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Kaelyn Barron
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Modern Governance Summit 2023: How ESG teams can pave the way for sustainable growth

August 4, 2023
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Get ready for Modern Governance Summit 2023! We are thrilled to announce the eagerly anticipated agenda for this year's event in Orlando, Florida, September 13-15, featuring a series of engaging sessions tailored specifically for ESG and sustainability teams.

As the premier gathering for GRC industry leaders and innovators, this year's summit will equip ESG leaders with the expertise to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape.

Attendees can expect a comprehensive and enriching experience ranging from practical product training to exclusive insights into how your peers use Diligent to drive sustainable growth, comply with emerging regulations and meet their organization’s goals.

We wanted to give you a sneak peek into some of the sessions specially curated for ESG teams, so you can see why Modern Governance Summit 2023 promises to be a transformative event that will leave a lasting impact on your organization.

ESG & the SEC: Disclosure bootcamp

Thursday, September 14, 10:30 am ‐ 12:20 am

Led by: Evan Harvey, Managing Director, Deloitte; Kristen Sullivan, Partner, Deloitte; Kate Wiese, Senior Manager, ESG & Sustainability, Deloitte; Joanna Ziegelbauer, Audit & Assurance Senior Manager, Deloitte

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed climate disclosure rules – for both issuers and investors – have the potential to permanently alter corporate reporting in the United States.

Why should companies – both public and private – prepare now for this shift? How is climate data measured, managed, disclosed, and integrated into corporate strategy? What are the risks, rewards, and impacts that will likely play out?

This session will address these questions and offer participants practical insights into how they can better prepare for this coming era of climate disclosure.

ESG & financial results: The impact of ESG in Latin American companies (Spanish session)

Thursday, September 14, 10:30 am ‐ 11:20 pm

Moderated by: Ricardo Moreno, SVP Global Partnership and CRO of Latin America, Diligent

With: Rocio Canal, Partner, Deloitte Mexico; Paulo Zanardi, Partner, GSS Carbon

As ESG continues to evolve, companies in Latin America are turning ESG into a competitive advantage. During this session, we will discuss how ESG correlates to financial results and explore the key strategies used by winning companies.

ESG & governance: Power your program with collaboration

Thursday, September 14, 1:50 pm ‐ 2:45 pm

Moderated by: Amanda Carty, SVP and General Manager, Diligent ESG, Diligent

With: Patrick Gibbons, Partner, Orizontas; Renee Murphy, Former Forrester Analyst; Dr. Sudheendra Putty, Associate VP & Company Secretary, Cyient Limited; Lorenzo Saa, Chief Sustainability Officer, Clarity AI

At the heart of any good sustainability program is governance. This panel discussion will explore governance’s role in standing up an effective sustainability practice at your organization. How should corporate governance professionals help support the program and ensure board-level oversight?

ESG disclosures: Implications for audit, legal & risk practitioners

Friday, September 15, 10:00 am ‐ 10:50 am

Moderated by: Tricia Murphy, Senior Director – ESG, Diligent

With: David Metcalfe, CEO, Verdantix

Whether it comes from investors, customers or regulators, demand for more comprehensive disclosures on environmental, social and governance issues is surging. The reputational and financial risks of publishing inconsistent, inaccurate or misleading information are also ramping up. Join this session to craft your 2024 action plan by learning about the implications of ESG disclosures for audit, legal and risk professionals across education, corporate and government sectors.

ESG & audit: Is your ESG program audit-ready?

Friday, September 15, 11:00 am ‐ 11:50 am

Led by: Joyce Cacho, CEO & President, Adinura Advisory Services, Inc.; Eyad Abotteen, Diligent

Nonfinancial disclosures are becoming just as important as financial disclosures, with their quality and accuracy requiring similar levels of oversight. In this session, we take a look at how to ensure your climate disclosures are audit-ready.

How to register for Modern Governance Summit 2023

If you haven’t already, now is a great time to book your ticket to join us at Modern Governance Summit 2023. We can't wait to see you there! Register here.


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