See you next year!  

November 30th, 2017

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



2017 Agenda

Theme: Market Forces at Work

7:30 – 8:15 AM: Breakfast and Networking

8:15 – 8:20 AM: Welcome from the Host
Barbara Porco
Director, Center for Professional Accounting Practices, Fordham University

8:20 – 8:25 AM: SASB Welcome and Introduction of Jean Rogers
Matthew Welch
President, The SASB Foundation

8:25 – 8:40 AM: Opening Remarks
Jean Rogers
Chair, The SASB Standards Board and SASB Founder and Former CEO

8:40 – 9:15 AM: Coffee Table Chat: Market Action on Climate Risk
Scott Evans – Chief Investment Officer and Deputy Comptroller, New York City Retirement Systems
Arlene McCarthy – Member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
Moderator: Curtis Ravenel – Global Head of Sustainable Business and Finance, Bloomberg LP

9:20 – 10:15 AM: Bridging the Gap: Overcoming the Disconnect Between Companies and Investors
Kirsty Jenkinson – Managing Director, Sustainable Investment Strategies, Wespath Investment Management
Kurt Kuehn – Former CFO, UPS

Paula Loop – Leader, Governance Insights Center, PwC
Sophia Mendelsohn – Head of Sustainability, JetBlue

Moderator: Sarah Teslik – Of Counsel, Joele Frank, Wilkinson, Brimmer, Katcher

10:15 – 10:45 AM: Break & Networking

10:45 – 11:40 AM: Investor Demand: Moving from Talk to Action
Chris Ailman – Chief Investment Officer, CalSTRS
Lynn Blake – Executive Vice President, State Street Global Advisors

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 

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM: TED-Style Talk: How Material Sustainability Information Impacts Stock Price Performance
George Serafeim
Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

12:00 – 1:15 PM: Lunch

1:15 – 2:10 PM: Lessons from Market Standards: The Benefits for the Economy
Rick Fedrizzi – Founding Chairman, USGBC, and Chairman and CEO of International WELL Building Institute
Bob Hirth – Chair, COSO

Terri Polley – President and CEO, Financial Accounting Foundation
Kurt Schacht –  Managing Director, Standards and Advocacy, CFA Institute
Moderator: Jean Rogers – Chair, The SASB Standards Board

2:10 – 2:20 PM: A Look at the 2017 State of Disclosure Report
David Post
Director of Research, SASB

2:20 – 3:15 PM: 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
Cathy Dixon –  Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Donald Langevoort – Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

Moderator: Tom Riesenberg – Director of Legal Policy & Outreach, SASB

3:15 – 3:45 PM: Coffee & Networking

3:45 – 4:40 PM: The Path Forward: The Future of Material Sustainability Disclosure 
Keith Higgins – Chair, Securities & Governance Practice, Ropes & Gray LLP
Chris Holmes – National Director of SEC Regulatory Matters, EY
Brian Macnamara – Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, Host Hotels
Savita Subramanian – Head of U.S. Equity & Quantitative Strategy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research
Stephanie Tang – Senior Corporate Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Clorox

Moderator: Elisse Walter – Former Chair, The SEC

4:45 – 5:15 PM: Keynote Discussions
Michael Bloomberg – Chairman, The SASB Foundation Board; Founder of Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies, and three-term Mayor of New York City

F. William McNabb – Chairman and CEO, Vanguard
Mary Schapiro – Former Chair, The SEC

5:15 – 6:30 PM: Reception