Europe Peer Networks

Corporate Leadership

CFO Business Unit Council
Business Unit CFOs in Europe continue to gain importance as strategic drivers of the company. The skill set demanded from them keeps on growing. This council focuses on key aspects of CFO leadership: business, operational, and organization/people impact.

Chief Audit Executives 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.

Chief Financial Officers Council
The Chief Financial Officers Council in Europe brings together the most senior CFOs based in EMEA in a confidential setting that allows for a candid exchange of views and experiences.

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

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

Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Council
The Conference Board’s European Council on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability provides senior executives of companies based in Europe with a programme and meeting place through which to deepen their knowledge, sharpen their skills and share expe

Corporate Treasury Council
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.

Cyber Risk and Security Management Council
This European council provides a groundbreaking, cross-functional forum with a focus on networking and problem-solving to inform companies about organizational, governance, legal, comm and technical responses to governing information use and protection

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.

Environment and Product Stewardship Council
The Environment and Product Stewardship Council in Europe, was established in 1991 and brings together Environment Leaders from multi-national companies to learn best practices, strategies and new solutions to environmental issues.

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

Global Business Conduct Council
Senior 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 Business Women Leaders Council
The focus on the progression and advancement of European 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 European females within global organisations – women who make their mark.

Global Investor Relations Executives Council
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 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.

Health and Safety Council
This council 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.

Integrating Sustainability Working Group 2014
How can companies incorporate sustainability into the core business strategy to drive profitability and innovation, mitigate risks, and promote positive impact on society and the environment?

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.

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

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 respond to challenges.

Economy & Business Environment

Corporate Treasury Council
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.

Data & Analytics Working Group
Corporations face technology-driven discontinuities that challenge traditional ways of doing business even as they enable new opportunities for growth. Data & Analytics represents one of the most significant discontinuities facing businesses in Europe.

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

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.

Environment and Product Stewardship Council
The Environment and Product Stewardship Council in Europe, was established in 1991 and brings together Environment Leaders from multi-national companies to learn best practices, strategies and new solutions to environmental issues.

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

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 in Europe working across business functions on a global basis.

Health and Safety Council
This council 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.

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.

Integrating Sustainability Working Group 2014
How can companies incorporate sustainability into the core business strategy to drive profitability and innovation, mitigate risks, and promote positive impact on society and the environment?

Mergers & Acquisitions Council
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.

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

Responsible Sourcing Council
The transparency of company supply chain has become increasingly important. This Council will discuss and try to find solutions to multi-tier supply chain transparency, supply chain risk management, sustainability strategy alignment and other challenges.

Shared Services Council
The Shared Services Council in Europe brings together senior shared services executives to exchange best practices, strategies and innovations leading to the provision of competitive internal business support services.

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

Human Capital

Advancing Women in Leadership Council
The focus on the advancement of women onto boards and into senior executive roles continues to gain momentum; this is a unique opportunity to discuss from an organizational perspective how to connect, support and equip European female leaders.

Diversity and Inclusion in Business Council
This Council was established in 2000 in Europe, to identify emerging issues and best practice in the Diversity and Inclusion fields, and to help shape and communicate appropriate business responses.

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

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 Business Conduct Council
Senior 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 Diversity & Inclusion Executives Council
Executives from European firms 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.

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.

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

Global Rewards and Mobility Council
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.

Health and Safety Council
This council 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.

HR Operations Council
The Council will provide a forum for HR operations leaders in Europe 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.

Human Capital Analytics Council
The Council provides a forum for European based leaders and seasoned practitioners to share innovative strategies and practical ideas in order to articulate the impact of human capital investments.

Human Resources Executives Council
The HR Executives Council brings together the most senior European based HR Executive who wants to optimize their performance and that of their business.

Integrating Sustainability Working Group 2014
How can companies incorporate sustainability into the core business strategy to drive profitability and innovation, mitigate risks, and promote positive impact on society and the environment?

Leadership, Talent & Learning Council
The Leadership, Talent & Learning Council in Europe focuses on identifying and promoting best practices on how to develop talent, create highly effective leaders and design “learning” organisations to improve business performance.

Strategic HR Business Partners Council
The Strategic HR Business Partners Council in Europe is a confidential environment where members share and explore solutions on becoming real strategic partners by increasing the added value to their organisation and helping achieve business goals

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

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 based in Europe can use to manage risks and leverage talent.

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

Total Rewards Council
The Total Rewards Council brings together senior executives; most of whom have a remit extending beyond Europe. It provides members with an opportunity to discuss the most pressing issues on their agendas, widen their perspective and share best practices.