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Biopharma Sustainability Roundtable 2019

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Merck & Co.

2000 Galloping Hill Road

Kenilworth, NJ 07033

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Biopharma Sustainability Roundtable

Tue-Wed, April 9-10 — Merck & Co., Kenilworth NJ

Our 7th annual Biopharma Sustainability Roundtable, will be hosted by Merck & Co. at their Kenilworth HQ. The Roundtable is unique in focusing deeply on a single industry while addressing the full range of sustainability concerns, from the strategic and conceptual to day-to-day operations. Interactive seminar-style discussions among senior executives and industry experts are challenging and frank, held under the Chatham House Rule.

This year our focus is on themes of sustainability and access strategy, corporate governance, and effective communication of material ESG performance topics with investors and other stakeholders.

Day 1 opens with a discussion of our pre-Roundtable Sustainability Survey results, and participants' top sustainability challenges for 2019. Carmen Villar, VP for Social Business Innovation at Merck will open the meeting, and presentations in development include:

  • Key takeaways from of our ESG Communications Initiative will be shared by Matt Goldman, Sr. Manager for CSR & Sustainability, Amgen, and Chris Pinney, CEO of our co-Sponsor, the High Meadows Institute
  • Christina Wong, Director at SustainAbility (ERM), will share insights from their recently updated international ‘Rate the Raters’ survey
  • Michael Fuerst, Head of Social Innovation & Strategy at Novartis, will discuss the conduct and outcomes of their recent strategic materiality review

The Tuesday evening networking reception will be held at the nearby Galloping Hill Golf Course, featuring a keynote on the promise and risks of real-world data, analytics, and AI in healthcare by Helen Routh, former Head of Integrated Solutions and Sr. VP of Strategy & Innovation at Philips, and an active healthcare and IT consultant.

Guest Participants 2019 - Day 1

Day 2 shifts the focus from strategy to implementation, with topics including:

  • Case study of impact investing as a new tool for biopharma sustainability, with Ken Gustavsen, Exec. Director of CR, Merck, and Saqib Rashid, Head of Investor Relations, Leapfrog Investments
  • Exploring biopharma futures through scenario planning with BSR and regulatory monitoring with Olivier Jaeggi, Managing Director & Chairman, ECOFACT
  • Karin Steinmann, Health Policy Lead for for Global Institutions, Amgen, will lead a deep dive into the connections between access to healthcare and business strategy
  • Recent research on the future of drug pricing and innovative biopharma business models will be shared by David Song, Managing Director & Healthcare Portfolio Manager, and Rolando Morillo, VP & ESG Equity Analyst, both with Rockefeller Capital Management

We'll finish the day with a series of brief case studies on best practices in sustainability governance. The Roundtable wraps up with a late-afternoon networking reception.

Guest Participants 2019 - Day 2


Biopharma Investor Day

Thu April 11 — BlackRock, New York NY

We’re excited to welcome BlackRock as a new sponsor and host of our 5th annual Investor Day in Manhattan. The Investor Day brings together sustainability leaders from both biopharma and the investment community for a focused and direct conversation, deepening the engagement started over the previous two days at the Biopharma Sustainability Roundtable.

This year we’ll be focusing on the explosion of interest in more effective ESG reporting and investor communications in support of sustainability, including:

  • Discussion of the key alignments and mis-alignments identified by our ESG Communications Initiative, conducted in collaboration with Chris Pinney, CEO of the High Meadows Institute as part of HMI’s Institutional Investor-Industry Engagement project
  • Best practice case studies exploring the highest priority ESG concerns jointly identified by leading investors and biopharmas

A mid-afternoon networking reception will wrap-up the day.

Participating Guests - Day 3


Sponsor Banner 2019



Participation

There is a diverse and interconnected community of interest around sustainability, so companies are encouraged to send more than one participant to represent related functional areas, increasing the mix of perspectives and depth of experience for everyone at the Roundtable.

Who should come? By role, past attendees have included: CSO, VP Facilities & Engineering, Director EHS, Director Capital Planning, Sr. Manager Asset Management, Sr. Director Risk Management, VP Technical Operations, Director Sustainability, Director of Investor Relations, and Head of Corporate Responsibility.

Previous and expected new participants this year include:

  • Amgen
  • AstraZeneca (MedImmune)
  • Bayer
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Celgene
  • Ferring Pharma
  • Lonza
  • Merck & Co.
  • Merck KGaA
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Pfizer
  • Roche (Genentech)
  • Sanofi (Genzyme)
  • Takeda (Shire)
  • UCB Pharma

Investor community:

  • Arabesque
  • Bank J. Safra Sarasin
  • BlackRock
  • Chardan Capital Markets
  • Cornerstone Capital
  • Domini Social Investments
  • MSCI
  • Rockefeller Capital Management
  • SICM
  • UBS

We also invite a range of non-Biopharma organizations to join the conversation, this year including:

  • Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
  • Eco:Fact
  • High Meadows Institute
  • KKS Advisors
  • Leapfrog Investments
  • SASB
  • SustainAbility (ERM)



Logistics

Schedule: The Roundtable will be Tuesday-Wednesday, April 9-10, 2019, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at Merck & Co. in Kenilworth NJ. The Roundtable includes a keynote reception and dinner on Tuesday evening the 9th at the Galloping Hill Golf Course, and a brief wrap-up reception on Wednesday the 10th. A focused Investor Dialog follows on Thursday April 11, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at BlackRock, nearby in New York City.


Registration: Registration for each event is separate, and includes breakfast, lunch, and closing receptions. Roundtable registration also includes the Tuesday evening keynote reception and dinner. Travel and hotel costs are not included.


Locations:

  • Merck & Co.: Roundtable meetings will be held on the main campus at 2000 Galloping Hill Road, Kenilworth, NJ 07033
    - Keynote reception and dinner at the Galloping Hill Golf Course, a 5 min. drive or shuttle ride from Merck.
  • BlackRock: The Investor Dialog will be held at 55 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10055.


Hotel: We have reserved a room block at a special discount rate for the two-day Roundtable at Merck:

  • Kenilworth Inn, 60 South 31st Street, Kenilworth, NJ 07033
  • Reservations: Call +1-908-241-4100, and mention the Biopharma Sustainability Roundtable
  • The special Group Rate of $129.00 USD per night is only available until March 8th, so please make your reservations soon!
  • Ask about the complimentary shuttle service frmo EWR if you're flying in.

We have not organized a special room block in NYC as there are so many mid-town options available.



FAQs


Who can I contact with any questions?

US: Sandor Schoichet, Director, Meridian Management Consultants
sschoichet@meridianmc.com | +1 415 828 1302 | PST

Europe: Thomas Scheiwiller, Independent Advisor, Impacts
thomas@scheiwiller-impacts.com | +41 79 610 8112 | CET


Does PayPal take credit cards (MC, Visa, AmEx) and corporate P-cards?

Yes. Click on the "Check Out with PayPal" button, then click on the text link "Don't have a PayPal account?" It's right beneath the PayPal login box, and opens a standard credit card payment screen.


Can I request an invoice for off-line payment?

Yes. Click on the link "Show Other Payment Options" right beneath the big "Registration" button. Click the new "Pay Offline" button to complete your registration and have an invoice emailed to you. Net payment is due 15 days after registration.


Is my registration transferrable?

Yes. Your registration can be used by another appropriate participant from your organization, though we would appreciate hearing about any changes in advance of the meeting.


What is the refund policy?

Roundtable and Investor Dialog registration fees are 50% refundable through March 8, 2019. Registration fees are not refundable after March 8th.

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