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Sustainability: How Corporate Superstars Get It Right

JULY 17 - 18, 2018 | THE CONFERENCE BOARD | NEW YORK, NY

July 17 - 18, 2018

The 2018 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. 

Who Should Attend

Vice Presidents, Directors, and Senior Managers of:

  • Sustainability
  • Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environment, Health, and Safety
  • Corporate Giving / Foundation
  • Public Affairs / Government Affairs / Corporate Affairs
  • Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy
  • Marketing

Earn Credits

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Earn up to 14 CPE credits
Specialized Knowledge
Requirements : Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

LOCATION

The Conference Board
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New York, NY 10022

Tel: (212) 339-0345

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OUR MISSION

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AGENDA
JULY 17 - 18, 2018
THE CONFERENCE BOARD,NEW YORK, NY
July 17 - 18, 2018

The 2018 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. 

Who Should Attend

Vice Presidents, Directors, and Senior Managers of:

  • Sustainability
  • Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environment, Health, and Safety
  • Corporate Giving / Foundation
  • Public Affairs / Government Affairs / Corporate Affairs
  • Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy
  • Marketing

Earn Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 14 CPE credits
Specialized Knowledge
Requirements : Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

Henry Boerner, Chairman, Governance & Accountability Institute

Timothy Fleming, Director of Enterprise Sustainability, AT&T

Chris Fowle, Head of Americas, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Alyson Genovese, Director/Head of Regional Hub: USA & Canada, GRI

James Gowen, Vice President Global Supply Chain and Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon

Maureen Kline, Vice President Public Affairs and Sustainability, Pirelli

Wanda Lopuch, Chairman of the Board, Global Sourcing Council

Rick Love, Associate Director Environmental Stewardship, United Technologies Corporation

Luis Neves, Managing Director, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

Steve Rochlin, , IO Sustainability

Delilah Rothenberg, Operating Advisor ESG & Impact, Pegasus Investments

Nick Schulz, Director, Stakeholder Relations, ExxonMobil Corporation

Jeffrey Senne, Responsible Business Leader, PwC

Amy Springsteel, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Voya Financial

Dave Stangis, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer, Campbell Soup Co.

Matthew Swibel, Vice President, Strategic Communications & Operations, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Hugh Welsh, General Counsel, Secretary, and President,, DSM North America

Day One | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00 am
General Session A: 9:00 – 10:30 am

Making a business case for sustainability that persuades the C-Suite

Sustainability leaders can strengthen their business case with the latest research findings: sustainability can boost share price by 6% and sales by 20%. We delve into the latest business case research, and we provide a C-suite perspective on the issue.

Steve Rochlin, Program Director, The Conference Board

Hugh Welsh, General Counsel, Secretary, and President, DSM North America

Networking Refreshment Break: 10:30 – 11:00 am
General Session B: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Telling investors the sustainability story the right way, with the right data

Increasingly, investors (mainstream and green) want data about the sustainability approaches of the companies in which they invest. And they feel frustration when they don’t get it. Companies that deliver the goods have a strategic competitive advantage. In this session, leaders from the financial services industry will describe their experience in integrating sustainability into financial decision making, focusing on the data they find most important to evaluating ESG performance.

Chris Fowle, Head of Americas, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Delilah Rothenberg, Operating Advisor ESG & Impact, Pegasus Investments

Amy Springsteel, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Voya Financial

Networking Luncheon: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
General Session C: 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Building bridges: When sustainability has a strategic partnership with marketing and branding, everybody wins

Linking sustainability to marketing and branding can enhance sales and reputation and create tremendous opportunities for sustainability growth. In this session, two corporate leaders describe how they are advancing that partnership.

Tim Fleming, Director of Enterprise Sustainability, AT& T

Alyson Genovese, Director/Head of Regional Hub: USA & Canada, GRI

Dave Stangis, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer, The Campbell Soup Company

Networking Refreshment Break: 3:00 – 3:30 pm
General Session D: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

How companies can navigate the sea of sustainability ratings and rankings

Few companies can afford to devote the time and money to respond to every sustainability rating or ranking. But if they don’t, they risk reputational damage. How do organizations determine which ratings and rankings they must pursue, and which they can afford to ignore? We focus on companies that are being strategic about ratings and rankings and managing risk and reward in this new and nuanced area.

Hank Boerner, Chairman, Governance & Accountability Institute

Jeff Senne, Corporate Responsibility Strategy and Implementation Leader, PwC

 

Day Two | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00 am
General Session E: 9:00 – 10:30 am

You’re accountable for your supply chain. Is your supply chain accountable to you?

When suppliers fail to live up to ESG standards, it’s companies that suffer. And its sustainability leaders who bear the weight of responsible supply chain management. In this session we will look at ways to enhance supply chain value and compliance without excess cost. We will cover:

  • Making the business case for sustainable purchasing
  • Managing supplier audits and other risks and processes
  • Using technology to manage supplier risk and track supplier performance
  • Advancing such new approaches, such as responsible supplier development

Jim Gowen, Vice President Global Supply Chain and Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon

Luis Neves, Managing Director,the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

Dr. Wanda Lopuch, Chair of the Board, Global Sourcing Council

Networking Break: 10:30 – 11:00 am
General Session F: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Better together: integrating ESG and enterprise risk management (ERM)

The corporate ERM function has been slow to consider ESG risk as part of its purview. But that is changing. Leading companies are integrating ESG considerations into strategy and enterprise risk management. In this session, we will learn how leading companies are marrying ERM and ESG.

Nick Schulz, Director, Stakeholder Relations, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Matt Swibel, Director of Enterprise Risk and Sustainability, Lockheed Martin

Networking Luncheon: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
General Session G: 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Making reporting work for you and your company

The ESG Reporting process is time and resource intensive. Given the effort expended annually, how can leading companies take advantage? This session will share how leading companies approach ESG reporting to add value to the business in a variety of ways, including managing risk, enhancing business strategy, supporting investor relations, and supporting marketing and communications.

Maureen Kline, Vice President Public Affairs and Sustainability, Pirelli

Kristina Kloberdanz, Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mastercard

Networking Break: 3:00 – 3:15 pm
General Session H: 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Hitting the carbon wall: Cost-effective sources and solutions

For the most part, companies have maxed out on relatively easy ways to reduce carbon levels. But there is still a long way to go. And getting to the next level may require higher measures of investment and expertise. This session shows how leaders are using technology and other strategies to deliver a business case for bold carbon reductions.

Rick Love, Director, Environmental Programs, United Technologies Corporation

Luis Neves, Managing Director, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

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