa Ghilarducci, Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy and Director of SCEPA at the New School for Social Research
"The New Treaty of Detroit: Are Voluntary Employee Benefits Associations Organized Labor’s Way Forward, or the Remnants of a Once Glorious Past?" [PDF]
Stuart Wohl, Senior Vice President, The Segal Company
"Are VEBAs and Other Pre-Funded Schemes Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?" [PDF]

 

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