2019 CSB Annual Practice Forum

CSB Practice Forum 2019 Bill McNabb and Adi Ignatius

In March 2019, the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business hosted its second annual Practice Forum, sponsored by Bloomberg L.P., Domtar Corporation, and Harvard Business Review.

Throughout the day, the NYU Stern CSB hosted more than 180 stakeholders, including leading academics, investors, corporate sustainability executives, and non-profit leaders. The event, entitled "How to Assess the ROI on Sustainability for Corporate Practitioners," focused on how to identify, track and monetize sustainability returns driven by innovation, operational efficiency, employee engagement, brand enhancement and risk mitigation, for better decision-making by the C-suite and investors.

The Practice Forum featured two Fireside Chats on the ROI of Sustainability; between F. William McNabb, Former Chairman, Vanguard, and Adi Ignatius, Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Business Review, and between John D. Williams, CEO, Domtar, and Emily Chasan, Sustainable Finance Editor, Bloomberg News.

The agenda also featured hands-on workshops providing participants the opportunity to work through ROI on sustainability risk mitigation, positive impacts on employees, and sustainability related operational efficiencies.

To see the video recordings, full agenda and list of speakers from 2019, click here.

Tensie Whelan speaking at the 2019 CSB Practice Forum

To see the video recordings, agenda, and list of speakers from the 2018 Practice Forum, click here.

At the Practice Forum, the NYU Stern CSB highlighted its Return on Sustainable Investment (ROSI) Methodology which you can learn more about here