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Global ESG Regulatory and Voluntary Reporting: Most Important 2013 Developments, Radar 2014, and Key Policy Issues and Players

An unmissable comprehensive briefing and annual wrap-up with expert commentary

Global ESG Regulatory and Voluntary Reporting: Most Important 2013 Developments, Radar 2014, and Key Policy Issues and Players

An unmissable comprehensive briefing and annual wrap-up with expert commentary

Published 01-23-14

Submitted by CSR Insightâ„¢ LLC

Global ESG Regulatory Academy™ and CSR Insight™ LLC are hosting the first annual wrap-up and analysis of the key 2013 Global ESG Regulatory and Voluntary Reporting developments and initiatives, and the must-watch 2014 developments and issues, with expert analysis and commentary.  Please join us for this highly informative and unique educational event, from the leading worldwide expert on Global ESG Regulation and Reporting.  In 90 succinct minutes you will have the knowledge you need to understand:

  • The most influential 2013 developments worldwide in ESG regulation and ESG voluntary reporting;
  • What should be on your radar screen and board agenda for 2014; and
  • The critical policy considerations, and the main power brokers, to move the world forward on harmonized global ESG reporting as a key facilitator of planetary sustainability.

A live Q and A session will give you the opportunity to ask questions of the Speakers.  After the Webinar, you receive the recording and the Speaker presentations to review at your leisure.

Registration is now open.  Capacity is limited and early registration is recommended.  Please note that all Registrants, whether or not you attend the live Webinar, will receive the Webinar recording and the Speaker presentations.

PROGRAM AGENDA and SPEAKERS are set forth below.  See EVENT SITE for full details:


* International Scan of 2013 ESG Financial Regulatory and Voluntary Reporting Developments: Regulatory Reporting: European Union, China, South Africa, SEC Enforcement, and more. Voluntary Reporting: GRI, CDP, UNGC, IIRC, SASB, SSE, and more.

* Benchmarking the World's Composite Stock Exchanges for Sustainability Disclosure: Key Findings, Analysis, and Recommendations.

* Key Policy Issues and Players: What critical ESG reporting issues and problems need to be addressed now; what is the role of financial regulators and who are the main power brokers for ESG financial reporting.


* Linda M. Lowson, Esq., CEO and Chief Counsel, Global ESG Regulatory Academy™

* Stathis Gould, Senior Technical Manager and Head of PAIB, IFAC

* Toby Heaps, CEO, Corporate Knights and CK Capital

* Chris Fowle, V.P., Investor Initiatives, CDP

The 20% Registration Fee Discount has been extended for a limited time:  US$199 for U.S. registrants, US$219 for non-U.S. registrants; contact us for 3-or-more group registrations.

For registration, Speaker, or Sponsor queries, contact Linda M. Lowson, Esq. at

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CSR Insightâ„¢ LLC

CSR Insightâ„¢ LLC

CSR Insightâ„¢ LLC, founded in 2007 by Linda M. Lowson, Esq., is an independent, nonpartisan consultancy uniquely specializing in Global ESG Regulatory Education, global financial regulatory policy, ESG metrics and voluntary reporting frameworks, and ESG capital market issues. In 2012, CSR Insightâ„¢ launched the exciting Global ESG Regulatory Academyâ„¢ as its flagship business unit, the first-ever provider of independent professional education on Global ESG Regulation and Reporting. The Global ESG Regulatory Academyâ„¢ also provides customized, on-site educational seminars and workshops for companies, boards, asset owners and managers, analysts, professional advisors, and NGOs.

CSR Insightâ„¢ completed a comprehensive 5-year, US$5.5 million Global ESG Regulatory and Capital Market Research Program to develop the Knowledge Base content foundation for this unique, important, and sophisticated professional education. This Research Program included comprehensive, drill-down legal, regulatory, accounting, and technical analyses of global ESG regulatory and voluntary reporting regimes, including the first comprehensive technical analysis of the entire SEC regime as it applies to ESG issues.


• Linda Lowson, J.D., LL.M., CEO, is an internationally recognized expert in global ESG regulation, global financial regulation, and ESG capital market issues. Previously, Ms. Lowson served as a Shearman and Sterling Attorney and Arthur Andersen Partner, and launched and led Andersen's U.S. Financial Services Strategy Practice and served as a member of its North American Financial Services Executive Leadership Team and Global Financial Services Thought Leadership Team. She holds a J.D. degree from Cornell Law School and an LL.M. degree from New York University Law School.

• Alison Dempsey, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., Director of Research, is an accomplished and experienced international attorney and international corporate governance expert, and recently published the ground-breaking book, “Evolutions in Corporate Governance--Towards an Ethical Framework for Business Conduct” (November 2013), published by Greenleaf Publishing (Hardback ISBN: 978-1-906093-86-0, PDF Ebook ISBN: 978-1-78353-057-1).

For further information on the Global ESG Regulatory Academyâ„¢ and our educational courses, on-site workshops, and live online webinars, contact Linda Lowson at, or visit

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