SESSION 2: Sustainability & Ethical Behavior of Corporations (May 10-11, 2018)

Consider the values and attributes of a responsible company and investigate current trends, best practices, and opportunities in corporate sustainability programs.

DAY 1: Sustainability and Environmental Programs

FACULTY: Katherine Neebe, Director of Sustainability, Walmart


  • Greening your organization
  • LEED standards
  • Global Reporting Initiative
  • Supply chain management

2016 guest speakers for this session included:

  • Patrick Beary, Senior Corporate Engagement Advisor, The Nature Conservancy
  • Catherine Potter, Director, Global Environmental Affairs at Johnson Controls
  • Stephen Evanko, Chairman, Richmond Region Energy Alliance (formerly Capital One)
  • Jennifer Gerholdt, Senior Director, Environment Program, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Hugh Welsh, President, DSM-North America

DAY 2: Values, Ethics, Standards, and Governance

FACULTY: Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation



  • Corporate values
  • Ethical practices
  • Good governance
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Stakeholder management
  • CSR reporting

2016 guest speakers for this session included:

  • Diana Aviv, President, Feeding America
  • Michael Posner, Co-Director, Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University

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