Telos: ESG and Corporate Responsibility in America

Bands One & Two

Band Three:

Purpose and citizenship goals are being sewn into the fabric of companies small and big, old and new. How is ESG transforming business as usual? As these principles become more mainstream, how are companies evaluating their value proposition and establishing best practices? And should there be global standards and metrics in place for what constitutes ESG?  

Join The Hill on Wednesday, June 30 for a national summit on ESG with CEOs, investment experts, advocates, and others leading the way towards purpose-driven business models.


Wednesday, June 30

bands starting at 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT (times subject to change)


Band One: What is ESG? (1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT; all times subject to change)

ESG is a term often used but rarely defined. This hour will explore what good environmental social and corporate governance practices look like and what companies are doing and can still do to achieve a higher purpose.


1:00 PM ET: 

Ramón Cruz, President, Sierra Club

1:10 PM ET: 

Michelle Kim, Co-Founder & CEO, Awaken

1:20 PM ET: 

Jean Case, CEO, Case Impact Network 

1:30 PM ET:

Sponsor Perspective featuring Kathleen McLaughlin, Walmart 

1:40 PM ET:

Rep. French Hill, Member, Financial Services Committee

1:50 PM ET: 

Tim Ryan, Chairman & Senior Partner, PwC 

2:00 PM ET:

Band One Concludes 


Band Two: How Do We Measure Success? (2:15 PM ET/11:15 AM PT; all times subject to change)

Whether companies have long had ESG strategies in place or are currently transitioning from the ground up, what is the measuring stick used to determine movement in the right direction? What does a successful ESG strategy look like? 


2:15 PM ET:

Sen. Sherrod Brown, Chairman, Senate Banking Committee

2:25 PM ET:

Maurice Jones, CEO, OneTen

2:35 PM ET: 

Melissa James, Morgan Stanley

2:45 PM ET:

Sanda Ojiambo, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

2:55 PM ET:

Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA), Vice Chair, House Financial Services 

3:00 PM ET:

Band Two Concludes


Band Three: The Road to Zero-Emission Trucks: Charging Infrastructure (3:15 PM ET/12:15 PM PT; all times subject to change)

presented by Environmental Defense Fund

The transportation sector is the largest and fastest-growing source of climate pollution in the US. And trucks account for over a quarter of transportation’s greenhouse gas emissions. As manufacturers embrace EV technology at an unprecedented pace and scale, what does the future hold for electric trucks?  

3:15 PM ET:

Rep. Yvette Clarke,  Chair, Homeland Cybersecurity, Infrastructure   

Protection & Innovation Subcommittee
3:25 PM ET: 

Sen. Bob Mensch, State Senator, Pennsylvania

3:35 PM ET: 

Sponsor Perspective

3:40 PM ET: 

Debra Gore-Mann, President & CEO, The Greenlining Institute

Amit Narayan, CEO & Founder, AutoGrid

Mari McClure, President & CEO, Green Mountain Power

4:00 PM ET:

Program Concludes



  • Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA), Vice Chair, House Financial Services Committee; Member, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chair, Senate Banking Committee
  • Jean Case, CEO, Case Impact Network; Chairman of the Board, National Geographic
  • Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Chair, Homeland Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation Subcommittee 
  • Ramón Cruz, President, Sierra Club
  • Debra Gore-Mann, President & CEO, The Greenlining Institute
  • Rep. French Hill (R-AR), Member, House Financial Services Committee
  • Melissa James, Vice Chairman, Global Capital Markets & Co-Head, The ESG Center for Excellence, Morgan Stanley
  • Maurice Jones, President & CEO, OneTen
  • Michelle Kim, Co-Founder and CEO, Awaken; Author, The Wake Up
  • Mari McClure, President & CEO, Green Mountain Power
  • Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24), State Senator, Pennsylvania 
  • Amit Narayan, CEO & Founder, AutoGrid
  • Sanda Ojiambo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
  • Tim Ryan, Chairman & Senior Partner, PwC

Sponsor Perspectives:

  • Pam MacDougall, Sr. Manager, Grid Modernization Engineering and Strategy, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Kathleen McLaughlin, EVP & Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart; President, Walmart Foundation

  • Troy Musgrave, Director of Process Improvement, Dependable Highway Express


  • Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill


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