Sunday, July 9, 2017

Event - Sustainability Summit: Approach Reporting Ratings and Value

The 16th Annual Sustainability Summit will take place on July 18 - 19, 2017 at the Conference Board in New York, NY. The summit is titled: "Making your Approach to Sustainability, Reporting, and Ratings/Rankings Deliver Value for Your Business". The 2017 Sustainability Summit will provide a unique opportunity for sustainability practitioners at leading companies to enjoy a safe space to address the most urgent and persistent strategic, operational, and implementation challenges they face in addressing the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of their companies. The Summit will enable peer-to-peer exchange and engagement with leading practitioners and subject matter experts to work in a collaborative way through the major challenges that corporate sustainability professionals face today. We will focus on key challenges through interactive sessions that enable participants to learn from and support one another.

Key Takeaways
  • Creating the business case for the “hard parts” of ESG/Sustainability
  • Creating and measuring sustainable business value
  • Demonstrating the value of sustainability to investors
  • Engaging with key partners in the business to drive ESG thinking into product and service innovation, design, and marketing
  • Understanding how emerging trends in sustainability reporting, disclosure, and ratings will affect your approach to disclosure
  • Defining the value of reporting and public disclosure
  • Responding to survey fatigue: how to prioritize and manage rating and ranking requests
  • Improving data management and collection for sustainability reporting and disclosure

Scheduled Speakers
  • Alyson Genovese, Head of Corporate & Stakeholder Relations, USA & Canada, GRI
  • Reilly Goodwin, Sustainability Platform Manager, 3M
  • George M. Hodge, Senior Manager, Supply Chain, CDP
  • Erika Karp, Founder and CEO, Cornerstone Capital Group
  • Bob Laux, Head of North America, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
  • David Loehwing, Director, Sustainability Research Department, Pax World Management LLC
  • Monica Neufang, Worldwide Senior Director, Corporate Governance & Strategic Operations, Johnson & Johnson
  • Tam Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability, Bechtel Corporation
  • Kathy Pickus, Divisional Vice President, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott
  • Steve Rochlin, Program Director, The Conference Board
  • Kaite Schmitz Eulitt, Strategic Advisor,Stakeholder Outreach, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
  • Mark Shamley, CEO, ACCP
  • Thomas Singer, Principal Researcher, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board
  • Mark Tulay, Program Manager, Global Initiative on Sustainability Ratings (GISR)
  • Tensie Whelan, Director, Professor for Business and Society, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
Click here to download the full agenda
Click here to register.

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