8:00 – 8:30 ET Networking and continental breakfast*
8:30 – 8:35 ET Welcome and introductions
8:35 – 8:45 ET Opening remarks – Incorporating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as part of your business strategy; the value of listening and engaging your stakeholders
8:45 – 9:15 ET Panel of experts – How climate change is driving business transformation: strategies, trends, and data-driven developments with Nikos Avlonas, Founder and President, Centre for Sustainability & Excellence (CSE); Kimberly Kosmenko, Project Director, Optera; and Cristina Paslar, EVP, ESG Products, Mastercard.
9:15 – 10:00 ET Fireside chat with the National Credit Union Administration – State of the industry: views and perspectives on ESG and the Credit Union Movement
10:00 – 10:45 ET Keynote – What to expect from the UN Climate Conference, COP27; and the role of credit unions in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals with Jamil Ahmad, Director of UNEP, New York Office
10:45 – 11:00 ET BREAK
11:00 – 11:15 ET Presentation – The ABCs of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) with Delphi Group
11:15 – 12:00 ET Case studies – Climate resiliency, mitigation, and adaptation: lessons learned from credit unions on the front lines
12:00 – 12:45 ET Panel discussion – How credit unions can join the Clean Energy Transition with an update on US legislation and Executive Orders with Jahi Wise, Special Assistant to the White House on Climate Strategy
12:45 – 13:00 ET LUNCH BREAK
Profiles in courage from UNICEF on the fight for climate justice and the power of collective action with Nicholas Rees, Regional Program Manager, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office
13:00 – 13:30 ET Presentation -Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: From Theory to Practice in Driving Organizational Change with Dr. Taylor Nelms, Filene Research Institute
13:30 – 14:15 ET Panel presentation – Inspirational stories of Brazilian credit unions leading with purpose with a spotlight on a national awards program with the Fenasbac Institute
14:15 – 14:30 ET Interactive feature – Let the Women’s Empowerment Principles be your guide to strengthening gender equity at your credit union with Anna Falth, Head of Women’s Empowerment Principles, UN Women
14:30 – 15:00 ET Fireside chat with UNEP FI and First West Credit Union, Langley, B.C., Canada – How the Principles for Responsible Banking can help you navigate your sustainability journey
15:00 – 15:15 ET BREAK
15:15 – 15:30 ET Case study with FISERV – partnering with your supply chain on sustainability wins
15:30 – 16:00 ET Panel discussion – Amplifying your community purpose through green solutions, volunteer power, and partnerships with Hudson Valley Credit Union, Redwood Credit Union, Libro Credit Union, Self-Help Credit Union, and Credit Union Foundation
16:00 – 16:10 ET Conversation – Youth weigh-in on advocacy and why organizations must speak to their values with Himaja Nagireddy, UNA-USA Youth Observer, and Stacey Walker, Board member, XCEL Credit Union
16:10 – 16:15 ET Parting thoughts and what’s ahead for the United in Sustainability (UIS) Network
16:15 – 17:15 ET UN Tour and Reception*


* In person

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