Environment+Energy Leader

Environmental Management Summit 2022

October 19-20, 2022 | Daily Start at 9:00 a.m. ET


Environment+Energy Leader’s Environmental Management Summit brings together top commercial and industrial decision-makers to create a unique collaborative learning experience. The Summit provides tangible, innovative solutions to the environmental, sustainability and ESG challenges that companies face today–and what they may expect tomorrow. Pragmatic and candid discussions coupled with engaging facilitation allow attendees to share current challenges and learn how industry leaders are addressing similar issues.

Summit Takeaways:

  • Tangible, innovative solutions to the challenges that companies face concerning environmental, sustainability and ESG management initiatives and programs.
  • Information about the best products and technologies to help commercial and industrial companies achieve their goals.
  • Case studies and innovations leaders can implement to keep programs relevant and results-oriented.
  • New products, technology and software to help companies meet climate goals and make reporting progress to stakeholders easier.

Why Attend

  • Hear first-hand accounts from commercial and industrial companies on successful environment and ESG management system integrations.
  • Put the power of best practices to work for your organization.
  • Learn from industry thought leaders who are implementing practices and technologies that have successfully achieved resiliency and reliability goals.
  • Learn about the latest trends in EHS software for compliance & risk reductions
  • Take new lessons, knowledge and technology advancements back to your organization to implement as you lead your company into the new environmental future.
  • Network with like-minded environmental, ESG and sustainability pros from F500 companies.

Who Should Attend?

  • CEOs
  • Environment, Sustainability, Energy and ESG Managers and Directors
  • Facility Managers
  • Procurement Managers
  • Waste and Resource Managers
  • Plant Managers
  • Decarbonization Specialists
  • Compliance Specialists/Directors
  • Environmental & Safety Managers
  • Facilities, Plant & Engineering Directors
  • Water Managers
  • Logistics & Supply Professionals



October 19, 2022 09:00 am

Environmental Management Summit open: Networking and Leaderboard Starts Now!

Welcome to the 2022 Environmental Management Summit! Get familiar with the virtual venue, meet our sponsors, and post takeaways on the social wall. Use #EMSummit22 in your social shares!

October 19, 2022 09:15 am

Day One Opening Keynote: Corporate ESG Reporting Update

Bob Hirth
Senior Managing Director, Protiviti

Sustainability and ESG still command a position at the ”top of the list” of key corporate issues and challenges for both public and many private companies, their boards and other key stakeholders. Corporate public reporting has now permanently expanded to include the reporting of this information.

This session will cover:

-ESG corporate reporting trends and statistics, including assurance

-Status of the proposed SEC mandatory climate disclosures rule

-ESG standards convergence and global requirements

-Leading ESG governance and reporting practices

October 19, 2022 10:00 am

Product Spotlights & Networking Break

Each of the Environmental Management sponsor booths is packed with product and service demos. Use this time to check them out + earn points for the Leaderboard!

October 19, 2022 10:15 am

Environmental Solutions Session: ESG Reporting Software 101

Jordan Hersh
Sustainability Software Sales Executive, UL

Global interest in ESG outcomes hasn't slowed down - in fact, it's accelerated globally over the past year especially as decarbonization efforts become more critical. Stakeholders from investors to consumers expect data transparency and consistency, along with in-depth carbon reporting. In this presentation, you will learn more about stakeholder expectations and see how reporting software helps companies maintain data integrity for more accurate disclosures.

October 19, 2022 10:45 am

Product Spotlights & Networking Break

Keep earning points by visiting Summit sponsors, plus use the Contacts feature to meet other attendees!

October 19, 2022 11:00 am

Environmental Solutions Session: Modernizing the Compliance Process Using AI

Marcel Guevara
Vice President EHS, ehsAI

Many EHS processes have been improved and reinvented thanks to the creation and adoption of new technologies. For example, computer vision and video analytics are being adopted in many warehouses to identify and reduce risks that were close to impossible to identify and address. However, the early steps of the EHS compliance and conformance processes have been traditionally lagging in technology. In this session, we will describe the use of one of the specific aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI), specifically Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML), to assist EHS professionals and enterprises in reading, analyzing, and extracting relevant information from large regulatory, management systems and documents.

October 19, 2022 11:30 am

Product Spotlights & Networking Break

Be sure to share your screenshots and session takeaways into your favorite social channel! Use #EMSummit22 to tag us.

October 19, 2022 11:45 am

Environmental Solutions Session: Winning the ESG Race: Trends & Challenges

Nikos Avlonas
President CSE, Professor UIC

Join this session for a review of CSE's unique research on ESG Top Performing Companies in North America. The research explores common success practices, including the most widely used ESG Ratings and Standards used in 16 Sectors.

-CSE’s unique research on ESG criteria in North America took place at the end of 2021 and identified the Top 10 ESG Performing Companies in 16 sectors, and analyzed common success practices including the most widely used ESG Standards by each company.

-The Research used consolidated scores from several ESG rating agencies for each company (eg. CSRHub, MSCI, CDP, Sustainalytics) and analyzed ESG reporting practices and standards/frameworks used (eg. SASB, TCFD, GRI, SBTi ).

-The research identified an increase in carbon neutrality and net zero goals as well as an increased publication of ESG Scores and Ratings within the Sustainability (ESG) Reports. This is evident of the turning of top companies towards a more strategic approach towards ESG strategy and the use of standards and frameworks, which allow for better consolidation of scores, easier comparability and greater transparency.

The research also showed interesting conclusions with regards to the dynamic of each sector, but also a tool/methodology that can be used for improving ESG performance.

October 19, 2022 12:15 pm

Product Spotlights & Networking Break

Last break before the Day One Closing session! Take 15 to check out the Exhibit Hall for sponsor demos and downloads.

October 19, 2022 12:30 pm

Day One Closing Keynote: 6 Steps to Ensuring a Circular Plastics Future

Chris Layton
Sustainability Director, Specialty Plastics, Eastman Chemical Company

Jennifer Hermes
Content Director, Environment+Energy Leader

In this session, Christopher Layton, sustainability director for Specialty Plastics with Eastman Chemical Company, will discuss how to turn our vision of a future with a fully circular plastics value chain — without using virgin fossil feedstocks — into a reality.

This lively discussion will cover topics such as recycling, production consumption, and collection of plastics, explain the benefits of molecular recycling, and touch on transparency and certification. Chris will also discuss the environmental and social impact of a fully circular plastics value chain. And he will share tips on how organizations can ensure their recycling options are economically efficient in order to enable the long-term success of the circular economy.

October 19, 2022 01:00 pm

Day One Wrap Up

October 20, 2022 09:00 am

Environmental Management Summit open: Networking and Leaderboard Starts Now!

Welcome to Day Two at the 2022 Environmental Management Summit! Final day to get Leaderboard points by visiting the sponsor booths!

October 20, 2022 09:15 am

Day Two Opening Keynote: The Future of Commercial Properties: Implementing Green & Climate Resilient Projects at the Global Level

Eric Corey Freed
Principal & Director of Sustainability, CannonDesign

According to the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction as well as the United Nations Environment Program, construction and the built environment account for 38 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

How can company executives and stakeholders work together to identify ways to reduce the commercial property industry’s overall carbon footprint? From considering all stages of a building’s life-cycle, to minimizing waste and increasing circular initiatives to connecting people and communities,commercial property developers have an ever-growing list of regulations and best practices to adhere to.

Key Takeaways:

-Planning for the future

-Design obstacles commercial property designers face

-How to get stakeholder buy-in

-Realistic timeline for implementing a green & climate resilient project

October 20, 2022 10:00 am

Product Spotlights & Networking Break

Each of the Environmental Management sponsor booths is packed with product and service demos. Use this time to check them out + earn points for the Leaderboard!

October 20, 2022 10:10 am

Environmental Solutions Session: Materiality: Why Your ESG Journey Should Start Here

David Staples
Sr. Solution Strategist, ESG

If you’ve been following the growing dominance of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) as a management framework, you’ve probably heard references to the terms, materiality, double materiality, and materiality assessments. A simple way to think of materiality is as a relevancy filter for the issues that matter most to an organization, with double materiality going even deeper and looking at combined perspectives of impact materiality and financial materiality. So, then what is a materiality assessment and how does it relate to ESG?

If your organization is ready to start taking ESG seriously, and you’re looking to build a robust and winning ESG program, then it’s time to learn more about materiality assessments. Join us for this 30-minute session to learn what they are, and why your organization can’t win ESG without them.

During this session you will learn:

  • what “Materiality” and “Double Materiality” are all about.
  • common myths (and truths) about materiality.
  • best practices for building a materiality assessment for your organization.
October 20, 2022 10:40 am

Product Spotlights & Networking Break

Keep earning points by visiting Summit sponsors, plus use the Contacts feature to meet other attendees!

October 20, 2022 10:50 am

Environmental Solutions Session: Quality-Driven ESG: Build Trust by Improving Data Quality

Dr. Nicole Radziwill
SVP & Principal Data Scientist, Ultranauts, Inc.

In roles that focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) monitoring and reporting, data can make or break you. As a result, it's important to have a strategy in place for data quality assurance. As an ESG or EHSQ professional, what lessons can you learn from quality practitioners and data management specialists that can help you gain more control over your ESG data needs? This webinar will help you identify critical issues around generating, obtaining, and using ESG data, and introduce you to a conceptual model (AIADV) you can use to take the first steps towards ensuring accurate and error-free ESG reports.
October 20, 2022 11:20 am

Product Spotlights & Networking Break

Be sure to share your screenshots and session takeaways into your favorite social channel! Use #EMSummit22 to tag us.

October 20, 2022 11:30 am

Environmental Solutions Session: ESG: Coming to a Watershed Near You!

Joe Volpe
Water Resources Lead, Montrose Environmental

Jami Patrick
VP, Sustainability Advisory, Montrose Environmental

Michael Bernier
Director, Sustainability & Environmental Affairs, Swire Coca-Cola, USA

Planning and implementing successful ESG programs can be a daunting task. Corporate-level goals and targets are eventually pushed down to the facility level, often leaving local leaders the task of deciding where to start and what actions to prioritize. GHG emissions and targets are getting a lot of attention…but it’s important to not lose focus on the impact that climate change is having on water resources, driving water scarcity and putting water supplies at risk. The time to act is now.

This session will focus on the ESG journey from corporate-driven ambitions to local implementation, focusing on water resources. We will help you simplify the process of understanding your water risk and will present actions you can take to contribute to water resiliency. Additionally, you’ll hear a live success story from a corporate sustainability leader of a Fortune 500 company and will leave the session with immediate, actionable steps you can take to manage your water risk.

October 20, 2022 12:00 pm

Product Spotlights & Networking Break

Last break to earn Leaderboard points! Visit the Exhibit Hall now for amazing resources and downloads.

October 20, 2022 12:10 pm

Summit Closing Discussion: Developing a Strategic and Impactful Sustainability Program

Ryan McMullan
MESM, TRUE Advisor, Lean Green Way

Jill Ziegler
Senior Director of Sustainability, Brookfield Properties

How does a company begin the process of creating or updating their sustainability program? A comprehensive program must include organizational structure, specific, well-defined initiatives as well as a roadmap for implementing plans. Daunting as this task may be, developing a holistic and comprehensive sustainability program is essential in today’s world.

Both panelists will share their top 5 pieces of advice when it comes to creating a strategic and impactful sustainability program within their industry. We will also touch on how initiatives within their organizations can be applied globally and across various industries. The rest of the session will be focused solely on questions from the audience.
October 20, 2022 01:00 pm

Summit Wrap Up and Leaderboard Winners Announced


Frequently Asked Questions

Registration opens September 1, 2022. We will be posting periodic updates to the schedule once speakers and exhibitors are confirmed

Yes, all you need to do is register once for access to sessions, networking opportunities, leaderboard game and booths.

  • Attendees will have the ability to interact with each other as well as some of the speakers and exhibitors throughout the entire conference
  • One-on-One Video or Text Chat
  • Social Wall
  • Leaderboard with Prizes
  • Yes, the entire event will remain active for 30 days.
  • All resources provided by exhibitors and sponsors will remain active as well.

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