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By now, most professionals know that the future of business goes hand in hand with social responsibility, environmental stewardship and corporate ethics. It should come as no surprise, then, that Sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) have become top priorities for consumers, investors and regulators alike.

But creating a better future for all stakeholders requires organizations to re-think what they make, how they operate, and where to make strategic bets for the future. Data and technology are playing an increasingly important role in driving innovation and transforming how organizations operate in a responsible and sustainable fashion.

To showcase some of the amazing ways data and AI are driving ESG initiatives, we’ll be hosting a global executive sustainability forum in early March. Featuring some of the foremost ESG thought leaders and innovators, we’ll explore the forces driving this shift in corporate responsibility and how global organizations are leveraging data and AI to make smarter investments towards a more sustainable, inclusive and equitable future. Here’s a snapshot of the amazing lineup of speakers:

Kathy Matsui
Former Vice-Chair, Goldman Sachs

Why womenomics is good business
Top financial strategist and female empowerment leader Kathy Matsui, best known for her insightful research on “womenomics,” will discuss why diversity and inclusion is good business and where challenges still remain.

Daiana Beitler, PhD
Cross-Industry Digital Strategist, Digital Transformation Partnerships, Microsoft

Panel Discussion: How leading companies are making a positive impact
As a digital transformation strategist, Daiana Beitler will discuss the human impact of digital transformation, and how sustainability is transforming not only businesses but also communities.

Ilaria Chan
Group Advisor on Social Impact, Grab

Panel Discussion: How leading companies are making a positive impact
As a social impact advisor for Grab, a company that provides safe and affordable transportation in sometimes dangerous areas for gig workers, Ilaria Chan will discuss the role data and AI has on GRAB’s mission to unleash the potential of the underserved and underprivileged.

Sara Menker
Founder, CEO, Gro Intelligence

Fireside chat: Combating climate risk in your business with AI
As one of the most successful female CEOs in the world, Sara Menker of Gro Intelligence will discuss how the organization leverages data and AI to fight against climate change by helping users better understand and predict global food and agriculture markets.

In addition to the expert panel, we’ll also be showcasing how to leverage data and AI to improve ESG investing. Specifically, we’ll demonstrate how institutional investors can use machine learning to extract key ESG insights about an organization by analyzing a variety of data sources including annual reports and media coverage.

As a special thank you, Databricks will be planting a tree in honor of each attendee.

Space is limited for this event. Register now to save your spot!

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