Supervisory Board as Governance VAR Explained! – CLINT | Littler Explains! Podcast


Supervisory Board as Governance VAR Explained! - by Dennis Veldhuizen

CLINT | Littler Explains! Podcast Season 2 Episode 1 – The Supervisory Board as Governance VAR Explained! Fresh from the (audio)press!

Season 2 has begun, and in it, podcast host Jasper Hoffstedde and one of his colleagues discuss an interesting topic in labor law. The listener receives easy and practical tips on how to handle challenging situations best. Today, we present Season 2, Episode #1 – The Supervisory Board as Governance VAR – by Dennis Veldhuizen. Please note that the language spoken is Dutch.

The Supervisory Board and Corporate Social Responsibility
In essence, the law assigns the Supervisory Board (RvC) a supervisory and advisory role. In fulfilling these tasks, the RvC must also focus on the interests of the company and its associated stakeholders. Nowadays, companies are expected to commit to so-called corporate social responsibility (CSR). This means that the company’s valuation largely depends on the influence it exerts, including on the people within the organization. This also relates to the role of the RvC. To what extent is the RvC responsible for a preventive approach to misconduct.

What is being discussed?
Dennis has written an article on the Supervisory Board as a Governance VAR in addressing workplace misconduct. The role of the RvC is actually somewhat understated in this entire field. In this podcast, we discuss the role of the RvC, misconduct, good employership, the resources available to the RvC, and whether they can potentially be held responsible for wrongdoing.

Where can you listen to the podcast?
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About the author

Jasper Hoffstedde

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About the author

Dennis is a founding partner of CLINT. He studied Dutch law at the University of Amsterdam and in 1999 he became a certified lawyer. Before Dennis joined CLINT in 2016, he was a partner at the law firm HDK and before that he worked at the Amsterdam office of Greenberg Traurig LLP, where he headed the labor law division.

Dennis Veldhuizen

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