The Rapidly Evolving Landscape and Why Boards Need to Add This to Their Agenda
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
The principal architect of Caprock’s Impact Investing Platform and the creator of the now-independent impact reporting platform iPAR, Matthew Weatherly-White is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the discipline, most recently being honored as an industry pioneer. In addition to keynoting conferences and lecturing at leading business schools around the world, he serves as a strategic advisor to several impact investing funds and has appeared in Barron’s, Yahoo Finance TV, International Business Daily, Bloomberg Business Week, Journal of Philanthropy, Forbes, Conscious Company, The New York Times, Financial Times, and many more. More recently, he successfully shepherded two pieces of legislation through the Idaho Statehouse, the first authorizing Pay for Success Contracting and the second awarding legal status to businesses structured as benefit corporations.
As vice president of Compliance and Sustainability, Jeff Moss oversees a group of in-house attorneys and other professionals in a more than $30 billion company, with worldwide responsibility for mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, compliance and ethics, corporate social responsibility/sustainability, securities/public reporting, and corporate governance.
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.