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Webinar | Climate Change and Private Companies
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
Category: Chicago

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Pacific)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Mountain)
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Central)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Eastern)

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Zoom invitation will be shared the day before the event.

Overview

The increasing focus on Environmental, Social and Governance issues is by no means confined to publicly traded companies. Some of the leaders in the environmental and climate arenas in particular are private companies. Privately owned companies, and especially family owned companies, tend to have a strong sense of purpose, mission and commitment to the communities in which they operate. Many of these companies have made meaningful commitments to addressing climate-related issues, and to developing products that are environmentally friendly. Much of this is driven by company owners and boards.

Our November 17th panel will include senior executives from private companies with significant commitments to having a positive, real, measurable impact on the climate and environment.

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Thank you to our National and Gold Chapter Sponsors!

Panelists

    Will Borders
Chief Compliance Officer
Invenergy

As Invenergy’s Chief Compliance Officer, Will Borders oversees Invenergy’s multi-disciplined global compliance function ensuring that business activities across Invenergy continue to meet and exceed global regulatory and contractual requirements and plays a contributing role in defining strategic and tactical directions for Invenergy businesses in the U.S. and overseas.  Previously, he has served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, overseeing the provision of all legal services for the company and Vice President, International Operations, supporting Invenergy’s new and existing international initiatives.  Prior to joining Invenergy, Will was sole in-house counsel and corporate secretary for Juice Energy, Inc.  an Illinois, New York and Texas competitive retail electric supplier.  Will began his career at the law firm DLA Piper, representing electricity and natural gas companies in regulatory, transactional and litigation matters. Will received his J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law and a B.A. from Allegheny College. 

    Kevin Rabinovitch
Global VP Sustainability and Chief Climate Officer
Mars

Kevin Rabinovitch is the Global VP Sustainability and Chief Climate Officer for Mars, Incorporated.  In his role his team leads the corporate strategy for the Healthy Planet portion of Mars’ Sustainable in A Generation Plan.  This covers not just their carbon, water and land targets but associated policies and external engagement with expert stakeholders.  This includes directly manages a global portfolio of renewable energy projects.  His team leads the assessment of environmental impact for Mars’ entire value chain and the translation of external environmental science into policy and strategy for the business.

Externally, among other roles, Kevin helps lead the CGF Forest Positive Coalition of Action, the High Value Ecosystem pillar of OP2B and frequently speaks externally on behalf of Mars’ sustainability program. He has been with Mars for 27 years, 14 years in sustainability and the first 13 in R&D functions of multiple Mars business segments in the U.S. and Europe specializing in technology development, scale up and intellectual property.

    David Hackett
Partner
Baker & McKenzie

David Hackett advises senior management, legal departments and boards of major corporations and nonprofits on compliance, risk, environmental and sustainability matters. He has exceptional experience managing US and international compliance and environmental projects, including the evaluation and development of effective compliance and sustainability programs.  He also has extensive experience litigating major civil and criminal environmental matters. David sits on multiple nonprofit boards and additionally advises many civic and nonprofit organizations across the globe.

Following his tenure with the Environmental Enforcement Division of the US Department of Justice, David joined the Firm where he has played a formative role in the establishment of the Firm's compliance, environmental, climate and sustainability practices. At Baker McKenzie, David has served as the managing partner of North America, a member of the Global Executive Committee, and Chicago office managing partner. He has also been the North America Chair of both the Compliance Practice Group and the Banking, Finance and Major Projects Practice Group.  

He is a graduate of  Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. 

Moderator

    Lindsay Green
Director, Executive Compensation
Willis Towers Watson

Lindsay is a Director with Towers Watson’s Chicago office, focusing on developing and implementing effective executive compensation programs for clients. Lindsay has over 10 years of compensation consulting experience.

Lindsay’s experience includes executive and non-employee director compensation, short- and long-term incentive program design, ownership guidelines, employment contracts, severance and change-of-control calculations and analyses, and financial, pay-for-performance and value driver analyses.

The focus of Lindsay’s work is on leading and managing client engagements, project management, and interpreting and presenting the findings to clients’ senior executives and Board members to ensure alignment between corporate strategies and compensation programs.

Lindsay has provided compensation consulting assistance to clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, professional services, consumer durables, medical devices as well as health care providers and not-for-profit organizations.

Lindsay graduated from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a dual degree in Economics and Political Science. Lindsay earned an M.B.A. in strategy and management in organizations from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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