​SESSION RECAP: New Frontiers in Sustainable Value Creation
November 12, 2015

Opening Remarks

  • Jessica Long, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

VIP Interview: Making Sustainable Business a C-Suite Priority

  • Mauricio Gutierrez, Chief Operating Officer, NRG
  • Mary Schapiro, Co-Chair, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board; Former Chairperson, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Interviewed by: Curtis Ravenel, Head of Sustainable Business & Finance, Bloomberg LP

The Rise of the Sustainable Business Agenda: A Market Analysis

Sustainability makes business sense, and increasingly companies are realizing it. Whether it be for reputation, savings, or to fully integrate sustainability into the products and services offered, the trend is rewriting management roles and creating a demand for new skills and knowledge in the workforce.


  • Eric Roston, Energy and Climate Correspondent, Bloomberg News


  • Trish Plonski, Senior Vice President Business Development, Strategy and M&A, Xerox Services 
  • Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environmental Officer, TD Bank Group
  • Susan Robinson, Public Affairs Director, Waste Management

How Next Generation Technologies Are Driving Sustainable Businesses

New technologies are fundamentally changing consumer markets, manufacturing processes, supply chain logistics, and business fundamentals in a vast and growing number of industry sectors.   This panel will discuss how technological progress is reshaping the landscape for sustainable business strategies.


  • Margery Moore, Director, EHS Strategic Alliances, Bloomberg BNA


  • Saskia Van Gendt, Captain Planet, Method
  • Johanna Jobin, Director, Global EHS and Sustainability, Biogen
  • John Warner, President, Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute

If You Can’t Measure, You Can’t Manage: Establishing KPIs for Sustainable Value
Incorporating key sustainability performance indicators can lead to better performance in areas that are most crucial to stockowners, stakeholders, and society. Without specifying a minimum set of KPIs to be reported, we do not have the ability to compare, track, and improve performance on the things that really matter. Setting goals and KPIs for sustainability remains a work in progress. This panel will discuss these themes.


  • Gregory Elders, Senior ESG Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence


  • Hilary Irby, Managing Director, Global Sustainable Finance, Morgan Stanley
  • Eric Moen, Managing Director and Head of ESG, MSCI
  • Bruce Kahn, Portfolio Manager, Sustainable Insight Capital Management

A Call for Climate Change: The 2015 CEO Study by the UN Global Compact and Accenture
We'll share early findings and insights from the UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study 2015 Special Edition: A Call for Climate Change which examines business leaders' views on the importance of climate change to their business; on the opportunities for growth and innovation in addressing the climate challenge; the role of policy in enabling new solutions, digital technologies and innovative business models; and on the potential for bold action in Paris to unlock the full potential of the private sector.


  • Barbara Pomfret, ESG Product Manager, Bloomberg LP


  • Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact, UN Global Compact
  • Peter Lacy, Global Managing Director, Sustainability Services, Accenture Strategy

VIP Interview: From CSR to CSO: The New Dimensions of Corporate Social Opportunity

  • William McDonough, Chief Executive, McDonough Innovation
  • Interviewed by: Stephanie Ruhle, Anchor, Bloomberg

Closing Remarks

  • Scott Mozarsky, President, Bloomberg BNA Cross-Platform Group