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Annual Parliamentary Reception

16th November 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Welcome: Lord Haskel, House of Lords

Introduction: Mark Goyder, Chief Executive & Founder Director, Tomorrow’s Company

Keynote speakers: James Charrington, non-executive Chairman, BlackRock & Sol Daurella, Chairman, Coca-Cola European Partners

Closing remarks: Peter Large, Executive Director – Governance, ACCA

Once every year, Tomorrow’s Company brings together its community to reaffirm its purpose – to inspire and enable companies to be a force for good – and share its latest research and thinking. ACCA, a leading global accountancy body with its remit to advance the public interest, explores innovative solutions to address emerging issues that face accounting, business and finance.

Following the launch of our report UK Business: What’s wrong? What’s next?, our agenda has been heavily influenced by the outcomes and conclusions. The report highlights the lack of long-term investment by business and draws attention to the serious consequences for both shareholders and society of UK companies having become net savers to the tune of £100bn a year, or 7% of GDP.

This year the Parliamentary Reception will focus on this problem and the agenda which needs to be developed to tackle it. This requires the support and commitment of asset owners, asset managers and boardrooms alike. Encouragingly it is now rising up the political agenda. We will hear about these issues from both an investor’s perspective, through James Charrington, as well as the corporate perspective, through Sol Daurella.

James Charrington is Non-Executive Chairman of BlackRock in EMEA. He joined BlackRock in 2006 following the merger with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers where he was Head of the International Retail platform. He became Head of BlackRock EMEA and a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee in 2010 following the merger with Barclays Global Investors. His time with the firm dates back to 1993 when he joined Mercury Asset Management plc where he was appointed a Director in 1996.

Sol Daurella is Chairman of Coca-Cola European Partners, the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, and Chairman and CEO of Cobega, the Daurella family’s international holding with interests in food, beverage and coffee companies, fast food restaurants and real estate. Sol is also Director of the board of Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and an independent Director on the board of Banco Santander, the largest bank in the Eurozone.

This event is invitation only. To find out how you can join our community and attend this event, please contact Alex Maitland: alexm@tomorrowscompany.com

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16th November 2016
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm