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AGENDA
JULY 15, 2020
VIRTUAL MEETING
July 15, 2020

About the Summit- Day 2

Sustainability Summit: DAY TWO focuses on the big picture challenges and helps you consider: are we up to it? Topics include: Getting ready for sustainability pushed to the extreme: the coming demands for extreme ESG leadership and extreme ESG compliance; bringing all hands on deck to avert the climate crisis: setting carbon neutral and negative emissions targets; making the global goals your company’s goals: how to get the most out of commitments to the SDGs; and bigger, bolder, and faster: new reporting, rating and ranking expectations.

DAY 2 Session Topics will Include:

  • Facing Demands for Urgent Progress: Getting Ready for the Coming Demands of Extreme ESG Leadership and Compliance
  • Incorporating SDGs into Your Business Goals: How to Get the Most Out of Commitments to the SDGs
  • Setting your Climate Targets: Bringing All Hands-on Deck to Set Carbon Neutral and Negative Emissions Targets
  • Updating your ERM Strategy: How Climate is Reshaping Enterprise Risk Management Strategies
  • How to Tell Your Story Amid New Reporting, Rating & Ranking Expectations

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 

Complete Your Experience

Learn more about the Sustainability Summit Day One - Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategy taking place July 14th.

Secure Your Spot. Conference Board Members are FREE!

The event is free for Conference Board members and $495 for non-members for both days or $295 for one day. Register now to join us for the live virtual event and to receive a link to watch later on-demand.

Three Options for Registering:

  1. Register Here for Sustainability Summit Day One - Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategy
  2. Register Here for Sustainability Summit Day Two - Extreme Leadership against a Ticking Climate Clock.
  3. To register for both days and SAVE, contact ulei.kou@conferenceboard.org 

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

Sheila Bonini, Senior Vice President Private Sector Engagement, World Wildlife Fund

Jason Bowman, Strategic Partnerships, The Weather Channel

Maha Eltobgy, Head of Shaping the Future of Investing, World Economic Forum

Richard Henning, Senior Vice President, Suez North America

Philippe Lacamp, SVP, Americas, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.$

Justin Murrill, Director of Corporate Responsibility, AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)

John Phipps, Head of Global Public Affairs for Asia and Latin America, S&P Global

Eric Roston, Sustainability Editor, Bloomberg

Bruno Sarda, President, North America, CDP

Morgan Scott, Sustainability & Ecosystem Stewardship Research Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Thomas Singer, Principal Researcher, The Conference Board

James Sullivan, Head, Global Sustainability Innovation Accelerator, SAP America, Inc.

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

Day Two

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

 

Agenda Topics & Speakers

 

General Session A: 11 – 11:45 am

Facing Demands for Urgent Progress: Getting Ready for the Coming Demands for Extreme ESG Leadership and Compliance

Investors, government officials, activists, NGOs and others will increasingly turn to business to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda, with an urgent focus on climate crisis at the forefront. What should you expect their demands to be and how should you start preparing?

Sheila Bonini, Senior Vice President Private Sector Engagement, World Wildlife Fund

Eric Roston, Sustainability Editor, Bloomberg

Bruno Sarda, President, North America, CDP

Break: 11:45 – 12:00
General Session B: 12:00 – 12:45 pm

Incorporating SDGs into Your Business Goals: How to Get the Most Out of Commitments to the SDGs

Business – possibly even more than governments – will be in the spotlight regarding progress in meeting the SDGs. Confusion persists on how companies should relate to the SDGs: should the SDGs shape reporting? Should they define ESG plans and processes? Will they define rating and ranking surveys? Do investors care? Do stakeholders demand progress? Should community investment align around them? This session will show how business leaders are using the SDGs to drive their ESG approach. 

Richard Henning, Senior Vice President, SUEZ North America

Justin Murrill, Director of Corporate Responsibility, AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)

Break: 12:45 – 1:00 pm
General Session C: 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Setting Your Climate Targets: Bringing All Hands-on Deck to Set Carbon Neutral and Negative Emissions Targets

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) paints an increasingly dire picture. The world can only afford a temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Centigrade, not 2 degrees as previously estimated. The rise must be capped by no later than 2030. The race is on. Either governments will need to adopt more assertive limits on emissions, or the private sector will need to set more assertive targets. How are business, government and other leaders responding?

Jason Bowman, Strategic Partnerships Lead, The Weather Channel

Philippe Lacamp, SVP, Americas, Cathay Pacific Airways

Morgan Scott, Sustainability & Ecosystem Stewardship Research Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Break: 1:45 – 2:00 pm
General Session D: 2:00 – 2:45 pm

Updating Your ERM Strategy: How Climate is Reshaping Enterprise Risk Management Strategies

The growing consensus around the business risks tied to climate change is shining a necessary, albeit delayed, floodlight on current enterprise risk management approaches to reveal their shortcomings. This is where technology and data analytics can help. 

John Phipps, Head of Global Public Affairs for Asia and Latin America, S&P Global

James Sullivan, Head, Global Sustainability Innovation Accelerator, SAP

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

Telling Your Story: How to Tell Your Story Amid New Reporting, Rating and Ranking Expectations

The goals and targets that companies need to publicly set and the ESG performance they need to disclose seems to be growing exponentially. NGO activists and ESG investors will be making greater demands as well. This session will identify what to expect and how to respond.

Maha Eltobgy, Head of Shaping the Future of Investing, World Economic Forum

Thomas Singer, Principal Researcher, The Conference Board

Break: 3:45 – 4:00 pm
General Session F: 4:00 – 4:45 pm

Why Climate Matters to Every Business

Welcome and Introductions and Setting the Context – How can we tackle such a huge challenge? What lessons does history give us?

Steve Rochlin, Program Director, The Conference Board

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

 

Agenda subject to change

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