November 17, 2022
5:00 – 6:00 pm PDT
ESG reporting experts deliver a 2022 update with a focus on building transparency and streamlining the reporting process.
The Inflation Reduction Act signed into law in 2022 directly supports ESG principles and incentivizes ESG investing, allocating $369 billion for climate change and green energy investment. This accelerates climate technology opportunities in the U.S. and with this opportunity comes increased regulation. Meanwhile, the European Union has been pushing for greater transparency in sustainability reporting from companies that plan to do business in or with the European Union. This affects organizations of all sizes, especially those partnering with or supplying to large public organizations.
Last year, WCS’s ESG event focused on getting started with ESG reporting, avoiding early/naïve pitfalls, and using the information to drive culture change. Since then, the ESG reporting timeline has advanced–inching closer towards mandatory requirements. In this year’s discussion, speakers will focus on the details – what you need to do to get started or build on your existing ESG reporting to stay up to date and prepare for new requirements.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why should ESG reporting be adopted swiftly by organizations that have not yet started?
- What are the emerging trends of ESG reporting and how do they affect my business?
- What is the process for composing an ESG report?
Event Agenda (PT):
- 5:00 – 5:05 Arrival, introductions, and housekeeping
- 5:05 – 5:40 Panel discussion
- 5:40 – 5:55 Q&A from the audience
- 5:55 – 6:00 Thank you and wrap-up
Associate Director, Anthesis Group
Lauren is an Associate Director and key account manager on the Anthesis Sustainability & ESG Strategy Solutions Team. For over twelve years, Lauren has worked with a broad range of mainly global Fortune 500 organizations across a variety of sectors to enhance their sustainability programs across operations, products and supply chains.
Lauren has expertise in project and program management, strategy development and implementation, materiality and climate risk assessment, goal setting including science-based targets, product stewardship, and ESG reporting and communications (GRI, CDP, TCFD, SASB, S&P Global, Sustainalytics, MSCI, ISS, others). For five years, Lauren managed the Product Sustainability Round Table (PSRT) – a premier community of practice for sustainability leaders providing member companies with opportunities to openly share experiences and ideas, benchmark performance and tools, and stay abreast of emerging issues for over 25 years.
Examples of clients Lauren has had the pleasure of working with include: 3M, Ahold Delhaize, Alliance Data, BASF, Best Buy, Cliffs Natural Resources, Consumer Electronics Association, Cooper Tire, DuPont, Ecolab, Georgia Pacific, GUESS, Hardwood Plywood Veneer Association, Ingersoll Rand, International Council on Mining and Metals, Johnson & Johnson, Keurig Green Mountain, KLA Corporation, Newmont Corporation, NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Prudential Financial, Toronto Transit Commission, United Technologies Corporation, Vancouver Airport Authority, and Whirlpool.
Lauren has a Master of Environmental Studies (MES) and a Bachelor of Science (Biology) from Queen’s University.
I have worked in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry since 2011, specializing in corporate sustainability communications and strategy, ESG reporting, sustainability leadership standards, market research, crisis communications, employee engagement, responsible supply chain initiatives, and PV end-of-life management and recycling policy. I have B.A. in History and U.S. Foreign Policy from Columbia University and a M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Anglo-American University in Prague. As a Belgian-American who has spent half of my life in Europe, I am at ease working in cross-cultural and international environments.
North America Sales Lead, Greenly
Hasitha Sridharan is the North American Sales Lead from Greenly where she brings in 8 years of management consulting experience focused on strategic, large-scale, and complex transformations at Fortune 500 companies. Located now in Toronto, ON, she is an alumna of the University of Windsor and Tulane University, where she completed a bachelors and Masters, respectively, in Finance and holds a Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from HBS.
Coming from a strategy and operations background, Hasitha is interested in how Cleantech can transform operations within enterprises, regardless of size, allowing for climate to be a driver in existing business decision frameworks. With a data-first mindset, she seeks to help clients baseline their carbon footprint and determine a decarbonization strategy that contributes to larger strategic goals, operational efficiency, and business growth.
Hasitha is driven by her desire to build sustainable and meaningful relationships with clients to deliver value and contribute to a global Net Zero goal.