Preamble

Together with Handelsbanken and the Independent Savings Banks, Centre for Finance at University of Gothenburg welcomes you to a conference on “Culture and Governance in Banking”.

How have ethics, culture and corporate governance evolved in banking since the financial crisis? Do we need to strengthen governance in banking to improve ethics and culture? And is improved governance needed in order to strengthen banks’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies?The conference will bring academics and practitioners together to discuss these questions. In particular, banks are facing new challenges in terms of informational technology, regulations, and global changes. These challenges have e.g. resulted in problems related to money laundering and affected customer relations and practices. Do they also call for new forms of leadership, organization, and governance?

PROGRAM
12.30-13.00 COFFEE

13.00-13.15 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Martin Holmén and Viktor Elliot, Centre for Finance

13.15-14.00 CULTURE AND GOVERNANCE IN BANKING
Anjan Thakor, Professor
Washington University in St. Louis

14.00-14.45 COMPLIENCE RISKS -
AND REAL RISKS
Henrik Erlingsson,
Head of Fraud and AML Investigation and Monitoring at Handelsbanken

14.45-15.15 COFFEE BREAK

15.15-16.00 THE SWEDISH REGIME AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING AND FINANCING OF TERRORISM, FROM LAW TO CONCRETE
COOPERATION
Nicklas Lundh, Head of the Swedish Financial Intelligence Unit (Finanspolisen), Swedish Police Authority

16.00-16.45 VALUES AND GENDER IN THE FINANCE INDUSTRY
Renee Adams, Professor University of Oxford

16.45 RECEPTION