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Bridging the Divide of ESG: Linking Business and the Legal & Risk Ecosystem

Our conversation will contemplate the following questions: How can we use environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles to bridge this gap? What are the risks organizations take by not coordinating their business and legal objectives in regards to ESG? How can stakeholders help organizations to reexamine their ESG commitments and values, and to ensure that they implement the practices and procedures necessary to meet such commitments?

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The Role of Business in the Biden Administration's Sustainability Agenda

The Biden administration assumes office as the United States—and the world—face challenging headwinds, from growing polarization to the pandemic’s toll. Business leaders are being forced to step up, taking a stand on everything from racism and inequality, to immigration, climate change, and more recently, threats to democracy. Employees are increasingly likely to demand a voice, and there is a perception that capitalism is no longer working for the average American.

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Past Event Spotlight

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Fashion Forward: Driving Profits through Sustainability at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit Global

On December 1, CSB Director Tensie Whelan moderated the panel "Fashion Forward: Driving Profits through Sustainability" at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit Global. During this session, CSB will unveiled its latest research on sustainable apparel with representatives from project partners HSBC Bank USA, EILEEN FISHER, and REI.

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Delivering Healthy Profits, People and Planet: A Fireside Chat with Paul Polman, Co-Founder and Chair of IMAGINE, and former CEO of Unilever

In conversation with Paul Polman, we addressed the role of business in addressing today's pressing issues such as massive unemployment, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the #BlackLivesMatter fight for racial justice.

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

In March 2020, the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business (CSB) hosted its invitation-only, third annual Practice Forum with sponsorship by Lead Sponsor HSBC Bank USA, Supporting Sponsors Glenmede and Investindustrial, and Media Partner Harvard Business Review (HBR). Program highlights included: CSB 2020 Sustainability Market Share Index™, Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI™) Methodology, along with speakers from HSBC, Investindustrial, and The Container Store.

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Building Resilient Supply Chains with Blockchain

The disruption caused by COVID-19 underscores the need for highly traceable, transparent, and resilient supply chains. Blockchain, as well as other technology, is an incredibly valuable tool for building and sustaining this approach. This virtual panel discussion featured speakers Caleb Ferguson (BS '14) of BlockApps, Mark Hanna (MBA '71) of Richline Group, a Berkshire Hathaway Company Mark Kaplan of Envisible, and Leandro Nunes, of Mastercard Labs.

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