Wednesday, May 2, 2018—Program

7:45 - 8:20 AM


8:20 - 8:40 AM

Welcome & Opening remarks from Sponsors

- Sarah Tomolonius - Conference Chair, Co-founder, SILC

-  Frank Kurre - Managing Partner, Grant Thornton

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

- Patsy Doerr - ‎Global Head Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters

08:40 - 9:10 AM

Fireside Chat

- Barry Melancon, President and CEO, American Institute of CPAs

- Robert M. Carlson, President-Elect, American Bar Association

9:10 - 9:40 AM

Keynote Address

Mike Krzus, Founder & President, Mike Krzus Consulting, lnc.; coauthor, One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy

9:40 - 10:00 AM


10:00 - 10:50 AM

Supply Chain Assurance: Legal and Accounting


- Jonathan Eaton, Principal, Supply Chain Practice Leader, Grant Thornton

Michael Littenberg, Partner, Ropes & Gray

10:50 - 11:40 AM

The Social Responsibility Investment Imperative: Investment Stewardship and Board Responsibility

Moderator: Kristen Sullivan, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP


Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, Global Head of Investment
Stewardship, BlackRock

- Suzanne Hopgood, President & CEO, The Hopgood Group LLC

11:40 - 12:30 PM *CLE Credit Material Attached Below

How Non-Monetary Factors Affect Supply Chain Management

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


- Mary Ann DiMascio, ‎Senior Manager, Company Network - ‎Ceres, Inc.

- Dennis Frio, Managing Director, Grant Thornton

- Christian Frutiger, VP & Global Head of Public Affairs, Nestle

12:30 - 1:30 PM


1:30 - 2:20 PM

How to Apply the Principles of Sustainability

Moderator: Michael Kraten, Accounting Professor at Providence College


- Helena Barton, Partner & Client Service Executive for Sustainability
and Governance Risk, Deloitte; Chair of the Independent Appointments Committee, Global Reporting Initiative

-  Janine Guillot, Director of Capital Markets Policy and Outreach,
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

- Pasty Doerr, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion, Thomson Reuters

- Robert Laux, North American Lead, International Integrated Reporting Council

2:20 - 3:10 PM

The Economic Priority: Diversity, Inclusion & Sustainability


- J. Michael Kirkland, Past President NYSSCPAs; Owner, JMK Consulting

Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello, Principal, Rock Forensics, LLC


-  Patsy Doerr, ‎Global Head, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters

- Deborah Goldstein, Founder, DRIVEN Professionals

Jeff YinGeneral Counsel at XO Group Inc      

3:10 - 3:30 PM


3:30 - 4:20 PM

Your Future in a Sustainable World: How to Become the Next Generation Sustainability Professional

Moderator: Andrea Schmitz, Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety, Con Edison


- Michael Kraten, Associate Professor, Providence College

- Ashley Wolitzer, ‎Corporate Social Responsibility and Communications Coordinator, Revlon

- Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School; Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

4:20 - 5:10 PM

Impact Investing

Moderator: Marc Rinaldi, Partner in Charge of Family Office Investments and Financial Services-PKF O’Connor Davies LLP


- Julie Shafer, Head of Strategic Philanthropy & Purpose Investments, Bank of the West, BNP Paribas Wealth Management

- Anisa Dougherty, Investment Analyst, Tiedemann Wealth

- Tensie Whelan, Clinical Professor of Business and Society, New York University Stern School of Business School of Business.

5:10 - 5:20 PM

Closing Remarks - Stanley Goldstein, Chairman, SILC

5:20 - 7:00 PM

Networking Cocktails

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