ESG Integration Forum – Winter

Thursday, November 30, 2023

etc.venues 360 Madison Avenue, New York


The rise of the ‘anti-ESG’ movement is gaining momentum in certain circles of the capital markets. Meanwhile, there is increased emphasis on the role of companies in delivering a smooth and ‘just’ energy transition.

ESG appears to be at a crossroads, and understanding the changing expectations of stakeholders will be critical for listed companies in 2023.

To help IR, governance and sustainability teams at public companies understand expectations for ESG reporting and communications in today’s environment, Corporate Secretary and IR Magazine will host the ESG Integration Forum – Winter 2023. View the agenda and speaker sections below to see what you can expect.

Holders of the NIRI IRC® credential can earn up to 4 professional development units (PDUs) per day. IRC-credentialed speakers may also earn PDUs. More information is available at

Agenda: 2023

  • 08:15 AM
    Registration opens

  • 08:55 AM
    Welcome address

  • 09:00 AM
    ESG outlook for 2024: A new sense of urgency

    To set the scene for the day we’ll begin by bringing the conversation on ESG up to date. How have global priorities changed around ESG, and how can companies drive the sustainability agenda in 2024 to ensure the long-term survival of the business.

    Jenifer Motles, chief sustainability officer, PMI

  • 09:30 AM
    Preparing for next year's proxy season

    Despite lower majority support among shareholders, the 2023 proxy season set a new record for the number of ESG proposals. In this panel we will analyze the trends from this year’s proxy, track how market sentiment is changing with regards to ESG issues and discuss how to apply the lessons learned from 2023 in 2024.

  • 10:15 AM
    Regulatory update: Responding to the SEC climate proposals

    This October saw the announcement of the SEC’s long-anticipated Climate Related Disclosure requirements. Here our speakers will unpack what is included, how companies should respond, and – crucially – what happens next. We will also touch on how the proposals align and conflict with other international standards. 

  • 11:30 AM
    Reframe your messaging: Communicating ESG through the fatigue

    Is ESG facing an identity crisis? Market uncertainty, inconsistent reporting and rolled back commitments have left many feeling disillusioned with the ESG movement. Here our speakers will discuss how rethink how you tell your ESG story, refocus on sustainable issues that are material to your business and drive long-term value for shareholders.

  • 12:15 PM
    ESG and AI: Tools and technologies to improve your ESG performance

    AI is disrupting nearly every aspect of business, from operations to communications and governance. But, as with any transformational process, there are range of new limitations and risks to account for. In this panel we will discuss how AI tools can help inform which ESG issues are material to your business, improve efficiencies in collecting and managing data, and optimize your reporting and disclosures process. 

  • 13:00 PM

  • 14:00 PM
    Respond to new expectations around ESG governance

    Following the SEC’s announcement, climate reporting is now a mandatory – rather than an expected – process. This news has substantial implications for boards and their oversight of ESG risks and opportunities. In this panel we’ll look in detail at how to support your board manage this transition, and how to establish a governance structure that reflects evolving stakeholder expectations.

  • 14:45 PM
    Executing an impactful ESG investor day

    An ESG investor days is a great opportunity to provide a much deeper view into the company’s ESG strategy, report on performance, and better understand investor expectations. In this panel, we’ll share case studies into successful ESG investor days, when and how to run one, who to have involved, and how to set a clear message from the start.

  • 15:30 PM
    Champagne roundtables

    Help yourself to a glass of bubbly and discuss the topic with your peers in a highly interactive roundtable discussion. 

    Roundtable topics 

    • Human capital management in 2024: Which issues are front of mind for stakeholders? 
    • Navigating the evolving ratings agency landscape and setting yourself up for success 
    • Preparing for a rise in shareholder activism and responding effectively to activists  
    • Ask the investor: Discuss the buy-side’s ESG priorities in 2023 
  • 16:15 PM
    Closing remarks and end of conference

Speakers: 2022

To inquire about speaking opportunities, contact [email protected] or +44 20 8004 4818

What our attendees say

"The speakers were very knowledgeable on the topics that they were discussing."

The Home Depot

"I thought the roundtables were incredible, as it provided a more natural opportunity to network."


"The sessions were moderated very well with a quick pace. The panellists were well prepared and provided relevant insights."

Murphy Oil Corporation

"Great venue and food, very competent IR team enabling everything to flow. Great content and SME's speaking. Well done!"


"The guests and content are fantastic. Really appreciate all the work that goes into getting these sessions together. Thank you."

Nano One Materials

Who attends our event

Our attendees are leading governance, IR and sustainability practitioners with an established track record and strategic role within their company.

Below is a sample of some of our past attendees:

Company Job title Company Job title
Farmland Partners CFO ViacomCBS ESG specialist
PotlatchDeltic CFO Hewlett Packard Enterprise ESG strategy and operations
Array Technologies CMO, head of ESG Bristol-Myers Squibb Global head, sustainability strategy & operations
United States Steel Corporate counsel Vistra IR and sustainability director
Nano One Materials Corporate secretary & director of sustainability The Water Council President & CEO
KEB Hana Bank Canada Corporate secretary and governance officer Duke Realty Senior corporate responsibility and brand manager
McDonalds Corporation Corporate VP and associate general counsel The Kroger Senior Director, ESG
Easterly Government Properties Director of Sustainability Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior director, investor relations
Micron Technology Director of sustainability MEG Energy Senior sustainability advisor
Unitil Director of sustainability & shared services Sprouts Farmers Market Sustainability manager
South Jersey Industries Director, ESG Capstone Mining SVP, risk, ESG and corporate secretary
Coeur Mining Director, ESG, Community & government relations Whitestone REIT Vice president, corporate communications
IAC Director, finance and IR Exterran Corp Vice president, finance
AMN Healthcare Services Director, investor relations & strategy The Estee Lauder Companies VP, global corporate citizenship & sustainability
Ideanomics Director, Sustainability Modern West Advisory VP, ESG & sustainable business practice
Murphy Oil Corporation Director, sustainability MetaBank VP, ESG and DEI
Adtalem Global Education Director, sustainability & government relations OGI VP, investor relations
DaVita ESG director Columbia Banking System VP, investor relations, ESG


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Become a partner

Why partner with us?

The ESG Integration Forum – Winter brings together some of the most influential people in the IR, governance and sustainability communities.

The event offers an effective approach to targeting clients when they are exploring how they can improve their ESG engagement and communication practice. Through our unrivalled knowledge of the subject matters and commitment to in-depth agenda research, our events are guaranteed to attract a qualified audience.

The unique buzz we create at our events makes them multi-faceted and highly interactive with great engagement in particular with decision-makers at listed companies. This allows our partners to have meaningful conversations with corporates who are deciding which parts of their ESG program to invest in, which service providers to engage and which consultants to retain. By partnering with us on an event, you can generate leads, showcase your thought leadership and position yourselves as the partner of choice.

We’d love to have a chat with you about how you can get in front of a truly engaged and motivated audience at the ESG Integration Forum – Winter. Get in touch with Ian Richman or call on +1 212 430 6895.



We will be hosting the event at:

360 Madison Avenue
New York
NY 10017

Click here to view the directions to the venue.

IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary have arranged preferential rates for attendees at nearby hotels. View the hotels and rates by clicking here.

Book your place

Click on the button below to book your ticket.

The early bird rate expires on Friday, November 3, 2023. After this date, the corporate price will increase to the standard rate of $295 and the service provider rate will increase to $595.

The corporate rate is reserved for in-house IR or communications professionals, employed directly by a corporation listed on a public stock exchange ONLY.

If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Williams at [email protected] or +44 208 090 2156.

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