October 24-26

Huntington Beach, California

Breakout Sessions

Integrating Sustainability through Risk and Opportunity

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

Building sustainability considerations into enterprise risk management frameworks can help integrate sustainability into core business strategy and operations, but traditional risk approaches are often poorly equipped to deal with the longer term and more indirect challenges presented by issues such as climate change, human rights, and inclusive business. They can also give the impression that sustainability is only about reducing harm and not driving positive change. This conversation will explore key debates around the best way to integrate, understand, and measure the core environmental, social, and governance issues facing companies today. Participants will leave knowing how companies can better understand and incorporate their sustainability efforts and what the role of risk management looks like.

Session Speakers

Ash Hegland

Ash Hegland

Advisor, Sustainability
Swire Properties

Janina Gawler

Janina Gawler

Vice President, Americas, Communities and Social Performance
Rio Tinto

Matthew Swibel

Matthew Swibel

Director, Enterprise Risk and Sustainability
Lockheed Martin

Rona Starr

Rona Starr

Executive Director
Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors

Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor

Director, Sustainability Management

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

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  • United Nations Foundation logo


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Carbon Offset

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  • Flex logo
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