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Corporate Governance and ESG Disclosure
Start Date: 5/8/2013Start Time: 6:15 PM
End Date: 5/8/2013End Time: 7:00 PM
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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 valuations.

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 development.


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

Co-Sponsored by

SPN LogoThe 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:


Complimentary pre-registration is required to attend this program. Register online, by phone or e-mail:

  1. Complete and submit the online registration form
  2. Call us at 646-312-3231
  3. or E-mail us at
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