Business as a Force for Good Annual Ethics Symposium

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In March 2022, the SEC proposed new climate-related disclosure rules that would require public companies to report the prospective risks and material impacts of climate change on business, strategy and outlook. These disclosures include greenhouse gas emissions and the financial impact of severe weather events.

In October 2022, we heard from industry leaders as they examined the new rules, identified stakeholders and discussed the economic impacts of climate change. Please see below for recordings and bio of each guest speaker.

  • A New Moonshot: The Economics of Climate and Investor Engagement
    Tom Soto, Impact Investor and Entrepreneur

  • Sustainability and Finance: Global Imperatives and Corporate Strategy
    Brad Sparks, Executive Director, Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)

  • Climate Risk and Disclosure: The SEC Proposal
    Jason Ballentine, Director, ESG & Climate Advisory, KPMG 

  • ESG Reporting: Tools for Data Capture and Reporting
    Ellis Rosenberg, Managing Director, FiscalNote

  • ESG Reporting: Like Financial Reporting – and Not
    Douglas Hileman, Douglas Hileman Consulting, LLC

  • Sustainability Leadership: Managing Risk and Opportunity (panel)
    Dominique Hargreaves '04, Director, Sustainability and CSR, American Realty Advisors
    Lawrence Kalbers, Ph.D., CPA, Associate Dean and R. Chad Dreier Chair in Accounting Ethics, LMU

  • Incentivizing Sustainability: An Example from the Energy Industry
    Richard Thorpe, CEO of mPhase Technologies, Inc.


Jason Ballentine
Director ESG & Climate Advisory, KPMG US
Bio for Jason Ballentine

Dominique Hargreaves

Dominique Hargreaves '04
Director, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
American Realty Advisors
Bio for Dominique Hargreaves

Douglas Hileman
FSA, CRMA, CPEA President, Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC
Bio for Douglas Hileman

Lawrence Kalbers, Ph.D., CPA
Associate Dean, Faculty and Academic Programs
Loyola Marymount University
Bio for Lawrence Kalbers

Ellis Rosenberg
Managing Director, Fiscal Note
Bio for Ellis Rosenberg

Dayle Smith
Ph.D., Dean, College of Business Administration
Bio for Dayle Smith

Tom Soto
Founder and Managing Partner, Latimer Partners, LLC
Bio for Tom Soto

Brad Sparks
Executive Director, Accounting for Sustainability
Bio for Brad Sparks

Jeff Thies
Director, Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability
Bio for Jeff Thies


Richard Thorpe
CEO of Pebble
Bio for Richard Thorpe