Sustainability valuation: Putting a dollar value on your initiatives
  Replay of the August 16, 2012 webcast.

Event Overview:

Companies are finding real value in their sustainability efforts, but still face a challenge showing how these directly contribute to the bottom line. How can you measure and communicate -- in financial terms -- what sustainability means for your organization?

Join us on Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT for a discussion that delves into sustainability valuation -- one of the toughest questions facing corporate leaders as they seek higher returns and better answers to guide their sustainability investments. We'll discuss how established financial valuation and decision analysis tools can be applied to quantify the direct and indirect benefits of environmental and social initiatives. With the ability to determine sustainability’s value to your business, you can:

  • Compare and prioritize initiatives within sustainability and with other corporate projects.
  • Better communicate sustainability's dollar value to executives and the market.
  • Develop a defensible value proposition to secure funding for sustainability initiatives.

Hervé Kieffel

Hervé is a principal in Transaction Services in the San Francisco PwC office, where he leads the Project Portfolio Optimization practice. He specializes in complex valuations, particularly those involving risky decisions, intangible benefits, and portfolio allocation considerations. He has over 15 years of experience in decision analysis, multi-criteria valuation, sustainability, real option valuation, and advanced analytics, and has been serving clients in a broad range of industries, with a particular focus on life sciences, R&D organizations, and capital-intensive industries. Hervé also serves as a consulting professor at Stanford University, in the department of Management Science & Engineering, where he teaches mathematical modeling at the graduate level and advises Ph.D. students.

Prior to joining PwC, Hervé was the Managing Director for R&D for Folio Technologies, a leading project portfolio optimization software now part of PwC.

He holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Ecole Polytechnique (France), and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stanford.

Don Reed

Based in Boston, Don is a managing director in PwC’s US Sustainable Business Solutions practice. He helps companies integrate sustainability factors across their organization to drive higher financial, environmental and social performance.

With over 15 years experience helping clients and investors analyze the financial value of sustainability strategies, Don is author of Stalking the Elusive Financial Case for Corporate Sustainability, Green Shareholder Value-Hype or Hit?, and other articles on business sustainability.

Don is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an AB degree in Political Economy from Princeton University and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School at New York University, both with honors.

Clinton Moloney

Based in San Francisco, Clinton is a managing director in PwC's US Sustainable Business Solutions practice. Focused on helping Fortune 500 clients mobilize around sustainability goals from the C-suite to the front ranks, he specializes in helping clients connect sustainability with business strategy.

Clinton has extensive experience mobilizing entire organizational systems, including internal and external stakeholders, on sustainability goals to help foster innovation. He is a frequent speaker on sustainability, including the GreenBiz Innovation Forum and the upcoming Retail Sustainability Conference September 19 in Phoenix.

Clinton earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Clinton is a national Board Member for Friends of the Children based in Philadelphia, PA and with the Coro Center for Civic Leadership in San Francisco, CA.
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