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24 September, 2020 | (01 hr)

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Faced with growing pressure from investors, customers, employees, suppliers, and other stakeholders to connect a company’s financial performance with societal value creation, organizations understand that finance has a critical role to play in advancing sustainability.

Yet, the integration of sustainability and finance remains a challenge for many organizations. For many finance and sustainability teams, thinking and operating in an integrated way will require a significant shift, not just in their processes but also in their culture.

After attending this webcast, viewers will be able to:

  • Identify how sustainability and finance can work together to compile, use, and report data both parties are comfortable with, and the implications for internal operations, decision making, strategic planning, and disclosure 
  • Recognize the respective roles of the CFO, FP&A, Controllers, Treasurer, and others on the finance team in advancing sustainability goals—and how sustainability leaders can and should engage them to advance short- and long-term sustainability performance and reporting 
  • Cite practical approaches to embedding sustainability consistently across the business

Who Should Attend: Sustainability managers, heads of corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and environmental affairs; CFOs, financial controllers, and financial planning and analysis (FP&A) leaders

Speakers

R. Scott Herren

R. Scott Herren
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Autodesk

R. Scott Herren is the chief financial officer and senior vice president at Autodesk, the company that makes software for people who make things. Herren is responsible for Autodesk’s global financial strategy including operations, corporate development, financial systems, tax and treasury a...Full Bio

Michael Kobori

Michael Kobori
Chief Sustainability Officer
Starbucks Coffee Company

Michael Kobori is Chief Sustainability Officer at Starbucks Coffee Company, where he is responsible for leading the company's aspiration to become resource positive.  

Prior to joining Starbucks, he spent 22 years at Levi Strauss & Co. where he served as Vice-President ...Full Bio

Katrina Rymill

Katrina Rymill
Vice President, Investor Relations & Sustainability
Equinix

Katrina Rymill is the VP of IR & Sustainability at Equinix, a global interconnection and data center provider. Joining Equinix in 2011, she spearheaded the effort of re-architecting the company’s IR messaging and communication strategy. Projects have included expanding Equinix’s S...Full Bio

Brad Sparks

Brad Sparks
Executive Director
A4S CFO Leadership Network

Brad Sparks is the Executive Director of the US Chapter of the A4S CFO Leadership Network.    

Previously, Brad served as Executive Director, Clients & Markets at KPMG, working with clients to integrate sustainability, respond to sustainability-related risks, and assess...Full Bio

Paul Washington

Paul Washington (Moderator)
Executive Director, ESG Center
The Conference Board

Paul Washington is a recognized leader with a distinguished career in the ESG space. Before joining The Conference Board ESG Center, he served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Time Warner Inc. He also served as Chief of Staff for the company’...Full Bio

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