2022 Practice Forum: The Financial Case for Return on Sustainability Investment

In March 2022, the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business (CSB) will host its invitation-only, fifth annual Practice Forum with sponsorship by Glenmede, JLL, and SAP, and Media Partner Harvard Business Review (HBR).

The 2022 program includes:

Sustainable Solutions: Practical Insights to Monetize and Scale Sustainability Investments
Keynote address by NYU Stern CSB Director Tensie Whelan providing a roundup of the latest research and actionable insights from CSB's programs

Becoming Net Positive
Conversation with the author of Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take
Paul Polman, Co-Chair and Co-Founder, IMAGINE
Tensie Whelan, Director, NYU Stern CSB

Sustainable Market Share Index™ Report
Groundbreaking new data on consumer purchasing of sustainability marketed products and perspectives from two global leaders on the business value of sustainability
Chris Coulter, CEO, GlobeScan
Craig Dubitsky, Chief Innovation Strategist, Colgate-Palmolive
Randi Kronthal-Sacco, Senior Scholar of Marketing, NYU Stern CSB

Decarbonizing NYC's Built Environment
Expert panel on challenges and opportunities created by the NYC Climate Mobilization Act and clean energy lending programs
Jessica Bailey, President and CEO, Nuveen Capital Green
John Mandyck, CEO, Urban Green Council
YuhTyng Patka, Partner, Duval & Stachenfeld LLP
Curtis Probst, CEO, NYCEEC

Fireside Chats
Intimate conversations with industry leaders on seizing the opportunity to incorporate sustainability beyond internal business practices and into new business offerings
Luka Mucic, CFO of SAP
Moderated by Brooke Masters, US Investment & Industry Editor of the Financial Times
Christian Ulbrich, CEO of JLL
Moderated by Adi Ignatius, Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Business Review

The Value of Sustainable Agriculture Investments Across the Value Chain
Presentation of CSB's hallmark Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI™) research through case studies on the financial benefits of investment in sustainable agriculture
Gina Asoudegan, Vice President, Mission and Innovation, Applegate
Guillermo Garza, Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability Officer, Arca Continental
Donald Pratt, Managing Director, McCormick Global Ingredients Limited
Ryan Sirolli, Global Row Crop Sustainability Director, Cargill

ROSI Workshops: Applying the Sustainability Framework Across Industries
Following the ROSI™ presentation, attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage with panelists and CSB experts in one of four workshops offering a hands-on review of the ROSI™ methodology and how to apply learnings across industries

Private Equity Drivers for Positive Societal Impact
Discussion on the role of ESG in private equity and scaling stakeholder value creation
Brandon Brahm, Partner, KKR
Christopher Rowe, Managing Director, Investments, Church Pension Group
Tazia Smith, COO and Head of Capital Partnerships, Closed Loop Partners
Serge Younes, Head of Sustainability, Investindustrial

This invitation-only event focuses 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. At the last Practice Forum, we hosted more than 600 actively engaged participants.

Note: The Practice Forum is invitation-only and intended for executives and investors who work in fields related to corporate sustainability, ESG investing, and/or sustainable finance. To learn more or to express interest, please reach out to us at sustainablebusiness@stern.nyu.edu.