Engagement & Communication

For Management, Boards and Institutional Shareholders

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON
1 LIBERTY PLAZA
NEW YORK, NY

AGENDA

The Skytop Strategies team is dedicated to crafting thought provoking
agendas that are diverse, not only in areas of thought and experience,
but in the broad range of attending speakers.

Time Agenda Day 1
6:00-8:00 PM Preconference Networking Reception and Dinner
6:30-7:00 Kickoff Keynote Presenter and Q&A
Time Agenda Day 2
8:00-8:40 AM Registration & Networking
8:40-8:45 Welcome Remarks
8:45-9:15 Keynote Presentation
Corporate Character: Impact of CSR as Emerging Risks and Value Drivers in Engagement and Communication
Presenter:

Georg Kell, Chairman, Arabesque and Founding Executive Director, UN Global Compact
9:15-9:40 Armchair Chat
Integrated Reporting: From Tangible to Intangible Valuation in Corporate Disclosure
Discussants:

Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
Martin Whittaker, Chief Executive Officer, JUST Capital
9:40-10:10 Panel Discussion
The “E” of ESG: How Stakeholders are Engaging on Creating Value, Responsibly
Moderator:

David Hackett, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Panelists:
Stephen L. Brown, Senior Advisor,Board Leadership Center, KPMG LLP
Tim Kubarych, Deputy Director of Research and Partner of the Firm, Harding Loevner LP
George Parker, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Sustainable Insight Capital Management
Laurel Peacock, Director Sustainability, NRG Energy
10:10-10:55 Panel Discussion
The “S” of ESG: How Stakeholders are Challenging Companies to Adapt Global Standards, Locally
Moderator:

Stephen L. Brown, Senior Advisor,Board Leadership Center, KPMG LLP
Panelists:
Yafit Cohn, Associate Group General Counsel, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (unconfirmed)
Nancy J. Laben, EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Booz Allen Hamilton
Katie Lever, Chief Legal Counsel, Drew Las Vegas
Christine Salerno, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Marsh & McLennan Companies (unconfirmed)
Jake Walko, Vice President, ESG Investing, Neuberger Berman
Heidi Welsh, Executive Director, Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2)
10:55-11:15 Networking Break
11:15-11:45 Panel Discussion
The Globalization of Engagement: A Regional Comparative of Best Practices in Stakeholder Relations
Moderator:

Jeremy Fielding, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kekst CNC
Panelists:
Christopher Couvelier, Director, Shareholder Advisory, Lazard
Carol Nolan Drake, Founder & CEO, Carlow Consulting LLC
Friederike Edelmann, Director Investor Relations at Criteo | Member, Standards Advisory Group
David Katz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
11:45-12:15 PM Interview
Small and Mid Cap Companies: Emerging Issues and Opportunities
Interviewer:

Duncan M. Herrington, CFA, Managing Director | Head of Activism Response & Contested Situations, Raymond James
Interviewee:
Jeffrey Korn, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Crexendo, Inc
Darin Lippoldt, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer, Neurocrine Biosciences
Christine Pellizzari, Chief Legal Officer, Insmed Incorporated
12:15-12:45 Panel Discussion
Legal Disclosure Issues: What to, What Not to and How to Disclose
Moderator:

Panelists:
Michael D. Hutchinson, Vice President and Advisor to the CEO, Stryker Corporation
James R. Reid, EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Fortis Inc.
Steven Yadegari, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Cramer Rosenthal & McGlynn
12:45-1:45 Networking Luncheon
1:45-2:35 Panel Discussion
PG&E Case Story: An Analysis of a Proxy Fight
Moderator:

Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
Panelists:
Josh Black, Editor-In-Chief, Activist Insight
Lawrence Ebaum, Partner and Co-Head, Shareholder Activism Practice, Vinson & Elkins
2:35-3:35 Workshops 1 and 2
Workshop 1: TBD
Leader:

Jeremy Fielding, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kekst CNC
Workshop 2: TBD
Leader:

Stephen L. Brown, Senior Advisor,Board Leadership Center, KPMG LLP
3:35-4:05 Panel Discussions
Workshop Findings
4:05-4:35 Panel Discussion
Outlook for the 2020 Proxy Season: Emerging Issues and How to Prepare to Address Them
Moderator:

Panelists:
George P. Long, III, Managing Chief Counsel, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Vidish J. Shah, CFA, Associate, Morgan Stanley
Bruce Goldfarb, President & Chief Executive Officer, Okapi Partners
4:35-5:05 Panel Discussion
ISS and Glass Lewis: Emerging issues and practices
Interviewer:

Andrew Ramonas, Reporter, Bloomberg Law
Interviewee:
5:05-6:10 Networking Reception

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