Assessing the Value of Sustainability Indices and Disclosure Initiatives

2 October 2008 | Boston USA

The North American Taskforce´s 2008 workshop was held at State Street Corporation Headquarters in Boston, attracting over 60 participants. Discussions centered on disclosure of environmental, social and governance issues. The highly interactive event aimed at discussing why non-financial disclosure matters, what the drivers for disclosure are, to which different user groups ESG information needs to be targeted and what the future trends in disclosure and reporting will be. The theme of the workshop reflects the focus of the NATF’s 2008 research project on “Understanding sustainability disclosure requests”.

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Speakers & Moderators

  • Sandra Odendahl, Director, Corporate Environmental Affairs, RBC FinancialGroup (Co-Chair NATF)
  • Rick Pearl, Vice President, CSR Officer, State Street Corporation (Co-Chair NATF)
  • Ronald E. Logue, Chairman and CEO, State Street Corporation
  • Marion Swoboda, Senior Equity Analyst, SAM Indexes GmbH
  • Zoe Riddell, Vice President ,Carbon Disclosure Project – USA
  • David Gardiner, Principal, President, David Gardiner & Associates, LLC
  • Beth Ginsberg Holzman, CSR Strategy and Reporting Manager, The Timberland Company
  • Blair Feltmate, Director, Sustainable Development, Ontario Power Generation
  • Tony Basson, Senior Manager, CIBC Environmental Risk Management
  • Valerie Smith, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Citigroup
  • Paul Hilton, Director of Advanced Equities Research, Calvert & Chair of UNEP FI’s Asset Management Working Group
  • Gregory Larkin, Senior Analyst, Innovest
  • Mindy Lubber, President, CERES
  • William Page, Principal, State Street Global Advisors
  • Allen L. White, Vice President and Senior Fellow, Tellus Institute and Director, Corporation 20/20
  • Esther Garcia, Head of Corp. Responsibility Services, Det Norkse Veritas
  • Marion Swoboda, Senior Equity Analyst, SAM Indexes GmbH
  • Jerome Tagger, Chief Operating Officer, Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Thomas Kuh, Senior Vice President Director Indexes, KLD Research and Analytics, Inc.
  • Regina Kessler, UNEP FI Programme Manager