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06 March, 2012 | (01 hr)

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Companies often separate sustainability issues from risks, which can create gaps in effective planning.  If we focus on risks in operations or strategy without building the impact of some large external risks such as water access or climate change into planning, we may well miss critical factors.  We will hear how one company, PepsiCo, has changed the paradigm to build water access risks into their planning and their operations. 

Topics to be covered:

  • How to recognise sustainability risks as business riks
  • How to build a business model that incorporates external risks
  • Engaging stakeholders  and build customers support
  • Understanding the impacts of large external risks on strategy and operations


Who should attend:

Heads of Sustainability, Heads of Risk Management, Operating Executives, General Counsels, Finance Executives


Ellen Hexter

Ellen Hexter
Program Director, Chief Audit Executives Council, IT Audit Leaders Council, Mergers & Acquisitions Executives Council, Strategic Risk Management Council, and Strategic Risk Management Council (Temp)
The Conference Board

Ellen Hexter is senior advisor, enterprise risk management at The Conference Board. She has served on the faculty of The Conference Board Directors’ Institute and worked with boards to provide director training in risk management practices and the role of the board in ERM oversight.

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Dan Bena

Dan Bena
Senior Director, Sustainable Development


Dan Bena is currently the Senior Director of Sustainable Development for PepsiCo, serving as liaison between government affairs, public policy, and operations to "connect the dots" for impact and develop advocacy and messaging to key stakeholder groups. He serves on the Public Heal...Full Bio

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