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The 21st Century Company

How It Creates Value — And for Whom

NOVEMBER 7, 2018
HARVARD CLUB OF NEW YORK CITY
35 WEST 44TH STREET
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
8:15-8:30 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:30-8:40 Opening Remarks
William M. Noe, Managing Director, Fortune Empire, President, AmeriStar Network Inc.
8:40-8:50 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
8:50-9:15 Opening Presentation
CEO as a Global Citizen: The Integration of Business Purpose and Social Purpose
Presenter:

Hope S. Taitz, Chief Executive Officer, ELY Capital
9:15-9:55 Panel Discussion
Profit Motive: Shareholder Expectations for Companies to Create Value, Responsibly
Moderator:

Karen Morris, Board Member, Global Sourcing Council
Panelists:
Evan Harvey, Global Head of Sustainability, Nasdaq
Paula Luff, Director, Sustainability & Impact, Inherent Group
David Yeh, Managing Partner, Capitol Hill and Former White House Senior Advisor
9:55-10:10 Networking Break
10:10-10:40 Non-Financial Expectations for Public Companies: What the Research Reveals
Presenter:

Edward Reilly, Senior Advisor, Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting
10:40-11:20 Discussion Session
Africa: Emerging Opportunities, Economic Development
Moderator:

Joe Verrengia, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Panelists:
Peter Lupoff, Founder, Principal Lupoff Friends and Family Interests
Mike McGown, Project Development, Ocelot Investments
Obie L. McKenzie, Obie McKenzie LLC
11:20-11:35 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
11:35-12:15 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
Gianna McCarthy, Director, Corporate Governance, New York State Common Retirement Fund
​Imogen Rose-Smith, Investment Fellow, Office of the President, University of California ​
12:15-1:05 Networking Luncheon
1:05-1:45 Panel Discussion
The Activist Investor: Leveraging Change to Bring Public Companies into the 21st Century
Moderator:

Elana Duré, Financial and Data Journalist, Activist Insight
Panelists:
Bryan Armstrong, Senior Managing Director, Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting
Jared Landaw, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, Barington Capital Group
1:45-2:15 New Deal for the Middle East: Innovations that Drive Diversification and Commercial Exchange
Interviewer:

Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
Interviewee:
The Honorable Cameron Munter, Chief Executive Officer, The EastWest Institute, Former United States Ambassador to Pakistan
2:15-2:55 Panel Discussion
Risk Governance: The Impact of Cyber Insecurity on Company Transparency & Accountability
Moderator:

William M. Noe, Managing Director, Fortune Empire, President, AmeriStar Network Inc.
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
William Horton, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Verizon
Robert Statica, Chief Executive Officer and President, BL∆KFX
2:55-3:15 Networking Break
3:15-3:30 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
3:30-4:10 Panel Discussion
Gender Lens: Views from the Investor’s Perspective
Moderator:

Karen Wawrzaszek, Chief Executive Officer, Pomona Society
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
Lawler Kang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, League of Allies
4:10-4:30 Closing Thoughts
The 21st Century Company: A New Role as Global Citizen, Investor and Driver of Shared Outcomes
Presenter:

Christopher Walker, Director, North America, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
4:30 Closing Remarks
4:30 Program Adjourns

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