Date: 3/9/2017
Event start time: 1:00 PM
Event end time: 2:00 PM
Category: Webinar
Price: Members: Free Non-Members: $250
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Sustainability Reporting and Disclosure: How Is This Important for IR?

March 9, 2017, 1-2 pm (ET)

Whether you are familiar with ESG/sustainability or just tuning in to the subject, this webinar will update you on the current state of sustainability reporting practices, voluntary and required, and to help you think about it in terms of investor relations. Panelists will include experts in GRI reporting and integrated reporting, both from the U.S. and U.K./Europe perspective. The goal of this webinar is to help you recognize how ESG/sustainability is rapidly maturing in strategic importance for IR.


Moderator(s):

Pam Styles

Pam Styles

Principal, Next Level Investor Relations, LLC

Pam Styles is principal and founder of Next Level Investor Relations LLC. She is a senior IR practitioner, with a background in finance and strategy. In addition to traditional IR consulting, she actively consults and writes on the rapidly evolving field of ESG/sustainability, as applicable to IR. Previously, she was head of IR and corporate communications for Crane Co. and director of IR for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and RJR Nabisco. Pam is a member of the NIRI and the NIRI Senior Roundtable, Fellow with the Governance & Accountability Institute, an active member in SRI-Connect, and the Independent SRI Consultants Network. She currently serves on the board of the NIRI Capital Area chapter.
 


Speaker(s):

Hank Boerner

Hank Boerner

Chairman and Chief Strategist, Governance & Accountability Institute

Henry (Hank) Boerner is chairman and chief strategist of Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc., a New York-based research, knowledge management, advisory and strategies service provider.  Hank leads the Institute team’s client engagements in such areas as sustainability strategies, corporate responsibility, corporate governance, issue management, crisis management, disclosure, and strategic corporate communications. He provides expert ESG/sustainability commentary for Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and other publications. He is co-author of Strategic Governance – Enabling Financial, Environmental & Social Sustainability” (2010).  His latest book was just released in January 2017, Trends Converging! An Expert Looks Ahead of the Curve for Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility Professionals.  
 



Lou Coppola

Lou Coppola

Executive Vice President and Co-founder, Governance & Accountability Institute

Louis D. Coppola is executive vice president and a co-founder of Governance & Accountability Institute and serves on the board of directors for the Global Sourcing Council.  Louis provides advice to corporate and investor clients on sustainability strategy, disclosure (reporting), investment and performance.  Lou directs the Institute's relationship with GRI including the activities around the Data Partner relationship.  He leads the G&A analysts team on several important research publications covering sustainability reporting and related trends.  Louis is also an adjunct professor at the Bard M.B.A. in Sustainability NYC campus and leads certification courses in ESG for investment professionals at Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, and CSR certification courses at Rutgers University Institute for Ethical Leadership.
 



Mike Krzus

Mike Krzus

President, Mike Krzus Consulting

Mike Krzus is an independent integrated reporting consultant and researcher. He has provided advisory services to international companies and consulting organizations. Mike has 38 years of experience in public accounting and industry.  He is a co-author of The Integrated Reporting Movement: Meaning, Momentum, Motives, and Materiality (with Robert G. Eccles and Sydney Ribot) and of One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy (with Robert G. Eccles). Mike has also written or co-authored five book chapters and 19 articles and case studies on integrated reporting. He is currently a senior advisor to BrownFlynn and Sustainserv.  He was a member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council and a fellow of the Governance & Accountability Institute.



Mike Tyrell

Mike Tyrell

Founder & Editor, SRI-Connect

Mike Tyrell is founder and editor of SRI-Connect.  He has been an SRI analyst for the past 18 years.  He has both sell-side and buy-side experience.  Initially, he was an investment analyst at Jupiter Asset Management and then at HSBC Global Equities where he established the first SRI research on the sell-side and, most recently, at Citi Investment Research. Over this time, he has become a believer that rigorous sustainability analysis conducted by intelligent individuals embedded within mainstream investment institutions via active and constructive dialogue with companies and independent experts can and does lead to better investment outcomes and a more sustainable society.