Wednesday, May 17, 2017—Program

7:45 - 8:20 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:20 - 8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

- Andrea Schmitz, MPA, Vice-President for Environment, Health and Safety, Con Edison

- Adam Weinstein, CPA, President, The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable 

8:30 - 9:20 a.m.

Fireside Chat

- Linda A. Klein, JD, President, American Bar Association (ABA); Senior Managing Shareholder, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

- Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, President and CEO, AICPA

9:20 - 10:10 a.m.

Keynote Address: The Accounting Profession and Sustainability

- Mervyn E. King, PhD, LLD (Hon.), Mervyn E. King, Senior Counsel

10:10 - 11:00 a.m.

Integrated Reporting: A Practical Perspective from Preparers and Practitioners

Moderator: Kristen B. Sullivan, CPA, CGMA, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP


- Marcy Twete, Corporate Responsibility: Americas, Executive Director, USA Foundation, ArcelorMittal

- Aaron Briggs, Executive Counsel, Corporate Securities & Finance, General Electric

- John White, Partner, Cravath, Corporate Department, Chair of its Corporate Governance and Board Advisory practice

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.


11:15 - 12:05 p.m.

Supply Chain Management: Supply Contracts Case Study

- Lee A. DeHihns III, Esq., Partner (Retired), Alston & Bird LLP


- Christopher Johnson, Jr., CEO and Co-Founder, Center for Justice, Rights & Dignity, Retired Vice President and General Counsel, GM North America

- Anita Househam, Senior Manager, UN Global Compact LEAD & Supply Chain Sustainability

- Tensie Whelan, Director, Center for Sustainable Business, NYU Stern School of Business

12:05 - 1:05 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:05 - 1:55 p.m.

Building and Leading Sustainable Businesses

Moderator: Michael Kraten, Accounting Professor at Providence College


- Patsy Doerr, Global Head, Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion, Thompson Reuters

- Jason Ackerman, CPA, BNA CPAs & Advisors

- Helena Barton, Partner / Client Service Executive, Deloitte

1:55 - 2:45 p.m.

Case Study: How to Develop a Sustainability Practice, Focus Your Business and Make Money

- John C. Dernbach, Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability, Director, Environmental Law, and Sustainability Center




2:45 - 3:00 p.m.


3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Investing in Sustainable Companies

Moderator: Marc L. Rinaldi, CPA, MBA, Partner-in-Charge, Financial Servies, PFK O’Connor Davies, LLP


- Martin Whittaker, CEO, JUST Capital

- John Wilson, Head of Governance, Engagement, and Research at Cornerstone Capital

- Rick Alexander, General Counsel for B Labs

- Lily Trager, Director, Investing with Impact, Morgan Stanley

3:50 - 4:40 p.m.

Making the Case for Corporate Community Engagement -- Legal, Accounting, and Business Strategy Considerations

Moderator: Madden DeGarmo Manion, Chief Development Officer, Points of Light


- Spring Taylor Lacy, Vice President, Corporate & Community Engagement,  Prudential Financial, Inc.

- Meghan D. Hely Walsh, Public and Charitable Service Manager, Holland & Knight LLP

- Jeffrey Senne, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, PwC

4:40 - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks 

2017 Pamphlet

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