Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) - 3 Part Series sponsored by UBS Investment Bank

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) issues have become some of the biggest challenges in the 21st century that boards face today. In this 3 part series, we will explore a wide range of ESG issues that stakeholders are expecting from companies from long term profits and sustainability; boards must have the insight, foresight & oversight to ask the right questions of management on complex issues on climate change, ESG, cybersecurity, AI ethics, modern slavery, supply-chain disruptions. While ESG issues can create business risks, they can also create opportunities for innovation, new product and service offerings, new market opportunities, new and cheaper sources of capital, and enhanced competitive advantage and business resiliency.

Focus on the "G" on ESG

Modern Governance and Embracing Stakeholder Capitalism


Events in recent years have prompted directors to ask, "Why is it important for this organization to exist?" And understand the benefits to society that the organization brings. Answering that question requires conflicting interests and differing time horizons for all of the organization's stakeholders. Referring to Peter Dey, the father of corporate governance in Canada, on the 2021 report he has co-authored with Sarah Kaplan on 360º Governance: Where Are The Directors In A World In Crisis? Our experts will explore how corporate governance needs to change, how boards should reconcile different stakeholder demands and how stakeholder capitalism impacts director responsibilities and disclosure.

Agenda

12:00 PM - 12:05 PM
Welcome & Introduction
Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, GCB.D, Founder & CEO, Women Get On Board Inc.
12:05 PM - 12:10 PM
Introduction to Topic & Speakers
12:10 PM - 12:40 PM
Fireside Chat
With Aneliya Crawford & Ivy Lumia
12:40 PM - 12:55 PM
Q&A
12:55 PM - 1:00 PM
Thank you & Wrap-up

Speakers

  • Aneliya Crawford (Managing Director and Americas Head of the ESG Advisory Group at UBS Investment Bank)

    Aneliya Crawford

    Managing Director and Americas Head of the ESG Advisory Group at UBS Investment Bank

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aneliyacrawford/

    Aneliya Crawford is a Managing Director in the UBS Investment Bank and leads UBS’s ESG Advisory Group efforts for the Americas.

    Aneliya was formerly UBS’s Global Head of Activism & Defense. Aneliya has 15+ years of experience in corporate governance, shareholder activism and M&A. She has advised on hundreds of major activism contests and contests for control, including campaigns in the United States, Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia and Latin America.

    Prior to joining UBS Investment Bank, Aneliya was a Partner leading the shareholder activism practice at Schulte Roth & Zabel and was one of the leading attorneys representing activist investors globally. Aneliya received a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law as a Dean's Scholar and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, M.L.A. Aneliya sits on the Advisory Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)- NY chapter, the Board of Advisers of the Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance at NYU School of Law and is a frequent speaker and published author on the topics of contests for corporate control, corporate governance and hostile M&A.

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  • Ivy Lumia (CEO and Founder of BIG | Best in Governance Inc.)

    Ivy Lumia

    CEO and Founder of BIG | Best in Governance Inc.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivylumia/?originalSubdomain=ca

    Ivy Lumia brings over 20 years of corporate governance experience and is most passionate about pushing the envelope for best practices in sustainable governance.

    Ivy is the CEO and Founder of Best in Governance Inc., commonly referred to as BIG, a boutique firm with global reach that specializes in providing modern, sustainable corporate governance and ESG frameworks to transform, elevate and empower international Boards of Directors and their Executive teams.

    Prior to the formation of BIG, Ivy headed the corporate governance departments for a Schedule 1 Canadian Bank, a public U.S. Corporation, two Federal Crown Corporations, and the Governance and National Communications Program for Canada’s Lottery Corporations. Prior to settling in Canada, Ivy managed eight offices internationally and worked with high-profile government leaders to develop humanitarian infrastructure projects to shape corporate and community cultures in developing countries.

    Ivy Lumia is currently the Ontario Chapter Chair for the Governance Professionals of Canada, holds an ESG Global Competent Boards designation (GCB.D), is certified as a Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner, holds an I.B.B.A. with Honours and speak multiple languages. She is an advocate for women, minority, societal and cultural rights, expert cat herder, terrible golfer, Second City alum, and general do-gooder.

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