Why it is important to attend

Our planet faces massive economic, social, and environmental challenges. To deal with these, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define global priorities and aspirations for 2030. Promoted by the United Nations, Governments worldwide have already agreed to these goals. Now it is time for business organizations to contribute to make SDGs happen by identifying and executing sustainable strategies as key drivers of their visions and business models, as well as to reflect on the partnerships for the SDGs.

What will be discussed

This workshop intends to build on some of the early experiences and offer an opportunity to discuss the way in which business organisations can rethink their management processes, accounting tools and reporting solutions, as they strive for both competitiveness and growth while contributing to the achievement of the SDGs, and long-term value creation more broadly.

Building on the emerging concept of Integrated Thinking, the issues discussed will include:

  • Alignment among business objectives, SDGs and the value chain;
  • Collaboration between Finance and Sustainability units;
  • Identifications of performance, KPIs and trade-offs;
  • Difference between Strategies of Sustainability and Sustainable Strategies;
  • Communication of the performance achieved through business reporting;
  • Connections among SDGs, business model e processes of innovation;
  • Impact of the SDGs on materiality, connectivity, and stakeholder engagement;
  • The role of the board in the implementation of Integrated Thinking;
  • partnerships for the SDGs.

See you soon in New York!

Cristiano Busco

Professor at LUISS & Roehampton

Local Organizing Committee:


Cristiano Busco • Maria Federica Izzo • Fabrizio Granà

Organized by:

In collaboration with:



20th September 2017


From 08:15

Registration & welcome coffee


Welcome Prof. Cristiano Busco (LUISS and Roehampton) & Institutional greetings Prof. Giovanni Fiori (and by prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University & UN-SDSN later in the afternoon)


First panel session
"Our journey towards SDGs impact through Integrated Thinking: Aligning Strategies, Partnerships, Measurement and Reporting"

6 TEDx type speeches of 10 minutes each and approx. 15 minutes Q&A.

  • Davide Stronati , Mott MacDonald (Global Sustainability Leader)
  • Raffaella Bordogna , Eni (Sustainability Planning and Reporting Manager)
  • Giorgio Saavedra , WorldBank (Senior Financial Officer in the Corporate Reporting)
  • Marina Migliorato, Enel (Head of Sustainability Innovation and Stakeholders Engagement)
  • Markus Strangmüller, Siemens (Vice President Sustainability)
  • Filippo Bettini, Pirelli (Head of Sustainability and Risk Govermnance)
Chair: Paolo Taticchi, (Imperial College London)


Piero Bertazzi (GRI, Deputy Director Policy and Global Affair)
"Aligning Strategies, Measurement and Reporting: the SDGs Compass in action"


Rodney Irwin , WBCSD


Coffee break


Bob Laux (IIRC, North America Lead)
"The SDGs, integrated thinking and integrated reporting"


John Wilson (Cornerstone Capital Group)
"A window into the boardroom: emerging approaches to unlocking investment value through ESG analysis"


Second panel session
"Connecting Financial and pre-Financial information through Integrated Thinking and Reporting"

6 TEDx type speeches of 10 minutes each and approx. 20 minutes Q&A.

  • Cynthia Curtis , JLL (Vice President Sustainability)
  • Massimo Romano , Generali (Head of Group Integrated Reporting)
  • Shamini Harrington , Sasol (Group SHE Policy and Sustainability Advisor)
  • Tjeerd Krumpelman , ABN-AMRO (head of Business Advisory, Reporting & Stakeholder Mgt.)
  • Neil Smith , Aegon (Senior Manager, Group Sustainability)
  • Shagonda Green , Coca-Cola (Senior Manager Global Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability)
Chair: Giovanni Fiori (LUISS) / Cristiano Busco (LUISS and Roehampton)


Networking and Lunch Buffet


Tensie Whelan , Director Center for Sustainable Business, NYU Stern BS
"Towards a methodology for monetizing the benefits of integrating sustainability into core business strategy"


Eric Kane , Sector Analyst - Health Care, SASB - Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
"SASB, moving toward a market standard for the disclosure of material sustainability information"


Third panel session
"Enhancing the Assurance of non-financial information"

  • Terrence F. Martell , Director, Weissman Center For International Business
    Saxe Distinguished Professor of Finance, Baruch College, NY
  • Sara DeSmith, PwC
  • Marco Maffei, Partner KPMG
  • Massimo Romano , Generali (Head of Group Integrated Reporting)
  • Robert J. Chersi, Executive Director, Center for Global Governance, Reporting & Regulation, Lubin School of Business, Pace University, NY.
  • Steven Mezzio, Pace University, NY.
Chair: Stathis Gould, Deputy Director, International Federation of Accountants


Fourth panel session "Perspectives from Academia"

  • Linda Sama , St. John's University, NY
  • Andras Miklos , University of Rochester, NY
  • Jody Grewal , Harvard Business School
Chair: Fabrizio Grana', (LUISS)


Closing and Wine reception




Columbia University, New York City
Social Hall, Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway



 Columbia University, New York City
Social Hall, Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway


For information

Cristiano Busco, Professor of Accounting and Reporting
LUISS University, Rome
Roehampton Business School, London