Seventh Responsible Business Summit 2019: March 18-19

Louis Coppola to Lead Rankings Agency Keynote at Responsible Business Summit in NY, March 18-19, 2019

We’re excited to announce that Louis Coppola, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Governance & Accountability Institute, and a member of the Global Sourcing Council Board, will lead the Rankings Agency Keynote at the Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Summit New York. Click the previous link for more information.

Wall Street Green Summit 2019- March 18th

Save the Date- Monday, March 18, 2019, 18th Annual Wall Street Green Summit

Princeton University Club, New York

The 18th Annual Wall Street Green Summit is the longest running and most comprehensive sustainable finance event in the industry. It will be held on Monday March 25, 2019 in New York. Launched in 2002 by Peter Fusaro, the Wall Street Green Summit covers cutting edge content, industry developments and features the practitioners and the leaders of tomorrow. More importantly, it is aimed at building the sustainable finance system for responsible investing and the changing role of business in sustainability. The emergence of the “Impact Economy” is where main street investors team up with corporations, entrepreneurs and government to solve environmental and social problems while generating financial returns.

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Opening Remarks and Interviews:

Wanda Lopuch – Opening Remarks

Dr. Wanda Lopuch is the Chair of the Board of the Global Sourcing Council (GSC), a business association of global sourcing professionals, which she co-founded in 2007.  She is a thought-leader in the area of responsible supply chains, social innovations and social risk. GSC is a member of the UN Global Compact and holds a consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Division (UN ECOSOC).

Prior to  GSC, Dr. Lopuch was a successful global entrepreneur, and an accomplished executive in a public company in the USA and Europe.  Currently she works with corporate boards on strategy, risk and sustainability, and advises businesses in the US, Asia, Europe and Latin America on sustainable business development. Wanda’s unique combination of entrepreneurial drive, global mindset,  multi-cultural and multi-language executive skills, and expertise in corporate social responsibility coupled with a deep understanding of the UN Ecosystem, makes her an effective global executive. She has been relentlessly practicing and advocating principles of sustainable development and profit with purpose.

Wanda Lopuch holds a Ph.D. in Administration and Supervision from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, and MS in Computer Sciences from University of Technology of Wroclaw, Poland.  She lecturers internationally on various aspects of global business in the USA, as well as in Asia: China, India, Malaysia, Philippines; in Europe and in Latin America.

Challenges and Opportunities for Responsible Sourcing as the Rules of International Trade Change

Maureen Kline – Interview

Maureen Kline is Vice President of Public Affairs and Sustainability for Pirelli Tire North America, responsible for the US, Canada and Mexico and based in New York. She sits on the boards of the US Tire Manufacturers Association and the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada. She writes a column on sustainability for and is a frequent speaker on the topic. Previously she was based in Pirelli’s headquarters in Milan, Italy, where she coordinated government affairs for the company’s foreign subsidiaries, and before that was responsible for Pirelli’s international media relations.

Prior to her public affairs and communications career, Maureen worked as a journalist over a 15-year period. She was Milan correspondent for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Breaking Views, and Business Week, among others. She edited a blog on the topic of meritocracy, hosted by Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera. She wrote and co-hosted a TV talk show in Italy on business and finance, broadcast on the local channel Telelombardia.

Maureen Kline holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics. She lived in Italy for over 20 years, working in the communications, public affairs and legal fields, and holds dual US-Italian citizenship.

Noel Smyth

Noel Smyth is Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. having been employed there since February 2003. He is Program Management Director in Global Technology. His responsibilities include: Leading large-scale enterprise solutions across multiple lines of business; developing and coaching top talent program leaders across all regions; developing and leading transformational roadmaps. He is experienced in technology program leadership, product development, sustainability leadership, communities of practice and people development. He holds a Master’s of Science in Information Systems from Drexel and a Master’s of Arts from Harvard in Sustainability.