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sustainability-summit
July 14, 2020

About the Summit- Day 1

Sustainability Summit: On DAY ONE, we provide an opportunity to discuss why and how to build sustainability into your business strategy. Join professionals from across industries to discuss what Wall Street’s arrival means for your approach to ESG; how to sell sustainability; sustainability as a not-so-secret weapon in winning the war for talent; delivering true impact and ROI; and innovating the sustainability function.

DAY 1 Session Topics will Include:

  • Building Sustainability into Strategy, Budgeting, and Operations
  • How to Engage the C-Suite in Sustainability
  • What Investors Want: What Wall Street’s Impact on Your Approach to ESG
  • What Consumers Want: How to Innovate and Market Sustainability
  • What Employees Want: The Not-So-Secret Weapon in Winning the War for Talent
  • Building a Competitive Advantage from Responsible Supply Chain Management

Register by May 30, 2020 and SAVE $100 off Day 1 and Day 2!

Who Should Attend

Vice Presidents, Directors, and Senior Managers of:

  • Sustainability
  • Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environment, Health, and Safety
  • Corporate Giving / Foundation
  • Public Affairs / Government Affairs / Corporate Affairs
  • Finance
  • M&A
  • Legal
  • Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy
  • Marketing

Get Involved! If you would like to get involved in the 2020 conference, please contact us:

Daryl Brewster, Chief Executive Officer, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy

Denise Dahlhoff, Senior Researcher, Consumer Research, The Conference Board

Maureen Kline, Vice President Public Affairs and Sustainability, Pirelli

Andrew Mack, Founder/CEO, Agromovil

Kathryn Minshew, CEO, The Muse

Thomas Singer, Principal Researcher, The Conference Board

Hugh Welsh, General Counsel, Secretary, & President, DSM

Day One

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00 am
Welcome and Introductions: 9:00 – 9:15 am

Why Sustainability Has Gone Mainstream

Steve Rochlin, Program Director, The Conference Board

Paul Washington, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board

General Session A: 9:15 – 10:15 am

Building Sustainability into Strategy, Budgeting, and Operations

More corporate sustainability reports state “sustainability is a core part of business strategy and operations.” How should a company take the intent, and make it a reality? The session will focus on how leaders should structure sustainability to be a part of everyone’s job, and to connect it to core planning, governance, and resource allocation processes.

Maureen Kline, Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability, Pirelli Tire

Networking Refreshment Break: 10:15 – 10:45 am
General Session B: 10:45 am – 11:45 pm

How to Engage the C-Suite in Sustainability

When environmental, social, and governance issues become core material risks and opportunities that affect profit and loss, the C-Suite needs to get involved. How do leaders move from an antiquated arms-length relationship to driving sustainability forward?

Hugh Welsh, General Counsel, Secretary, and President, DSM North America

General Session C: 11:45 – 12:45 pm

What Investors Want: Wall Street’s Impact on Your Approach to ESG.

Blackrock, Bank of America, and Goldman Sachs are just a few large, mainstream investors placing ESG into investment strategies. Now that every investor is turning into an ESG investor, how should your company’s ESG strategy change?

Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP

Networking Lunch: 12:45 – 1:45 pm
General Session D: 1:45 – 2:45 pm

What Consumers Want: How to Innovate and Market Sustainability

Research suggests that providing solutions for the SDGs and offering sustainable products combine to form a $12-36 Trillion global market opportunity. How are companies, whether B2B or B2C, mobilizing to meet this opportunity?

Denise Dahlhoff, Senior Researcher, The Conference Board 

Networking Break: 2:45 – 3:00 pm
General Session E: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

What Employees Want: the Not-so-secret Weapon in Winning the War for Talent

Job seekers want to work for companies that demonstrate leading ESG performance and purpose. How are top companies using sustainability as a winning recruitment and retention strategy?

Kathryn Minshew, CEO, The Muse

Thomas Singer, Principal Researcher, The Conference Board

General Session F: 4:00 – 4:50 pm

Building a Competitive Advantage from Responsible Supply Chain Management

Leaders take responsible supply chain management and use it as a strategy to reduce risk, lower costs, and underpin effective marketing strategies.

Andrew Mack, Founder/CEO, Agromovil

Closing Remarks: 4:50 – 5:00 pm

Other scheduled dates and locations for Virtual Event: Sustainability Summit - Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategy:

July 15, 2020 – The Conference Board, New York, NY

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