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ESG CENTER

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Join a Community Focused on Navigating Your Business Through an Uncertain Future

The Conference Board is the member-driven think tank that delivers trusted insights for what's ahead. Surveying the horizon as your organization's guardian, you face no end of risks: Rogue hackers and state-sponsored cybertheft. Activist investors and board-management conflict. Populist backlash and regulatory crackdowns.

With public trust in business leading the global agenda, you need a way to cut through the noise, find proven strategies and connect with fellow professionals you can learn from and lean on.

When you join the ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL & GOVERNANCE CENTER, you join a community where leading executives and experts exchange ideas and find peer-proven, actionable approaches that will help you thrive. Be part of the conversation!

Challenges you may be facing:

  • Are we doing enough to minimize cybersecurity risks and protect our intellectual property?
  • How can we harden our defenses against unforeseen "black swan" events that escalate into instant crises?
  • Are we doing everything we can to proactively manage activist investors and other board stakeholders?
  • How can we balance employee privacy and trust with vigilance against internal security threats - whether fraud, theft, leaks, or cyber lapses?

Our Experts

Paul Washington

Paul Washington

Executive Director, ESG Center
The Conference Board

Matteo Tonello

Matteo Tonello

Managing Director, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
The Conference Board

Gary Larkin

Gary Larkin

Research Associate, Corporate Leadership
The Conference Board

Robert Schwarz

Robert Schwarz

Senior Researcher, ESG Center
The Conference Board

Thomas Singer

Thomas Singer

Principal Researcher
The Conference Board

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte

Leader, Global Sustainability Centre and Program Director
The Conference Board

Anuj Saush

Anuj Saush

Senior Sustainability Researcher - Europe
The Conference Board

Alex Parkinson

Alex Parkinson

Communications Institute Co-Leader
The Conference Board
Principal
Parky Communications

Support your key decisions with cutting-edge knowledge and networking - and incorporate your own experience into future-focused discussions and research questions
The Conference Board ESG Center
Paul Washington

Paul Washington

Executive Director,
ESG Center,
The Conference Board

"Companies today are facing pressure to perform not only from stockholders, but also from a wide variety of stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, and external interest groups. Join the ESG Center and work with other leaders to develop insights and constructive solutions to cutting edge issues in the areas of corporate governance, sustainability, and philanthropy."

members

  • American Express Company
  • Arconic Inc.
  • AT&T Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • BNSF Railway Company
  • Boeing Company
  • BP p.l.c.
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
  • California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Chemours Company
  • Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • CME Group, Inc.
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • CSL Behring
  • Cummins Inc.
  • CVS Health Corporation
  • Daimler Trucks North America LLC
  • Danaher Corporation
  • Deere & Company
  • Dell Technologies Inc.
  • Deloitte Center for Board Effectiveness
  • Edison International
  • Emerson Electric Co.
  • Exelon Corporation
  • FirstEnergy Corp.
  • General Motors Company
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.
  • Intermountain Healthcare, Inc.
  • Invesco Ltd.
  • Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
  • Johnson Controls International plc
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Kemper Corporation
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • Mastercard Incorporated
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Moody's Corporation
  • Morrow Sodali Global
  • NFP
  • Novartis Corporation
  • Novelis Inc.
  • Nuveen
  • Olin Corporation
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble Company
  • Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated
  • PwC Governance Insights Center
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Stryker Corporation
  • TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA)
  • UBS Investment Bank
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)
  • UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
  • Viacom, Inc.
  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Walmart Inc.
  • Waste Management, Inc.
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Yum! Brands, Inc.

SENIOR FELLOWS

James D. C. Barrall

James D. C. Barrall

Senior Fellow in Residence, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law
Senior Fellow, ESG Center

Janet Langford Carrig

Janet Langford Carrig

Senior Vice President Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of ConocoPhillips (retired)
Senior Fellow, Governance Center

Joseph Caruso

Joseph Caruso

Senior Fellow, Governance Center

Douglas Chia

Douglas Chia

President, Soundboard Governance LLC
Senior Fellow, ESG Center

Eileen R. Cohen

Eileen R. Cohen

Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management (Retired)
Senior Fellow, ESG Center

Carol Hansell

Carol Hansell

Founding Partner, Hansell LLP
Senior Fellow, ESG Center

TK Kerstetter

TK Kerstetter

Senior Fellow, Governance Center

Denise Kuprionis

Denise Kuprionis

President, The Governance Solutions Group
Senior Fellow, ESG Center

Robert Lamm

Robert Lamm

Shareholder, Gunster Law Firm
Senior Fellow, ESG Center

Sophie L'Helias

Sophie L'Helias

Founder, LeaderXXchangeâ„¢
Senior Fellow, ESG Center

Gail A. Lione

Gail A. Lione

Senior Counsel, Dentons
Senior Fellow, ESG Center

Charles M. Nathan

Charles M. Nathan

Senior Advisor, Finsbury
Senior Fellow, Governance Center

Cheryl Sorokin

Cheryl Sorokin

Consultant, Veaco Group
Senior Fellow, Governance Center

Pamela Tikellis

Pamela Tikellis

Founding Partner, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP (Retired)
Senior Fellow, ESG Center

Kristina Veaco

Kristina Veaco

Founder and Principal, Veaco Group
Senior Fellow, Governance Center

Bob Zukis

Bob Zukis

Advisor, Fusion LA
Senior Fellow, ESG Center

SENIOR ADVISORS

Barbara Blackford

Barbara Blackford

Former Executive Director, Governance Center

Donna Dabney

Donna Dabney

Former Executive Director, Governance Center

Ellen Hexter

Ellen Hexter

Program Director
The Conference Board

R. William Ide, III

R. William Ide, III

Program Director, Chief Legal Officers Council
The Conference Board

ADVISORY BOARD

R. William Ide, III

R. William Ide, III

Program Director, Chief Legal Officers Council
The Conference Board

Christian Campbell

Christian Campbell

Owner
Campbell Consulting LLC

Sara Bosco

Sara Bosco

Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Emerson

Norman Brothers, Jr.

Norman Brothers, Jr.

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
United Parcel Service, Inc.

Kevin Carome

Kevin Carome

General Counsel
Invesco Ltd.

Scott Catlett

Scott Catlett

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Yum! Brands, Inc.

Janet Langford Carrig

Janet Langford Carrig

Senior Vice President Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of ConocoPhillips (retired)
Senior Fellow, Governance Center

Craig Glidden

Craig Glidden

General Counsel
General Motors Company

Deborah Majoras

Deborah Majoras

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
Procter & Gamble Company

David R. McAtee II

David R. McAtee II

General Counsel
AT&T, Inc.

Thomas M. Moriarty

Thomas M. Moriarty

Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer & General Counsel
CVS Health

Judith Reinsdorf

Judith Reinsdorf

Board Member
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Teach For America; former General Counsel, Johnson Controls, Inc.

STAFF

Paul Washington

Paul Washington

Executive Director, ESG Center
The Conference Board

Michael Mahoney

Michael Mahoney

Program Manager, ESG Center
The Conference Board

Merel Spierings

Merel Spierings

Program & Communications Manager, ESG Center
The Conference Board

Drew Buckley

Drew Buckley

Senior Director, Membership Development
The Conference Board

Gary Larkin

Gary Larkin

Research Associate, Corporate Leadership
The Conference Board