Speaking Engagement

Translating Reporting into Action: Embedding ESG into the Corporate Strategy

ESG Think Tank

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

Blank Rome associate Stephen C. Zumbrun will serve as a panelist for American Conference Institute’s inaugural ESG Think Tank, being held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on November 30, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a cocktail reception to follow.


This in-person “boardroom-style” forum will provide meaningful benchmarking on the most pressing, high stakes environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) challenges. ESG, legal, compliance and investment decision-makers will supply a full day of “off-the-record” discussion, Q&A, and best practices for addressing employee, investor, board, and regulator expectations. Learn from the trailblazers on how to develop, implement, and monitor ESG programs—and embed these priorities into organization-wide cultures.


Translating Reporting into Action: Embedding ESG into the Corporate Strategy
5:15 to 6:00 p.m.

ESG is no longer a siloed concept but is something that needs to be embedded in a company’s entire strategy and operations. Companies are facing growing pressure from investors, regulators, shareholders, customers, and employees to transform their business with an ESG lens in everything they do. To embed ESG into the operating model, it’s necessary to understand requirements for workforce, supply chain, operations, controls, technology, infrastructure, and governance.

In this session panelists will discuss all aspects of reporting in the ESG spectrum, with real world examples of the metrics and key data points that are needed for reporting to satisfy investors, regulators, board members and talent.


  • Defining and Creating Value Through ESG and Your Strategy: The Key Pillars and Priorities Needed for an Effective, Enterprise-Wide Program
  • Identifying the Key Data, Metrics and Risk Factors to Prioritize in Your Program
  • You Have Your Program; Now What? “Operationalizing” ESG
  • Translating Your Policies and Values into Action to Enhance Competitiveness, Transparency, and Satisfy Internal and External Stakeholder Expectations
  • Perspectives on SEC Reporting Requirements: Varying Interpretations, Grey Areas, and “Scoping” Your Disclosure for Regulatory and Strategic Purposes
  • Getting the Ear of the Board, Your C-Suite, and Other Key Stakeholders Demonstrating the Value and ROI of ESG Initiatives
  • Audience Polling—ESG and Human Rights Due Diligence in Practice: Scoping, Evaluating, and Mitigating Evolving Legal and Reputational Risk Factors

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.