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Moving the Market: the Inaugural SASB Symposium

December 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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SASB’s Inaugural Symposium on December 1st in New York City is the first convening to explore the unique intersection between sustainability, finance, accounting, and law.  An outstanding group of speakers and panelists will explore practical questions about the materiality of sustainability information and its relevance to the capital markets.  Attendees will come away with a robust high-level view and a deeper understanding of how sustainability factors drive value and how to use sustainability information to inform corporate strategies or investment decisions.

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Symposium Agenda

8-8:30
Breakfast and Networking

8:30-9
Opening Remarks from Jean Rogers, SASB CEO

9:00-10:00
Meeting the Needs of Today’s Investor:
Why the SEC is Looking at Disclosure Effectiveness
Keith Higgins, Director of the Division of Corporate Finance, SEC
Alan Beller, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb
John White, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Mary Schapiro, Former Chair, SEC (Moderator)

10:00-10:15
Break & Networking

10:15-10:45
Q&A: Re-writing the Book on Valuation
Tim Koller, Partner, McKinsey
Jonathan Bailey, Associate Partner, McKinsey (Moderator)

10:45-11:45
The Next Wave of ESG Integration: Lessons from Institutional Investors
Ted Eliopoulos, CIO, CalPERS
Chris Ailman, CIO, CalSTRS
Kristi Mitchem, President & CEO, Wells Fargo Asset Management
Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, BlackRock
Janine Guillot, Director of Capital Markets Policy & Outreach, SASB (Moderator)

12:00 – 1:00
Lunch

12:15-12:30
Lunchtime speaker: The Future of SASB Standard Setting
Michael Kinstlick, Chief of the Standards Setting Organization, SASB

1:00 – 1:50
The Analyst Point of View on ESG
Bobby Lamy, Head of Practice Analysis, CFA Institute
Dan Hanson, Partner, Jarislowsky Fraser
Tom Lyons, Sr. Analyst Montgomery Fixed Income, Wells Capital Management
Jennifer Bender, Managing Director, Director of Research, SSGA
Bruno Bertocci, MD, UBS (Moderator)

2:00-2:50
The Corporate Perspective: Sustainability and Risk Management
Steven Walker, General Counsel, NACD
Tom Quaadman, SVP, US Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness
Elisse Walter, Former Chair, SEC (Moderator)

2:50-3:10
Coffee & Networking

3:10-4:00
The Future of the Profession: Emerging Questions for Accountants
Jeanette Franzel, Board Member, PCAOB
Jeff Thomson, CEO, IMA
Cindy Fornelli, CEO, the Center for Audit Quality (Moderator)

4-4:15
The End of Accounting
Baruch Lev, Professor, NYU Stern 

4:15–5:00
Keynote Speaker: To Be Announced

5:00–6:30
Closing Reception

Moving the Market: the Inaugural SASB Symposium

Details

Date:
December 1, 2016
Time:
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Website:
http://using.sasb.org/symposium/

Organizer

SASB
Website:
http://sasb.org

Venue

Park Central Hotel
870 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019 United States
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