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Join Us For The Convergence of Purpose, Planet, and Profit Summit Summit

Corporate sustainability and responsibility have moved to the top of organizations’ lists of priorities. Across the globe, companies are rapidly expanding their efforts to operate and grow in a sustainable and responsible way.

But with this comes significant questions: What are the most effective ways to expand responsibility and sustainability efforts in a reliable, risk averse fashion? Is there an element of ESG that is more important than another? How does taking a siloed approach to ESG help or hurt an organization?

By taking a holistic, blended approach to corporate sustainability and responsibility, organizations can elevate their impact and integrate practices that prioritize purpose, the planet, and profit into their operations.

Join the Exec Club, Edelman, and Northern Trust on October 18th for The Convergence of Purpose, Planet, and Profit Summit to connect with leaders who are paving the way blending purpose driven work with sustainability efforts and profit.

Members: Complimentary
Member Guests: $75
Non-Members: $150

Opening Session

Integrating sustainability work with corporate social responsibility is crucial for achieving optimal impact in addressing societal and environmental challenges. By aligning these initiatives, companies can leverage their resources effectively and create a more holistic approach to our world’s most pressing issues.

Unifying sustainability and social impact initiatives, organizations can foster transparency and accountability and demonstrate a genuine commitment to stakeholders, customers, and communities. Through an integrated approach, organizations can drive positive social and environmental outcomes while promoting long-term business success.

Seth Green

Dean, Graham School Of Continuing Liberal And Professional Studies, University of Chicago

Inclusive Growth and Sustainability

Economic development and thriving organizations do not have to come at the expense of social equity and a sustainable future. By committing to inclusive growth, organizations can grow their business while providing economic opportunity and fighting for environmental justice.

From supplier diversity and sustainable procurement to community partnerships and transparent reporting, organizations can foster social inclusion, equal opportunity, and sustainable development for all.

What does this look like in practice? How can organizations ensure that sustainability is a key part of their efforts towards inclusive growth? Why do organizations need to consider environmental justice when it comes to inclusive growth? How should organizations of all sizes make inclusive growth a priority?

Sylvia Ewig

Principal Director, Strategic Partnerships and Communication

Shannon Roberts

Principal, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY

Desiree Vargas Wrigley

Chief Innovation Officer, P33

Reporting and Scoring

ESG reporting has experienced significant growth and adoption globally, with an increasing number of companies recognizing its importance in disclosing their environmental, social, and governance performance.

Regulators and investors are also paying closer attention to ESG metrics, leading to more standardized reporting frameworks and guidelines. Organizations can also go beyond measuring and reporting their outcomes through ESG scoring, an essential, powerful tool for companies to utilize and boost their impact.

A favorable ESG score enhances a company’s reputation, attracts socially conscious investors and customers who prioritize sustainability, and enables benchmarking against industry peers for competitive analysis.

How can organizations ensure their reporting and scoring give a full picture of their ESG work? What are the best methods for measuring and reporting on the social impact elements of ESG work? How can practitioners expect ESG scoring to shift in the years to come?

John Edelman

Managing Director, Global Engagement and Corporate Responsibility, Edelman

Peter P. Tomczak

Partner, Baker McKenzie

Jonathan Weatherly

ESG Global Products Leader, WTW

Lauren Densham, Moderator

Head of ESG & Impact, Energize Capital

Closing Session

Throughout their corporate responsibility and sustainability journeys, companies must consider how their efforts may influence profit.

To meet clients’ demands for sustainable, socially responsible practices and shareholders’ expectations for value maximization, organizations must strike a delicate balance when blending purpose with profit. Successfully achieving this equilibrium holds the key to not only meeting diverse stakeholder expectations, but also thriving in an evolving landscape.

Is caring for profit, the planet, and community all at once an attainable goal? How does the ever-changing political environment and an organizations client stewardship efforts affect its profits? What are the tools needed to maximize both profit and impact?

Ameena Majid

Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

Priya Parrish

Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Impact Engine

The Convergence of Purpose, Planet, and Profit Summit Sponsors

The Convergence of Purpose, Planet, and Profit Summit Co-Chairs

John Edelman

Managing Director, Global Engagement and Corporate Responsibility, Edelman

Kim Evans

Head of Corporate Sustainability, Inclusion and Social Impact, Northern Trust