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November 30th, 2017

Fordham University School of Law
150 W 62nd St
New York, NY 10023

 

 

2017 Agenda

Theme: Market Forces at Work


Breakfast and Networking

Welcome from the Host
Barbara Porco
Professor of Accounting, Fordham University

Introduction of Jean Rogers
Matthew Welch
President, The SASB Foundation

Opening Remarks
Jean Rogers
Chair, The SASB Standards Board

Coffee Table Chat: Market Action on Climate Risk
Arlene McCarthy – Member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
Moderator: Mary Schapiro – Former Chair, The SEC (schedule pending)

Break & Networking

Bridging the Gap: Overcoming Disconnect Between Companies and Investors
Sophia Mendelsohn – Head of Sustainability, JetBlue
Paula Loop – Leader, Governance Insights Center, PwC
Moderator: Sarah Teslik – Of Counsel, Joele Frank, Wilkinson, Brimmer, Katcher

Investor Demand: Moving from Talk to Action
Lynn Blake – Executive Vice President, State Street Global Advisors
Glenn Booraem – Investment Stewardship Officer, Principal, Vanguard
Hugh Lawson – Managing Director, Global Head of Institutional Client Strategy, Goldman Sachs
Robert Lovelace – Vice Chairman, Capital Group
Moderator: Janine Guillot – Director of Capital Markets Policy & Outreach, SASB 

Lunch

Afternoon Kick-off
David Post
Director of Research, SASB

Lessons from Market Standards: The Benefits for the Economy
FASB/FAF Representative (to be named)
Bob Hirth – Chair, COSO
Rick Fedrizzi – Founding Chairman, USGBC, and Chairman and CEO of International WELL Building Institute
Moderator: Jean Rogers – Chair, The SASB Standards Board

TED-Style Talk: How Material Sustainability Information Impacts Stock Price Performance
George Serafeim
Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Coffee & Networking

Emerging Legal Issues Related to Sustainability Disclosure
Alan Beller – Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Doug Chia – Executive Director, Governance Center, The Conference Board
Donald Langevoort – Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law, Georgetown Law
Moderator: Tom Riesenberg – Director of Legal Policy & Outreach, SASB

The Path Forward: The Future of Material Sustainability Disclosure 
Stephanie Tang – Senior Corporate Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Clorox
Brian Macnamara – Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, Host Hotels
Keith Higgins – Chair, Securities & Governance Practice, Ropes & Gray LLP
Moderator: Elisse Walter – Former Chair, The SEC

Keynote: A Discussion with Michael R. Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg – Chairman, The SASB Foundation Board; Founder of Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies, and 108th Mayor of New York City

Joined in discussion by: To be named

Reception