Value Reporting Foundation & World Benchmarking Alliance Policy Co-Lab Two-Part Webinar

The Value Reporting Foundation and World Benchmarking Alliance are pleased to convene a Policy Collective Learning & Action Lab (Co-Lab) focused on corporate sustainability disclosure in the US. Co-Labs are designed to find policy pathways to address critical bottlenecks that unlock transformative contributions by business to sustainability and the SDGs.

Hosted as a two-part series, this Co-Lab will bring together influential investors, public policy or external reporting staff within companies, sustainability leaders from industry bodies and advocacy groups, and policymakers for a Chatham House dialogue that explores the current landscape of sustainability-focused actions taking place in the US and how to best support efforts to encourage mandatory ESG disclosures by companies. Following this discussion, we will convene a follow-up dialogue to explore what these efforts might mean in the context of broader global efforts aimed at harmonization and convergence.

Part 1: Wednesday, June 23 - 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST
Assessing the Landscape and Taking Stock of the Moment

  • Pauliina Murphy, Engagement Director, WBA
  • Paul Druckman, Chair, WBA Supervisory Board and Board Member, Value Reporting Foundation
  • John Fisher, Assistant Director, Financial Markets & Community Investment, Government Accountability Office
  • Jeffrey Hales, Charles T. Zlatkovich Centennial Professor of Accounting, University of Texas at Austin, Chair of the SASB Standards Board
  • Veena Ramani, former Senior Program Director, Capital Market Systems, Ceres
  • Granville Martin, Head of US Policy & Outreach, Value Reporting Foundation
  • Katherine Hand, ESG Strategy & Communications, HP

Part 2: Wednesday, July 14 - 8am PT/ 11am ET / 4pm BST
Balancing Global Alignment and Local Jurisdictional Requirements

  • Tom Dodd, Policy Officer, Non-Financial Reporting, EU Commission
  • Janine Guillot, CEO, Value Reporting Foundation
  • Jonathan Labrey, Chief Policy Officer, Value Reporting Foundation
  • Mark Manning, Technical Specialist, Sustainable Finance & Stewardship, Financial Conduct Authority / IOSCO
  • Granville Martin, Head of US Policy, Value Reporting Foundation
  • Pauliina Murphy, Engagement Director, WBA
  • Ikeda Satoshi, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, FSA Japan
  • Lee White, Executive Director, IFRS Foundation