The Good Business that Comes from Good Business

Produced by the Responsible Business Coalition Fordham University Gabelli School of Business

April 19, 2023 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Gabelli School of Business - McNally Amphitheater
140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY, 10023 

A Consortium of Sustainable Business, Finance and Impact Investing Professionals Exploring the Material Gains and Benefits in seeking measurable social, climate and economic returns

The Responsible Business Coalition and the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business believes that there is Good Business that Comes from Good Business, that is, that much of the recent public discussion around ESG and corporate sustainability, misses the longer term logical, attainable objectives of business operating for a just and sustainable planet, and profit. Businesses increasingly operate considering all stakeholders: consumers, employees, communities where they operate and investors. This is because it’s logical, Good Business, to consider all stakeholders. It’s not just the right thing to do, there’s significant opportunities in business’ transition to positively impacting people and planet.

Speakers and Moderators

Margot Brandenburg

Margot Brandenburg
Senior Program Officer
Ford Foundation

Yusuf George

Yusuf George
Managing Director
Engine No. 1

Seth Goldman

Seth Goldman
Co-Founder and CEO of Eat the Change
Board Chair of Beyond Meat
Co-Founder, PLNT Burger and Honest Tea

Timothy Hedley, Ph.D.

Timothy Hedley, Ph.D. CPA, CFF, CFE (Moderator)
Executive in Residence
Gabelli School of Business

Davida Heller

Davida Heller
Director, Head of Sustainability Strategy
Citibank

Hitha Herzog

Hitha Herzog (Moderator)
Chief Research Officer, H Squared Research, LLC
Consumer Spending Expert for Major
Media Outlets; Retail Reporter

Karen Y Johns

Karen Y. Johns
CEO
Net Impact

Andrew Kassoy

Andrew Kassoy
Co-Founder and CEO
B-Labs

Roberta Lobo

Roberta Lobo
Director ESG Strategies
Nuveen Investments

Peter Lupoff

Peter Lupoff (Moderator)
Gabelli Fellow, RBC
Executive in Residence, Gabelli School of Business
Principal, Lupoff/Stevens Family Office

Melissa Mahtani

Melissa Mahtani
Senior Producer/Reporter
CNN

Jenny McColloch

Jenny McColloch
Chief Sustainability Officer
McDonald's

Barbara M. Porco

Barbara Porco, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Managing Director, RBC
Gabelli School of Business

Bruno Sarda

Bruno Sarda
Partner/Principal, Climate Change and
Sustainability Services
EY

Cara Smyth

Cara Smyth
Gabelli Fellow and Founder, RBC
Gabelli School of Business
Global Senior Managing Director, ESG/Responsible Retail
Accenture

Dave Stangis

Dave Stangis
Partner, CSO
Apollo Global Management

Randy Strickland

Randy Strickland
Adjunct Professor, Sustainable Finance,
Gabelli School of Business
Director, Client Portfolio Manager, Westfuller

Rachel Taplinger

Rachel Taplinger 
Head of Sustainability
Maybelline NY at L'Oréal

Kevin Thompson

Kevin Thompson (Moderator)
General Manager, GOOD Worldwide

Frank Zambrelli

Frank Zambrelli
Executive Director, RBC
Gabelli School of Business
Managing Director, Global ESG Retail
Accenture

Josh Zinner

Josh Zinner
Chief Executive Officer,
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility