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The Board's Role

July 18, 2019 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York) | (1 hr) | Time Zone Converter

Instances of environmental, social and governance (ESG) activism by investors are on the rise. While some of these are guided by Investor Stewardship Codes, many investors are actively asking companies to adopt a more progressive and encompassing responsible business approach. It can be said that sustainability has become a major, mainstream governance topic.   

Companies need to consider how to present themselves with respect to these matters. This raises some questions in relation to sustainability in the boardroom – what is expected of corporate boards and the role of enhanced governance, transparency and disclosure?   

In this webcast, we will joined by David Katz and Hannah Saltman who will share some of their recent work in this field and their recommendations on how the board should lead in this important field.

Key takeaways:
– Learn about the latest practices in sustainability governance
– Gain an understanding about the role governance plays to advance sustainability, especially in board engagement and enhancing effectiveness
– Hear about how sustainability practitioners and governance professionals can work closely to drive sustainability integration

Speakers

Anuj Saush

Anuj Saush
Senior Sustainability Researcher - Europe
The Conference Board

Anu is a senior sustainability researcher in The Conference Board Corporate Leadership practice and has over 15 years of sustainability experience working across the private, public and third-sector. Prior to joining The Conference Board, Anu was in the corporate sustain...Full Bio

David A. Katz

David A. Katz
Partner
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

David A. Katz is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City, an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, and co-chair of the Board of Advisors of the NYU Law Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance.

Previously, he was an adjunct professor at Van...Full Bio

Hannah Saltman

Hannah Saltman
Manager, Governance
Ceres

Based in the US Hannah works to build effective corporate board oversight of business impacts posed by sustainability issues. Hannah partners with corporate boards, investors, and key governance partners to integrate material sustainability risks and opportunities into board decision making, driv...Full Bio

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte (Moderator)
Leader, Global Sustainability Centre and Program Director
The Conference Board

Uwe Schulte is Leader, Global Sustainability Centre, and Program Director for the China as well as the Europe Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Council at The Conference Board.

Schulte was executive director of the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre and spent most of his profession...Full Bio

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