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"How to Draft Meaningful Sustainability Reports"

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

Course Materials: Sustainability Investing Shift

Sustainability reports are becoming the norm. But the key to drafting them are ensuring they are "meaningful," both to investors & other constituents. This program will tackle why it's important to get a handle on this area, as well as a "how to" list of things you should be aware of when drafting.

Join our experts:

  • Lou Coppola, Partner & EVP, Governance & Accountability Institute
  • Kate Kelly, VP, Associate General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Pam Styles, Principal & Founder, Next Level Investor Relations

Among other topics, this program will cover:

  • What are investors looking for in a sustainability report?
  • What are the various frameworks - eg. GRI/SASB/IIRC - to be aware of? And how to decide which ones to take into account (and which ones to not)?
  • What is the board's role in this? Which board committee is responsible?
  • What are the steps in drafting a sustainability report? Does size matter?


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