Datamaran’s first USA User Forum

Decoding your industry's future challenges

Phoenix, 24 February 2019

The First USA User Forum took place on the 24th of February 2019 in Phoenix, and featured a special Executive Talk with Bloomberg, CBRE and Nasdaq.

We kicked off the day with a User Forum, exclusive to Datamaran clients only. The workshop represented an opportunity to meet other Datamaran users and get actionable insights into best practices. In addition to inspirational talks, workshops, and fabulous networking, participants were introduced to Datamaran’s newly launched Certification Program

The workshop was followed by an Executive Talk with Bloomberg, CBRE and Nasdaq on Why Materiality of Non-financial Issues Matters to Investors, followed by a drinks and dinner reception.

The Executive Talk featured Emily Chasan, Sustainable Finance Editor at Bloomberg, Jennifer Leitsch, Director of Corporate Responsibility at CBRE, and Evan Harvey, Head of Sustainability at Nasdaq.

Logistics:

For workshop (client-only)

Location: Wrigley Hall, on the ASU Tempe Campus, Phoenix, USA.
Date: Sunday 24th of February 2019
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Registered attendees include:Registered attendees include:
CBRE, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crowe Horwath

For Executive Talk with Bloomberg & Nasdaq (invite-only, corporate representatives)

Location: Wrigley Hall, on the ASU Tempe Campus, Phoenix, USA.
Date: Sunday 24th of February 2019
Time: 5:00pm to 7.00pm
Featuring Emily Chasan, Sustainable Finance Editor at Bloomberg, Jennifer Leitsch, Director of Corporate Responsibility at CBRE, and Evan Harvey, Head of Sustainability at Nasdaq

Followed by an Ideas Reception at Postino Annex.
Time: 7:30pm -9:30pm

USA User Forum Takeaway: The Evolution of Materiality
Datamaran User Forum
USA User Forum Takeaway: The Evolution of Materiality

​The User Forum Agenda

 Time

Session

 Practical part for Datamaran Users

2.00 pm - 2. 30 pm

Registration and welcome coffee

2.30 pm- 2.40 pm

Welcome by Susanne Katus, VP of Business Development, Datamaran

2.40 pm- 3.00 pm

Welcome by co-host, Colin Tetreault, Senior Sustainability Scholar, Arizona State University (ASU)

3:00 pm - 3.30 pm

Introduction to the certification: What is in it for you?

Familiarize yourself with Datamaran’s online learning platform to get started on your journey towards becoming Datamaran-certified.
During the day, you will apply part of the online courses’ content by working with other users on specific use cases.

Facilitated by: Susanne Katus, VP of Business Development and Donato Calace, Director of Accounts and Innovation at Datamaran

3.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Collaborative workshop: Decoding your industry's future challenges

Working in smaller groups, you will take a deep dive into sector-specific issues and present your findings to the other users. This is a great way to get started on your certification as it represents one lesson and assignment of the online curriculum that you will perform live during the workshop.
You will be guided by methodological tools to help you apply your learning in a creative way.
Datamaran’s team will also share some tips along the way to make sure you make the most of the platform.

Facilitated by: Susanne Katus, VP of Business Development and Donato Calace, Director of Accounts and Innovation at Datamaran

 Corporate practitioners are welcome to join

5.00 pm - 5.30

Coffee Break

5.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Datamaran Product Vision & Roadmap

Speaker: Donato Calace, Director of Accounts and Innovation at Datamaran

6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Exclusive Fireside chat on "Why Materiality of Non-financial Issues Matters to Investors”

Speakers:

Jennifer Leitsch, Director of Corporate Responsibility, CBRE

Evan Harvey, Global Head of Sustainability, Nasdaq

Emily Chasan, Sustainable Finance Editor, Bloomberg

Transition to evening reception

7.00 pm - 9.30 pm

Ideas Reception - “The Future of Materiality”

Join your peers from the day and from other USA companies as well as the Datamaran team for a delicious wine and food at the Postino Annex, Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar.
The purpose of the reception is to convene professionals to hold an open dialogue discussion on the opportunities, trends, and challenges associated with materiality analysis and non-financial risk management. Importantly, we will discuss how to take a full ownership of risk management in-house and integrate non-financial risks into corporate strategy.

On behalf of the Datamaran team, thank you so much for attending our first USA User Forum!

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