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2019 SASB Symposium Agenda


8:30 – 8:35: Welcome from the Host
Barbara Porco, Professor of Accounting, Fordham University

8:35 – 8:40: Opening Remarks
Janine Guillot, CEO, SASB

8:40 – 9:25: Opening Keynote: Building an Infrastructure for Scalable ESG Integration
Dr. Andreas Barckow, President, Accounting Standards Committee of Germany
Doug Peterson, President & CEO, S&P Global
John Wieck, COO, Glass Lewis
Moderator: Janine Guillot, CEO, SASB

9:25 – 9:40: Research Spotlight: ESG Drivers & Outcomes
Rachelle C. Sampson, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, RH Smith School of Business and Senior Policy Scholar, Georgetown University, Center for Business & Public Policy

9:40 – 9:55: An Update from the SASB Standards Board
Jeff Hales, Chair, SASB Standards Board

9:55 – 10:30: Break & Networking

10:30 – 10:45: TED-style Talk: A Vision for the Future of Sustainable Capital Markets
Rakhi Kumar, Senior Managing Director and Head of ESG Investments and Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors

10:45 – 11:30: Elevating the ESG Conversation: A Look at Where Directors Fit In
Peter Gleason, President and CEO, NACD
Margaret Smyth, Director, Etsy and CFO, National Grid US
Mindy Lubber, CEO and President, Ceres
Discussion Leader: Paul DeNicola, Principal, Governance Insights Center, PwC

11:30 – 11:45: Ensuring the Relevance and Reliability of Non-financial Corporate Information: An Ambition and a Competitive Advantage for a Sustainable Europe
Patrick de Cambourg, President, Autorité des Normes Comptables (French Accounting Standards Authority)
11:45 – 12:00: View on the Future of standard setting for Corporate Reporting from the Accountancy Europe Task Force
Veronica Poole, Head, Accountancy Europe Task Force, and Partner and Head of Accounting and Corporate Reporting for Deloitte North and South Europe, Deloitte

12:00 – 1:10: Lunch

1:10 – 2:00: Taming the Wild West: How Leading Companies Are Responding to Investors’ Interest in ESG
Sue Briggum, Vice President, Federal Public Affairs, Waste Management
Yafit Cohn, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Travelers Companies
Kristin Peterson, Director-EHS, Kinder Morgan
Mikkel Skougaard, Group Sustainable Development Senior Expert, MOL Group
Discussion Leader: Granville Martin, Senior Vice President for Policy & Advocacy and General Counsel, Society for Corporate Governance

2:00 – 2:15: Research Spotlight: Assessing the Effectiveness of Integrating CSR Criteria in Executive Compensation
Caroline Flammer, Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Boston University

2:15 – 3:05: The Informational Swiss Army Knife: The Use of ESG Across Asset Classes
Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship and Fund Manager, Schroders
John Hoeppner, Head of US Stewardship and Sustainable Investing, Legal & General Investment Management America
Elizabeth Seeger, Director, Sustainable Investing, KKR
Barb Zvan, Chief Risk & Strategy Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Moderator/Debate Leader: Nicolai Lundy, Director of Education & Partnerships, SASB

3:05 – 3:40: Break & Networking

3:40 – 4:30: Global Regulatory Policy Developments
François Haas, Senior Representative, Banque de France
Maureen Jensen, Chair and CEO, Ontario Securities Commission
Robert Jackson, Commissioner, SEC
Marc Siegel, Partner – Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY
Discussion Leader: Tom Riesenberg, Director of Legal & Regulatory Policy, SASB

4:30 – 4:45: Spotlight on Climate Disclosure Implementation
David Parham, Director of Research – Projects, SASB
Nadine Robinson, Technical Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board

4:45 – 5:35: Closing Keynote: Exploring Institutional Investors’ Responsibilities for Achieving More Sustainable Markets
Ted Eliopoulos, Vice Chairman of Investment Management and Head of Strategic Partnerships, Morgan Stanley
Carine Smith Ihenacho, Chief Corporate Governance Officer, Norges Bank Investment Management
Richard Manley, Head of Sustainable Investing, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
John Streur, President and CEO, Calvert Research & Management
Discussion Leader: Janine Guillot, CEO, SASB

5:35 – 6:35: Cocktail Reception


Previous Years’ Agendas:  2016  /  2017  /  2018