On March 7, 2017, the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware was honored to host Ron O’Hanley, President and CEO of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), as its John L. Weinberg Distinguished Speaker. SSGA is a recognized leader in corporate governance. He gave an inspiring talk as part of the Center’s 2017 Corporate Governance Symposium.  Mr. O’Hanley discussed SSGA’s focus on effective, independent board leadership and his recent call on boards to consider ESG impacts on long-term value creation.  He discussed board diversity and SSGA’s call on companies to increase the number of women on their corporate boards, which was announced earlier in the morning and which was also on the eve of International Women’s Day (March 8).  Mr. O’Hanley also spoke about the historic comprehensive stewardship and governance principles recently issued by the Investor Stewardship Group.

For more information about the Symposium and Mr. O’Hanley’s address, go HERE.