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November 30th, 2017
Fordham Law School
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He has a BA from University of California, Santa Barbara and has a Fundamental of Sustainable Accounting (FSA) credential. Mr. Ailman is married with three daughters and is a committed Promise Keeper.
Notably, he is a Trustee of the IFRS Foundation, which is responsible for governance and oversight of the International Accounting Standards Board and International Financial Reporting Standards, the global system of accounting standards used in more than 130 countries. He also serves on the board of The SASB Foundation and is a former Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. SEC.
Lynn earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analyst Society. She also is a member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB) Investment Advisory Group and serves on various index advisory boards.
As Mayor of New York, Bloomberg cut crime to historic lows, revitalized the waterfront, implemented ambitious public health strategies, expanded support for arts and culture, reduced the city’s carbon footprint by 19 percent, introduced new anti-poverty programs, and drove high school graduation rates up by more than 40 percent. The Mayor’s economic policies helped New York City create a record number of jobs and weather the Great Recession in far better condition than most other cities.
As a philanthropist, Bloomberg supports government innovation, education, public health, the environment, and the arts. He also leads a number of bi-partisan coalitions that are taking action on urgent national issues, including illegal guns, immigration reform, infrastructure investment, and he serves as board president of the C40 Climate Leadership Group, a network of the world’s megacities working together to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Bloomberg to be U.N. Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, where he will focus on helping cities and countries set and achieve more ambitious climate change goals.
Mr. Chia has held a number of central leadership positions in the corporate governance field, including Chair of the Board of Directors of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, President of the Stockholder Relations Society of New York, and member of the New York Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Commission. He is currently a member of the Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association and a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Prior to joining Weil, Ms. Dixon was Chief Counsel of the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She previously served as Chief of that Division’s Offices of Mergers & Acquisitions and Disclosure Policy (rulemaking), respectively, and as Counsel to SEC Commissioner Steven M. H. Wallman. She also served as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (through the Department’s Honors Program), before joining the SEC in the appellate litigation section of the Office of the General Counsel.
In addition to his investment role with New York City, Mr. Evans serves as Trustee and member of the investment committee for the William T. Grant Foundation and is a member of the Investor’s Advisory Group of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).
Rick is also founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and former CEO of both USGBC and of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), nonprofit organizations that promote high-performing buildings and communities.
He serves on numerous boards and advisory councils, including the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; View, Inc., and Global Green.
Keith rejoined the firm in 2017, after having served as Director of Corporation Finance at the U. S. Securities & Exchange Commission since 2013. While in that role, Keith led the Division’s implementation of significant rulemaking under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). He also led the Division’s Disclosure Effectiveness project and oversaw the issuance of significant interpretive guidance to companies and investors under the federal securities laws.
In 2012, Bob was appointed to serve a two-year term on the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and was re-appointed to serve a three-year term ending December 31, 2016. He became a board member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) in 2017.
Chris is responsible for developing EY’s positions on proposed SEC rules. Chris also is responsible for EY’s policies and practices with respect to SEC filings and regulatory compliance. Chris leads a team that consults regularly with the SEC staff to resolve issues involving corporate financial reporting and the interpretation and application of SEC rules and regulations.
Kurt was a key supporter of UPS’s sustainability program, working on the very first sustainability report in 2002 and remaining a member of the Corporate Sustainability Steering Committee. He published several articles on effective Sustainability within corporations, including Harvard Business Review “Sustainability that even a CFO can like” (04/2014). Kurt received the C.K. Prahalad award for leadership in Sustainability for the financial community from the Corp Eco Forum and is a member of the board of NCR and Henry Schein corporations.
Professor Langevoort teaches Contracts, Securities Regulation, various seminars on corporate and securities issues, and Corporations. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan Law School and a lecturer at the Washington College of Law, American University. After practicing for two years at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., he joined the staff of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission as Special Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel.
Prior to joining the firm, Hugh worked in New York for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Boston Consulting Group. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as a trustee and Investment Committee chair of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
With more than 20 years of experience at PwC, Paula brings extensive knowledge in governance, technical accounting, and SEC and financial reporting matters to organizations.
Paula is a well-known speaker on a variety of governance topics. She has also been quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes and CNBC. Paula has twice been named to Directorship Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in US corporate governance.
Paula is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in New York.
Rob joined Capital in 1985 and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Mr. Lovelace is a Trustee of the J. Paul Getty Trust, a Director of the California Community Foundation, a Director of the Pacific Council on International Policy, and a founder of Vistamar School.
Arlene is a strategic policy advisor to Bloomberg Philanthropies and to Michael Bloomberg’s team engaged on the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures as well as to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.
Arlene has over 20 years of European legislative & Policy experience as President of the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Affairs Committee and Vice-President of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.
Mr. McNabb is active in the investment management industry and serves as the vice chairman of the Investment Company Institute. He also is chairman of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia, and serves on the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board and the Dartmouth Athletic Advisory Board.
Prior to JetBlue, Sophia was Head of Sustainability for Haworth Inc., a multinational manufacturer in the corporate real estate industry. At Haworth, she was responsible for increasing sustainable product offerings in emerging markets, including Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Previously, Sophia worked for the Jane Goodall Institute, and international NGO, in Shanghai, China.
Sophia is accredited in the Leadership in Energy Environment and Design (LEED) green building rating system and certified to perform Life Cycle Amylases (LCA) and lead Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reports.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Polley served as Executive Director of Advisory Groups for the FASB. In this role, she was primary liaison between the Board and its constituent organizations that provide input into its decision-making processes. These include the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), consisting of a diverse membership of financial statement users, preparers, and auditors representing a cross-section of industries; the Small Business Advisory Committee (SBAC), representing more than 20 users, preparers and auditors from the small business community; the User Advisory Council (UAC), representing investors and investment professionals, equity and credit analysts, and rating agencies; and the Investors Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC), consisting of investors with strong technical accounting knowledge.
Dr. Porco is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified in Financial Forensics whose experiences include positions as the Director of Personal Financial Planning, as well as Audit Supervisor and Senior Tax Manager in the Financial Service Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is an educator and consultant to an array of domestic and international banks, financial services organizations, hospitals, Big Four accounting firms and regulatory agencies including FINRA and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
He currently serves as a board member at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and as a member of the Secretariat for the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure. Curtis was awarded a David Rockefeller Fellowship with the Partnership for New York City in 2011 and Columbia Business School Exemplary Leadership Award in 2016. He earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in History from Davidson College.
Prior to joining EY, Mr. Riesenberg served for seven years as an Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He is a member of the bars of the State of New York and the District of Columbia.
Kurt N. Schacht, JD, CFA, is Managing Director for CFA Institute’s advocacy and government relations area. He leads the Institutes policy work including, research and commentary on financial industry ethics, regulation and professional standards including the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®), and the Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct®.
Prior to joining CFA Institute, Mr. Schacht served as chief operating officer for a mutual fund complex, general counsel and chief compliance officer for a Manhattan based hedge fund, and as chief legal officer for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB). Mr. Schacht is currently serving as Chairman of the Investor Advisory Committee for the U.S. SEC. He is also currently serving on the PCAOB Standing Advisory Group.
Before becoming SEC Chairman, Ms. Schapiro served as CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA), the largest nongovernmental regulator of securities firms. Earlier, she was Chairman of the CFTC (1994-1996); a Commissioner of the SEC (1988-1994); and General Counsel of the Futures Industry Association. Currently, she serves as Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board of Promontory Financial Group.
Ms. Schapiro is a member of the Boards of Directors of General Electric Company, the London Stock Exchange Group and Mitre Corp. In addition, she serves as a member of the Governing Board of the Center for Audit Quality, a Trustee of Franklin and Marshall College and a member of the Board of the Washington Animal Rescue League. She is Vice Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and a member of the CFA Institute Future of Finance Advisory Committee.
Professor Serafeim’s research focuses on measuring, driving and communicating corporate performance and social impact. His work has been published in the most prestigious academic and practitioner journals and his research has been recognized with numerous awards and is regularly cited in the media. Professor Serafeim has professional experience as a senior advisor and board member in both non-profit and private sector organizations.
Prior to joining Clorox, Stephanie was an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where she represented public and private companies in securities matters, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and other corporate matters.
Prior to joining Joele Frank, Sarah served as Senior Vice President Public Affairs, Communications & Governance at Apache Corporation, an S&P 500 company. Prior to Apache, she served as CEO of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Previously, Sarah founded and served as Executive Director of the Council of Institutional Investors for almost two decades. Her areas of expertise include corporate governance and compliance as well as investor relations and corporate communications.
Ms. Walter is a member of the Board of Directors of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Foundation, the National Women’s Law Center and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, and a member of the Board of Governors of FINRA.