The Future of Corporate Reporting

Driving Brand Value & Attracting Investors

JULY 10, 2018
EDELMAN
250 HUDSON ST
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
8:45-9:10 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
9:10-9:15 Welcome Remarks
Bradley Moody, Chief of Staff, Skytop Strategies
9:15-9:40 Keynote Presentation
The Art of the Narrative: Telling the Story in Corporate Reporting
Presenter:

Rachel Guthrie, Head of ESG Reporting and Impact Measurement, TD Bank Group
9:40-10:05 Presentation
Materiality vs Values Reporting: A Case Study of Praxair’s Actions to Help Combat Sex Trafficking
Presenter:

Riva Krut, Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Praxair Inc.
10:05-10:30 Assurance: The Challenge of Demonstrating Authenticity of Green Claims
Presenter:
Doug Gatlin, Chief Executive Officer, Green Seal, Inc.
10:30-11:00 Networking Break
11:00-11:40 Panel Discussion
In Search of Universal ESG Reporting: The Role of Investors in Fostering Standardization of Disclosure
Moderator:

Louis D. Coppola, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, G&A Institute, Inc.
Panelists:
Rodney Irwin, Managing Director, Redefining Value, WBCSD
Sandy Nessing, Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability, American Electric Power
Fiona Woody, Director of Sustainability Reporting and Metrics, Monsanto
11:40-12:10 PM Discussion Session
Big Data and Data Analytics: Its Impact on Corporate Reporting
Discussants:

Bill Baue, Senior Director, Reporting 3.0
Sonal Dalal, Technical Director, SASB
Courteney Keatinge, Director, Environmental, Social & Governance Research, Glass Lewis
12:10-1:20 Networking Luncheon
1:20-2:00 Panel Discussion
Cybersecurity Reporting: A Collaborative Approach to Cybersecurity Risk Management Disclosure
Moderator:

Catherine Ide, Managing Director of Professional Practice and Member Services, Center for Audit Quality
Panelists:
Anthony Basile, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Head, Infrastructure Risk Management, AllianceBernstein L.P.
John Berkery, Partner, Corporate and Securities practice Mayer Brown
Shelley Leibowitz, President, SL Advisory; and Board Member E*Trade Financial, Alliance Bernstein Holding, and Endgame Security Solutions
Bill Shimp, Assurance Partner, EY
2:00-2:10 Topic Introduction
The Building Blocks of ESG Reporting: Are Companies Disclosing What Matters to Investors?
Presenter:

Shelley Alpern, Director, Disclosure, Ceres
2:10-2:50 Panel Discussion
The Transparency Play: Striking a Balance Between Disclosure and Fiduciary Responsibility
Moderator:

Hank Boerner, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, G&A Institute, Inc.
Panelists:
Shelley Alpern, Director, Disclosure, Ceres
Simon Fischweicher, Manager, Disclosure Services, CDP
Paula Luff, Director, Sustainability & Impact, Inherent Group
2:50-3:30 Panel Discussion
Board Input into the Corporate Report: Presenting Stakeholders with a Unified Corporate Strategy
Moderator:

Ross Campbell, Director of Responsible Investing, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC
Panelists:
Maureen Kline, Vice President, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Pirelli Tire North America
Bob Laux, North American Lead, International Integrated Reporting Council
Gina Tesla, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, IBM
3:30-3:45 Networking Break
3:45-4:15 Interview Session
Communication Between The Audit Committee and Management: How to Assure Accurate and Reliable Financial Accounting
Interviewer:

Ted McHugh, Senior Vice President Financial Communications & Capital Markets, Edelman
Interviewee:
Thomas O’Connor, Director of Internal Audit, Urban Outfitters Inc.
4:15-4:40 Presentation
Connecting with the Audience: The Increasing Role of Social Media in Building Brand
Presenter:

Eric Israel, Sustainability Assurance Strategist, ISOS
4:40-5:00 Closing Presentation
The Future of Corporate Reporting: A Look Out onto the Horizon

Bob Laux, North American Lead, International Integrated Reporting Council
5:00 Closing Remarks
5:05 Networking Reception Begins

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