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Monday, November 23, 2020


Mon Nov 30
10:00 AM

10:00 AM - Welcome Remarks

  • Peter Harrison, Group Chief Executive, Schroders

10:05 AM - The TCFD Tipping Point 

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 
  • Moderator: Nat Bullard, Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg NEF

10:35 AM - The Future of Healthy Buildings

  • David Gitlin, President & CEO, Carrier
  • Moderator: Kailey Leinz, Reporter and Producer, Bloomberg TV

11:00 AM - Conscious Sustainability

  • Jenna Johnson, Head of Patagonia, Inc
  • Moderator: Carol Massar, Anchor, Bloomberg Businessweek TV and Radio 
12:00 PM

12:00 PM - Turning Values into Action 

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
  • Moderated by: Annie Massa, Investing Reporter, Bloomberg

12:25 PM - Schroders Advisory Board Spotlight: Impact as the Third Dimension of Risk

  • Andy Howard, Global Head of Sustainable Investment, Schroders
  • Sarah Bratton Hughes, Head of Sustainability, North America Schroders
  • Moderator: Lauren Kiel, General Manager, Bloomberg Green

12:35 PM - Using Data to Measure Impact

Data is the new alpha. In this session we’ll discuss how ESG data has resulted in improved investment decisions and how you can use that data to show impact.

  • Maya Chorengel, Co-Managing Partner, The Rise Fund
  • Nicolai Lundy, Director of Partnerships and Market Outreach, SASB
  • Anna Snider, Head of CIO Due Diligence, Merrill Lynch 
  • Moderator: Adeline Diab, Head of ESG & Thematic Investing EMEA, Bloomberg Intelligence  
2:00 PM

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
  • Moderator: Kyle Harrison, Senior Associate, Corporate Sustainability, Bloomberg NEF

Session 4: Business Driving Action

3:30 PM

3:30 PM - Welcome Remarks 

  • Alison Taylor, Chief Sustainability Officer, ADM

3:35 PM - Private Equity: Investing in Impact 

  • Joanna Reiss, Co-lead of Impact, Apollo Global Management Inc.
  • Moderator: Erik Schatzker, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television

4:00 PM - BNEF New Energy Outlook 2020

  • Seb Henbest, Chief Economist, BloombergNEF

4:10 PM - Sustainability as Good Business 

  • Bob Swan, Chief Executive Officer, Intel
  • Moderator: Caroline Hyde, Anchor, Bloomberg TV

4:35 PM - The Future of Energy

  • Lynn Good, Chair, President & CEO, Duke Energy
  • Moderator: Alix Steel, Anchor, Bloomberg Television
Tue Dec 01
7:00 AM

7:00 AM - Will the Green Stimulus Deliver a Green Recovery?

  • Cameron Hepburn, Professor, Environmental Economics; Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
  • Claire O’Neill, Managing Director, Climate & Energy, WBCSD
  • Moderator: John Fraher, Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg 

7:30 AM - Defining Corporate Sustainability

  • Beatriz Perez, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications, Public Affairs, Sustainability and Marketing Assets Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Moderator: Laura Millan, Reporter, Bloomberg Green
8:00 AM

8:00 AM - Innovating for a Sustainable Tomorrow 

  • Julie Linn Teigland, EMEIA Area Managing Partner, EY
  • Asheesh Advani, President & CEO, JA Worldwide
  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President, The Club of Rome
  • Moderator: Sharon Chen, London Editor, Bloomberg Green

8:30 AM - Gen Z: The Conscious Generation 

  • Dr. Carol O’Donnell, Director, Smithsonian Science Education Center
  • Tchernavia Rocker, EVP, Chief Administrative and People Officer, Under Armour
  • Moderator: Jillian Goodman, Reporter, Bloomberg Green
10:00 AM

10:00 AM - Welcome Remarks 

  • Kristi Mitchem, CEO, BMO Global Asset Management

10:05 AM - Collaborate to Cut the CO2

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.
  • Moderator: Claire O’Neill, Managing Director, Climate & Energy, WBCSD

10:30 AM - Catalyzing the Green Recovery

  • Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Moderator: Carol Massar, Anchor, Bloomberg Businessweek TV and Radio

11:00 AM - ESG Driving Value

  • Anne M. Finucane, Vice Chairman, Bank of America
  • Moderator: Lisa Abramowicz, Co-Host, Bloomberg Radio and Television
12:00 PM

12:00 PM - Pensions Driving Action 

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
  • Anne Simpson, Interim Managing investment Director, Board Governance & Sustainability, CalPERS
  • Moderator: Sonali Basak, Wall Street Reporter, Bloomberg

12:30 PM - BMO Advisory Board Spotlight: Capitalizing on Sustainability

  • Dan Barclay, CEO, BMO Capital Markets 
  • Michael H. McCain, President & CEO, Maple Leaf Foods

12:40 PM - Financing the Sustainable Transition

In this session top sustainability executives from business and finance discuss how they are working to finance a sustainable future.

  • Alison Fenton-Willock,  SVP & Global Head of ESG, Blackstone
  • Patrice Impey, General Manager, Finance, Risk and Supply Chain Management and CFO, City of Vancouver
  • Steve Mennill, Chief Climate Officer, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Moderator: Derek Decolet, Managing Editor, Bloomberg Canada
2:00 PM

“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

2:20 PM - Ball Corporation Advisory Board Spotlight: Defining Real Circularity

  • John A. Hayes, Chairman, President & CEO, Ball Corporation 
  • Moderator: Lauren Kiel, General Manager, Bloomberg Green

2:35 PM - Circular Economy Revolution 

  • Ron Gonen, Co-Founder & CEO, Closed Loop Partners
  • Nicole Doucet, CEO, Open Water
  • Clarissa Morawski, Chief Executive Officer, Reloop Platform
  • Moderator: Jess Shankleman, Reporter, Bloomberg Green
3:30 PM

3:30 PM - Welcome Remarks

  • Kathleen Pitre, Chief Commercial & Sustainability Officer, Ball Corporation

3:35 PM - Building the Workforce of the Future

  • Ned Segal, CFO, Twitter
  • Moderator: Emily Chang, Anchor, Bloomberg TV

4:00 PM - The Financial Case for Sustainability

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. 

  • Claus Aagard, Chief Financial Officer, Mars, Incorporated
  • 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

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