In the three years since the release of the TCFD recommendations, over 1,600 organizations have declared support for them, including over 1,615 companies with a market capitalization of $14.4 trillion and financial institutions responsible for assets of $153.4 trillion. Ten national governments have also endorsed the TCFD, with the UK becoming the first G20 country to make climate-related disclosure aligned with the TCFD mandatory.
In this panel, Task Force members will discuss the significant momentum around the TCFD and the recently released 2020 Status Report, including the global regulatory shift toward compulsory climate-related financial disclosure, and what companies need to know to begin their disclosure journeys.
Zoë Knight, Managing Director and Group Head, HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance
Mark Lewis, Global Head of Sustainability Research, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Didem Nisanci, Global Head of Public Policy, Bloomberg
The employees of today are more mission driven than ever before, striving to work for a company that aligns with their values. This provides a unique opportunity for companies willing to participate in the growing trend. In this session, we’ll discuss ways that companies can invest in human capital and operational design, fostering a culture where all employees are equally essential contributors towards the company’s continuous improvement and growth.
Roy Swan, Director, Mission Investments, Ford Foundation
Zeynep Ton, Professor of the Practice, MIT Sloan School of Management
A business is only as sustainable as its supply chain – downstream, upstream and post-consumer. In this session, top supply chain executives will discuss how to build a sustainable and resilient supply chain. What are the greatest challenges and obstacles, what technologies can help make your supply chain more sustainable and what are the opportunities for building the supply chain for the future?
2:00 PM - Sustainability through Transparency
Dr. Alexis Bateman, Director, MIT Sustainable Supply Chains
2:20 PM - ADM Advisory Board Spotlight
Juan R. Luciano, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, ADM
Moderator: Lauren Kiel, General Manager, Bloomberg Green
2:30 PM - Operating a Sustainable Supply Chain
Jason Blake, SVP and Chief Sustainability Officer, PepsiCo Beverages North America
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund
Kathleen McLaughlin, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart Inc.; President, Walmart Foundation
In this session, we’ll provide insights into WBCSD’s new SOS 1.5 initiative that aims to support companies from all sectors to stay within the 1.5°C safe operating space. Bringing together companies from a variety of sectors, we’ll share details on the framework’s sector specific and tailored roadmaps for achieving climate goals, regardless of where companies stand on their sustainability journey.
Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ENGIE
Matthias Berninger, SVP of Public Affairs & Sustainability, Bayer
Mary Draves, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S), Dow Inc.
Pension funds are at the forefront of ESG investing, building resilient and diverse portfolios while demonstrating long term value. In this session, top pension fund executives share how they are approaching sustainability in their portfolios and what they see as the most significant developments and trends impacting the market.
Adam Matthews, Director, Ethics and Engagement, Church of England Pensions Board
Bertrand Millot, Vice-President, Risk Management, Fixed Income and Head of Climate Risk and Issues, CDPQ
“Take, make, use, dispose,” is the traditional model our global economy has operated by for generations. Due to the buildup of waste and the growing challenges posed by climate change, companies and communities around the world are trying to make the transition to a circular economy model, which aims to minimize the use of resources and the production of waste. But implementing this circular model requires rethinking how we produce products and changing consumer behavior.
In this session, leading experts will discuss how we can accelerate the transition to a truly circular system in which products and their materials are kept in the economy. What are the greatest challenges and opportunities on the path to circularity? And how can circularity be a key driver of business growth across economic sectors?
2:00 PM - Why Circularity Matters
Tony Milikin, Chief Procurement, Sustainability & Circular Ventures Officer, AB InBev
Building the connection between a company's sustainability strategy and their financial performance is a critical step in allowing companies and their investors to make decisions that drive value and improve sustainability outcomes. The CSO and CFO from Mars share their experiences working together to position their company for long term growth and the lessons they've learned along the way.
Barry Parkin, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Mars, Incorporated
Moderator: Leslie Kaufman, Reporter, Bloomberg Green
4:30 PM - Fashion Forward: Driving Profits through Sustainability
The apparel industry faces numerous ESG challenges including unfair labor practices, pollution, waste and climate change. But companies lack sufficient frameworks and methodologies to understand how their investments in tackling these challenges can drive positive financial value for their companies. In this session, leaders from HSBC, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, EILEEN FISHER and REI will share the results of a research collaboration to identify the sustainability strategies driving financial performance and to monetize the return on these sustainability investments.
Eric Fisch, Head of Retail and Apparel, Corporate Banking, HSBC Bank USA
Amy Hall, Vice President, Social Consciousness, EILEEN FISHER
Matt Thurston, Director of Sustainability, REI
Moderator: Tensie Whelan, Clinical Professor, Business & Society and Director, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business