Investors, customers, employees, communities, and regulators are increasingly demanding corporate transparency and action on a wide variety of ESG issues. This program will cover the rapidly evolving ESG landscape and why ESG-related issues present themselves as both a serious risk and a potential opportunity. You will learn how leading-edge companies are proactively addressing these issues and the emerging standards and guidelines for ESG disclosures and other communications.
This program will highlight ESG questions and issues that your board should be discussing, such as:
What is the current ESG risk landscape and how are ESG-related risks being evaluated and mitigated?
Examples of leading practices in board oversight of ESG risks
What standards and guidelines are emerging related to application of enterprise risk management to ESG-related risks
Disclosure of ESG risks in regulatory filings and the potential value of transparency in ESG-related activities
Barbara Berlin is a director in PwC’s Governance Insights Center. With more than 20 years of experience at PwC, Berlin brings extensive knowledge in governance matters including cybersecurity and emerging technologies to organizations. She is a well-known speaker on a variety of governance topics and has authored and contributed to many PwC governance publications, including the new Risk Oversight Series, Technology Series for board members, and Directors and IT guide. Berlin is a Certified Public Accountant (licensed in New York and New Jersey) and is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo with a BS in Accounting.
Tracey-Lee Brown is a manager in PwC’s Governance Insights Center. With more than 10 years of experience at PwC, Brown brings experience in technical accounting, SEC and financial reporting, and governance matters to organizations. She focuses on governance research and contributes to PwC governance publications. Brown initially started with the PwC South Africa firm in 2007 and transferred to the PwC New York office in 2012. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. She holds an Honors Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of South Africa.
Duane McDougall is the retired chief executive officer of Boise Cascade, a manufacturer of wood products and distributor of building products, where he served from 2008 through 2009. Prior to that, McDougall was chief executive officer of Willamette Industries, where under his leadership revenue grew from $1 billion annually to $4.6 billion and manufacturing locations more than doubled. He is currently chairman of the board of directors of Boise Cascade. McDougall is a member of the board of directors and lead independent director for The Greenbrier Companies, a transportation manufacturing corporation, and is a member of the board of directors and audit committee chair of Standard Insurance Company. He has also served on a number of other boards including Infocus Systems, West Coast Bancorp, and Cascade Corporation. Involved in community affairs, McDougall has served on the boards of the Oregon Symphony, CASA, and Oregon Community Foundation and is a lifetime trustee of Oregon State.
Keith Barnes is the retired chief executive officer of Verigy Ltd., a semiconductor equipment manufacturer and a spin out of Agilent. He also served as chairman of the board of Verigy from 2008 through 2011, when the company was acquired. Prior to that, he was chairman and chief executive officer of Electroglas Inc. from 2003 through 2006 and chairman and chief executive officer of IMS from 1995 through 2001. Barnes is currently a member of the board of directors, chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and member of the Audit Committee of Knowles Corp. (NYSE: KN). He is also a member of the board of directors, chairman of the Compensation Committee, and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of Rogers Corp. (NYSE: ROG), as well as director, chairman of the Compensation Committee, and member of the Nominating and Governance and Audit Committees of Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV). Within the past several years, Barnes also served on the boards of directors of Intermec Inc., Mentor Graphics, and Spansion Inc.