NACD Directorship 2020®: Environmental Disruption


Event Details

September 22, 2014

2-3 p.m. (ET)

The risks that seem unfathomable today pose the greatest threats to companies in the future. While emerging risks in the environmental realm may not garner immediate attention, left unattended they can strangle a company’s growth. From resource scarcity to extreme weather events to sustainability initiatives, directors must be prepared for the challenges and opportunities these environmental forces pose for companies. Hear from subject-matter experts on how these disruptive forces are changing the corporate landscape and what directors need to know about these forces to provide effective oversight.


Speaker Spotlight

Robyn Bew (moderator) is director of research for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She also leads NACD’s advisory councils. Before joining NACD, Bew was a principal at Tapestry Networks, where she ran several networks of large-cap public company board members, and was a leader of the firm’s work on bank governance and board-shareholder engagement issues. She has been a featured presenter on governance topics at conferences of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the National Retail Federation, the International Financial Risk Institute, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing.

Linda Fisher is vice president of safety, health, and environment and chief sustainability officer for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DuPont). Prior to joining DuPont, Fisher served as deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Fisher also served as vice president of government affairs for Monsanto, and was Of Counsel with Latham & Watkins. Currently, she serves as liaison to DuPont’s environmental policy committee. She is also on the board of Covanta Holding Corp., the Environmental Law Institute, and Resources for the Future.

Thomas Murray is vice president of the corporate partnerships program for the Environmental Defense Fund. His areas of expertise include corporate partnerships; business and the environment; fleet vehicles; green returns; paper and packaging; private equity; and financial services. He is a frequent speaker at business conferences and his projects have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Bloomberg, Fortune, National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) Marketplace, Environmental Finance, Climate Progress, and Murray is an advisor to the American University’s Center for Environmental Policy, the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, and Newsweek Green Rank


Accreditation (Live attendance only)

1 NACD skill-specific credit

This webinar offers 1 skill-specific credit for attendees working toward attaining or maintaining their Governance Fellow or Board Leadership Fellow credential. Not yet a fellow? Discover which NACD fellowship is right for you.

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Additional Resources

The Environmental and Competitive Disruptors that Lie Ahead

Eye of the Storm: The New Face of Global Risk

Straight Talk on Sustainability