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Honoring Leadership in Sustainability

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The Conference Board is delighted to present the inaugural ESG Leadership Awards dinner. Held on May 16th in New York City, this celebration honors organizations that have moved beyond their public sustainability commitments and have integrated sustainability into their business, making a positive impact on the company, stakeholders, society at large, and the environment.

By shining a light on exemplary companies, The Conference Board inspires the broader business community to follow in their footsteps. Importantly, the dinner will provide support to The Conference Board’s programming and publications specifically focused on a key challenge facing corporations today: defining and determining the ROI of ESG. 

With companies’ sustainability efforts under intense scrutiny from investors, regulators, and others—and as companies move forward in integrating sustainability into their business—it’s critical to understand what kinds of returns are generated by their sustainability efforts.

The Conference Board’s programming and publications stemming from this initiative will provide valuable insights on:

  • Defining what qualifies as a sustainability initiative.
  • Determining what kind of ROIs companies want to calculate.
  • Understanding the purposes of calculating ROI and methods of calculating ROI, including those that:
    • Are relatively direct to measure (such as cost savings and revenue enhancement);
    • Result from improvements in the company’s position in labor markets, capital markets, and products/services markets; and
    • Stem from more systemic improvements in terms of reductions in environmental and social risk.
  • Identifying ways that companies can best communicate, both internally and externally, the ROI of sustainability.

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2024 ESG Leadership Award Recipients

Accepting the award on behalf of Corning Incorporated:

Thomas French

Board of Directors
Corning Incorporated

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For more than 170 years, Corning's dedication to creating innovative materials has produced lifesaving and life-changing technologies. As the world faces increasingly urgent sustainability challenges, Corning recognizes the opportunity and responsibility to apply its distinctive capabilities to shaping a more sustainable future. - Thomas D. French, Board of Directors Corning Incorporated

Accepting the award on behalf of J.M. Huber:

Jennifer Aspen Mason

Chief Sustainability Officer and EVP Safety & Sustainability
J.M. Huber

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Employees around the world have embraced our People, Plant, Profit approach to prioritizing workplace safety, health and well-being, minimizing our environmental footprint, and giving back to our communities, all while being profitable and fulfilling our obligations to shareholders. - Jennifer Aspen Mason, Chief Sustainability Officer and EVP Safety & Sustainability, J.M. Huber

Accepting the award on behalf of Michelin North America, Inc:

Alexis Garcin

President & CEO
Michelin North
America, Inc.

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At Michelin, our commitment to sustainability is in the core of our DNA, so we appreciate this recognition of our 135 years of progress at the service of our planet and for people everywhere. I am proud of our employees that are leveraging our innovation culture to remain committed to a sustainable mobility of the future. - Alexis Garcin, CEO and President, Michelin North America, Inc



Become a Sponsor

Sponsors of the 2024 ESG Leadership Awards enjoy the following benefits:

  • Logo recognition across member newsletters targeting C-Suite executives
  • Logo recognition on public website and social media platforms reaching general business community
  • Complimentary tickets to Awards cocktail reception and dinner
  • Full page representation in Awards Celebration program
  • Group photo with Awards Celebration backdrop
  • Speaking role as a discussant in ROI of Sustainability roundtable series, with logo inclusion in the final report
  • Complimentary passes to Sustainability Summit, taking place on May 16th-17th at Westin NY Times Square

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ESG Leadership Awards Dinner