Europe Peer Networks

European Council Directors Network

Innovation Council
The European Council on Innovation (formerly the European Council on Research, Development & Innovation) is a network of leaders in the area of technical innovation.

Corporate Leadership

Chief Audit Executive Council
This exclusive forum brings together internal audit leaders from many of the largest companies operating in Europe. Council members work together in an open and candid style, allowing a full exchange of views on trends, practices and challenges to buildin

Compliance Council in Europe
Executives focus on how to respond to European and international compliance rules and regulations.

Council of Chief Financial Officers
Focuses on financial issues of strategic importance to company success.

Council of Financial Executives & Controllers
This council is designed for senior executives and directors with responsibility for financial control of international industrial and commercial companies.

Council on Corporate Communications
Deals with the strategic development and tactical implementation of internal and external communications, media relations, reputation management and image planning.

Council on Corporate Governance
Discusses the dramatic changes that are affecting boards of directors and how they might best respond to these changes in order to drive business forward and meet the needs of their investors and stakeholders.

Council on Corporate Treasury
The European Council on Corporate Treasury is designed for senior executives of international industrial and commercial companies. Topics discussed amongst this peer group includes improving processes, navigating volatile credit markets, and many more.

Council on Environment and Product Stewardship
The European Council on Environment and Product Stewardship, existing since 1991, responds to public, government and corporate concern about the environment and sustainability as well as product stewardship issues.

Council on Health and Safety
Gives European safety managers the opportunity to exchange ideas on increasing the effectiveness of their health and safety programmes, and on promoting the active participation and commitment of employees.

Council on Investor Relations
Designed for heads of investor relations at European companies; of special interest to companies on European or international bourses.

Council on Strategic Risk Management
The European Council on Strategic Risk Management is designed for senior executives with the responsibility for assessing and implementing risk management programmes in their organisations.

Emerging Markets Mergers and Acquisitions Council
The Council provides senior executives in charge of Mergers and Acquisitions for Emerging Markets, including Asia, with a network of professional peers.

Global Business Women Leaders Council
The focus on the progression and advancement of women on to boards and women in to senior executive roles continues to gain momentum so this Council brings together high-achieving females within global organisations – women who make their mark.

Global Business Women Leaders Council II
The focus on the progression and advancement of women on to boards and women in to senior executive roles continues to gain momentum so this Council brings together high-achieving females within global organisations – women who make their mark.

Global Council of Investor Relations Executives
Senior investor relations officers of large-capitalization companies in both Europe and the United States share best practices in a confidential and member-driven forum. Members value the intimate and candid conversations that develop in the meetings.

Global Council on Business Conduct
Executives responsible for shaping global ethics and compliance programs discuss current issues and challenges facing corporations globally. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking opportunities.

Global Social Investing Council
Advances the practice of cross-border corporate social responsibility and strategic philanthropy on a global scale through continuous dialogue on latest trends, issues and solutions encountered, as well as inspiring practices.

Legal Council
Updates on EU competition law developments, building a European legal team, controlling outside costs, and the interface between legal and global management are principle items on this council's agenda.

Tax Executives Council
This Council brings together heads of tax and/or senior finance executives responsible for tax from multinational companies. Its agenda focuses on how the tax issue will impact corporations in the future, and how executives can best prepare to meet the c

Economy & Business Environment

Council of Economists
This Council brings together economists from the financial services and industrial communities to exchange views on the emerging economic environment.

Council on Corporate Treasury
The European Council on Corporate Treasury is designed for senior executives of international industrial and commercial companies. Topics discussed amongst this peer group includes improving processes, navigating volatile credit markets, and many more.

Council on Environment and Product Stewardship
The European Council on Environment and Product Stewardship, existing since 1991, responds to public, government and corporate concern about the environment and sustainability as well as product stewardship issues.

Council on Health and Safety
Gives European safety managers the opportunity to exchange ideas on increasing the effectiveness of their health and safety programmes, and on promoting the active participation and commitment of employees.

Council on Mergers & Acquisitions
The European Council on Mergers and Acquisitions is designed to help companies plan and implement value creating acquisitions, mergers and divestitures by sharing best practices, ideas and experiences in their M&A related activities.

Council on Shared Services
Members of this network of senior shared services executives exchange concepts, experiences, best practices, and innovations leading to the provision of competitive internal business support services.

Council on Strategic Risk Management
The European Council on Strategic Risk Management is designed for senior executives with the responsibility for assessing and implementing risk management programmes in their organisations.

Emerging Markets Human Resources Council
The Council provides an exclusive network for human resources professionals to exchange insights and to explore and better understand the HR challenges and opportunities relating to business development and growth in emerging markets.

Emerging Markets Supply Chain Management Council
The Council provides senior supply chain decision makers in emerging markets with a network of professional peers who meet regularly to exchange ideas, best practices, and innovations related to the supply chain and logistics functions.

Global Business Services Council
The Global Business Services Council is one of the first communities focused on serving the specific needs of the senior-most leaders working across business functions on a global basis.

Procurement Leadership Council
Focuses on the strategic issues of reducing overall business costs, improving quality of supply, and enhancing customer service.

Human Capital

Council for Advancing Women in Leadership
The focus on the progression and advancement of women on to boards and women in to senior executive roles continues to gain momentum, so this is a unique opportunity to discuss from an organizational perspective how to connect, support and equip female le

Council for Diversity in Business
Members identify emerging issues in the Diversity and Inclusion fields and discuss appropriate business responses.

Council of Economists
This Council brings together economists from the financial services and industrial communities to exchange views on the emerging economic environment.

Council of Global Diversity & Inclusion Executives
Executives engage in strategic discussions on issues and challenges currently facing chief diversity officers. Members value the expert speakers, benchmarking opportunities, and ability to shape best and next practices in diversity.

Council of Human Resources Executives
Discusses strategic HR issues and promotes in-depth networking among its members.

Council on Compensation and Benefits
Members compare experiences and update each other on developments in Compensation & Benefits in their countries.

Council on Health and Safety
Gives European safety managers the opportunity to exchange ideas on increasing the effectiveness of their health and safety programmes, and on promoting the active participation and commitment of employees.

Council on HR Operations
The Council will provide a forum for HR operations leaders to discuss innovations and challenges in taking their organizations to the next level. Members value the confidential setting and ability to leverage each other year-round.

Council on Human Capital Analytics
The importance of the Human Capital Analytics leaders is rapidly growing. HC Analytics leaders and seasoned practitioners are instrumental in predicting HC capabilities, articulating the value of HC and reaching strategy sooner and more effectively.

Council on International Compensation and Benefits
Discussions focus on the policies and challenges connected with the salaries and benefits of international personnel, including local nationals as well as expatriates. Members value the confidential and high level dialogue that develops.

Council on Leadership, Talent & Learning
Recognises the growing importance of management education and training as levers for improving individual and organisational performance.

Council on Strategic Risk Management
The European Council on Strategic Risk Management is designed for senior executives with the responsibility for assessing and implementing risk management programmes in their organisations.

Emerging Markets Human Resources Council
The Council provides an exclusive network for human resources professionals to exchange insights and to explore and better understand the HR challenges and opportunities relating to business development and growth in emerging markets.

Global Human Resources Council
Allows senior most global HR executives to discuss current challenges and trends regarding the strategic and structural management of their firm's multinational human resources. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking.

Strategic Workforce Planning Council
This council takes on the challenge of implementing and maturing SWP to maximize its benefit. The meeting focus is participatory, the emphasis on relevant insights that members can use to manage risks and leverage talent.

Talent Acquisition Executives Council
As talent acquisition leaders, our goal is to develop and implement strategies and tactics that enable our companies to hire the right talent at the right time.

The Pensions Council
This inter-disciplinary Council brings together pension managers, human resource executives, and financial executives to discuss issues of common concern.