ESG: Before, During and After the Crisis

Supporters of Environmental, Social and Governance issues (ESG) point to long-termism and say near-term losses in implementing ESG best practices are worth it for the greater good. Production and revenue losses are already bubbling up and will likely continue for months. Will institutional investors give corporations the benefit of the doubt during recovery? Will shareholders demand a return after the crisis stopped trading — more than once? How will other stakeholders be affected if layoffs and furloughs continue?

Thursday, June 4, 2020

2 p.m. EDT 

60 minutes

Speakers: 
Speaker Name: 
Brad Oates
Speaker Title: 
Board member, CIT Group
Speaker Bio: 

Brad Oates once had a distinguished professional football career in the National Football League after a noted athletic career at Brigham Young University (“BYU”) where Brad was a two-time captain of the football team and was named to the 1975 Associated Press All-American team. Brad augmented his off seasons in the NFL by attending law school at BYU’s Law School. He graduated with honors in 1982, and he was awarded the Professional Responsibility Award by the Utah Bar Association. In 1985, Brad began his multi-faceted professional career in Texas, beginning with the banking industry. Brad is currently Chairman of Stone Advisors, LP, a Dallas-based buyout, business advisory, and resolution services firm. Former senior executive positions include: Chairman of NFC Global; Chairman of Universal Hardwood Flooring; Chairman of eBureau; Chairman of RiskWise International; President of LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group; Executive Vice President of Stone Capital; President/COO of Bluebonnet Savings Bank; and SVP/General Counsel of Stockton Savings Bank. Brad holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, and serves as an independent board member at CIT Group (NYSE:CIT). He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance that is associated with the Jindal School of Business at University of Texas – Dallas. He is a former Chairman of the Texas Savings and Community Bankers Association. And, he is a noted lecturer on business ethics and corporate governance.

Speaker Photo: 
Speaker Name: 
Dottie Schindlinger
Speaker Title: 
Executive Director of the Diligent Institute
Speaker Bio: 
Dottie Schindlinger is Executive Director of the Diligent Institute, the think tank and global governance research arm of Diligent Corporation, leading provider of secure corporate board communication and collaboration software used by over 650,000 directors and executives globally. In her role, Dottie provides thought leadership on governance, cybersecurity, and technology topics through presentations to boards and executives dozens of times each year at events around the globe. Her work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and multiple governance and technology publications. She is co-author of the book, Governance in the Digital Age: A Guide for the Modern Corporate Board Director, ©2019, John Wiley & Sons, and she co-hosts the fortnightly show, The Corporate Director Podcast.
 
Dottie brings over twenty years’ experience in governance-related roles, including serving as a director, officer, committee chair, senior executive, governance consultant and trainer for private, public, and nonprofit boards. She was a founding team member of the tech start-up BoardEffect – a board management software provider focused on healthcare and nonprofit boards, acquired by Diligent in late 2016. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Diligent Institute and is the Vice Chair of the Board of the Alice Paul Institute, and she is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar on Corporate Governance. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
 

 

Speaker Photo: 
Speaker Name: 
W. Roy Dunbar
Speaker Title: 
Former Chairman & CEO, Network Solutions, Inc.
Speaker Bio: 

Roy Dunbar is the founder of private companies focused on renewable energy and property development. He served in roles as CEO and chair of Network Solutions between 2008 and 2010. Dunbar was formerly president of Global Technology and Operations at MasterCard. Dunbar joined MasterCard from Eli Lilly where he worked for 14 years, serving as president, Intercontinental Region, and earlier as chief information office (CIO). As president, Intercontinental Region, he oversaw all business operations in the world’s fastest-growing economies, including Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Dunbar served as vice president and CIO from 1999 to 2003 and is credited with having led Eli Lilly to rank as the most innovative user of technology in the pharmaceutical industry. Information Week named him CIO of the Year in 2003. Dunbar is a member of the boards of Humana, Johnson Controls, and SiteOne. Dunbar was named to the NACD Directorship 100 in 2015 and is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

 

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Benefits: 
  • Completely FREE to attend 
  • All participants receive a copy of the webinar materials after the event.
  • All particpants will receive the Directors & Boards newsletter featuring real-time news, analysis and thought leadership on corporate governance  -- all delivered right to your inbox every Monday morning. You may, of course, opt out at any time.
  • Opportunity for questions and feedback
  • Unbiased third-party director education
  • 60 minutes -- maximum value for time
Sponsor: 
Diligent Corporation

Supporters of Environmental, Social and Governance issues (ESG) point to long-termism and say near-term losses in implementing ESG best practices are worth it for the greater good. Production and revenue losses are already bubbling up and will likely continue for months. Will institutional investors give corporations the benefit of the doubt during recovery? Will shareholders demand a return after the crisis stopped trading — more than once? How will other stakeholders be affected if layoffs and furloughs continue?

This webinar will explore:

  • The risks and benefits in pushing ESG forward in the time of recovery
  • How the pandemic will affect the definitions of E, S and G
  • How decisions made during the pandemic will affect ESG planning moving forward

Speakers

Brad Oates

Board member, CIT Group

Brad Oates once had a distinguished professional football career in the National Football League after a noted athletic career at Brigham Young University (“BYU”) where Brad was a two-time captain of the football team and was named to the 1975 Associated Press All-American team. Brad augmented his off seasons in the NFL by attending law school at BYU’s Law School. He graduated with honors in 1982, and he was awarded the Professional Responsibility Award by the Utah Bar Association. In 1985, Brad began his multi-faceted professional career in Texas, beginning with the banking industry. Brad is currently Chairman of Stone Advisors, LP, a Dallas-based buyout, business advisory, and resolution services firm. Former senior executive positions include: Chairman of NFC Global; Chairman of Universal Hardwood Flooring; Chairman of eBureau; Chairman of RiskWise International; President of LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group; Executive Vice President of Stone Capital; President/COO of Bluebonnet Savings Bank; and SVP/General Counsel of Stockton Savings Bank. Brad holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, and serves as an independent board member at CIT Group (NYSE:CIT). He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance that is associated with the Jindal School of Business at University of Texas – Dallas. He is a former Chairman of the Texas Savings and Community Bankers Association. And, he is a noted lecturer on business ethics and corporate governance.

Dottie Schindlinger

Executive Director of the Diligent Institute

Dottie Schindlinger is Executive Director of the Diligent Institute, the think tank and global governance research arm of Diligent Corporation, leading provider of secure corporate board communication and collaboration software used by over 650,000 directors and executives globally. In her role, Dottie provides thought leadership on governance, cybersecurity, and technology topics through presentations to boards and executives dozens of times each year at events around the globe. Her work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and multiple governance and technology publications. She is co-author of the book, Governance in the Digital Age: A Guide for the Modern Corporate Board Director, ©2019, John Wiley & Sons, and she co-hosts the fortnightly show, The Corporate Director Podcast.
 
Dottie brings over twenty years’ experience in governance-related roles, including serving as a director, officer, committee chair, senior executive, governance consultant and trainer for private, public, and nonprofit boards. She was a founding team member of the tech start-up BoardEffect – a board management software provider focused on healthcare and nonprofit boards, acquired by Diligent in late 2016. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Diligent Institute and is the Vice Chair of the Board of the Alice Paul Institute, and she is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar on Corporate Governance. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
 

 

W. Roy Dunbar

Former Chairman & CEO, Network Solutions, Inc.

Roy Dunbar is the founder of private companies focused on renewable energy and property development. He served in roles as CEO and chair of Network Solutions between 2008 and 2010. Dunbar was formerly president of Global Technology and Operations at MasterCard. Dunbar joined MasterCard from Eli Lilly where he worked for 14 years, serving as president, Intercontinental Region, and earlier as chief information office (CIO). As president, Intercontinental Region, he oversaw all business operations in the world’s fastest-growing economies, including Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Dunbar served as vice president and CIO from 1999 to 2003 and is credited with having led Eli Lilly to rank as the most innovative user of technology in the pharmaceutical industry. Information Week named him CIO of the Year in 2003. Dunbar is a member of the boards of Humana, Johnson Controls, and SiteOne. Dunbar was named to the NACD Directorship 100 in 2015 and is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

 


Benefits

  • Completely FREE to attend 
  • All participants receive a copy of the webinar materials after the event.
  • All particpants will receive the Directors & Boards newsletter featuring real-time news, analysis and thought leadership on corporate governance  -- all delivered right to your inbox every Monday morning. You may, of course, opt out at any time.
  • Opportunity for questions and feedback
  • Unbiased third-party director education
  • 60 minutes -- maximum value for time

Sponsor

Diligent Corporation