NIRI SEATTLE PRESENTS A PANEL DISCUSSION ON ESG – CONVERTING RISK TO OPPORTUNITY
ESG…GRI…CSR…the list of company policies and actions grows longer, as does the list of interested parties. The growth of ESG as a focal point for investors has created both risk and opportunity for public companies, from investor relations to executive management to the board of directors.
Come hear about how regulatory policies are trending both domestically and internationally, and how corporate policies and reporting can be converted to a competitive advantage. How are companies deploying an ESG-responsive program that doesn't become unwieldy? How can one leverage an ESG program beyond the traditional IR channels? How does one properly identify priorities? How and who gathers internal resources and data, and how do you prepare a report that turns a potential liability into a corporate asset?
Evan Harvey, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Nasdaq
Krista Kochivar, Director of Finance and Investor Relations, Weyerhaeuser
Steve Lippman, Director, Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft
Moderator: Geoffrey Buscher, Director – Investor Relations, Expeditors
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Evan Harvey, Nasdaq’s Director of Corporate Responsibility, manages all corporate sustainability (environmental, social, and governance strategy), philanthropic, and volunteering efforts. This includes internal management of systems and disclosures as well as external engagement with public companies, institutional investors, advocacy groups, and other stock exchanges. He currently sits on the U.S. Network Board of the United Nations Global Compact, and previously served as the first chairman of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Sustainability Working Group and an Advisory Board Member for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). His work has been published in Forbes and the Sustainable Accounting Review, and he is a regular contributor to Capital Finance International. Evan has worked at Nasdaq since 2004, holds a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Texas, and lives outside Washington DC.
Krista Kochivar is Director of Finance and Investor Relations (IR) at Weyerhaeuser, where she partners on outreach to shareholders and industry financial analysts on both the buy side and the sell side. With its merger with Plum Creek in February of 2016, Weyerhaeuser is now one of the largest owners of private timberlands in the world. Before assuming her current position, Kochivar was the Director of Investor Relations at Plum Creek for 3 years. She joined the company in 2005 and has held various financial and operational roles in Montana, Georgia and Washington. Before joining Plum Creek, she was a Manager on the Global Energy team at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston, Texas where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions.
Steve Lippman, Director of Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft has 15 years of experience addressing environmental and corporate social responsibility issues for a broad set of companies and non-governmental organizations. Over the past seven years at Microsoft, Steve has worked to advance responsible business strategies on a range of topics including environmental sustainability, responsible sourcing, human rights, and transparency and disclosure. Prior to joining Microsoft, Steve spent five years as Vice President of Social Research and Advocacy at Trillium Asset Management, a pioneer in socially responsible investing. Previously, Steve spent four years in the Environment Program at Business for Social Responsibility, a global business membership organization that helps companies implement socially responsible business practices. Steve earned his B.A. degree from Stanford University and an M.S. in Natural Resource and Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment.
DATE: Friday, June 10, 2010
TIME: 8:00-9:00 AM Pacific Time (registration begins at 7:30 AM)
LOCATION: Hotel 1000 – 1000 1st Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98104
PARKING: The hotel is offering discounted valet parking for $15.
$25 NIRI-Seattle Members