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What are the Hot Topics for the Global Board Agenda in 2019?

1-hour Interactive Webinar on January 16th, 2019
8 am PST, 11 am EST, 4 pm GMT, 5 pm CET, 7 pm AST & 9:30 pm IST

What are the hot topics for the global board agenda?
Helle Bank Jorgensen is invited to speak at the Hot Topics for Global Boards Conference at the Singapore Stock Exchange at the beginning of January. In this webinar, Mrs Bank Jorgensen will be sharing her remarks on stewardship and sustainability from the conference as well as views and insights from other global executives.

Report Back from the World Economic Forum

1-hour Interactive Webinar on February 13, 2019
8 am PST, 11 am EST, 4 pm GMT, 5 pm CET, 7 pm AST & 9:30 pm IST

In this webinar, we will be reporting back on our observations and discussions during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. We will look at how the future of corporate governance is shaping up and who seems to be leading the agenda.

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Have You Successfully Engaged Your Board, Customers, and Investors on the SDGs, Climate, and ESG?

SDGs and ESG

40-minute Interactive Webinar on December 10th, 2018
8 am PST, 11 am EST, 4 pm GMT, 5 pm CET, 7 pm AST & 9:30 pm IST

Novozymes, the world leader in biological solutions, and Cornerstone Capital have successfully managed to engage boards, customers and investors on the SDGs, climate, and ESG resulting in value creation for both shareholders and stakeholders.

How did they do that? Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Global Sustainability and Public Affairs, Novozymes, Erika Karp, Founder and CEO, Cornerstone Capital Inc., and Helle Bank Jorgensen, Founder and CEO, Competent Boards will share their insight on how to have a powerful and valuable engagement strategy with the board, customers, and investors on SDGs, climate, and ESG.

Erika Karp – Founder and CEO, Cornerstone Capital Inc.

Erika Karp is Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc. Cornerstone was created to catalyze the flow of capital toward a more regenerative and inclusive global economy. The firm seeks to optimize investment performance together with social impact through rigorous research that systematically integrates Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into portfolio design. In seeking positive societal impact at scale, Cornerstone offers investment advisory and capital markets advisory services, underpinned by rigorous research.

Prior to launching Cornerstone, Erika was Managing Director and Head of Global Sector Research at UBS Investment Bank, where she chaired the UBS Global Investment Review Committee and managed a global team of analysts and strategists. Erika served on the UBS Securities Research Executive Committee and the Environmental and Human Rights Committee of the UBS Group Executive Board. While at UBS, Erika created and drove key branded global investment research products including the UBS Q-Series®, the Global I/O®, Global Signals™ and the weekly “UBS Global Portfolio Manager’s Spotlight”.

Erika is a founding Board member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), an Ambassador for the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC,), a member of CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative Advisory Council, and an advisor to the Omidyar Network’s Know the Chain initiative. Erika was a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital and an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Market-Based Approaches Track initiative. She also sat on the Program Design Advisory Council for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program on Innovating for Sustainability. Erika speaks at events including those of the OECD, the UN Global Compact and PRI, Oxford University, The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing, Ceres, The Aspen Institute, and the White House. She holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School.

Erika presents and writes extensively on topics including sustainable investing and finance, corporate strategy and business models, transparency and excellence in the areas of Environmental, Social and Governance performance, and employee engagement/diversity in the workplace. Her work has been featured by Bloomberg Businessweek, Euromoney, the Financial Times, Investor Relations Magazine, The Guardian, and Forbes. For driving collaboration across the capital markets, she has been named among the nation’s “Top 50 Women in Wealth” by AdvisorOne; one of the “Purpose Economy 100,” the “Good 100” and one of 50 “Conscious Capitalists” who are “Transforming Wall Street”.

Claus Stig Pedersen – Head of Global Sustainability and Public Affairs, EMEA, Novozymes and UN SDG Pioneer

Throughout his career, Claus Stig Pedersen has been driven by the vision of combining “good for the world” with “good for business”. Through his employment at Novozymes, a global sustainability leader, he lives that vision every day.

As Head of Global Sustainability & Public Affairs, EMEA for Novozymes, Claus sets the company’s global strategic direction for its sustainability goals and engagements and ensures good relations with the company’s government, public and NGO stakeholders across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also helps the company’s customers and partners understand how to make their businesses more sustainable through the use of Novozymes’ products.

Claus has been professionally engaged in sustainability for more than 25 years. In 2016 he was named as one of ten Sustainable Development Goals Pioneers by the United Nations. He also helped pioneer the development of lifecycle assessment (LCA) methodologies and sustainability concepts for business.

Claus is currently Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and he represents Novozymes in the UN Global Compact LEAD initiative. Claus serves on the boards of Global Compact Denmark, Worlds Best News, Chora Connection and the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) foundation. Claus serves on the Sustainability Council for Ingersoll Rand and the Advisory Board for Sustainable Brands. He previously served on sustainability boards and councils for Walmart and Procter & Gamble.

Before joining Novozymes, Claus was leading the Global Sustainability and Quality activities of the Hartmann Packaging Group.

Claus holds an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Sustainability Management and he is appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Aalborg.

Helle Bank Jorgensen - Founder and CEO, Competent Boards

Helle is the creator of the world’s first Green Account as well as the world’s first Integrated Report, the first holistic supply chain program, and the principal organizer for the CEO/Investor-network for Business Ethics and Non-Financial Reporting. She has led the CDP-report of the S&P 500, the Improvement of DJSI ranking and investor communication for global companies and has worked on Natural Capital Accounting for IFC/World Bank. In 2015, Helle became the first in North America to have received the Certificate of Achievement and passed the GRI G4 Exam.

She serves on His Royal Highness Prince of Wales A4S Global Expert Panel, the Canadian W20 Delegation, the Cornerstone Capital Global Advisory Council, the Board of Danish Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Future-Fit Business Benchmark Release Council.

She has worked with hundreds of world-leading companies and is a regular keynote speaker, and the author of many thought-leading articles and books about sustainability, climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals, gender equality, and the roles and responsibilities of board members and investors.

Until recently, she was the Chair of Datamaran, a UK based technology startup, and for several years she served on the Board of European Policy Centre (EPC), as Chair of European Sustainability Reporting Association (ESRA), at the Board of CSR Europe, Board of American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), Sustainability Advisory Panel of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Sustainability Policy Group of Institute of European Accountants (FEE) International associate of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), and as Member of the Council for International Development Cooperation (DANIDA). She is also a Board Facilitator for the UN Global Compact Board Program.


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CEO, Paul Polman, Chair, Annette Verschuren, Chair, Jim Hagemann Snabe, Former CIO, Bjarne Graven Larsen, CEO, Torben Möger Pedersen, Managing Partner, Kevin Coon, CEO, Peter Damgaard Jensen, Chair, Michael Treschow and more.