A New Convergence: Investor Relations and ESG/Sustainability

A Workshop on Shareholder Communication

January 16, 2020

Cleary Gottlieb

10am – 3 pm

One Liberty Plaza, New York, NY 10006

38th floor

As ESG/Sustainability integrate into business strategy, institutional investors need to be updated on its impact on shareholder value. Still not fully a part of earnings calls or roadshows, IR executives are seeking the input of ESG/sustainability experts in how to best present the value proposition of ESG/sustainability and how it affects company performance. Gain insights into how IR executives may best engage with ESG/Sustainability leaders in preparing for earnings calls and in building the value case for investors.

Topics of discussion include:

  • ESG and Value Creation: Building the Performance Case for Investors
  • Investor Relations: Obstacles & Opportunities in Integrating ESG into Communications About Performance
  • The Disclosure Quagmire: Is Disclosing ESG related performance a Violation of Fiduciary Responsibility?
  • Shareholder Engagement: How to Manage an Activist Advance over an ESG Matter
  • The S and the E of ESG: Is Data the Challenge?
  • A Common Language Between IR and ESG/Sustainability Executives: What’s Missing?
  • Case Story: An Analysis of an Earnings Call and ESG Integration

Session Leaders

Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center
New York, NY

Executive Vice President, Social Purpose, Group Head: New York
New York, NY

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
New York, NY

Managing Director, Financial Communications & Special Situations
New York, NY

Who Can Attend

This workshop is for senior corporate professionals responsible for:

  • Investor Relations
  • Sustainability
  • ESG
  • Shareholder Engagement
  • Governance
  • Corporate Legal
  • Board Membership
  • Register to Attend

Please note: Space is limited to 25 participants; while there is no cost to attend, submissions to participate will be reviewed for approval to ensure qualification. Applicants will be notified by email within 2-3 business days.



  1. Suzanne Klatt
    VP, Environment & Sustainability
    Prudential Financial, Inc.
    New York, NY




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