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Fall 2023 Sustainable Business Forum

October 26, 2023
The Investor Sustainability Interface: Challenges and Opportunities

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Join us for our flagship event, the Sustainable Business Forum, where we curate and host cross sector conversations that generate visionary sustainable business solutions.
Overcome the politicization of ESG to reveal opportunities for your business and your investors by measuring and assessing  what is material to the company’s bottom line, what your investors really want, and what will motivate company leadership. Get beyond simply worrying about reporting demands and compliance and move to understanding sustainable business challenges through systems thinking and de-risk yourself for our uncertain reporting future.  

Table of Contents

  1. Agenda
  2. Recommended Reading
  3. Getting Here


Download the current agenda draft here.

Academic Keynote

Khrystyna Bochkay, Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Miami

The Voice of the Investor

Hear from a variety of investors as they answer the question: How does ESG affect your views of a company and your actions?

Liam Badger, VP of Portfolio Management, Socially Responsible Investment Portfolio Pitt

Rob Steiner, Co-Head, Social Investing & Senior VP Fixed Income Sales, BNY Mellon

Moderator, Cassandra Yaeger, ESG Program Lead, Ansys 

Industry Keynote

Neil Stewart, Director of Corporate Outreach, IFRS Foundation

ESG Report Show and Tell

Businesses present their ESG or Sustainability report to understand how shaping data into a narrative impacts investor communications.

Brenda Petrilena, Director, Global Decarbonization & Program Management, US Steel

Ann Sokalski, Sustainability Director, World Group

Moderator, Jessica H. Moore, Financial Analyst, Investor Relations, Consol Energy


Alexa Walls, ESG Trust Solutions Practice and Global Asset & Wealth Management, PwC

Recommended Reading

Getting Here 

All events will be held at University Club at 123 University Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Parking details will be shared shortly. We encourage using more sustainable transportation forms like Pittsburgh Regional Transit busses, walking, or biking with your own bike or Pogoh bike sharing!