SusTech Talk- Understanding ESG and how to take action

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SusTech Talks are monthly talks leading up to the SusTech 2022 Conference in April, 21-23, 2022.    https://ieee-sustech.org/


Businesses from starts ups to major corporations are fundamentally questioning their purpose. As sustainability moves up the boardroom agenda, it is increasingly being integrated into corporate level strategic planning. Is profitability and shareholder return the most important goal or is it something else? ESG: Environmental, Social, and Governance concerns are at the forefront of the sustainability discussion. Can profits and sustainability be balanced? How can corporations build societal trust?

In this talk we’ll discuss the current and changing ESG landscape and how to think about each element of the ESG acronym. What concerns are top of mind for leaders and what frameworks and metrics can be used to act on the challenges that lie ahead.



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  • Date: 21 Dec 2021
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are America/Los_Angeles
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https://oakland-edu.zoom.us/j/91289522482?pwd=QVZHMFFpWnhLUzQ2VG9nejBVaUlQUT09

Meeting ID: 912 8952 2482
Passcode: 902229

   
   
  • Starts 23 October 2021 07:29 AM
  • Ends 21 December 2021 12:00 PM
  • All times are America/Los_Angeles
  • No Admission Charge


  Speakers

Walter Iu Walter Iu of PwC Strategy&

Topic:

Understanding ESG and how to take action

Businesses from starts ups to major corporations are fundamentally questioning their purpose. As sustainability moves up the boardroom agenda, it is increasingly being integrated into corporate level strategic planning. Is profitability and shareholder return the most important goal or is it something else? ESG: Environmental, Social, and Governance concerns are at the forefront of the sustainability discussion. Can profits and sustainability be balanced? How can corporations build societal trust?

In this talk we’ll discuss the current and changing ESG landscape and how to think about each element of the ESG acronym. What concerns are top of mind for leaders and what frameworks and metrics can be used to act on the challenges that lie ahead.

Biography:

Walter Iu is a Senior Associate at PwC Strategy& advising clients across several industries including technology and industrial products. He has helped over a dozen Fortune 500 corporations on a variety of problems ranging from digital transformation to enterprise portfolio management.  Walter earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. He has been involved with the IEEE for over 10 years and has served in variety of volunteer roles helping students and Young Professionals in Southern California and Washington D.C.





Agenda

Talk starts at 6 PM