ESG5 Summit

A Driver of Shareholder Value

APRIL 4, 2019
CONVENE
101 PARK AVE
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 Description
8:00-8:40 AM Registration & Networking
8:40-8:45 Welcome Remarks
8:45-9:15 Keynote Presentation
Institutional Investor Sentiment on ESG Data: What’s Missing?
Presenter:

Ken Bertsch, Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
9:15-10:05 Armchair Chat
Integrating ESG: A Road Map for Asset Owners and External Managers
Moderator:

Roxana Fariborz, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Activism and M&A Solutions
Panelists:
Millicent Budhai, Director of Corporate Governance, NYC Comptroller’s Office
Catherine LaMarr, Former General Counsel, Office of the Treasurer, State of Connecticut
Jared Landaw, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Barington Capital Group, L.P.
Gianna McCarthy, Director, Corporate Governance, New York State Common Retirement Fund
10:05-10:45 Panel Discussion
Product or Investment Strategy: The Evolution of ESG Best Practices

Moderator:
Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director, Thirty Percent Coalition
Panelists:
Christian Alejandro Asmar, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Impactive Capital
Derek R. Bingham, VP and co-head of GS SUSTAIN, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Eric Israel, Sustainability Assurance Strategist, ISOS Group
Beth Lowery, Managing Director for Sustainability and ESG, TPG Capital
Jimmy Yan, Special Counsel to the Chief Investment Office, Office of the New York City Controller, Bureau of Asset
10:45-11:05 Topic Briefing
Making the Transformation: Connecting ESG to GPS (Growth Productivity & Risk)

David A Lubin, Co-Chairman and Managing Director, Constellation Research and Technology, former Co-Chairman and Managing Director, Renaissance, and Executive Chairman, Palladium
11:05-11:35 Networking Break
11:35-12:15 PM Materiality: Aligning Materiality to Your Company’s Business Model
Moderator:
David A Lubin, Co-Chairman and Managing Director, Constellation Research and Technology, former Co-Chairman and Managing Director, Renaissance, and Executive Chairman, Palladium
Panelists:
Bahar Gidwani, CFA, FSA, Co-founder & CTO, CSRHub
Cathy Hansell, Founder and President, Breakthrough Results
Devin James, CIMA, Manager, Investor Relations & ESG, Edison Electric Institute
Virgus Volertas, Senior Analyst | Corporate Governance, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
12:15-12:30 Topic Introduction
Research: Competition, Market Analysis and Insights into ESG Integration

Nathaniel Storch, Co-Founder, CEO, Amenity Analytics
12:30-1:10 Panel Discussion
Trendline: Embedding ESG into Strategic Decisions and Core Value Creation
Moderator:

Nathaniel Storch, Co-Founder, CEO, Amenity Analytics
Panelists:
Christopher Gray, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs, Pfizer
William Jannace, Senior Counsel, Ross PLLC
Olivier Sarfati, Head of Equities, GenTrust, LLC
Gregg Sgambati, Director, Head of ESG, S-Network Global Indexes
1:10-2:10 Networking Luncheon
2:10-2:30 Topic Briefing
Regression to the Mean in ESG Ratings: The Case that It Exists and How It May Affect Public Companies and Their Investors

Bahar Gidwani, CFA, FSA, Co-founder & CTO, CSRHub
2:30-3:00 Panel Discussion
ESG Nordic Style: A Comparative of ESG Best Practices
Interviewer:

Saumya Mehrotra, U.S. Associate, UNPRI
Interviewee:
Sasja Beslik, Head of Responsible Investment, Nordea Investment Management
3:00-3:30 Networking Break
3:30-4:00 Presentation
The Convergence of Real Estate and Human Capital: A Look at Inter-Connectivity and Sustainable Development

Presenter:
Sarah Welton, Vice President, International Well Building Institute
4:00-4:30 Interview
Cyber Risk: Why Asset Owners are Increasing Their Level of Due Diligence

Interviewer:
James Bone, President, Global Compliance Associates, LLC
Interviewee:
James Goepel, Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity Law and Strategy at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law
4:30-5:00 Panel Discussion
Investment Consultants: How to Best Vet External Managers for ESG Selection

Moderator:
Gregg Sgambati, Director, Head of ESG, S-Network Global Indexes
Panelists:
Sarah Bernstein, Principal, Head of ESG, Pension Consulting Alliance
Carol Nolan Drake, President and CEO, Carlow Consulting, LLC and former Chief External Affairs Officer, Ohio PERS
5:00-5:30 Panel Discussion
Case Story: ESG Integration’s Impact on Gender Diversity

Moderator:
Herbert Blank, President, Quant Pioneers
Panelists:
Amy Jaffe, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations and Co-Chair, Women in Energy Initiative, Center for Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Linda Zhang, Founder & CEO, Purview Investments
5:30 Closing Remarks
5:30 Networking Reception

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