• ADVANCING THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF ESG FOR ENTERPRISE BUSINESS
  • ADVANCING THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF ESG FOR ENTERPRISE BUSINESS

ADVANCING THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF ESG FOR ENTERPRISE BUSINESS

FIVE – PART WEBINAR SERIES

If 2020 was a year of reckoning and reset, 2021 will be the year to ignite meaningful change.

The reset we have already experienced has impacted every aspect of human life and behavior.

Our business and personal lives have been smashed together with a new sense of unity and normalcy. Previously considered unorthodox business practices, such as WFA, have gone from the fringes of progressive business thinking to mainstream business practice. And across the world, our principles and beliefs have been challenged and called into account.

Across the democratic world, Environment and Social Governance (ESG) is no longer a nice to have program amongst the business community. In 2021, the practical business application and measurement of ESG is a top-tier priority within Enterprise Business Boardrooms.

As more stringent and measurable ESG regulations are put in place across countries and continents, senior Enterprise Business Boards are increasingly held accountable and compensated based on their effective application of Corporate ESG. And as Institutional Investors search for greater business accountability, C-Suite executives are increasingly being held to account for connecting ESG hard value to business balance sheets.

Whether your senior management responsibility, your professional contribution to be a better steward of our society and planet, are now embedded in your KPIs and compensation. There is no “safe” middle ground anymore. You have a choice whether you want to be a Villain or a Superhero, as we face our societal destiny.

This FairShare & Friends webinar series is for the Superheroes; for those who embrace the urgency and need for all business leaders, across all disciplines, and step up to be better stewards of our society and our planet.

Through the course of our virtual 5-part series, we will go deeper and more diverse than others fear to tread. And we will do so, in a collaborative and productive manner, to educate and inspire you, as our Superheroes to drive the change we all deserve.

Many Thanks
to our
Series Partners

 
BoardEx
Wunderman Thompson
JetBlue

SESSION 1:
Introducing the 4 Quadrants for Meaningful Change

19 May, 11.00am-12.30pm EST

Moderator: Eamonn Store, Founder FairShare, previously CEO of the Guardian North America.

In this opening 90-minute session, Eamonn will introduce The 4 Quadrants For Meaningful Change (Institutional Investment, Public Policy, Innovation, Societal Movements), in discussion with Aimée and Rob, to share real-life experiences which bring to life the power of each Quadrant, demonstrating the disproportionate commercial impact achieved through creative business collaboration.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Aimée Christensen. Aimée is the founder and CEO of Christensen Global, a strategic advisory firm developing, accelerating and scaling solutions for impact. She leverages experience in policy, law, investment, philanthropy and business including at Baker & McKenzie, Google, The White House, The World Bank, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Aimée is an Aspen Institute Catto Fellow, a Hillary Institute Leadership Laureate, and Idaho Business Review Woman of the Year (2020)

Rob Swan, OBE. FRGS. Rob was the first person to walk to the North and South Poles. Rob has ventured into the Arctic and Antarctic numerous times, most recently on an expedition with his son, Barney, relying solely on renewable energy. Rob is the co-founder of ClimateForce 2041 and to date has taken over 800 curious young humans to the Antarctic.

SESSION 1:
Introducing the 4 Quadrants for Meaningful Change

SESSION 2:
The Role of Public Policy and Legislation

27 May, 11.00am-12.30pm EST

Moderator: Eamonn Store, Founder FairShare, previously CEO of the Guardian North America.

Eamonn will lead a discussion with Shar and Doug to explore their personal journey as successful leaders in both the private and public sectors, finding their individual calling to public service and to champion environmental governance. Through the course of this discussion, we will share first-hand experiences, which bring to life the critical role of public policy and legislation in creating a more equitable society and healing our planet.

GUEST SPEAKERS

SESSION 2:

The Role of Public Policy and Legislation

Doug Ruley, General Counsel, ClientEarth. Doug has practiced environmental law and litigation for the last 30 years, serving as staff attorney for Alaska based Earth justice, as Managing Attorney for the Southern Law Center. Doug now leads Client Earth’s programs, building out their footprint beyond Europe and Asia and into the US.  Under Doug’s guidance, Client Earth is made up of over 150 lawyers, scientists and policy experts, working on 170 cases, across more than 50 counties, who represent our planet as their single most important client. Client Earth passionately embraces environmental law to create powerful change to protect life on earth.

Sharmila Kassam, Investment Executive, Securities Lawyer and CPA. Shar brings technical skills and governance to corporate and mutual fund Boards.  She has extensive board experience currently serving on a public company board, sitting on the audit committee, as an independent director of a municipal bond hedge fund board of a $2 billion asset manager. Shar is a firebrand for female leadership in Institutional Finance and has invested in and mentored numerous Female Founders. She is also the Chair of the Finance and Budget Committee and Treasurer of the YMCA Austin, a $40 million non-profit community service.

SESSION 3:
The Power of Societal Movements & How to Proactively Engage

3 June, 11.00am-12.30pm EST

Moderator: Eamonn Store, Founder FairShare, previously CEO of the Guardian North America.

In this session we will discuss the evolving evolution of societal movements and how Enterprise business can better collaborate with these powerful movements in a constructive, supportive, and commercially savvy manner. From Formula 1 to the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, and the most recent launch of a boutique fashion-line, Jaz and JC will guide us through the impact partnerships that truly deliver measurable change in a commercially savvy manner.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Jaz O’Hara, Founder, Worldwide Tribe. Jaz works tirelessly in refugee camps across Europe and the Middle East ever since, telling the stories that too often go unheard. As a writer for The Huffington Post, winner of Marie Claire’s ‘Future Shaper’ award and member of Amnesty International’s ‘Collective’, Jaz is a leading voice on the topic of migration, speaking everywhere from TedX, to the United Nations General Assembly in NYC. Most recently, The Worldwide Tribe partnered with boutique Impact Fashion Creators, Gung Ho London – 10% of all profit sales are donated to The Worldwide Tribe.

Justin Coghlan. JC has a fascinating story, starting as an Aussie growing up in Sydney’s North Shore, to running one of the most disruptive creative organizations, on the planet. JC co-founded the Movember movement in 2003. Movember is the world’s largest men’s health movement, with over 6 million Mo Bros and Sisters across the world, raising over a $1.2 billion dollars, funding 1250 transformational health programs for men across the globe. Men’s Health Magazine honored JC in 2020 list of the 13 most influential men in Health and Fitness.

SESSION 3:
The Power of Societal Movements & How to Proactively Engage

SESSION 4:
The Re-Invention of the Investor & Corporate Valuation Model

9 June, 11.00am-12.30pm EST

Moderator: Eamonn Store, Founder FairShare, previously CEO of the Guardian North America.

Eamonn will lead a moderated discussion, exploring the tipping point we are reaching, where the Institutional Investment community is beginning to get to grips with the complexity of matching Corporate ESG delivery to Corporate Accounting Standards and Valuation. As we dig into this discussion, we will explore the accountability of the Boardroom, and specifically the roles of the CFO and COO, as the Superheroes of the future.

GUEST SPEAKERS

SESSION 4:
The Re-Invention of the Investor & Corporate Valuation Model

Josh Thompson, Josh is a New York-based serial entrepreneur and investor with over 15 years of experience across the ed tech, venture capital, impact investing, and blockchain industries. He specializes in working with early-stage companies and in forging public-private partnerships. Recently, he founded and launched Civics Unplugged, which is quickly becoming the largest and most effective democracy-building movement in the world. Josh spent much of his early career in American politics and in 2017, he became the youngest candidate for Mayor that New York City has seen in over 135 years.

Dominick Sutton. Dominick is Head of Data Science at Euromoney People Intelligence.  In his career he has been a water quality scientist engaged in pollution control in Africa, an economist specialising in money and foreign exchange markets and later chief economist of a start-up investment bank.  At BoardEx he built the data department into the world leaders in the collection and analysis of high quality personal profile data.  He has a deep interest in using data to solve real-world problems and a particular interest in the ethics of decision-making.

SESSION 5:
Innovation in Enterprise Business – Who’s Driving the Bus?

17 June, 11.00am-12.30pm EST

Moderator: Eamonn Store, Founder FairShare, previously CEO of the Guardian North America.

In the final moderated discussion, Eamonn will interview our business leader panel, exploring their leadership experiences and the importance of cross-discipline leadership and collaboration in an enduring and meaningful manner. Through the discussion, we will explore the rising prominence of authentic ESG through the last tumultuous year, as Enterprise business looks to demonstrate authentic environmentally and socially responsible principle and practice throughout their organization.

This series-closing session will leave the audience with key take-aways and best practice to guide enduring, authentic and commercially beneficial ESG practices within Corporate business.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Steve Priest, CFO JetBlue. Steve has had jet fuel running through his veins most of his career, as a 15-year veteran of British Airways, including leading as Chair of the Joint Business Committee, responsible for managing the joint business partnership between, BA, AA, Iberia and Finnair. Steve joined JetBlue in 2015, promoted to CFO in early 2017. More recently, Steve has led JetBlue through its most volatile period, keeping the business healthy, whilst building an industry leading ESG program, holding firm through the pandemic.

Shane Atchison, CEO, North America, Wunderman Thompson. Shane is the embodiment of hands-on impact leadership. Shane has lived a life as both successful Founder and Enterprise business CEO. In whichever role, Shane is a sleeves-rolled-up executive who leads by example, and has never lost touch with his rural working-class roots. Through the pandemic, Shane has led a newly formed Agency group, already dealing with the challenges of merging three very different cultures, and has dug deep into the collective culture to drive meaningful ESG programs at a pivotal moment. There is no Corporate Comms trained veneer. We asked Shane to join us to share the honest, unvarnished truths of corporate leadership in a post-pandemic world.

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