There is often reference made to the “acronym soup” of reporting initiatives: GRI, SASB, IIRC, CDP, TCFD, CRD, and more. While each has its purpose or intended audience, there remains limited understanding on how to integrate multiple frameworks in a single report or set of complementary disclosures. This session will feature perspectives on this issue from reporting initiatives and explore what bottom-up harmonization of the frameworks looks like in practice from the report preparer’s point of view.
Additional speakers to be announced.
Head of ESG Reporting and Communications
Stephanie Dolmat is a sustainability leader who works as the head of ESG Reporting and Communications at Adobe. She led the drive to report against Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) metrics as an industry first mover and holds the SASB FSA credential. As a clean energy enthusiast, she led a community solar program in Utah responsible for installing over half the entire state's residential solar in one year. She is passionate about our planet, politics, and plant-based food, and she spends her free time volunteering on political campaigns, mountain biking in hometown Park City, Utah, and devouring books of all kinds.
Director, Corporate Outreach
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
Neil Stewart joined SASB in 2020 as its New York-based director of corporate outreach, bringing more than 25 years of experience in and around investor relations and corporate governance. Previously, he was at Citigroup as vice president IR advisory on the ADR team, helping non-U.S. issuers develop IR and ESG strategies. Stewart was formerly editorial and research director of both IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary magazine and is currently president of NIRI NY, the New York chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute.
Chief of Standards
Bastian Buck is chief of standards within Global Reporting Initiative and responsible for the all standard setting activities at GRI. He has extensive experience with the development of the GRI reporting guidance and the ins and outs of global multi-stakeholder processes, having been with GRI for more than a decade.
Adam works with BSR member companies across industries on sustainability management, including stakeholder engagement, materiality assessments, and reporting, among other topics.
Prior to BSR, Adam was a thematic expert on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the International Institute for Sustainable Development, focusing on the linkages between climate, development, business, and sustainable consumption and production. He also previously worked on the SDGs team at World Resources Institute. During his graduate studies, Adam was a Coca-Cola World Fund fellow with Conservation International, researching the strategic connections between the SDGs, natural capital, data, and corporate sustainability in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Adam holds a Master’s in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, specializing in Business and the Environment. He has a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Government, with a concentration in International Politics, from Wesleyan University.
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