The "E" in ESG doesn't mean 'Easy':The difficult role of business as an influencer of change through ESG

Invitation-only event, in-person

Thursday 22 September 2022 - 3pm to 7pm

At Fordham Gabelli School of Business - NYC


Sandy Nessing
VP & Chief Sustainability Officer
Pete Underwood
SVP & General Counsel
Marjella Lecourt-Alma
CEO & Co-Founder
ESG is complex, hard to implement and increasingly attracts competing opinions. But businesses and their stakeholders are convinced it’s essential to their success today. They are already seeing the benefits.

Despite this consensus and the urgency of climate change, some governments and organizations are abdicating their responsibility to ensure we all have a stake in society, the economy and the environment. Now businesses have become important influencers of change.

In this fireside chat, some of the world’s leading ESG experts will reveal their unique and collaborative actions at this critical time for climate action. They will discuss exclusively how and why they have chosen to step up and take the lead in driving change through ESG, sharing the benefits with all businesses.  You will get the inside track on how to create and implement a meaningful ESG strategy that meets growing regulatory, competitive, and reputational demands.

Businesses are taking on the responsibility for climate action. More industry leaders are escalating ESG issues to the board level and driving change, even if there is a negative impact on short-term profit. Doing nothing creates far greater risk.

ESG is no longer a ‘nice-to-have’. If a company wants to stay competitive, it’s a ‘must-have’ and a growing number of companies are making powerful statements of intent and taking on the ownership and leadership of these important issues. They believe in the long-term future of strategic ESG, and they are helping to put the tools that enable data-driven decision-making in the hands of all businesses.

Join Sandy Nessing, AEP; Pete Underwood, Fortive; and Marjella Alma-Lecourt, Datamaran; as they discuss how ESG professionals are supporting business leaders to find the right insight to make a material impact. They will talk about the opportunities that ESG technology can offer, the importance of embedding ESG into business strategy and making it an essential core component of all stakeholder engagement.

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The Agenda

  • 3 pm Event starts
  • 3.20 pm Welcome & Introduction from Marjella Lecourt-Alma - CEO & Co-Founder, Datamaran  
  • 3.30 pm Introduction from Barbara Porco - Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Fordham Gabelli Schools of Business
  • 3.40 pm Fireside chat
  • 5 - 7 pm Cocktail Reception

About Datamaran

Datamaran is the only software in the world that provides a fully automated solution for identifying and monitoring material ESG risks and opportunities. It provides leaders with a clear understanding of the ESG risk landscape, enabling them to create data-driven strategies in-house with confidence.

Datamaran helps leaders lead by showing them the way forward.

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