Building the Financial Case for Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI™)

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2020 Practice Forum for Corporate Leaders and Investors:

Building the Financial Case for Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI™)

The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business invites you to its invitation-only, third annual Practice Forum on March 5, 2020, with sponsorship by Lead Sponsor HSBC Bank USA, Supporting Sponsors Glenmede and Investindustrial, and Media Partner Harvard Business Review (HBR).


Program Highlights:

CSB 2020 Sustainability Market Share Index™
The latest groundbreaking research on consumer purchasing of sustainability-marketed products

Improving Returns from Sustainability
Recent case studies tracking the Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI™)

Trends in Sustainable Finance
Michael Roberts, President and CEO, HSBC Bank USA
Adi Ignatius, Editor-in-Chief, HBR

Return on Sustainability Investment in Private Equity
Andrea Bonomi, CEO, Investindustrial
Emily Chasan, Sustainable Finance Editor, Bloomberg LP

The Evolution of Capitalism
Kip Tindell, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The Container Store, and Co-Chairman, Conscious Capitalism, Inc.


Schedule of Events:

8:30 – 9:00 AM | Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 AM | Welcoming Remarks

  • Rangarajan (Raghu) Sundaram, Richard R. West Dean, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and Edward I. Altman Professor of Credit & Debt Markets and Professor of Finance

9:10 – 9:30 AM | Opening Address: Sustainable Practices Drive Financial Performance

  • Tensie Whelan, Clinical Professor of Business and Society and Director, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business (CSB)

9:30 – 10:15 AM | CSB 2020 Sustainable Market Share Index™ Results

  • Randi Kronthal-Sacco, Senior Scholar of Marketing and Corporate Outreach, NYU Stern CSB

  • Giannella Alvarez, Former CEO, Beanitos, and Public Company Director

  • Pedro Silveira, President of Yogurt, Danone North America

10:15 – 10:45 AM | Break

10:45 – 11:15 AM | ROSI™ Deep-Dive: How Does Monetization Help You?

  • ROSI™ and the Energy Transition: Kate Chisholm, SVP, Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer, Capital Power

  • ROI Results from CDP Disclosure: Paula DiPerna, Special Advisor, CDP North America

11:15 – 12:00 PM | Fireside Chat: Return on Sustainability Investment in Private Equity

  • Andrea Bonomi, CEO, Investindustrial

  • Emily Chasan, Sustainable Finance Editor, Bloomberg LP

12:00 – 1:00 PM | Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM | Investor Panel: Investor Insights on ESG and Corporate Financial Performance

  • Moderator: Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, US Business Editor, Financial Times

  • Michelle Dunstan, Global Head of Responsible Investing, AllianceBernstein

  • Mark Hays, Director of Sustainable & Impact Investing, Glenmede

  • Marc Khouzami, Director, DWS

  • Richard Mattison, Chief Executive Officer of Trucost, S&P Global

  • Kevin Smith, Vice President, Sustainable Finance Group, Goldman Sachs

2:00 – 3:45 PM | ROSI™ Breakout Sessions: Testing the Methodology

The NYU Stern CSB ROSI™ (Return on Sustainability Investment) Methodology enables CFOs and investors to better integrate, measure, and report on corporate financial performance resulting from embedded sustainability practices, empowering managerial decision-making and investor communications. In these expert-led breakout workshops, participants will focus on the utilization of ROSI by both investors and corporate executives.

3:45 – 4:15 PM | Break

4:15 – 4:45 PM | The Evolution of Capitalism

  • Kip Tindell, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The Container Store, and Co-Chairman, Conscious Capitalism, Inc.

4:45 – 5:30 PM | Closing Fireside Chat: Trends in Sustainable Finance

  • Michael Roberts, President and CEO, HSBC Bank USA

  • Adi Ignatius, Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Business Review

5:30 – 5:35 PM | Closing Remarks

  • Tensie Whelan, Clinical Professor of Business and Society and Director, NYU Stern CSB

5:35-6:30 PM | Networking Reception


About the Practice Forum:

The annual Practice Forum hosted by the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business focuses on how to identify, track, and monetize sustainability returns driven by innovation, operational efficiency, employee engagement, brand enhancement, and risk mitigation, for better decision-making by the C-suite and investors. At the first two Practice Forums, we hosted more than 180 actively engaged corporate, investment, and academic leaders. We look forward to seeing familiar and new faces at the 2020 Practice Forum in March.

Please note that this event is invitation-only. Invitations are non-transferable. Contact us at sustainablebusiness@stern.nyu.edu with questions.

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