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The 21st Century Company

How It Creates Value — And for Whom

NOVEMBER 7, 2018
KIMPTON EVENTI HOTEL
851 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY

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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
8:15-8:40 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:30-8:35 Welcome Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
8:35-8:50 Back to the Future: A Look at How Innovation has Changed the Global Company
Presenter:

Hank Boerner, Chairman, Governance & Accountability Institute; Member of the Advisory Board, Skytop Strategies
8:50-9:20 Opening Presentation
CEO as a Global Citizen: The Integration of Business Purpose and Social Purpose
Presenter:

Hope S. Taitz, Chief Executive Officer, ELY Capital
9:20-10:05 Panel Discussion
Profit Motive: Shareholder Expectations for Companies to Create Value, Responsibly
Moderator:

Panelists:
Evan Harvey, Global Head of Sustainability, Nasdaq
David Yeh, Managing Partner, Capitol Hill and Former White House Senior Advisor
10:05-10:30 Networking Break
10:30-11:00 Non-Financial Expectations for Public Companies: What the Research Reveals
Presenter:

Edward Reilly, Senior Advisor, Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting
11:00-11:35 Discussion Session
Africa: Emerging Opportunities, Economic Development
Discussants:

Joe Verrengia, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Arrow Electronics, Inc.
11:35-11:45 Topic Briefing
The History of Corporate Governance: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are and Where We’re Going
Presenter:

Hank Boerner, Chairman, Governance & Accountability Institute; Member of the Advisory Board, Skytop Strategies
11:45-12:25 PM Panel Discussion
ESG: The Institutional Investor Views on Long-Term Company Performance
Moderator:

Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director, Thirty Percent Coalition
Panelists:
Millicent Budhai, Director of Corporate Governance, NYC Comptroller’s Office (Unconfirmed)
Gianna McCarthy, Director, Corporate Governance, New York State Common Retirement Fund (Unconfirmed)
​Imogen Rose-Smith, Investment Fellow, Office of the President, University of California ​
12:25-1:25 Networking Luncheon
1:25-2:05 Panel Discussion
The Activist Investor: Leveraging Change to Bring Public Companies into the 21st Century
Moderator:

Panelists:
Bryan Armstrong, Senior Managing Director, Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting
Jared Landaw, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, Barington Capital Group
W. Graeme Roustan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Roustan Capital
2:00-2:10 Topic Briefing
Leveraging New Technologies: Tools for Creating Social Change
Presenter:

Laura Plato, President & Chief Operating Officer, Causecast
2:10-2:40 Discussion Session
New Deal for the Middle East: Innovations that Drive Diversification and Commercial Exchange
Discussants:

The Honorable Cameron Munter, Chief Executive Officer, The EastWest Institute, Former United States Ambassador to Pakistan
2:40-3:20 Panel Discussion
Risk Governance: The Impact of Cyber Insecurity on Company Transparency & Accountability
Moderator:

Panelists:
Michael A. Echols, Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy Space Center, International Association of Certified ISAOs, and Max Cybersecurity LLC.; Former Director, Cyber Joint Program Management Office, Department of Homeland Security
3:20-3:50 Networking Break
3:50-4:20 Discussion Session
South East Asia: Capital Flows and What They Reveal
Moderator:

Panelists:
4:20-4:35 Presentation
Topic Briefing: The Importance of Women in the Energy Sector
Presenter:

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
4:35-5:15 Panel Discussion
Gender Lens: Views from the Impact Investor’s Perspective
Moderator:

Karen Wawrzaszek, Managing Director, Wealth Advisory, Rockefeller Capital Management
Panelists:
Elizabeth Alexander, Senior Managing Director, Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting
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
5:15-5:55 Panel Discussion
The 21st Century Company: A New Role as Global Citizen, Investor and Driver of Shared Outcomes
Moderator:

Cathy Hansell, President, Breakthrough Results
Panelist:
Laura Plato, President & Chief Operating Officer, Causecast
Christopher Walker, Director, North America, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
5:55 Closing Remarks
6:00 Program Adjourns; Networking Reception Begins

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