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2022 PF

Annual Practice Forum

A hands-on exchange of the latest research and innovation in corporate sustainability with the vision of creating a better world through better business.

2023 Practice Forum March 14, 2023

NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business presents the 2023 Practice Forum

Sustainability in Practice: Applying the financial case for sustainability investment

The annual Practice Forum hosted by the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business is an industry-leading event convening investor and corporate sustainability leaders to discuss the latest research and insights on operationalizing and monetizing sustainability. This year’s event is generously sponsored by Glenmede, Investindustrial, KPMG, and Qintess, with media partner Financial Times.

To date, CSB’s Practice Forum stood out from similar events by focusing on the financial case for sustainability, demonstrating why it’s good for business. For our sixth annual event, we will apply these learnings to how to realize these opportunities in performance and profit. 

Program highlights include:

  • Keynote presentation by Founding Director Tensie Whelan on CSB’s latest research and industry trends
  • Fireside chat with Paul Knopp, Chairman and CEO of KPMG
  • Release of CSB’s consumer insights in 2022 Sustainable Market Share Index
  • Journalist panel discussing recent backlash against ESG and how to respond
  • Unveiling CSB’s just released Embedded Sustainability Guide and interactive breakout sessions to explore its application

Join us live at the NYU Stern School of Business, or virtually via livestream. Early registration discounts are available now through February 5. Limited availability tickets for the in-person event include hands-on training in breakout sessions, Q&A with speakers, and a networking lunch and happy hour.

See below for recordings of this year's programming and more information about previous Practice Forums. Previous speakers include:

  • Adi Ignatius, Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Business Review
  • Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas, Group Head of Sustainable Finance at UBS
  • Paul Polman, Co-founder of IMAGINE and former CEO of Unilever
  • Michael Roberts, President and CEO of HSBC Bank USA
  • Tim Ryan, US Chairman of PwC

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Explore materials from past Practice Forums


2022 Practice Forum: The Financial Case for Return on Sustainability Investment: Measure, Market and Monetize Sustainability

See program, speakers, videos, and more from our fifth annual Practice Forum, sponsored by Glenmede, Investindustrial, JLL, and SAP and our media partner, Harvard Business Review (HBR).

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2021 Practice Forum: Working Together to Build the Financial Case for Sustainability

See program, speakers, videos, and more from our fourth annual Practice Forum, sponsored by Glenmede, Investindustrial, and Qintess and support from our media sponsor, Harvard Business Review (HBR).

2020 PF Cover Photo

2020 Practice Forum: Building the Financial Case for Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI™)

See program, speakers, videos, and more from our third annual 2020 Practice Forum, sponsored HSBC Bank USA, Glenmede, Investindustrial, and Harvard Business Review.


CSB is grateful to the following sponsors of our Practice Forums. To inquire about future sponsorship, please reach out to