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Corporate Law Teachers Association conference

2-4 February 2020
Caulfield campus

Conference theme

20/20 Hindsight: Reflections on Perceptions of Trust in Corporations

Monash Business School’s Department of Business Law and Taxation invites you to join us at the annual Corporate Law Teachers Association conference at the Monash University Caulfield Campus on 2-4 February 2020.

The Edelman Trust Barometer revealed that globally in 2019, 56 per cent of survey participants trust business. The figure reduces to 52 per cent when only Australian respondents are counted. While the majority of the survey participants trust business, the percentage of those surveyed that did not respond in the affirmative is significant.

Concerns around the lack of trust in some sectors of the economy and the perceived inability of regulatory regimes to curtail undesirable corporate behaviour has received great focus in Australia through the work of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

Conference participants are invited to submit work around the themes of why a significant proportion of the population do not trust business and by implication, the corporate entities and the directors and officers that control those businesses.

The conference will focus on what changes to organisational and governance arrangements and regulatory regimes have (recently) been introduced or could be introduced to build trust.