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With so much going on - such as the growing demand for meaningful sustainability reporting and the global consolidation of sustainability reporting standards, the 2023 proxy season will be a turning point for shareholders and investors to push companies on ESG topics.

Morrow Sodali is proud to be a gold sponsor of the “ICGN 2023 Stockholm Conference” to be held from 7 to 8 March in Stockholm, where ICGN plans to convene various regulators and key industry stakeholders in one place to provide informative and practical updates. 

The event will cover sustainability standards and reporting, looking specifically at the evolution of this space and next steps for companies and investors. The expert panel will discuss trend highlights and share professional views of the number of the distinguished speakers, that will include:

-Rients Abma, Executive Director at Eumedion

-James Andrus, Interim Managing Investment Director, Board Governance & Sustainability at CalPERS

-Karin Apelman, Secretary General & CEO at FAR

-Mark Babington, Executive Director of Regulatory Standards at Financial Reportin Council (FRC)

-Lisa Beauvilain, Executive Director, Global Head of Sustainability & Stewardship at Impax Asset Management

-Rick Bennett, President & CEO at ValueEdge Advisors

-Bastian Buck, Chief of Standards at GRI

-Ian Burger, Chair of the Board at ICGN

-Patrick de Cambourg, Chair & President at EFRAG

-Christine Chow, Global Head of Stewardship at HSBC Asset Management

-Louise Davidson, AM, Chief Executive Officer at Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI)

-Erin Dwyer, Partner at Tapestry Networks

-Ossian Ekdahl, Chief Active Ownership Officer, at AP1

-Celia Grip, Senior Sustainability Advisor at Swedbank Robur

-Eva Halvarsson, Chief Executive Officer at AP2

-Michael Herskovich, Global Head of Stewardship at BNP Paribas Asset Management

-George Iguchi, Chief Corporate Governance Officer & Executive Director at Nissay Asset Management

-Mats Isaksson, Board Member at Swedish Corporate Governance Board

-Jeremy A. Lieberman, Managing Partner at Pomerantz

-Leena Linnainmaa, Secretary General, Directors' Institute Finland & Chair at ecoDa

-Karina Litvack, Member of the Board, ENI

-Sue Lloyd, Vice-Chair at International Sustainability Standards Board

-David Madon, Director, Sustainability, Policy & Regulatory Affairs at International Federation of Accountants

-Anna Magnusson, Stewardship & Corporate Governance Specialist at Alecta

-Carol Nolan Drake, Governance & Stewardship Policy Manager at ICGN

-Cynthia Nastanski, Senior Vice President, Corporate Law & Deputy Corporate Secretary at PepsiCo, Inc.

-Dr. Bobby V. Reddy, Associate Professor, Corporate Law at University of Cambridge•

-Anne Schoemaker, Director, ESG Products at Morningstar Sustainalytics

-Jakob Skafte, Director, ESG at ATP

-Bennet Strang, Associate Director at Novo Nordisk

-Christina Stray, Chief Compliance Officer, Folketrygfondet

-Dr. Daniel Summerfield, Business Development Director UK at Pomerantz LLP

-Emmanuel Thierry, Partner & CSRD Task Force Leader at Mazars

-Nerea Vazquez Garcia, Legal Officer at CNMV

-Eszter Vitorino-Fuleky, Senior Responsible Investment Advisor at Van Lanschot Kempen

-Kerrie Waring, Chief Executive Officer at ICGN

-Jim Whittington, Head of Responsible Investment at Dimensional Funds Advisors

-Harlan Zimmerman, Senior Partner at Cevian Capital

Morrow Sodali’s Andrea Di Segni, Senior Managing Director, will be speaking at the Plenary 6: "Levelling the playing field with harmonized remuneration disclosure", where he will shed light on the implications of new Guidelines by the European Commission on the standardized presentation of the remuneration reports across Europe.

Investors are calling for more information around the process for remuneration setting as well as the rationale for individual awards. Long-term incentive plans have become ever more complicated, often combined with claw back arrangements, net holding requirements and performance-based deferrals of cash bonuses. This is coupled with a lack of clear alignment with sustainability related key performance indicators to demonstrate progress towards achieving objectives such as net-zero emission targets.

To what extent are Remuneration Committees fit for purpose in the 21st century? What do we expect to see in the new wave of corporate remuneration reporting from March 2023?

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