May 2nd, 2018


Grant Thornton, New York


28 Speakers


200 Seats


May 2nd, 2018


Grand Thornton, New York


28 Speakers


200 Seats

Discover how good governance, environmental sustainability and social stewardship can drive profit for your firm

Join us again on Wednesday - May 2nd, 2018

Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Sustainability Investment Leadership Council (SILC) Conference

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A Few Highlights from Our May 16, 2017 Conference

Panel Discussion: Diversity In the Workplace

“There’s no doubt that, for us to remain competitive, the talent, recruitment and retention that we’re going to need in order to stay cutting-edge, in order to innovate, is absolutely critical,”

Making the Case for Corporate Community Engagement

“we really think about employee engagement as a key driver of the sweet spot for companies—it connects the employees’ passion and interest with community need and with company interest.”

Panel Discussion on Integrated Reporting

Reporting on sustainability can be combined with financial reporting, and companies are taking first steps to communicate this broader perspective to the public.

Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance

“The sole purpose of the corporation is to make profit without deception or fraud,” Milton Friedman, 1977—to a value creation process in a sustainable manner.

At SILC, you will:

Learn how to implement sustainability practices such as integrated reporting, sustainable policies and good governance at your and clients’ firms.

Meet other attorneys, accountants, investors, and financial professionals in the global investment community.

Make personal connections and take home a practical understanding of how sustainability can drive profit for your and your clients’ firms.

Why attend SILC?

The annual Sustainability Investment Leadership Council (SILC) New York event is dedicated to sustainability and the investment community. SILC facilitates dialogue and provides practical tools to drive value creation by understanding a firm’s strategic inputs and managing risk.

Learn from and interact with an international lineup of luminaries including accountants, lawyers, investors and corporate executives as they discuss current sustainability trends, themes and issues affecting businesses and their stakeholders.

Discover key strategies and learn practical tools for implementing sustainability best practices to benefit your firm and your clients.

Network with panelists and peers and share experiences on incorporating sustainability.

Do all of this while earning CLE and CPE credits!

Our 2017 Speakers

SILC brings together an amazing lineup of sustainability and corporate luminaries, from attorneys and CPAs to CEOs and CFOs to environmental experts and champions for social change.

Sarah Tomolonius
Conference Chair, Co-founder, SILC
Michael Kraten
Professor of Accounting, Chair of the Division of Accounting, Finance, and Economics, and Director of Accreditation of Business School Programs, Houston Baptist University, and Deputy Chair of SILC Conference
Helena Barton
Partner and Client Executive, Deloitte
Patsy Doerr
Global Leader, Social Impact
Lee A. DeHihns, III.
Partner (Retired), Alston & Bird LLP
Barry C. Melancon
CEO, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants; President & CEO at American Institute of CPAs
Andrea Schmitz
Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety, Con Edison
Kristen Sullivan
Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Marc L. Rinaldi
Partner-in-Charge of Financial Services and Director of Family Office Investments, PKF O’Connor Davies LLP
Tensie Whelan
Professor of Business and Society, NYU
Mervyn E. King
Chairman, King Committee in South Africa
Linda Klein
President, American Bar Association (ABA)
Spring Lacy
VP, Corporate & Community Engagement, Prudential Financial
Adam Weinstein
President of New York Hedge Fund Roundtable
Lily Trager
Dir. of Investing with Impact, Morgan Stanley
Martin Whittaker
CEO of JUST Capital
Meghan D. Hely Walsh
Public & Charity Manager, Holland & Knight
John C. Dernbach
Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability
Rick Alexander
Head, Legal Policy at B Labs
John White
Partner, Cravath, Corporate Governance
Marcy Twete
Exec. Dir, Corp Responsibility, ArcelorMittal
Christopher Johnson
CEO, Center for Justice, Rights & Dignity
John Wilson
Head of Governance, Cornerstone Capital
Anita Househam
UN Global Compact LEAD
Aaron Briggs
Corporate, Securities & Finance, GE
Jason Ackerman
BNA CPAs & Advisors
Madden DeGarmo Manion
Chief Development Officer, Points of Light
Jeffrey Senne
Senior Dir, Corporate Responsibility, PwC

“Sustainability is the strategy that ensures an enterprise’s super-longevity. This means practicing fierce reputational protection, dealing in a fair and balanced way with employees and suppliers, respecting the environment and engaging with the entire stakeholder community.”

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