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Is your company ready for the rise of stakeholder capitalism and ESG that is gaining momentum in board rooms around the world? Join experts Andrea Bonime-Blanc and Lynelle Cameron for a practical discussion about the future of ESG and how leading companies are transforming ESG risk into resilience and value. The turbulent decade we are in requires us to develop new muscles in resilience at all levels – individual resilience, board and company resilience, and societal/planetary resilience. Explore the emergence of Chief Resilience Officers and how these roles will help prepare cities and companies to adapt and transform in the face of intersecting and colliding megatrends and forces.
Andrea Bonime-Blanc, JD/PhD, is CEO and founder of GEC Risk Advisory, a global strategic risk, governance, ESG, ethics, cyber and crisis advisor, serving business, non-profits and government. She is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and Governance Faculty and holds the Carnegie Mellon CERT Certification in Cyber-Risk Oversight. She serves as the Independent Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico and on the boards of the Cyber Future Foundation, NACD New Jersey Chapter and Epic Theatre Ensemble, and several Advisory Boards including Crisp (UK), Greenward Partners (Spain), Ethical Intelligence (Belgium), Spain’s leading think tank, Corporate Excellence: Centre for Reputation Leadership, and NYU Stern Business School’s Ethical Systems. She is past Chair and Nominations & Governance Committee Chair for Epic Theatre, Chair Emeritus of the Ethics & Compliance Association and has served as audit and global strategy committee chair, and director of numerous non-profit boards for over 25 years.
Lynelle Cameron is an award-winning senior executive and board member with over 20 years of corporate strategy experience guiding enterprise technology companies to capitalize on growth opportunities related to sustainability, climate change and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). She is a sustainability pioneer and visionary, with a track record of transforming business risk into ESG stakeholder value for customers, employees and shareholders. As a systems thinker and connector, Lynelle works at the intersection of industries leading teams to deliver business results.
Lynelle is Vice President of Sustainability at Autodesk, a Fortune 500 technology company with a market cap of $65B. Under Lynelle’s leadership, Autodesk consistently ranks as a top ESG global brand and is currently ranked the 4th most sustainable company in the world according to Barron’s. Working at the intersection and convergence of architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and manufacturing industries, Lynelle brings a unique combination of business strategy, change management, cross-sector collaboration and innovation. She is helping accelerate the digital transformation with Autodesk’s technology platform that leverages data, automation and insights in service of accelerating the transition to a sustainable economy this decade.
Known for her vision and foresight spotting emerging trends long before they become mainstream, Lynelle was tapped to lead Autodesk’s Global Crisis Management Team and the company’s Future of Work strategy. In these roles, she is building risk management and resilience into the fabric of Autodesk’s corporate strategy, business model and the cultural mindset and skillset.
Lynelle has more experience in sustainability, ESG, and resilience than almost anyone in the industry. Among her notable accomplishments at Autodesk, she led the charge to set and achieve one of the first science-based climate target (SBT) back in 2009, achieved 100% renewable energy, set a price on carbon, and has already led the company to achieve net zero carbon emissions. Autodesk was one of the first companies to include climate disclosure in their 10-K and set a price on carbon. In 2015, Lynelle founded the Autodesk Foundation, the first of its kind to invest in entrepreneurs and innovators who are using design and engineering to tackle the twin challenges of climate change and rising inequality. Through the Foundation, Lynelle is on a mission to reinvent corporate philanthropy paving the way for other corporates to explore impact investing as catalytic capital accelerating industry innovation.
A cultural anthropologist by training, Lynelle has lived and worked in frontier markets of Africa, India and other parts of Asia. Lynelle has extensive board experience, bringing governance, strategy, innovation and industry expertise to six boards as well as founding and managing her own board of directors. She served on the advisory Board of Innovators International, a private company serving chief innovation officers. She has experience on nominating governance and finance committees.
Lynelle is a thought leader, speaker and published author, delivering a TEDx talk early in her career. She was recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in Business by the San Francisco Times. She has an MBA from UC Berkeley, an MS from University of Michigan and a BA from Middlebury College.
Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.
Transforming ESG Risk into Business Value: The Rise of Chief Resilience Officers
Wed, Feb 16 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
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