Sustainability Reporting Half-Day Conference

Wednesday, April 11, 2012- 9:30am - 2:00pm EDT / Streamed Panel Discussion: 10:00am - 1:30pm EST / 7:00am - 10:30am PST / 15:00 - 18:30 (Paris-Frankfurt)

Meeting in New York

 

PROGRAM FOR APRIL 11TH, 2012

 

 

 

Location

 

The Markle Foundation, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor New York, NY 10020  

 

Registration table will open at 9:15 AM

 

 

10:00 - 11:30


Resource & Energy Use Reporting in Corporations
 
Corporate interest in sustainable operations has evolved to a triple bottom line focus that incorporates criteria beyond profit margins. Companies measures resource and energy consumption to assess successful sustainability performance and today’s roundtable investigates the process of responsibly communicating and reporting these results and the benefits of doing so.

Our panel will address the existing methodologies of data reporting for energy and resource use within corporations. In this discussion, corporate transparency will be addressed both from an environmental footprint point of view, as well as from a tangible business impact perspective. We will examine how, when, and why the adoption of sustainability reporting can influence brand image and ultimately their triple bottom line. 

 

Panelists:  Meet the Panel

 

Bloomberg Businessweek, Eric Roston, Sustainability Editor (Moderator)

 

Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc., Henry (Hank) Boerner, Chairman and CEO

 

UBS, Erika Karp, Managing Director, Head of Global Sector Research

 

 Coca-Cola, Serena Levy, Director, Corporate External Affairs

 


Standard & Poor's, Alka Banerjee, Vice President, Global Equity and Strategy Indices

 

 
11:30 - 12:00
 

Networking Lunch 

12:00 - 1:30

 

Data and Technology Challenges to Impact Investing
 
This event will enable its attendees to develop a better understanding of how their roles in a corporation, asset management firm, research firm, or sustainability reporting organization fits within the context of the the impact investment market: what is their role in the responsible use of transparent data and effective ratings, and which technological tools, if any, are available to add value to the work they do. Our expert panel will take an investigative look into how data is treated in impact investing and what must be done in order to facilitate growth of this market with a focus on results-oriented data usage and technological innovation.
 
To what extent are corporations providing ESG data?  In what ways could companies improve their reporting of ESG data?  What are best practices?

What are the key challenges to integrating environmental and social data into investment analysis?   How important is consistency of process?

How does technology help in the collection and integration of ESG data?

What role does regulation play in encouraging companies’ reporting?  What are industry bodies (eg FASB) and/or government agencies doing in this area?

How do investors on the sell side and buy side use data from sustainability reporting? 

How useful is ESG data?  Is it primarily about improving investment returns or about managing risk, or both?  Is there evidence/proof that it works?
 

Panelists:  

 

Columbia University Business School, Professor Bruce Usher, Co-Director of the Social Enterprise Program and Executive-in-Residence (Moderator)

 

 

Goldman Sachs, Melissa Epperly, Head of GS Sustain

 

MSCI, Hewson Baltzell, Head of Product Development and ESG Research

 

 

 Rockefeller & Co., Farha-Joyce Haboucha, Director of Socially Responsive Investments

  

 

 

 

 
1:30 - 2:00
 
Networking
2:00 Roundtable Close 

 

 

In partnership with

 

 

  

For general inquiries about this event, contact: josh.soble@agrion.org

 

Attendees list
51 people will attend this meeting, among them
Will attend in person Via streaming
Spring Investment Corp.
Chairman & CEO
CSRHub LLC
CEO
Geo Investors
Advisory Board Member
Sears Holdings Corp
Director-Environmental Sustainability/Green Leadership
BROADSOUTH ASSET MANAGEMENT
PRINCIPAL
Big Red Venture Fund at Corn
Fund Manager
L'Oreal
Sustainability Coordinator
Hess Corporation
Senior Specialist, Environmental Policy & Engagement
Governance & Accountability
Senior VP, Information Technology
Zerofootprint
Founder & CEO
Governance & Accountability
Senior Consultant
Mission Markets
Managing Director
Coty Inc.
VP Investor Relations
NYCHA
Deputy Director Sustainability Initiatives
IW Financial
Account Executive
M Company
Principal
Urban Green Energy
AVP Business Development
TD Bank
Head of Environmental Affairs
Cleantech Law Partners
Of Counsel
Kum & Go
Manager of Sustainability
Akeida Capital Management
Business Development
RBS
VP, Senior Sustainability Manager
Sears Holdings Corporation
Business Analyst
Energy Opportunities
Solar Specialist
CA Technologies
Energy and Sustainability Analyst
Global Sourcing Council
Executive Director, 3S Awards
Deutsche Bank
Director
World Policy Institute
Director of Development and Administration
Agrion
Business Development Manager
Kuhn Associates Sustainabili
Senior Advisor
SR Inc
Consultant
CREATIVE HOSPITALITY SOLUTIO
OWNER
Aperio Group
Business Development
ROC One
Associate
Global ESG Regulatory Academ
CEO AND CHIEF COUNSEL
Sterling Planet
Chief Sustainability Officer
Sancroft
Managing Director, US
Automated Logic - NY/NJ
Account Executive
15 Foundation
Executive Director
Pamukoff Consulting
President
Brunswick Group
Director of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
IW Financial
Research Analyst
MNS International
Managing Director
Jantz Morgan LLC
Director
Nicholas Institute
Research Analyst
New Alternatives Fund Inc.
Portfolio Manager/President
Expedition PR
President
MicroVest
Business Development
Carbon Disclosure Project
Director, North America
ThinkEco
Director, BD
Global Sourcing Council
Chair
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