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The agenda that shapes the future of sustainable business

08:30 - 08:40
Welcome Speech

ethical_corporation Ed Long Project Director Ethical Corporation

ethical_corporation Liam Dowd Managing Director Ethical Corporation

08:40 - 09:15
Climate Action Keynote: Achieving Net-Positive

The nature of all businesses is to grow but, under current models, this growth comes at the expense of the environment. Pioneering companies are changing cultures, systems, markets and strategies that mitigate impacts in areas such as; carbon emissions, plastic waste, deforestation and water to provide a net-positive impact on the environment while the company prospers financially.

Moderator: Forum for the Future Sandra Seru Director Forum for the Future

UN Environment Satya Tripathi Assistant Secretary-General UN Environment

Interface Jay Gould CEO Interface

09:15 - 09:40
Collaboration Keynote: Delivering the Global Goals through ambitious coalitions

A lack of national leadership on the Paris Accord and SDGs has led to local & state Government, businesses, investors and NGOS to step in and drive change. Impact-driven coalitions will become the norm. How can your company take the lead?

Moderator: The Climate Group Amy Davidsen Executive Director The Climate Group

Mars Andy Pharoah Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Strategic Initiatives & Sustainability Mars

Unilever North America Jostein Solheim Executive Vice President, Foods and Refreshments Unilever North America

09:40 - 10:00
Government Keynote: Climate change policy from the Mayor of Philadelphia

More information coming soon

city_of_philadelphia James F. Kenny Mayor Philadelphia

Moderator" Ethical Corporation Terry Slavin Editor Ethical Corporation

10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:40
ESG Disclosure Keynote: Transparent, Investor Driven

The interest from the investment community in ESG disclosures is growing at a rapid pace, with no sign of slowing down. The shift is requiring more parts of the organization to be involved, with levels of transparency being asked that simply wasn’t before. What do investors expect and how do all stakeholders push ESG disclosure forward?

Office of New York City Comptroller Michael Garland Assistant Comptroller - Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Office of New York City Comptroller

The SASB Foundation Matthew Welch President The SASB Foundation

State Street Global Advisors Matthew DiGuiseppe Vice President, Head of Americas Asset Stewardship State Street Global Advisors

Ceres Mindy Lubber CEO and President Ceres

Goodera Abhishek Humbad CEO Goodera

Moderator: CECP Mark Tulay Director, Strategic Investor Initiative CECP

11:40 - 12:00
ESG Rankings Agency Keynote: Greater comparability and transparency

Investors have limited data sets around ESG and the data sets they have often come from third parties which can lack comparability. Hear from heads of rating and ranking agencies on how they’re striving for greater comparability and transparency in their methods.

Moderator: GA Institute Louis Coppola Co-Founder & Executive Vice President GA Institute

Robeco Sam Daniel Wild Co-CEO Robeco Sam

12:00 - 12:30
SDG Keynote: Financing the Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs are a blueprint for national development. However, companies and investors are increasingly investing in new products, portfolios and partnerships that will help deliver the SDGs. Hear how leading corporates and investors are re-shaping strategies and investments around the SDGs.

JP Morgan Marilyn Ceci Managing Director, Head of Green Bonds JP Morgan

BNP Paribas Hervé P. Duteil Managing Director, Chief Sustainability Officer, Americas BNP Paribas

Moderator: BNP Paribas Susan McPherson Founder and CEO McPherson Strategies

12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
13:30 - 14:45
Workshop: Purpose-driven communications: Customers and Communities

Engage customers and communities on key ESG opportunities and educate them on how they can be part of the solution.

Moderator: the_nature_conservancy Kathryn Seck Associate Director of Marketing Partnerships The Nature Conservancy

Nice and Serious Ben Meaker Co-Founder Nice and Serious

American Express Myriam Coneim Director of Sustainability American Express

Manpower Group Ruth Harper Global Vice President of Communications Manpower Group

Kellogg Stephanie Slingerland Director of Philanthropy and Social Impact Kellogg

P&G Mark Broadhurst Sr. Director, Government Affairs Chobani

Removing deforestation from your supply chain

2020 deforestation targets are fast approaching, and many companies haven’t reached what they set out to.  What does leadership look like moving forward?  Learn how your company can take the lead on deforestation and drive change through partnerships on a national level.

RSPO Dan Strechay Interim Director of Outreach & Engagement and U.S. Representative RSPO

McDonalds Rachael Sherman Director of Global Sustainability McDonalds

EDF Katie Anderson Manager, Supply Chain EDF

Climate Advisers Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, FRM Director of Capital Markets Climate Advisers

Moderator: Ethical Corporation Terry Slavin Editor Ethical Corporation

Workshop: Engage Rankings and Ratings Agencies on methodology

In this deep-dive session understand what information ranking and ratings agencies are capturing, how it’s impacting investment decisions and how you can stand out from the crowd. Also, there’s opportunities to discuss ideas on how to simplify and address inconsistencies in the differing approaches.

Moodys Swami Venkataraman Senior Vice President Environmental, Social and Governance Moody’s

RobecoSAM Robert Dornau Director, Senior Manager ESG Benchmarking RobecoSAM

Sustainalytics Eric Fernald Director of Issuer Relations Sustainalytics

S&P Global Ratings Bruno Bastit Senior Governance & Sustainable Finance Specialist S&P Global Ratings

Moderator: GA Institute Louis Coppola Co-Founder & Executive Vice President GA Institute

Workshop: Think like a start-up - Disrupt industry norms through sustainable innovation

To deliver the required changes requires bold, ambitious strategies that will go against years and even decades of industry norms. Learn how your company can embrace such a new approach and pursue new paths of sustainable growth.

Solarcoin Nick Gogerty CEO Solarcoin

Oracle Corporation Rich Kroes Senior Director of Global Sustainability Oracle Corporation

Braskem Jorge Soto Sustainable Development Director Braskem

ClimateLink Ravi Mikkelsen CEO ClimateLink

Avery Dennison Michael Colarossi Vice President, Innovation & Sustainability Avery Dennison

Moderator: Pearlfisher New York Brandi Parker Head of Realisation Pearlfisher New York

14:45 - 15:30
Workshop: Purpose-driven communications: Customers and Communities [Continued…]
Supply Shift Session

More information coming soon.

SupplyShift Jamie Barsimantov Co-Founder & COO SupplyShift

Workshop: Engage Rankings and Ratings Agencies on methodology [Continued…]
Workshop: Think like a start-up - Disrupt industry norms through sustainable innovation [Continued…]
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
16:00 - 16:10
Session Available

Get in touch with Matt for details

Sustainable leadership across the value chain

From promoting carbon neutral products to managing supply chain risk, Hugh Jones outlines the opportunities available to businesses today from applying a carbon lens to the value chain.

Carbon Trust Hugh Jones Managing Director of Business Services Carbon Trust

Carbon Trust Silvana Centty Senior Manager of Business Services Carbon Trust

Session Available

Get in touch with Matt for details

16:10 - 17:00
Workshop: Embed circular-thinking across the business

Increasing pressure on natural resources are forcing companies take a Life-Cycle-Analysis approach to product development. How can you embed such an approach within R&D, innovation, procurement and marketing?

Moderator: NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business Kevin Eckerle Director of Corporate Research & Engagement NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business

Closed Loop Partners Bridget Croke VP External Affairs Closed Loop Partners

Aquafil Giulio Bonazzi Chairman and CEO Aquafil

Unilever John Coyne Vice President and General Counsel Unilever

Tetra Pak Jason Pelz Circular Economy Director Tetra Pak

Battery Solutions Shane Thompson Vice President, Corporate Development Battery Solutions

Workshop: Visibility beyond Tier 1 – Identify new risks and opportunities

Most of the risks and opportunities to a business lie beyond the first tier. Both internal and external stakeholders expect visibility and transparency beyond Tier 1 within your supply chain. In this session learn how:

  • To get deeper in your supply chain to manage and measure your operational risks
  • Develop strategies and systems that deliver accurate metrics and oversight to monitor performance
  • Source consistent and reliable data across your tiers to make the right decisions to tackle climate action and human rights risks

Moderator: RSPO Dan Strechay Interim Director of Outreach & Engagement and U.S. Representative RSPO

Subway John Scott VP – Global Quality, Food Safety & Sustainability Subway

Save the Children Wendy Blanpied Senior Advisor Save the Children

APG Asset Management Anna Pot Manager, Responsible Investments APG Asset Management

Transparency One Chris Morrison CEO Transparency-One

PepsiCo Jaren B. Dunning Legal Director, Human Rights PepsiCo

Getting the right data: What do investors want?

Data needs to be financially material, robust and comparable to be useful for investors. What data to investors want? What does this mean to the data that you collect and manage as a sustainability practitioner?

Moderator: TD Bank Rachel Guthrie Head of ESG Reporting & Impact Measurement TD Bank

American Electric Power Sandra Nessing Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability American Electric Power

ING Anne van Riel Head of Sustainable Finance Americas ING

ABN AMRO Tjeerd Krumpelman Head of Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement ABN AMRO

American Century Investments Guillaume L. Mascotto V.P., Head of ESG & Investment Stewardship American Century Investments

17:00 - 18:00
Workshop: Embed circular-thinking across the business [Continued…]
Workshop: Visibility beyond Tier 1 – Identify new risks and opportunities [Continued…]
ESG Data: What should we really be measuring?

Measurement of ESG data isn’t an exact science. The amount of data sets available coupled with different information requests and an increased need to be transparent leads to headaches. Discover how to navigate the data measurement challenge and understand what ESG data is material – should we only be focusing on ESG issues that are financially material?

Anthem Hakon Mattson Director of Sustainability Anthem

Citi Davida Heller Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Citi

Breckinridge Capital Advisors Robert Fernandez Director of ESG Research Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Calstrs Brian Rice Portfolio Manager Calstrs

Moderator: South Pole Hanna Värttö Head of Investments and Climate Change South Pole

08:30 - 08:50
Opening Keynote

UN Global Compact Lise Kingo CEO & Executive Director UN Global Compact

08:50 - 09:30
Supply Chain Keynote: De-carbonizing the supply chain through new technology and innovations

To meet the 1.5-Degree target requires ambitious investments and innovations in technologies, strategies and clean energy. But to make a carbon intensive business sustainable, you’re always aiming at a moving target. How do you successfully navigate this shift? Discover some of the leading innovations, smart technologies and renewables that are accelerating the move to a low-carbon supply chain.

Cisco John Kern SVP Supply Chain Operations Cisco

enel Ernesto Ciorra Chief Innovability Officer Enel

LanzaTech Jennifer Holmgren CEO LanzaTech

Moderator: World Environment Center Lori Michelin President and CEO World Environment Center

09:30 - 10:15
Cities Keynote: Collaborating to achieve the clean, smart city of the future

Public-Private collaborations will be critical to delivering a connected and clean city of the future. Hear how local Governments, cities, investors and companies are working together to build smart, circular cities that help to decarbonize the urban space.

Moderator: Circular Economy Club Stephanie Kersten-Johnston CEC New York Organiser Circular Economy Club

Hoboken Ravinder Bhalla Mayor, City of Hoboken Hoboken

New Bedford Jon Mitchell Mayor, New Bedford New Bedford

City of Chicago Kurt Summers Treasurer City of Chicago

10:15 - 11:00
Coffee Break
TRACK 1
TRACK 2
TRACK 3
11:00 - 12:30
Workshop: Plastic Waste - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Plastic has been an invention that has been seen until recent years as the perfect material for product packaging.

However, its strengths are also its weakness. In this 90-120 minute Chatham-House rules workshop, learn how to:

  • Reducing your plastic use – sustainable alternatives
  • Educate communities on plastic waste and recycling
  • Closing the loop on plastics

Moderator: Yale Melissa Goodall Associate Director Yale University

Walgreen Boots Alliance John Kotlarczyk Senior Director, CSR & Waste Reduction Walgreen Boots Alliance

Chicobag Andy Keller CEO & President Chicobag

Greenpeace John Hocevar Oceans Campaign Director Greenpeace

Sodexo Judy Panayos Sr Director, Sustainability, Supply Management Sodexo

American Chemistry Council Keith Christman Managing Director, Plastics Markets American Chemistry Council

TCFDs: Monetizing your climate impacts

The TCFD recommendations will change sustainability reporting. It will add further pressure on companies to disclose ESG data – and thus enabling the market to arrive at a more informed view on how climate change will impact different businesses and sectors. Learn how companies are navigating the impending change

Moderator: CDSB Mardi McBrien Managing Director CDSB

Citi Hui Wen Chan Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Citi

Center for ESG Research Jane Thostrup Jagd Lead Research Center for ESG Research

Bank of America Kathy Baughman-McLeod SVP, Global Environmental & Social Risk Executive Bank of America

Workshop: Purpose-driven communications: Employees

Employees can be your biggest advocates and most engaged stakeholder. Given the right message they can share your story for you. What are the latest strategies in engaging employees in sustainability and making them part of the movement?

Moderator: Good360 Jim Alvey Good360 Director of Partnerships, Disaster Recovery Good360

Domtar Paige Goff Vice President of Sustainability Domtar

Pernod Ricard Amandine Robin SVP North America, Communications & Sustainability Pernod Ricard

Telia Company Anne Larilahti VP Sustainability Strategy Telia Company

Flex Kelly Hampton Vice President, Global Marketing and Sustainability Flex

P&G Virginie Helias Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer P&G

12:30 - 13:00
Workshop: Plastic Waste - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle [Continued…]
Session Available

Get in touch with Matt for details

Workshop: Purpose-driven communications: Employees [Continued…]
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
TRACK 1
TRACK 2
14:00 - 14:45
Beyond audits – Systems, collaborations and technologies that address human rights risks

Whilst audits serve an important purpose in managing risks through the tiers of the supply chain, added layers are required to identify human rights violations and ensure decent work within the supply chain. New systems, technologies and collaborations can help identify and solve these risks at the source.

Coca Cola Brent Wilton Director of Global Workplace Rights Coca Cola

general Electric Paul Lalli Global Counsel, Labor & Human Rights General Electric

Moderator: Under Armour Sophie Rifkin Senior Associate Director NYU Sturn Centre for Sustainable Business

Workshop: Partnerships delivering the SDGs

Tackling the SDGs takes a holistic approach – from start-ups, NGOs, companies, Governments and investors. Hear you can identify and launch new cross-industry partnerships that help tackle the SDGs and deliver ambitious impacts.

Moderator: ethical_corporation Liam Dowd Managing Director Ethical Corporation

The New York Academy of Sciences Jennifer Costley Director, Physical Sciences, Sustainability & Engineering The New York Academy of Sciences

IBM Jeff West Corporate Responsibility Leader IBM

WBCSD Chris Walker Director WBCSD

Walgreens Boots Alliance Alain Turenne Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility Walgreens Boots Alliance

14:45 - 15:30
Decarbonization at scale: Collaborating across the value chain

To achieve the 1.5-Degree Target requires ambitious collaborations across industry value chains. From transportation to buildings, hear how companies are collaborating to accelerate the adoption of renewables across the value chain.

EDF Tom Murray Vice President EDF

American Forest Foundation Nathan Truitt Vice President of Strategic Partnerships American Forest Foundation

AT&T Tim Fleming Director of Enterprise Sustainability AT&T

Moderator: Future 500 Brendon Steele Director of Stakeholder Engagement Future 500

Workshop: Partnerships delivering the SDGs [continued…]
TRACK 3
14:00 - 15:00
Reporting on long-term value creation

A holistic view of a business, not just a financial one, is driving investment decisions and the long-term future of businesses. Sustainability reporting & external pressure to disclose is providing genuine value to business strategy by demonstrating company resilience to risk, ROI of sustainability initiatives and the steps the company is making towards 2030 targets. Hear what role reporting is playing in moving towards a long-term sustainable, inclusive economic model.

Moderator: Inherent Group Paula Luff Director of Sustainability & Impact Inherent Group

Cornerstone Capital Erika Karp CEO Cornerstone Capital

Bloomberg Shaheen Contractor Intelligence Analyst Bloomberg

UN Global Compact Laura Palmeiro Senior Advisor UN Global Compact

Donnelley Financial Solutions John Truzzolino Director Business Solutions Donnelley Financial Solutions

15:00 - 15:30
Communicate rigorous and accurate ESG data

What is the best way to communicate your progress to different stakeholders on your ESG information?

  • Quantify ESG data that meets investors requirements
  • Tailor your communications to meet different internal and external requirements

Hannon Armstrong Amanda Cimaglia Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Hannon Armstrong

Yum! Brands Jon Hixson Vice President for Global Government Affairs and Sustainability Yum! Brands

Moderator: TJBauman Trisha Bauman CEO & Founder TJBauman

15:30 - 15:50
Coffee Break
15:50 - 16:10
International Paper and World Wildlife Fund: Working Together to Save the World’s Forests

Learn about this groundbreaking collaboration to help create the world’s first science-based targets for forests, as well as innovative actions corporations, governments and others can take to meet the targets

International Paper Sophie Beckham Senior Manager, Natural Capital Stewardship International Paper Company

WWF US Kerry Cesareo Vice President, Forests WWF US

16:10 - 16:30
Diversity & Inclusion Keynote: Realize the benefits of a progressive approach to D&I

Diversity and Inclusion is of paramount importance in ensuring your business is fulfilling its duties to society. Learn how to show leadership on D&I and understand how this can deliver a competitive advantage for the business

Medtronic Carol Surface Chief Human Resources Officer Medtronic

Moderator: American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) Hammad Atassi CEO American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC)

16:30 - 17:00
Closing Keynote: Moving from risk to opportunity

Businesses are increasingly looking towards sustainable innovations to change ESG risks into opportunities for prosperity and growth. Hear how companies are demonstrating leadership and taking hold of the opportunity that sustainable innovation provides.

Moderator: Corporate Citizenship Abby Davidson North America director Corporate Citizenship

Cummins Tom Linebarger Chairman & CEO Cummins

Shift Caroline Rees President and Co-Founder Shift

TerraCycle Tom Szaky CEO TerraCycle

08:30 - 08:40
Welcome Speech

ethical_corporation Ed Long Project Director Ethical Corporation

ethical_corporation Liam Dowd Managing Director Ethical Corporation

08:40 - 09:15
Climate Action Keynote: Achieving Net-Positive

The nature of all businesses is to grow but, under current models, this growth comes at the expense of the environment. Pioneering companies are changing cultures, systems, markets and strategies that mitigate impacts in areas such as; carbon emissions, plastic waste, deforestation and water to provide a net-positive impact on the environment while the company prospers financially.

Moderator: Forum for the Future Sandra Seru Director Forum for the Future

UN Environment Satya Tripathi Assistant Secretary-General UN Environment

Interface Jay Gould CEO Interface

09:15 - 09:40
Collaboration Keynote: Delivering the Global Goals through ambitious coalitions

A lack of national leadership on the Paris Accord and SDGs has led to local & state Government, businesses, investors and NGOS to step in and drive change. Impact-driven coalitions will become the norm. How can your company take the lead?

Moderator: The Climate Group Amy Davidsen Executive Director The Climate Group

Mars Andy Pharoah Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Strategic Initiatives & Sustainability Mars

Unilever North America Jostein Solheim Executive Vice President, Foods and Refreshments Unilever North America

09:40 - 10:00
Government Keynote: Climate change policy from the Mayor of Philadelphia

More information coming soon

city_of_philadelphia James F. Kenny Mayor Philadelphia

Moderator" Ethical Corporation Terry Slavin Editor Ethical Corporation

10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:40
ESG Disclosure Keynote: Transparent, Investor Driven

The interest from the investment community in ESG disclosures is growing at a rapid pace, with no sign of slowing down. The shift is requiring more parts of the organization to be involved, with levels of transparency being asked that simply wasn’t before. What do investors expect and how do all stakeholders push ESG disclosure forward?

Office of New York City Comptroller Michael Garland Assistant Comptroller - Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Office of New York City Comptroller

The SASB Foundation Matthew Welch President The SASB Foundation

State Street Global Advisors Matthew DiGuiseppe Vice President, Head of Americas Asset Stewardship State Street Global Advisors

Ceres Mindy Lubber CEO and President Ceres

Goodera Abhishek Humbad CEO Goodera

Moderator: CECP Mark Tulay Director, Strategic Investor Initiative CECP

11:40 - 12:00
ESG Rankings Agency Keynote: Greater comparability and transparency

Investors have limited data sets around ESG and the data sets they have often come from third parties which can lack comparability. Hear from heads of rating and ranking agencies on how they’re striving for greater comparability and transparency in their methods.

Moderator: GA Institute Louis Coppola Co-Founder & Executive Vice President GA Institute

Robeco Sam Daniel Wild Co-CEO Robeco Sam

12:00 - 12:30
SDG Keynote: Financing the Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs are a blueprint for national development. However, companies and investors are increasingly investing in new products, portfolios and partnerships that will help deliver the SDGs. Hear how leading corporates and investors are re-shaping strategies and investments around the SDGs.

JP Morgan Marilyn Ceci Managing Director, Head of Green Bonds JP Morgan

BNP Paribas Hervé P. Duteil Managing Director, Chief Sustainability Officer, Americas BNP Paribas

Moderator: BNP Paribas Susan McPherson Founder and CEO McPherson Strategies

12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
13:30 - 14:45
Workshop: Purpose-driven communications: Customers and Communities

Engage customers and communities on key ESG opportunities and educate them on how they can be part of the solution.

Moderator: the_nature_conservancy Kathryn Seck Associate Director of Marketing Partnerships The Nature Conservancy

Nice and Serious Ben Meaker Co-Founder Nice and Serious

American Express Myriam Coneim Director of Sustainability American Express

Manpower Group Ruth Harper Global Vice President of Communications Manpower Group

Kellogg Stephanie Slingerland Director of Philanthropy and Social Impact Kellogg

P&G Mark Broadhurst Sr. Director, Government Affairs Chobani

Removing deforestation from your supply chain

2020 deforestation targets are fast approaching, and many companies haven’t reached what they set out to.  What does leadership look like moving forward?  Learn how your company can take the lead on deforestation and drive change through partnerships on a national level.

RSPO Dan Strechay Interim Director of Outreach & Engagement and U.S. Representative RSPO

McDonalds Rachael Sherman Director of Global Sustainability McDonalds

EDF Katie Anderson Manager, Supply Chain EDF

Climate Advisers Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, FRM Director of Capital Markets Climate Advisers

Moderator: Ethical Corporation Terry Slavin Editor Ethical Corporation

Workshop: Engage Rankings and Ratings Agencies on methodology

In this deep-dive session understand what information ranking and ratings agencies are capturing, how it’s impacting investment decisions and how you can stand out from the crowd. Also, there’s opportunities to discuss ideas on how to simplify and address inconsistencies in the differing approaches.

Moodys Swami Venkataraman Senior Vice President Environmental, Social and Governance Moody’s

RobecoSAM Robert Dornau Director, Senior Manager ESG Benchmarking RobecoSAM

Sustainalytics Eric Fernald Director of Issuer Relations Sustainalytics

S&P Global Ratings Bruno Bastit Senior Governance & Sustainable Finance Specialist S&P Global Ratings

Moderator: GA Institute Louis Coppola Co-Founder & Executive Vice President GA Institute

Workshop: Think like a start-up - Disrupt industry norms through sustainable innovation

To deliver the required changes requires bold, ambitious strategies that will go against years and even decades of industry norms. Learn how your company can embrace such a new approach and pursue new paths of sustainable growth.

Solarcoin Nick Gogerty CEO Solarcoin

Oracle Corporation Rich Kroes Senior Director of Global Sustainability Oracle Corporation

Braskem Jorge Soto Sustainable Development Director Braskem

ClimateLink Ravi Mikkelsen CEO ClimateLink

Avery Dennison Michael Colarossi Vice President, Innovation & Sustainability Avery Dennison

Moderator: Pearlfisher New York Brandi Parker Head of Realisation Pearlfisher New York

14:45 - 15:30
Workshop: Purpose-driven communications: Customers and Communities [Continued…]
Supply Shift Session

More information coming soon.

SupplyShift Jamie Barsimantov Co-Founder & COO SupplyShift

Workshop: Engage Rankings and Ratings Agencies on methodology [Continued…]
Workshop: Think like a start-up - Disrupt industry norms through sustainable innovation [Continued…]
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
16:00 - 16:10
Session Available

Get in touch with Matt for details

Sustainable leadership across the value chain

From promoting carbon neutral products to managing supply chain risk, Hugh Jones outlines the opportunities available to businesses today from applying a carbon lens to the value chain.

Carbon Trust Hugh Jones Managing Director of Business Services Carbon Trust

Carbon Trust Silvana Centty Senior Manager of Business Services Carbon Trust

Session Available

Get in touch with Matt for details

16:10 - 17:00
Workshop: Embed circular-thinking across the business

Increasing pressure on natural resources are forcing companies take a Life-Cycle-Analysis approach to product development. How can you embed such an approach within R&D, innovation, procurement and marketing?

Moderator: NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business Kevin Eckerle Director of Corporate Research & Engagement NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business

Closed Loop Partners Bridget Croke VP External Affairs Closed Loop Partners

Aquafil Giulio Bonazzi Chairman and CEO Aquafil

Unilever John Coyne Vice President and General Counsel Unilever

Tetra Pak Jason Pelz Circular Economy Director Tetra Pak

Battery Solutions Shane Thompson Vice President, Corporate Development Battery Solutions

Workshop: Visibility beyond Tier 1 – Identify new risks and opportunities

Most of the risks and opportunities to a business lie beyond the first tier. Both internal and external stakeholders expect visibility and transparency beyond Tier 1 within your supply chain. In this session learn how:

  • To get deeper in your supply chain to manage and measure your operational risks
  • Develop strategies and systems that deliver accurate metrics and oversight to monitor performance
  • Source consistent and reliable data across your tiers to make the right decisions to tackle climate action and human rights risks

Moderator: RSPO Dan Strechay Interim Director of Outreach & Engagement and U.S. Representative RSPO

Subway John Scott VP – Global Quality, Food Safety & Sustainability Subway

Save the Children Wendy Blanpied Senior Advisor Save the Children

APG Asset Management Anna Pot Manager, Responsible Investments APG Asset Management

Transparency One Chris Morrison CEO Transparency-One

PepsiCo Jaren B. Dunning Legal Director, Human Rights PepsiCo

Getting the right data: What do investors want?

Data needs to be financially material, robust and comparable to be useful for investors. What data to investors want? What does this mean to the data that you collect and manage as a sustainability practitioner?

Moderator: TD Bank Rachel Guthrie Head of ESG Reporting & Impact Measurement TD Bank

American Electric Power Sandra Nessing Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability American Electric Power

ING Anne van Riel Head of Sustainable Finance Americas ING

ABN AMRO Tjeerd Krumpelman Head of Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement ABN AMRO

American Century Investments Guillaume L. Mascotto V.P., Head of ESG & Investment Stewardship American Century Investments

17:00 - 18:00
Workshop: Embed circular-thinking across the business [Continued…]
Workshop: Visibility beyond Tier 1 – Identify new risks and opportunities [Continued…]
ESG Data: What should we really be measuring?

Measurement of ESG data isn’t an exact science. The amount of data sets available coupled with different information requests and an increased need to be transparent leads to headaches. Discover how to navigate the data measurement challenge and understand what ESG data is material – should we only be focusing on ESG issues that are financially material?

Anthem Hakon Mattson Director of Sustainability Anthem

Citi Davida Heller Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Citi

Breckinridge Capital Advisors Robert Fernandez Director of ESG Research Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Calstrs Brian Rice Portfolio Manager Calstrs

Moderator: South Pole Hanna Värttö Head of Investments and Climate Change South Pole

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08:30 - 08:50
Opening Keynote

UN Global Compact Lise Kingo CEO & Executive Director UN Global Compact

08:50 - 09:30
Supply Chain Keynote: De-carbonizing the supply chain through new technology and innovations

To meet the 1.5-Degree target requires ambitious investments and innovations in technologies, strategies and clean energy. But to make a carbon intensive business sustainable, you’re always aiming at a moving target. How do you successfully navigate this shift? Discover some of the leading innovations, smart technologies and renewables that are accelerating the move to a low-carbon supply chain.

Cisco John Kern SVP Supply Chain Operations Cisco

enel Ernesto Ciorra Chief Innovability Officer Enel

LanzaTech Jennifer Holmgren CEO LanzaTech

Moderator: World Environment Center Lori Michelin President and CEO World Environment Center

09:30 - 10:15
Cities Keynote: Collaborating to achieve the clean, smart city of the future

Public-Private collaborations will be critical to delivering a connected and clean city of the future. Hear how local Governments, cities, investors and companies are working together to build smart, circular cities that help to decarbonize the urban space.

Moderator: Circular Economy Club Stephanie Kersten-Johnston CEC New York Organiser Circular Economy Club

Hoboken Ravinder Bhalla Mayor, City of Hoboken Hoboken

New Bedford Jon Mitchell Mayor, New Bedford New Bedford

City of Chicago Kurt Summers Treasurer City of Chicago

10:15 - 11:00
Coffee Break
TRACK 1
TRACK 2
TRACK 3
11:00 - 12:30
Workshop: Plastic Waste - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Plastic has been an invention that has been seen until recent years as the perfect material for product packaging.

However, its strengths are also its weakness. In this 90-120 minute Chatham-House rules workshop, learn how to:

  • Reducing your plastic use – sustainable alternatives
  • Educate communities on plastic waste and recycling
  • Closing the loop on plastics

Moderator: Yale Melissa Goodall Associate Director Yale University

Walgreen Boots Alliance John Kotlarczyk Senior Director, CSR & Waste Reduction Walgreen Boots Alliance

Chicobag Andy Keller CEO & President Chicobag

Greenpeace John Hocevar Oceans Campaign Director Greenpeace

Sodexo Judy Panayos Sr Director, Sustainability, Supply Management Sodexo

American Chemistry Council Keith Christman Managing Director, Plastics Markets American Chemistry Council

TCFDs: Monetizing your climate impacts

The TCFD recommendations will change sustainability reporting. It will add further pressure on companies to disclose ESG data – and thus enabling the market to arrive at a more informed view on how climate change will impact different businesses and sectors. Learn how companies are navigating the impending change

Moderator: CDSB Mardi McBrien Managing Director CDSB

Citi Hui Wen Chan Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Citi

Center for ESG Research Jane Thostrup Jagd Lead Research Center for ESG Research

Bank of America Kathy Baughman-McLeod SVP, Global Environmental & Social Risk Executive Bank of America

Workshop: Purpose-driven communications: Employees

Employees can be your biggest advocates and most engaged stakeholder. Given the right message they can share your story for you. What are the latest strategies in engaging employees in sustainability and making them part of the movement?

Moderator: Good360 Jim Alvey Good360 Director of Partnerships, Disaster Recovery Good360

Domtar Paige Goff Vice President of Sustainability Domtar

Pernod Ricard Amandine Robin SVP North America, Communications & Sustainability Pernod Ricard

Telia Company Anne Larilahti VP Sustainability Strategy Telia Company

Flex Kelly Hampton Vice President, Global Marketing and Sustainability Flex

P&G Virginie Helias Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer P&G

12:30 - 13:00
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13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
TRACK 1
TRACK 2
14:00 - 14:45
Beyond audits – Systems, collaborations and technologies that address human rights risks

Whilst audits serve an important purpose in managing risks through the tiers of the supply chain, added layers are required to identify human rights violations and ensure decent work within the supply chain. New systems, technologies and collaborations can help identify and solve these risks at the source.

Coca Cola Brent Wilton Director of Global Workplace Rights Coca Cola

general Electric Paul Lalli Global Counsel, Labor & Human Rights General Electric

Moderator: Under Armour Sophie Rifkin Senior Associate Director NYU Sturn Centre for Sustainable Business

Workshop: Partnerships delivering the SDGs

Tackling the SDGs takes a holistic approach – from start-ups, NGOs, companies, Governments and investors. Hear you can identify and launch new cross-industry partnerships that help tackle the SDGs and deliver ambitious impacts.

Moderator: ethical_corporation Liam Dowd Managing Director Ethical Corporation

The New York Academy of Sciences Jennifer Costley Director, Physical Sciences, Sustainability & Engineering The New York Academy of Sciences

IBM Jeff West Corporate Responsibility Leader IBM

WBCSD Chris Walker Director WBCSD

Walgreens Boots Alliance Alain Turenne Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility Walgreens Boots Alliance

14:45 - 15:30
Decarbonization at scale: Collaborating across the value chain

To achieve the 1.5-Degree Target requires ambitious collaborations across industry value chains. From transportation to buildings, hear how companies are collaborating to accelerate the adoption of renewables across the value chain.

EDF Tom Murray Vice President EDF

American Forest Foundation Nathan Truitt Vice President of Strategic Partnerships American Forest Foundation

AT&T Tim Fleming Director of Enterprise Sustainability AT&T

Moderator: Future 500 Brendon Steele Director of Stakeholder Engagement Future 500

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TRACK 3
14:00 - 15:00
Reporting on long-term value creation

A holistic view of a business, not just a financial one, is driving investment decisions and the long-term future of businesses. Sustainability reporting & external pressure to disclose is providing genuine value to business strategy by demonstrating company resilience to risk, ROI of sustainability initiatives and the steps the company is making towards 2030 targets. Hear what role reporting is playing in moving towards a long-term sustainable, inclusive economic model.

Moderator: Inherent Group Paula Luff Director of Sustainability & Impact Inherent Group

Cornerstone Capital Erika Karp CEO Cornerstone Capital

Bloomberg Shaheen Contractor Intelligence Analyst Bloomberg

UN Global Compact Laura Palmeiro Senior Advisor UN Global Compact

Donnelley Financial Solutions John Truzzolino Director Business Solutions Donnelley Financial Solutions

15:00 - 15:30
Communicate rigorous and accurate ESG data

What is the best way to communicate your progress to different stakeholders on your ESG information?

  • Quantify ESG data that meets investors requirements
  • Tailor your communications to meet different internal and external requirements

Hannon Armstrong Amanda Cimaglia Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Hannon Armstrong

Yum! Brands Jon Hixson Vice President for Global Government Affairs and Sustainability Yum! Brands

Moderator: TJBauman Trisha Bauman CEO & Founder TJBauman

15:30 - 15:50
Coffee Break
15:50 - 16:10
International Paper and World Wildlife Fund: Working Together to Save the World’s Forests

Learn about this groundbreaking collaboration to help create the world’s first science-based targets for forests, as well as innovative actions corporations, governments and others can take to meet the targets

International Paper Sophie Beckham Senior Manager, Natural Capital Stewardship International Paper Company

WWF US Kerry Cesareo Vice President, Forests WWF US

16:10 - 16:30
Diversity & Inclusion Keynote: Realize the benefits of a progressive approach to D&I

Diversity and Inclusion is of paramount importance in ensuring your business is fulfilling its duties to society. Learn how to show leadership on D&I and understand how this can deliver a competitive advantage for the business

Medtronic Carol Surface Chief Human Resources Officer Medtronic

Moderator: American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) Hammad Atassi CEO American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC)

16:30 - 17:00
Closing Keynote: Moving from risk to opportunity

Businesses are increasingly looking towards sustainable innovations to change ESG risks into opportunities for prosperity and growth. Hear how companies are demonstrating leadership and taking hold of the opportunity that sustainable innovation provides.

Moderator: Corporate Citizenship Abby Davidson North America director Corporate Citizenship

Cummins Tom Linebarger Chairman & CEO Cummins

Shift Caroline Rees President and Co-Founder Shift

TerraCycle Tom Szaky CEO TerraCycle


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