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ESG in Uncertain Times: Balancing Impact and Competitiveness

ESG for Economic Competitiveness, in collaboration with Business for Impact at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, will host a summit featuring Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves, and others from the private sector. This Summit is part of a series bringing together high-profile voices from the private sector, government, and academic experts.

The ESG for Economic Competitiveness Summit will cover:

  • Evolution of markets and businesses balancing impact and competitiveness, accessing and building diverse talent pipelines in critical economic sectors in the U.S. and the climate transition. Dr. Reena Aggarwal will join Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves to discuss the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, one of the most significant investments in science and technology and an essential step toward maintaining the U.S. technological competitiveness and meeting global demand.
  • The frontlines of ESG and sustainability. A private sector panel, with representatives from leading private sector companies and investors, will provide insight into the private sector perspective of ESG and the impact of ESG initiatives.
  • A discussion with FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel addressing how ESG can become a more geographically inclusive movement and increase access to broadband and sustainable investing for small businesses.
  • Micron’s Corporate Vice-President for Public Affairs, Courtney Geduldig, will discuss how Micron and the semiconductor industry play a vital role in the clean energy transition and the environmental consideration of the communities they operate. Courtney Geduldig’s remarks will also touch on the significant impact access to a diverse workforce has on the country’s national economic security.
  • The frontlines of ESG and sustainability will be addressed by a private sector panel, which includes Katherine Hunter, Executive Director and Head of Impact Advisory within JPMorgan Chase’s Impact Finance & Advisory team, and Elen Callahan, Managing Director, Head of Research for the Structured Finance Association. They will provide insight into the private sector perspective of ESG and the impact of ESG initiatives.

“ESG has quickly become standard operating procedure. With nine out of 10 publicly traded companies incorporating ESG initiatives and the same 90 percent of S&P 500 companies publishing reports on their commitments to ESG, the practice has moved beyond a temporary trend,” says Matthew McKenna, Executive in Residence for Business for Impact. “ESG has become crucial to addressing the civic issues we urgently face today and preparing for tomorrow’s problems.”

When:

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Refreshments
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Summit

Where:

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 2005

Who (panelists):

  • Federal Communications Commission, Jessica Rosenworcel, Chairwoman
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Don Graves, Deputy Secretary
  • Micron, Courtney Geduldig, Corporate Vice President, Public Affairs
  • Robert E. McDonough School of Business, Dr. Reena Agarwal, Professor
  • Structured Finance Association, Elen Callahan, Managing Director, Head of Research
  • JPMorgan Chase’s Impact Finance & Advisory team, Katherine Hunter, Executive Director and Head of Impact Advisory