Defining Materiality in Sustainability: a discussion with SASB
Date: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Please join Sustainability Management’s Net Impact (SUMANI) Chapter for a discussion on the importance and methodology of establishing an understanding of material sustainability issues facing industries and creating sustainability accounting standards suitable for disclosure in standards filings to the SEC, such as the Form 10-K and 20-F.
Speaker: Marisa Mackey
With nearly fourteen years of experience in the financial industry, Marisa Mackey is SASB’s Associate Director of Education, responsible for developing and launching SASB’s education and certification programs. Prior to SASB, Marisa served as Director of Americas for Adkins Matchett & Toy (AMT), a global financial training firm catering to investment banks, consulting firms and investment management firms. Prior to AMT, Marisa was a Credit Analyst for Tudor Investment Corporation’s emerging markets fixed income strategy. She was responsible for expansion and ongoing monitoring of corporate and real estate investments located in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Marisa joined Tudor from the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers where she served as a Senior Associate in the Communications & Media Group and gained significant experience working on mid- and large-cap transactions in the equity, fixed-income and M&A markets. Marisa began her career at W. P. Carey & Co., a publicly listed real estate investment firm.
Marisa earned her BS in Political Science and Economics with Honors from the University of Wisconsin, and her MBA from Columbia Business School.
Organization: Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB™) is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization engaged in the development and dissemination of industry-specific sustainability accounting standards. SASB is establishing an understanding of material sustainability issues facing industries and creating sustainability accounting standards suitable for disclosure in standard filings such as the Form 10-K and 20-F. SASB addresses the unique needs of the U.S. market, establishing standards for integrated reporting that are concise, comparable within an industry, and relevant to all ~13,000 publicly listed companies in the U.S.