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Program

The GRI Reporters' Summit: North America brought together sustainability reporting professionals to learn best practices and discover solutions to common reporting challenges. Here you can find out more about this event and view the agenda.
 

 Draft Program

 

​Time                  ​Program item
8:00am-09:00am Registration & Breakfast    
8:30am9:10am
Plenary  Future of GRI Standards
Timothy J. Mohin  CEO, GRI
​09:10am-9:15am ​changeover to parallel sessions
​9:15am–10:30am
Master Class for New Reporters 
Back to Basics Part I
Cora Lee Mooney & Sarah Carrigan – BrownFlynn, an ERM Group Company
Other speakers tbc
Workshop – Catching up on the new Water & Effluents Standards 
Laura Espinach – GRI
Jaclyn Allen 
– Guess Inc.
Other speakers tbc
Workshop – Improving Management Approach Disclosures   
Katja Kriege – GRI
Blair Bateson 
– Ceres
Other speakers tbc
10:30am11:00am
Morning Break
11:00am12:15pm
Master Class for New Reporters 
Back to Basics Part II
Cora Lee Mooney & Sarah Carrigan – BrownFlynn, an ERM Group Company
Other speakers tbc
Workshop – Supply Chain Focus: Forced Labor Risks & Reporting
Katja Kriege – GRI
Kate Dunbar 
– Assent Compliance
Other speakers tbc
Workshop – Investor Focused Reporting
Laura Nelson – ​Antea Group
Bob Laux – IIRC
Sonal Dalal 
– SASB
Other speakers tbc
12:15pm1:45pm

12:50pm–1:30pm
Lunch

Plenary 
– Supply Chain Engagement & Reporting
Daniel Vargas 
– Head Country Desk Peru, GRI
Pierre-Phillippe Thaler 
– CEO/Founder, EcoVadis
Moderator: Dave Armon 
– 3BL Media
​1:45pm3:00pm
Master Class for Experienced Reporters – Communications Part I
Tim Woodall & Judy Sandford – Addison
Trish Fricke – Merck
Toby Heaps – Corporate Knights Inc.
Other speakers tbc
Workshop – Maximizing Use of Assurance
Stewart Rassier – Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
Sharon Basel 
General Motors
Other speakers tbc
Workshop – Sorting out the Raters & Rankers
Alison Dimond Kardos – ​Buzzword Inc.
Other speakers tbc
​3:00pm3:30pm 
Afternoon Break
3:30pm4:45pm
Master Class for Experienced Reporters – Communications Part II
Tim Woodall & Judy Sandford – Addison
Trish Fricke – Merck
Toby Heaps – Corporate Knights Inc.
Other speakers tbc
Workshop – Get Updated on the new OH&S Standards
Laura Espinach – ​GRI
Kathy Seabrook – CSHS
Other speakers tbc

Workshop – SDG Reporting
Aditi Haldar – ​GRI
Fiona Ortiz 
– Walgreens Boots Alliance
Other speakers tbc
4:45pm6:30pm
Closure & Cocktail Reception