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Ask the Corporate General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer: Why can’t companies do more on climate?

Sara Adams March 6, 2023

When a companies’ climate strategy connects to the justice and equity elements of its social strategy, impacts to the planet, society, and the business are outsized. To take immediate action around climate change, the markets need to further reward investors and companies for investments in ESG, namely the E and the S. This session will focus on the power of educating companies and investors on the ROI of corporate purpose and a focus on long-term societal needs rather than short-term market demands. The conversation will bring sustainability, investor relations, financial, and legal executives from leading companies together to talk through the false barriers companies put up to prevent further action around climate, and the pitfalls of disconnecting the E and S in ESG.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)


ESG, sustainability, DEI, purpose, corporate responsibility, frameworks, data, equity, justice, planet, business, society, action, climate, investors, ROI, long term, markets, sustainability, investor, finance, legal

Purpose and Desired Outcome

The purpose of the session is to level set where we are and where we need to go in terms of consistent, comparable, and concise forward-looking reporting metrics and KPIs connected to corporate purpose and value. The desired outcome for the session is to put a spotlight on innovative solutions to address societal issues and therefore empower others as they see how “net positive” businesses are making a difference. Through these case studies and frameworks, solutions that benefit the planet and society will be scaled.


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  • Service Providers


  • NameNandika Madgavkar
  • TitleSenior Director
  • OrganizationCECP
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameHeidi Chen
  • TitleExecutive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary; Business Lead of Human Health Diagnostics
  • OrganizationZoetis
  • StatusInvited
  • NameGabrielle Rabinovitch
  • TitleActing Chief Financial Officer and SVP, Investor Relations and Treasurer
  • OrganizationPayPal
  • StatusInvited
  • NameLisa Jackson
  • TitleVice President, Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives
  • OrganizationApple
  • StatusInvited
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