The 21st Century Company

How It Creates Value — And for Whom

NOVEMBER 7, 2017
TIME WARNER CENTER
10 ON THE PARK
60 COLUMBUS CIRCLE
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
8:00-8:25 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:25-8:30 Welcome Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
8:30-8:35 Opening Remarks
Hank Boerner, Co-Chairman, Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
8:35-9:05 Keynote Presentation
Corporate Power: A Positive Force in an Era of Global Disruption?

Presenter:
Bennett Freeman, Senior Advisor, Business for Social Responsibility; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
9:05-9:45 Multi-National Company Over Government: The New Solution for Societal Challenges
Discussants:
Ed Stroz, Co-President, Stroz Friedberg
Bennett Freeman, Senior Advisor, Business for Social Responsibility; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
9:45-10:15 Networking Break
10:15-10:40 Presentation
The Arrow Electronics Story: How Innovation Can Drive Profits While Addressing Social Challenges
Presenter:

Joe Verrengia, Global Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Arrow Electronics, Inc.
10:40-11:10 Making Waves: A Look At Dynamic Innovation In A Rapidly Changing Consumer Landscape
Presenter:

Aymeric Le Page, Vice President Strategy, Data & Analytics, and Business Transformation. Nestlé Waters North America
11:10-11:40 Stewardship: From Corporate Responsibility to Shared Responsibility
Discussants:

Kevin Eckerle, Senior Research Scholar and Director of Corporate Research and Engagement, Center for Sustainable Business, New York University Stern School of Business
Valeria Orozco, Senior Manager, Sustainability at Nestlé Waters North America
11:40-12:40 PM Networking Luncheon
12:40-1:20 Next Wave Infrastructure: Public Private Partnerships, Public Good and Private Opportunities
Moderator:

Linda Locke, Senior Vice President and Partner, Standing Partnership, Reputation Risk, Strategic Communications, Crisis Management
Panelists:
M. Nicolas J. Firzli, Director-General & Head of Research, World Pensions Council, Co-Chair, World Pensions Forum, Advisory Board Member, World Bank Global Infrastructure Facility
Joshua Franzel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for State and Local Government Excellence
David Yeh, Managing Partner, Capitol Hill, Former Senior Advisor to the White House
1:20-2:00 The Internet of Things: One Example of How Technology Shapes—and Threatens—Value Delivery
Moderator:

Louis Coppola, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, G&A Institute
Panelists:
Gene Fredriksen, Chief Information Security Officer, PSCU & Appointee, Global Forum to Advance Cyber Resilience
Jonathan Hill, Dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University
2:00-2:40 ESG as a Driver of Capital: How Some Companies are Attracting Long-Term Institutional Investors
Moderator:

Peter Firestein, President, Global Strategic Communications, Inc.
Panelists:
Geoffrey Burger, CEO & Founder, Portfolio Manager, Culture Capital LLC
Faith Taylor, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Wyndham Worldwide
2:40-3:25
Corporate Governance and Shareholder Access: Dodd-Frank and The Future of Shareholder Engagement
Moderator:

Petra Dizdar, Head of Partnerships, Handshake
Panelists:
Hank Boerner, Co-Chairman, Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Chris Pinney, President and CEO, The High Meadows Institute
Claudio Rojas, Director, Hurt Capital
Josh Zinner, Chief Executive Officer, Interfaith Center On Corporate Responsibility, Inc.
3:25-3:45 Networking Break
3:45-4:05 Research Brief
People Risk: Is Your Greatest Asset Also Your Biggest Threat?
Presenter:

Neil Shastri, Leader, Global Insights & Innovation, Director, Aon Hewitt
4:05-4:45
Company Disclosure of Human Capital Performance: Path to Long-Term Value
Moderator:

Rob McGarrah, Co-Chairman, Corporate Sustainability Attorney
Panelists:
Dr. David Michaels, Professor and Former Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, George Washington University
Neil Shastri, Leader, Global Insights & Innovation, Director, Aon Hewitt
Beth Young, Consultant, Corporate Governance Research and Consulting LLC
4:45-5:10 Closing Keynote
The C-Suite: How Leaders Will Drive Sustained Company Performance
Presenter:

Ed Stroz, Co-President, Stroz Friedberg
5:10 Closing Remarks
Rob McGarrah, Co-Chairman, Corporate Sustainability Attorney
5:15 Conference Wrap-Up
Networking Reception Begins

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