About the Summit- Day 1
Sustainability Summit: On DAY ONE, we provide an opportunity to discuss why and how to build sustainability into your business strategy. Join professionals from across industries to discuss what Wall Street’s arrival means for your approach to ESG; how to sell sustainability; sustainability as a not-so-secret weapon in winning the war for talent; delivering true impact and ROI; and innovating the sustainability function.
DAY 1 Session Topics will Include:
- Building Sustainability into Strategy, Budgeting, and Operations
- How to Engage the C-Suite in Sustainability
- What Investors Want: What Wall Street’s Impact on Your Approach to ESG
- What Consumers Want: How to Innovate and Market Sustainability
- What Employees Want: The Not-So-Secret Weapon in Winning the War for Talent
- Building a Competitive Advantage from Responsible Supply Chain Management
Who Should Attend
Vice Presidents, Directors, and Senior Managers of:
- Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Environment, Health, and Safety
- Corporate Giving / Foundation
- Public Affairs / Government Affairs / Corporate Affairs
- Human Resources
Complete Your Experience
Learn more about the Sustainability Summit Day Two - Extreme Leadership against a Ticking Climate Clock taking place July 15th.
Secure Your Spot. Conference Board Members are FREE!
The event is free for Conference Board members and $495 for non-members for both days or $295 for one day. Register now to join us for the live virtual event and to receive a link to watch later on-demand.
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- Register Here for Sustainability Summit Day One - Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategy
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Vice President Global Investment Research GS SUSTAIN
Chief Executive Officer
Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
CEO, Case Impact Network, and Chairman
National Geographic Society
Senior Researcher, Consumer Research
The Conference Board
Director of Corporate Responsibility
Responsible Sourcing Manager
Senior Vice President Group Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Deutsche Telekom AG
Vice President Public Affairs and Sustainability
Pirelli Tire North America
Vice President Global Impact Engagement
Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications
The Conference Board
General Counsel, Secretary, & President
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Agenda Topics & Speakers
General Session A: 11:00 – 11:45 am
How to Engage the C-Suite in Sustainability
When environmental, social, and governance issues become core material risks and opportunities that affect profit and loss, the C-Suite needs to get involved. How do leaders move from an antiquated arms-length relationship to driving sustainability forward?
Hugh Welsh, General Counsel, Secretary, and President, DSM North America
Sherry Pudloski, Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications, Zoetis Inc.
General Session B: 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
What Investors Want: Wall Street’s Impact on Your Approach to ESG.
Blackrock, Bank of America, and Goldman Sachs are just a few large, mainstream investors placing ESG into investment strategies. Now that every investor is turning into an ESG investor, how should your company’s ESG strategy change?
Derek Bingham, Vice President Global Investment Research GS SUSTAIN, Goldman Sachs
Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP
Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO, Case Impact Network
Break: 12:30 – 12:45 pm
General Session C: 12:45 – 1:30 pm
What Consumers Want: How to Innovate and Market Sustainability
Research suggests that providing solutions for the SDGs and offering sustainable products combine to form a $12-36 Trillion global market opportunity. How are companies, whether B2B or B2C, mobilizing to meet this opportunity?
Brian Komar, Vice President Global Impact Engagement, Salesforce
Denise Dahlhoff, Senior Researcher, The Conference Board
Break: 1:30 – 1:45 pm
General Session D: 1:45 – 2:30 pm
Building Sustainability into Strategy, Budgeting, and Operations
More corporate sustainability reports state “sustainability is a core part of business strategy and operations.” How should a company take the intent, and make it a reality? The session will focus on how leaders should structure sustainability to be a part of everyone’s job, and to connect it to core planning, governance, and resource allocation processes.
Suzanne Fallender, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Intel Corporation
Birgit Klesper, Senior Vice President Group Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Deutsche Telekom
Maureen Kline, Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability, Pirelli Tire North America
Break: 2:30 – 2:45 pm
General Session E: 2:45 – 3:40 pm
What Employees Want: the Not-so-secret Weapon in Winning the War for Talent
Job seekers want to work for companies that demonstrate leading ESG performance and purpose. How are top companies using sustainability as a winning recruitment and retention strategy?
Kathryn Minshew, CEO, The Muse
Aaron Shapiro, Founder, Carver Edison
Thomas Singer, Principal Researcher, The Conference Board
Break: 3:40 – 3:45 pm
General Session F: 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Building a Competitive Advantage from Responsible Supply Chain Management
Leaders take responsible supply chain management and use it as a strategy to reduce risk, lower costs, and underpin effective marketing strategies.