leadImage_miniJoin Baruch College’s Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and Corporate Communication International for our 6th Annual Symposium on Sustainable Business: Non-Financial and Integrated Reporting. Learn from those working to set the reporting standards and develop a unified reporting framework. Hear from IRO offices implementing reporting at their firms. Discover how users leverage this information when making investment decisions.

Program Background

Non-financial reporting, also known as sustainability reporting, is the practice of measuring, disclosing, and being accountable to internal and external stakeholders for organizational performance towards the goal of sustainable development.[1] An integrated report is a concise communication about how an organization’s strategy, governance, performance and prospects lead to the creation of value over the short, medium and long term.[2]

[1] Global Reporting Initiative
[2] The International Integrated Reporting Council

About the Progam

Join us for a discussion about current trends in corporate non-financial and integrated reporting.  Learn from those working to set the reporting standards and develop a unified reporting framework.  Hear from IRO officers implementing reporting at their firms.  Discover how users leverage this information when making investment decisions.


Presented in three videos: Panel 1. Setting the Standard; Panel 2. Investor Relations Perspective; Panel 3. The User’s Perspective, courtesy of Baruch College’s Digital Media Library soon to appear here.

Click on highlighted names for PDF of speaker’s presentation.

PANEL 1. Setting the Standards – 9:05 to 10:15 AM
Hear from those working to set the standards and framework for corporate disclosure of environmental, social and governance impacts.

Moderator: Robert Colson, Ph.D., Distinguished Lecturer, Zicklin Schoolof Business, Baruch College/CUNY

  • Susanne Katus, External Relations & Communications Officer, Global Reporting Initiative’s Focal Point USA
  • Stathis Gould, Head of Prof. Accts. in Business Service Delivery, IFAC
  • Eric Kane, Research Analyst, The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

PANEL 2. Investor Relations Perspective – 10:30 to 11:45 AM
Corporate Investor Relations officers will discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing integrated/non-financial reporting and weigh in on how they would like to see reporting evolve.

Moderator: Michael B. Goodman, Ph.D., Director, CCI – Corporate Communication International and the MA in Corporate Communication Program, Baruch College/CUNY

  • Daniel Concannon, CEO, GMI Ratings
  • Friederike Edelmann, Vice President of Investor Relations, Coty Inc.
  • Jeff Morgan, President and CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute
  • Mary O’Malley, VP, Environment and Sustainability, Prudential Financial, Inc.

PANEL 3. The User’s Perspective – 12:00 to 1:15 PM
Learn how users are leading the call for non-financial reporting and leveraging the information to make better investment decisions.

Moderator: Stephen K. Dishart, President, Dishart Communications and Crisis
Management Consultants

  • Bruno Bertocci, Managing Director and Global Equity Portfolio Manager at UBS Global Asset Management (Americas) Inc.
  • Adam Kanzer, Managing Director and General Counsel, Domini Social Investments
  • Erika Karp, Founder and CEO, Cornerstone Capital Inc.
  • Seth Magaziner, VP and Research Analyst, Trillium Asset Management

Wrap-Up – 1:15 to 1:20 PM

Networking Lunch – 1:20 to 2:00 PM

Agenda and Panelists subject to change.

Panelists Bios


header_corp_integrityThe Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity is a forum for discussion of a broad range of contemporary issues confronting US corporations and capital markets. Its concerns include: transparency of corporate reporting, corporate governance, examining legal and ethical corporate behavior, spotlighting executive accountability, corporate responsibility in global business development, risk assessment and amelioration, resolving conflicting corporate stakeholder interests, and evaluating the role of governmental regulation.

Event Partners

niricolorlogoFounded in 1969, the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for  communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. The largest professional investor relations association in the world, NIRI’s more than 3,300 members represent over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization.


The New York Society of Security Analysts
(NYSSA) is a leading forum for the investment community. NYSSA’s mission is to promote best practices and the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry. With nearly 10,000 members, NYSSA is the largest of the 135 societies worldwide that make up CFA Institute, which has more than 100,000 members.



To Register

Please register with our co-sponsor The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity:

  • Complimentary registration for NIRI and NYSSA members, CCI sponsors, members and Baruch College alumni, students, staff, and faculty
  • General registration – $95
  • Non-Profit – $85
  • Graduate Students (non-CUNY) – $45

Register online, by phone or email:

  1. Complete the online registration form
  2. Call us at 646-312-3231
  3. E-mail us at matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu

After you have registered, please submit the appropriate registration fee via mail or fax.

To pay via mail:

Please make check payable to Baruch College and send to:

Baruch College – 2013 Symposium
Center for Corporate Integrity
55 Lexington Avenue, B11-275
New York, NY 10010

To pay via fax:

Please complete our credit card payment form and fax to (646) 312–3351

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November 1, 2013
  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm