December 3rd, 2019

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



8:45 – 8:50am
Welcome from the Host
Barbara Porco, Professor of Accounting, Fordham University

8:50 – 8:55am
Opening Remarks
Janine Guillot, CEO, SASB

8:55 – 9:40am
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 Weick, COO, Glass Lewis
Discussion Leader: Janine Guillot, CEO, SASB

9:40 – 9:55am
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

9:55 – 10:15am
An Update from the Standards Board
Jeff Hales, Chair, SASB Standards Board

10:15 – 10:50am
Break & Networking

10:50 – 11:05am
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

11:05 – 11:50am
A Look at the Evolving Conversation Around ESG in the Boardroom
Peter Gleason, President and CEO, NACD
Mindy Lubber, CEO and President, Ceres
Margaret Smyth, Director, Etsy and CFO, National Grid US
Discussion Leader: Paula Loop, Assurance Partner and Leader, Governance Insights Center, PwC

11:50am – 1:00pm

1:00 – 1:50pm
How Companies are Responding to Increasing Investor 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

1:50 – 2:05pm
Research Spotlight: Assessing the Effectiveness of Integrating CSR Criteria in Executive Compensation
Caroline Flammer, Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Boston University

2:05 – 2:55pm
The Use of ESG In Private Markets and in Public Active and Passive Strategies
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
Discussion Leader: Nicolai Lundy, Director of Education & Partnerships, SASB

2:55 – 3:25pm
Break & Networking

3:25 – 4:15pm
Global Regulatory Policy Developments
François Haas, Senior Representative, Banque de France
Maureen Jensen, Chair and CEO, Ontario Securities Commission
Robert Jackson, Commissioner, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Marc Siegel, Partner – Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY
Discussion Leader: Tom Riesenberg, Director of Legal & Regulatory Policy, SASB

4:15 – 4:30pm
Climate Disclosure Implementation Spotlight
Nadine Robinson, Technical Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board
David Parham, Director of Research – Projects, SASB

4:30 – 5:30pm
Closing Keynote: Exploring Institutional Investors’ Responsibilities for Driving Meaningful ESG Integration
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 & CEO, Calvert Research & Management
Discussion Leader: Janine Guillot, CEO, SASB

5:30 – 6:30pm
Cocktail Reception


Previous Years’ Agendas:  2016  /  2017  /  2018