About the Program
Despite the increasing interest regarding corporate environmental,
social and governance (ESG) behaviors, the investment community
continues to struggle with how best to incorporate ESG factors into
corporate valuation models. At the same time, companies find it
difficult to define materiality as it relates to their business
practices and associated risks, let alone quantify and report on the
effects of these behaviors.
Case-after-business case demonstrates that lower risk and greater
rewards stem from better environmental and social performance. Recent
corporate sustainability initiatives include Berkshire Hathaway’s switch
to gas from oil to power rail train engines, and the continuing success
of GE’s broad based, branded "Ecomagination" products and services
offerings. Still, the impact on financial markets is miniscule compared
to the totality of considerations and methodologies that determine
What are the ESG performance metrics, societal
issues and cultural trends that investors need to consider to more
astutely quantify corporate valuation? What do investors really need to
know about a company’s ESG record to accurately value the enterprise?
What ESG factors must a corporation disclose today and what will be
expected of corporations in the future?
Please join the Sustainability Practice Network,
the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and our panel of
experts as we explore this important topic in pursuit of sustainable
Moderated by HANK BOERNER, Chairman, Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
MARJELLA ALMA, Manager, External Relations, Global Reporting Initiative
BRUCE KAHN, Lecturer, Columbia University's Earth Institute
ERIKA KARP, Managing Director, Head of Global Sector Research, UBS
RINA LEVY, ESG Analyst, Bloomberg LP
MARK TULAY, Program Director, Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings
MARIELA VARGOVA, Senior Sustainability Analyst, Rockefeller & Co.
*Panelists subject to change without notice
6:00 pm - Registration
6:15 pm - Panel
7:30 pm - Q&A
8:00 pm - Networking
The Sustainability Practice Network
(SPN) is a New-York-based forum for professionals working with
corporate responsibility and sustainability issues to build community
based on learning, discussion, information and idea exchange. There are
over one thousand members on our list-serve, representing practitioners
from industry, academia, government and NGO's. For more information
please visit: www.sustainabilitypractice.net.
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