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24 October, 2012 | (01 hr)

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In 2011 nearly 6,000 organizations around the globe invested significant time and effort in monitoring and disclosing their sustainability performance, or ESG – environmental, social and governance – performance, usually in a sustainability report that is separate from a financial statement. The steady increase in volume of sustainability reporting over recent years seems to indicate that many believe issuing a sustainability report is important. However, we also find a strong counter-current from various categories of stakeholders that question the value of the ESG information as a basis for business and investment decisions.

This webcast will explore reasons for what appears to be a disconnect between corporate disclosure and business and investment decisions. 

 In viewing, participants will learn:  

  • The importance of the link between ESG information and valuation  
  • The role of materiality determination in limiting the amount of information disclosed   
  • The potential of mandated disclosure to improve quality and utility of the ESG information that is disclosed

Audience: CFOs, chief sustainability officers, financial analysts, investors, asset managers, and those charged with investor relations or communications


Dinah A. Koehler, Sc.D.

Dinah A. Koehler, Sc.D.

Dinah Koehler, Sc.D. is research leader for sustainability and climate change at Deloitte Research – the research division of the Deloitte US firm. She earned her Doctor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Risk Management from Harvard's School of Public Health, did coursework at ...Full Bio

Thomas Singer

Thomas Singer
Principal Researcher
The Conference Board

Thomas Singer is a principal researcher in the ESG Center at The Conference Board. His research focuses on corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues. Singer is the author of numerous publications, including Total Impact Valuation: Overview of Current Pra...Full Bio

Daniel Hanson

Daniel Hanson
Managing Director

Dan Hanson, CFA, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, is the lead portfolio manager for the BlackRock Sustainable Large Cap Core (Socially Responsible Equity) portfolio, and a member of BlackRock's Large Cap Series equity team (AUM $23B). 


Mr. Hanson's service with...Full Bio

Corli Le Roux

Corli Le Roux
Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Corli joined the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s Legal Counsel and Strategy Division in August 2001 following four years as legal advisor to SAFEX (The South African Futures Exchange). Over the years, Corli’s responsibilities have expanded into various strategic arenas, and as a result ...Full Bio

Chris Skroupa

Chris Skroupa (Moderator)
Executive Director, Member Engagement, Corporate Leadership
The Conference Board

Chris Skroupa has extensive background in developing conferences for institutional investors.  Prior to his most recent role as Director of Marketing for Kaplan Fox LLP, he was the Deputy Managing Director of Information Management Network (IMN), an independent conference developer.  Du...Full Bio

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