What is the role of compliance in managing Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives? While ESG has previously been an unregulated activity to appease investors and customers, regulators are beginning to sit up and take notice in both the EU and US. That means that compliance will play a key role to influence and even lead ESG initiatives moving forward. Join this Global Forum to learn what’s ahead for ESG and what you should start thinking about now, to be prepared before regulations go into effect.
We’ll be joined by compliance leaders and practitioners to discuss:
- Emphasizing social justice and governance in addition to environmental benchmarks
- Regulator, investor, and consumer expectations
- Benchmarking and performance measurement
- The role of CCOs and CECOs in advancing ESG initiatives
ESG isn’t going anywhere—and it could change the compliance landscape for good. Join us and start preparing now.
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Philip Winterburn, Chief Strategy Officer, Convercent
How can we go beyond mere compliance to enhanced employee engagement? How do we help an entire workforce live the mission, vision and values? How can we connect business performance to our values and ethics? These are questions that led Philip and his co-founders, to launch Convercent, the world’s first Ethics Cloud. As Convercent’s Chief Product Officer, Philip has been responsible for making that vision a reality, drawing on his technology expertise to lead the construction of Convercent’s innovative solutions from the ground up. Now as Convercent’s Global Strategy Officer, Philip is responsible for continuing Convercent’s record of innovation, looking to the future, partnering with our clients, technology partners and compliance visionaries, to build a world where everyone has a voice that is heard, where ethical behaviour is the norm, and high performance organizations capitalize on their unique and valuable people.
Asha Palmer, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer & EVP, Converge, Convercent
Asha’s expertise lies in the areas of program development and enhancement, training and engagement, anti-bribery & corruption, risk assessments, and third-party management. She has developed and enhanced ethics & compliance programs for over 20 companies worldwide. As a former Assistant United States Attorney and litigator, Asha is passionate about training, engagement, and finding practical ways to embed ethics & compliance within businesses and with its leaders. Asha is also active in the ethics & compliance community, presenting in 2017, 2018 and 2019 at Compliance Week Europe and participating in the well-renowned Program for Corporate Compliance & Enforcement at New York University.
Karin Johnson, Associate General Counsel, Ethics and Compliance, VF Corporation (parent company of brands such as Vans, The North Face, Timberland and Smartwool)
Karin’s passion lies in building cultures of integrity that support ethical business decision-making. She is an experienced ethics and compliance leader who specializes in designing and implementing risk-based ethics and compliance programs. In her current role, Karin provides strategic guidance and leadership for VF’s global Ethics & Compliance program and is the Ethics & Compliance lead for the Americas and EMEA. She also partners closely with VF’s global sustainability and responsibility team on business ethics and compliance issues, with a particular focus on human rights and supply chain compliance. Karin is currently completing Berkeley Law’s Sustainable Capitalism and ESG certificate program. Karin also serves on the Board of the environmental non-profit OneGreenThing and is a business advisor to the environmental health non-profit MadeSafe®.
Maria Lassen, Manager - Worker Rights, Global Responsible Sourcing, VF Corporation (parent company of brands such as Vans, The North Face, Timberland and Smartwool)
Maria Lassen is worker rights manager for VF and has worked with social sustainability and human & worker rights for more than 12 years. The past 7 years focusing on the garment and textile industry. Prior to that she was Head of Knowledge and Learning in the Danish Ethical Trading Initiative and helped build up the Secretariat since it was founded in 2008. Maria joined VF in late 2019, where she is responsible for developing the strategy for worker rights in VF’s supply chain and for managing the implementation of global programmes
Ashley McCormack, Senior Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, VF Corporation (parent company of brands such as Vans, The North Face, Timberland and Smartwool)
Ashley McCormack sits on the global sustainability and responsibility team at VF Corporation, leading external stakeholder engagement. In her role, Ashley helps to build partnerships and collaborations, manage risk, and gather outside expectations to help shape, drive and enhance VF’s environmental, social and product stewardship work and reputation. Prior to this role, Ashley worked at McDonald’s Corporation doing sustainability public affairs and before that at environmental non-profits.