Investor Stewardship in an Uncertain World - A Conference Report

30 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2022

See all articles by Dionysia Katelouzou

Dionysia Katelouzou

King's College London - The Dickson Poon School of Law; Transnational Law Institute

Philip Gavin

Technological University Dublin; Trinity College Dublin

Date Written: May 27, 2022


The Investor Stewardship in an Uncertain World Conference, convened on Friday, May 27th 2022 at King’s College London, took stock of how investor stewardship has come to be understood and practiced by investors who have taken up the mantle of stewardship over recent years. The Conference was organized by Dr Dionysia Katelouzou of The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London in collaboration with the European Corporate Governance Institute and the British Academy. Investor Stewardship in an Uncertain World is the second conference organized under the auspices of the Global Shareholder Stewardship Project, which brings together leading experts in academia and practice to examine the development of investor stewardship principles across the globe and assess its effectiveness.

The Conference sought to address the significant changes since the previous conference took place in 2019 and provided a forum for regulators, academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges to effective stewardship, especially in times of uncertainty. Society at large has faced significant challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, the global escalation of armed conflict and the ever-increasing demand to tackle economic and social inequalities. As the investment industry continues to grapple with these challenges, the Investor Stewardship in an Uncertain World Conference provided a forum for examining the effectiveness of investor stewardship while navigating significant short-term shock and unprecedented climate and social upheaval. Finally, the Conference hosted the launch of Global Shareholder Stewardship, a book co-edited by Dr Katelouzou and Professor Dan Puchniak which brings together contributors from the first Global Shareholder Stewardship conference to explore the dispersion of stewardship principles across the globe.

Keywords: Investor Stewardship, Corporate Governance, Institutional Investors, COVID-19, Climate Change, Conference Report, Systematic Risks

Suggested Citation

Katelouzou, Dionysia and Gavin, Philip, Investor Stewardship in an Uncertain World - A Conference Report (May 27, 2022). Available at SSRN: or

Dionysia Katelouzou (Contact Author)

King's College London - The Dickson Poon School of Law ( email )

Somerset House East Wing
London, London WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

Transnational Law Institute ( email )

London, England WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

Philip Gavin

Technological University Dublin ( email )

School of Languages, Law & Social Scirnces
City-Centre Campus, Grangegorman

Trinity College Dublin ( email )

School of Law, House 39, New Square
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Dublin, D02 X376

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