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Friday, February 04, 2011
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sustainability as a Strategic Initiative: Establishing and Monitoring Sustainability Programs

As part of an ongoing webinar series, the US Business Council for Sustainable Development, with partners Markit and BrownFlynn Learning, is pleased to bring you a unique, FREE webinar on the rising importance of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting and management, establishing sustainability as a Business Enterprise strategic initiative and monitoring the effectiveness of sustainability programs using an external benchmarking lens.

Learn from industry experts on:

  • Trends in stakeholder expectations of ESG reporting.
  • The most widely adopted framework for ESG reporting, the Global Reporting Initiative.
  • Using reporting and bencmarking to establish sustainability as an enterprise-wide strategic initiative.
  • How to measure the effectiveness of collaboration and benchmarking performance.
  • How firms benchmark their internal performance to competitors and stakeholders.
  • The benchmarking process, common challenges and data requirements.
  • Common environmental performance management challenges.
  • Lessons learned and best practices regarding internal organization, program structure, and executive oversight.


Moderator: Jonathan Pressman Vice President Markit

Featured panelists include:
  • Marina Goche, Director of Strategic Product Development, Markit
  • David Walker, Director of Environmental Sustainability, PepsiCo
  • Mike Wallace, Director of Focal Point USA, Global Reporting Initiative


  • Continuing our commitment to share knowledge and best practices around sustainability, this webinar will build on our previous webinar on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and will include information relevant to all companies wishing to address sustainability challenges. We hope that you can join us.

    Space is limited.Reserve your Webinar seat now at:www1.gotomeeting.com/register/209764440 After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

    As part of an ongoing webinar series, the US Business Council for Sustainable Development, with partners Markit and BrownFlynn Learning, is pleased to bring you a unique, FREE webinar on the rising importance of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting and management, establishing sustainability as a Business Enterprise strategic initiative and monitoring the effectiveness of sustainability programs using an external benchmarking lens. Learn from industry experts on:
    • Trends in stakeholder expectations of ESG reporting.
    • The most widely adopted framework for ESG reporting, the Global Reporting Initiative.
    • Using reporting and bencmarking to establish sustainability as an enterprise-wide strategic initiative.
    • How to measure the effectiveness of collaboration and benchmarking performance.
    • How firms benchmark their internal performance to competitors and stakeholders.
    • The benchmarking process, common challenges and data requirements.
    • Common environmental performance management challenges.
    • Lessons learned and best practices regarding internal organization, program structure, and executive oversight.
    Moderator: Jonathan Pressman Vice President Markit Featured panelists include:
  • Marina Goche, Director of Strategic Product Development, Markit
  • David Walker, Director of Environmental Sustainability, PepsiCo
  • Mike Wallace, Director of Focal Point USA, Global Reporting Initiative
  • Continuing our commitment to share knowledge and best practices around sustainability, this webinar will build on our previous webinar on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and will include information relevant to all companies wishing to address sustainability challenges. We hope that you can join us. Space is limited.Reserve your Webinar seat now at:www1.gotomeeting.com/register/209764440 After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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