October 24-26

Huntington Beach, California

Breakout Sessions

Engaging Boards: Making a Case

October 24, 2017, 4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Boards should be regularly engaged in a company’s sustainability strategy and performance, but in practice, this can be challenging. This session will look into key dilemmas and questions, such as how to decide which sustainability issues are material enough to justify boardroom attention, how to integrate sustainability issues into the work of board committees, and how to ensure board members have the right expertise to evaluate important non-financial topics like climate change, human rights, and diversity. Participants will hear multiple perspectives on how to increase board engagement with your sustainability strategy.

Session Speakers

Elizabeth Seeger

Elizabeth Seeger

Director, Public Affairs

Geraldine (Penny) McIntyre

Geraldine (Penny) McIntyre

Chair of CSR Committee
PVH Corp.

Tanuja Dehne

Tanuja Dehne

Senior Advisor for Net-Zero by 2050
The B Team

Laura Gitman

Laura Gitman

Senior Vice President

Additional confirmed speakers will be published later this summer. Please check back for updates.

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  • McDonalds logo
  • Microsoft logo
  • Target logo
  • United Nations Foundation logo


  • 21st Century Fox logo
  • Walt Disney logo

Carbon Offset

  • BEF logo


  • Boeing logo
  • EQT AB logo
  • Flex logo
  • Morrison & Foerster logo
  • PepsiCo logo
  • Tiffany logo

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Djembe Communications logo
Globescan logo
GreenBiz logo
SSIR logo
Weber Shandwick logo