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2017 Sustainability Management Conference - Sustainable Development Goals in Action - Sustainability Strategy: the Investor Perspective

2017 Sustainability Management Conference - Sustainable Development Goals in Action

Wednesday August 2, 2017
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (CDT)

2017 Sustainability Management Conference - Sustainability Strategy: the Investor Perspective

Wednesday August 2, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (CDT)

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Sustainable Development Goals in Action - 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m (CDT)
The keynote speaker will describe why and how the SDGs are relevant to corporate sustainability programs, what they are seeing in terms of corporate progress/ contribution/benefits and how participants can easily engage with the SDG platform. The speaker will also discuss the general benefits for companies to work within frameworks such as the SDGs.


  • Katherine Pickus, Head of Global Citizenship; Abbott
  • Steve Rochlin, Co-CEO; IO Sustainability LLC

Sustainability Strategy: the Investor Perspective - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m (CDT)
In this session, panelists will discuss how investors understand and gauge corporate performance in areas such as waste, water, and energy and how leading edge companies are responding. Speakers will provide examples on how risk management, divestment, shareholder proxies, credit ratings, and green bonds/green investment opportunities are impacting corporate sustainability strategy in specific ways. Speakers will also provide insights on how sustainability and EHS professionals can build relationships with Investor Relations and CFO to better integrate sustainability.


  • Anne Munaretto, Manager, Sustainability Services; Ernst & Young
  • Stephanie Saghy, Vice President, Investment Specialist; J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Stu Dalheim, Vice President, Shareholder Advocacy; Calvert

Moderated by: Katie Schmitz Eulitt, Strategic Advisor Stakeholder Outreach; SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board)

Speaker Bios

Katherine Pickus

Katherine Pickus

Katherine Pickus is divisional vice president, Sustainability Insights and Outreach at Abbott, overseeing the global healthcare company’s sustainability initiatives and reporting. Working together with Abbott business leaders, Katherine oversees efforts to maximize the positive impact of Abbott's business in helping people build better lives and stronger communities, while strengthening our business through shared value and reducing our impact on the environment.
Prior to joining Abbott, Katherine served as the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs to the Vice President of the United States, focused on advancing development and U.S. relations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Katherine began her career at the U.S. Department of State, working with the private sector to advance democratic institution-building programs worldwide. In 1993, she was selected by the United Nations to serve as an election monitor for the first-ever democratic elections held in the Republic of South Africa.

Katherine is a member of the Southeast Asia Advisory Committee at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, where she also served as a member of the Executive Council on Development. In addition, she serves as a member of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council, which focuses on advancing the status of women in Afghanistan. Katherine speaks extensively at conferences and events focused on sustainability, shared value, corporate responsibility, and global health and development.

Steve Rochlin

Steve Rochlin

Steve Rochlin is co-Founder and co-CEO of IO Sustainability. IO (Impacts and Outcomes for Sustainable Development) identifies strategic solutions for private, public, and civil sector organizations that maximize economic, social, and environmental value for the long-term.

Steve has over 20 years of experience in sustainability and corporate responsibility (S&CR). He has advised leading companies across a wide variety of industry sectors on how to improve sustainability performance in a way that drives competitive success. Steve is co-author of two books on S&CR: Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship and Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets. He is the lead author of the landmark research report: Project ROI – Defining the Competitive and Financial Advantages of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, which was described by Forbes as a “Godsend” for the profession.

He has been a senior executive at two leading S&CR organizations. For AccountAbility he served as the Director of Global Advisory Services and a member of the Board of Directors. For the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Steve served as the Director of Research and Development. Under his leadership both organizations demonstrated growth in revenues, reputation, and international presence.

Steve obtained his MPP from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and his A.B. from Brown University.

Anne Munaretto

Anne Munaretto

Anne is a manager in Ernst & Young LLP’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice based in Chicago. Anne has more than seven years of experience working with global public and private companies to measure and manage environmental, social and governance risks, opportunities and impacts. Prior to joining the Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice, she joined the firm in 2009 in the Risk Advisory practice, bringing with her experiences in internal auditing, financial auditing and assessments of controls.

Anne been working for the past two years on a project with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) to understand and address concerns that sustainability issues are not being adequately incorporated into a business’s risk management, decision making processes and investor disclosures. Additionally, Anne leads a variety of other client projects, ranging from assessing environmental, health and safety risks in the global supply chain to measuring companies’ societal impacts.

Anne holds a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in Illinois.

Stu Dalheim

Stu Dalheim

Mr. Dalheim leads Calvert's shareholder advocacy program, which seeks to improve corporate environmental, social and governance performance through direct dialogue, standard-setting exercises and partnerships, and public policy. Mr. Dalheim has focused on corporate governance, transparency and environmental issues and works with policy makers and regulators to advance the interests of sustainable and responsible investors. He serves on the board of Bethesda Green, the UNEP FI Investment Commission Board and is a member of the Corporate Governance Advisory Council of the Council of Institutional Investors.

Mr. Dalheim earned a BA in philosophy from Wesleyan University and is a LEED accredited professional.

Katie Schmitz Eulitt

Katie Schmitz Eulitt

Katie Schmitz Eulitt has been exploring and making the business case for sustainable development for over 15 years. Her industry experience is wide-ranging and includes: finance; oil and gas; electric power; renewable energy; fine arts, and; public relations. She has lived and worked in 9 countries on 4 continents. Katie earned her B.A. in Japanese at UC Berkeley, an MBA from Institut Européen d‘Administration des Affaires (INSEAD, France), and a certificate in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School. Katie is a board member of the Orange County Sustainability Collaborative. Her children and husband teach her some of life's greatest lessons.

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