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 "S" of ESG - Part 2

Social & racial justice is a relatively new topic in the boardroom discussions. An increasingly diverse population and workforce drive changes in fostering equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). A global pandemic, including return-to-office policy, and remote working, has caused a need to focus on human capital management, including employee physical and mental health and safety and human issues within the broader supply chain that supports the organization. Challenges arise in quantifying the impact of the "S" in ESG, determining the breadth and range of social-impact activities material to the business and telling the story. Directors need to manage, measure and disclose social actions and their evolution.


12 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 & Mary Larson
12:40 PM - 12:55 PM
12:55 PM - 1 PM
Thank you & Wrap-up


  • 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


    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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  • Mary Larson (Partner at MNP)

    Mary Larson

    Partner at MNP


    Mary is a Partner in MNP Consulting and leads the Firm’s National Organizational Renewal Practice. Having played global strategic leadership roles as a senior executive for leading international companies and as a partner in top-tier consulting firms, Mary has built a broad set of skills around strategy, sustainability and organizational culture.

    Mary serves as a trusted advisor to CEOs and senior executives in the US, Canada and Europe on strategy, culture, governance, and leadership, and has led culture and organization transformation initiatives in multi-billion-dollar companies and crown corporations.
    She has held senior executive positions with McDonald’s Corporation in the U.S. and Alcan in Canada. She started her career with the Boston Consulting Group in the U.S. and worked in Canada for McKinsey and Co., Oliver Wyman, and A.T. Kearney.
    Her commitment to sustainability over two decades has led to a national leadership role in ESG (Environment, Social and Governance). She currently serves on the Advisory Board for Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research and is the Chair of the Advisory Board of McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies.

    She earned an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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