GRI USA CONFERENCE 2012
 
Making Sustainability Count-Tracking Progress, Driving Opportunity 
 
May 22-23, 2012
Anheuser-Busch Auditorium in the John Cook School of Business
Saint Louis University
3674 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO
 
 Strategic Partners: GRI Focal Point USA, St Louis University (Emerson Ethics Center & Center for Sustainability),
and the St Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association
 
  
 

Program Agenda
05/22/2012
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmMaster Class on GRI Reporting
Learn About GRI and the GRI Reporting Framework.
(Additional fee required) 
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmMaster Class on Materiality and Stakeholder Engagement
Learn cutting edge skills to identify and prioritize material issues (social, environmental and economic) of concern to your various stakeholders following the GRI reporting framework. 
(Additional fee required) 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pmNetworking and Cocktails
Open to all attendees of the Master Classes and the Exclusive Dinner
7:30 pm - 10:00 pmExclusive Dinner
By Invitation Only

05/23/2012
8:30 am - 9:15 amWelcome
  • Welcome Speech:   Herman Mulder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Global Reporting Initiative
9:15 am - 9:45 amKeynote Speech: The Value of Sustainability Strategies
Speaker:  David Dowell, Director of Product Development and Analytical Services, Novus
9:45 am - 11:15 amPanel: Thoughts from the Region- How Does Sustainability Reporting Add Value?

Moderator: Dr. Kim,  Boeing Institute
  • Becky Vollmer, Sr. VP,  Fleishman-Hillard
  • LaRee DeFreece, Commissioner, Missouri Environmental Impr & Energy Resources Authority
  • Cindy Morrison, Manager CSR Compliance, Solae
  • Erin Budde,  Head Community Affairs, Wells Fargo Advisors
11:15 am - 11:30 amCoffee Break
11:30 am - 1:00 pmGRI PRESENTATION AND PANEL: Trends in Reporting:  International and US- What to take into account?

Presenter & Moderator:  Mike Wallace, Director, GRI
  • Lee Broughton,  Head Corporate Sustainability, Enterprise Holdings
  • Steven Walton,  VP EHS, Reg. Comp. & Sustainability, Sigma Aldrich
  • Carol Clark, Global VP Beer and Better World Group AB, Inbev
  • John Daniels, Global Sustainability Director, Johnson Controls
  • Barb Shepard, VP of HR and Community Relations, Doe Run
  • Jane P. Madden, Partner, ERM
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmLunch Break
2:00 pm - 3:15 pmPRESENTATION AND PANEL: How Sustainability Reporting Enhances Sustainability Performance-Presenting Various Angles.

Presenter & Moderator: Dr. Nitish Singh, Director, St. Louis University School of Business
  • Steve Lippman, Director Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft
  • Kristin Gumper, Sustainability Manager, Standing Partnership
  • Greg Stine, CEO, SustainEdge
  • Loren Polak, Director of Environmental Management, Bunge Ltd.
  • Maureen Mazurek , Director of Human Rights, Monsanto
3:15 pm - 3:30 pmCoffee Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmPANEL: Good Examples in Sustainability Reporting Featuring GRI's US Sector Leaders.

Moderator: Eric D. Schneider, Sr. Director, RCGA
 
With our US Sector Leaders
  • Rina Levy, ESG Equity Analyst, Bloomberg
  • Jackie Keating, Sustainability Reporting, Dell
  • Neil Beckingham, Sustainability Manager, The Mosaic Company
  • Aileen Zerrudo, Corporate Communications, Clorox
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmPANEL: How Financial Market Players Incorporate Sustainability.

Moderator:  Rina Levy, Bloomberg
  • Mary O’Malley, Director Sustainability, Prudential
  • Michelle Greene, VP, Head of CR, NYSE Euronext, Executive Director, NYSE Foundation
  • Chad Spitler, Global COO Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, Blackrock
  • Speaker TBD, MSCI
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmClosing Plenary- "GRI Looking Ahead: G4 and Integrated Reporting"
  • Marjolein Baghuis, Director of Communications, GRI
  • Willie Johnson, Engineering Section Head, Proctor & Gamble