NAEM Sustainability Solve-Its

Re-Envisioning Your ESG Strategy for 2020 and Beyond

Are you seeking strategies on how to expand or pivot or ESG program to incorporate the issues that 2020 has brought to light? Through a mix of corporate case studies, subject matter expert training and peer-to-peer engagement, get immediate tactics as well as long-term strategies to make your ESG programs resilient and cutting-edge.

Registration for the ESG Solve-It is now closed. Please reach out to with any questions.

Thursday, Aug. 6: Kick-Off
2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
In this opening session, meet the facilitators and your fellow Solve-It group members, as well as get homework to get you started on your journey.

    Wednesday, Aug. 19: Overview to Drivers of the New Corporate Sustainability Agenda
    2:00 - 4:30 pm ET
    Take a deep dive into what is driving the new priorities on the corporate sustainability agenda and hear from sustainability leaders and how they are responding to these drivers.

    • Presentation: How to Incorporate Key Events & Issues of 2020 Into Your Corporate ESG/Sustainability Priorities & Programs
      • Key events and issues that should be considered when reassessing or updating ESG/sustainability strategy
      • How the events are impacting the corporate ESG/sustainability agenda
      • Case studies of how companies have taken steps to incorporate these issues and events into their strategy
    • Corporate Leaders’ Panel Discussion: Managing the Impacts of the Pandemic on Sustainability & ESG Work
      • How corporate sustainability leaders have been coping with the events of 2020
      • Strategies of how to keep sustainability programs on track amid business interruptions and/or resource constraints
      • In light of the pandemic, what sustainability initiatives have risen to the top of the priority list

    Wednesday, Aug. 26: Peer-to-Peer Advising
    2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
    Get a dedicated focus on your individual challenges from your peers, and share your insights to guide others towards a solution.

    • Listen to fellow members and understand the challenges they face around shifting ESG/sustainability priorities
    • Give best practices or insights to fellow members to help them manage challenges
    • Receive advice from fellow members to address specific challenges 

    Wednesday, Sept. 2: Action Plan
    2:00 - 3:30 pm ET

    • Expert Advice on Evolving Your ESG Strategy to Meet the Events of 2020
      • Understand how ESG Raters/Rankers, Investors & Analysts are now viewing issues central to this year
      • Explore any new metrics, practices or policies that are now being considered when evaluating companies’ ESG performance
      • Network with the panel of experts to develop a more holistic picture to apply to your own ESG strategy 
    • Facilitated Reflection Discussion
      • Share biggest takeaways from the Solve-It experience
      • Discuss how the series has contributed to their corporate programs or goals
      • Establish goals or intention of next steps now that the series has concluded
    • Celebration & Networking Activity: Members will celebrate the conclusion and completion of the Solve-It series by participating in a networking activity.
    Starting Now: Your Personal Sustainability Network
    Make plans to stay connected with your new network of sustainability leaders.


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