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Roundtable Lunches

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Ensemble, Floor 2

Roundtable Lunches are interactive lunch discussions, moderated by an expert or thought leader, held at roundtables of up to 10 participants. These are freeform discussions, so bring your own challenges, questions, and ideas to talk through and get to know your fellow conference participants. All roundtable lunches are first-come, first-served. Below are the roundtable lunches being held at this time.


Biodiversity, Business and Resilience: Building a Nature-Positive Society - Table Host: Emilio Tenuta, Ecolab


Sustainable Debt KPIs and Impact Metrics: Best Practices and Common Challenges - Table Hosts: Alexis Brana & Jessica Cheng, Citi


Finance as a Force of Nature: Utilizing Carbon as a New Asset Class - Table Hosts: Olivia Albrecht & Matt Tetreau & Michelle Parra-Guedez, Aspiration


Roadmapping Net-Zero Finance Targets - Table Host: Cristy House, Schneider Electric


Including Sustainable Forestry in a Net Zero Strategy - Table Host: Mike Strzelecki, Hancock Natural Resource Group


Social at the Core of SWF Investment Strategy: Is S the Key to Successful Generational Investment? - Table Host: Dr. Ana Nacvalovaite, Kellogg College, University of Oxford


Building a Sustainability Strategy for a Bank - Table Host: Samantha Norquist, Forbright Bank

Uncovering ESG insights with Generative AI and Large Language Models - Table Host: Matt Sekol, Microsoft


Collaborative Engagement Focused on Financial Materiality - Table Host: Justin Dutcher, Loomis, Sayles & Company


You’ve Committed to a Net Zero Investment Goal… Now What? - Table Host: Emma Sabiiti, Mass Mutual


How Financial Institutions Can Reduce the Financing Gap Towards Nature-Positivity - Table Host: Sarah Haley, Deloitte


Investors and Industry: Financing Solutions for Sustainability - Table Host: Andrew Kessler, NY Green Bank


Approaches to Measuring Climate Alignment for Industrial Clients and Portfolios - Table Host: Thomas White, RMI


Nature Accounting: The Business Case for Tackling Deforestation - Table Host: Monique Ewerton, CDP


Science-Based Targets for Financial Institutions: Emerging Best Practices - Table Host: Nate Aden


Portfolios Over Companies: When to Say ‘No’ to Alpha - Table Host: Sara Murphy, The Shareholder Commons

Partnering with Universities on ESG Research and Student Programming - Table Host: Witold Henisz, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania

Voting for Nature: Getting to Yes on Biodiversity Proposals - Table Host:  Alex Novarro, GreenBiz Group

How Can We Improve ESG Measurement? - Table Host: Florian Berg, MIT Sloan School of Management

ESG in Credit Ratings  - Table Host:  Stephanie Potter, S&P Global Sustainable1

What's Behind the Anti-ESG Noise?  - Table Host: Sonia Kowal, Zevin Asset Management; Josh Zinner, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Communicating in The Face of Anti-ESG Rhetoric - Table Host:  Mike Hower, Hower Impact

Is the ESG Backlash Anti-capitalist? - Table Host: Molly Wood, Molly Wood Media

Strategizing an End Game for the ESG Culture Wars  - Table Host:  Dr. Bob Eccles, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Climate Transition Plans in the Food and Agricultural Sectors - Table Host: Vanessa Wong, Ceres

How to Purchase Carbon with No Budget - Table Host:  Dr. Stephanie Gripne, Impact Finance Center


Decarbonizing Transportation Through Cost Effective Electrification - Table Host: Josh Green, Inspiration Mobility; Cindy Drucker, Inspiration Mobility


Developing and Implementing Portfolio Company Engagement Strategies - Table Host: Joaquin Meckler-Pacheco, KKR


Freedom To Invest: Your thoughts on the anti ESG efforts - Table Host: Steven Rothstein, Ceres

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