Miami Herbert forum to unpack corporate sustainability, ESG amid election campaigns

Business leaders to discuss corporate disclosure standards, ESG investing, and sustainable real estate.
Sustainability Summit at the University of Miami

As businesses across the economy grapple with inflationary pressures and political uncertainty, sustainability leaders, investment professionals, and industry executives will convene on April 5, at the 7th Annual Chief Sustainability Officer Summit & Symposium (CSOSS) to assess recent developments involving ESG investing, global accounting standards, real estate, climate resilience, and social and equity-related financial disclosure. 

Entitled “Building Consensus in an Election Year” and presented by Calamos Investments, Florida’s leading sustainable business event is hosted by the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School, in partnership with the university’s College of Engineering and the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science, one of the world’s leading academic and environmental research institutions.  

“Now in its seventh year, and thanks to the generosity of our distinguished sponsors, CSOSS has grown into the state’s leading forum for sustainable business. It’s an opportunity for the University, alumni, and decision-makers to review the latest news from this growing, dynamic dimension of the job market,” said Daniel Hicks, an economics professor at Miami Herbert, founder, organizer and chair of the annual event.  

The conference takes place Friday, April 5, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET, with registration starting at 8:15 a.m. Located at the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, CSOSS is an in-person and virtual event.  

More than 20 leaders in sustainability from top business, financial, nonprofit, and academic organizations will serve as CSOSS panelists, including representatives from Calamos Investments, the International Sustainability Standards Board, Jones Lang LaSalle, Kayne Anderson Real Estate, Related Urban Development Group, Royal Caribbean Group, State Street Corporation, Universal Insurance Holdings, and World Kinect Corporation. 

A highlight of the symposium is the CSO Summit, produced for the first time in cooperation with The Council for Inclusive Capitalism, a global nonprofit organization that develops initiatives with global CEOs, government and civic leaders to create more inclusive and sustainable societies.  

For a complete list of CSOSS speakers and panels, click here. 

The conference is part of many University of Miami sustainability initiatives and programs that reduce its environmental impact and promote sustainable practices. The University’s commitment to sustainability and the environment is reflected in its work toward carbon neutrality and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, with a goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. Miami Herbert incorporated sustainable business education into all its graduate programs and launched a Masters in Sustainable Business in 2019. More than 17 buildings across three campuses are recognized as LEED certified, including Miami Herbert’s building, which is LEED Platinum Certified. 

Miam Herbert’s CSOSS conference is designed for corporate executives, sustainability professionals, investment managers, government policymakers, community leaders, NGO activists, leading researchers, and university students from across every economic sector and academic discipline.  

To participate in person or virtually, register here. Registration is free of charge.