Tuesday September 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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CDP 2014 S&P 500 Report Launch

CDP is pleased to invite you to join a select group of senior executives from S&P 500 companies, leading investors and policymakers for a cocktail reception to celebrate the launch of CDP's 2014 S&P 500 report.

The event will feature special remarks from corporate and investor leaders, as well as CDP exective leadership including:

  • Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President and Chief Progress Officer, Hewlett-Packard;
  • Alex Liftman, Global Environmental Executive, Bank of America; 
  • Robert A. Francisco, President, FirstCarbon Solutions
  • Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, CDP 

CDP will announce the 2014 Climate Disclosure and Performance Leadership Indices, spotlighting companies that are leading the way on climate change reporting and management. This year's report will also present an investor-focused analysis of CDP's 2014 S&P 500 climate change responses, highlighting how companies are capturing business value by seizing climate-related opportunities.

Please note that registration is not confirmation of attendance. Attendance is reserved and guaranteed primarily for CDP reporting corporations, investors, partners, sponsors, and other CDP affiliates. 


Keynote Speaker  
Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President & Chief Progress Officer, Hewlett-Packard Company

Gabi Zedlmayer drives HP’s Living Progress initiatives that help improve the communities HP serves aligned with HP’s business strategy. She leads a global team of experts focused on solving social and environmental issues in collaboration with non-profit organizations, governments, customers and partners. Her goal is to create solutions that improve communities and advance human, economic and environmental progress.  

Zedlmayer serves as a member of the board of directors of Hewlett-Packard GmbH Germany.  She is President of the Women’s Council of HypoVereinsbank UNICREDIT and a member of the EU Commission e-skills leadership board, the Computer Science Advisory Board of the University of People, and Junior Achievement Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

In 2011 she was honoured by Newsweek and the Daily Beast as one of 150 “women who shake the world”. In 2012 she was named by FastCompany as a member of the League of Extraordinary Women and was awarded with the DLDWomen Impact Award.

Alex Liftman, Global Environmental Executive, Bank of America

As Global Environmental Executive for Bank of America, Alexandra Liftman is responsible for all environmental sustainability for the company, including business activities, operational initiatives, employee programs, public and corporate policy, and philanthropic and other investments. She is the primary steward of the company’s ten-year $50 billion commitment to help address climate change and reduce demands on natural resources. Under her leadership, Bank of America has introduced significant goals to reduce the environmental impact of its operations and exceeded its first 10-year, $20 billion environmental business initiative, delivering more than $21.4 billion four years ahead of schedule. 

Previously, Liftman managed communications strategy and served on the leadership teams of several of Bank of America’s lines of business, including Global Wealth & Investment Management, Small Business Banking/Business Banking, Card Services and Corporate Social Responsibility.  In this latter role, Liftman was instrumental in launching the bank’s $20 billion environmental commitment in 2007.

Special thanks to CDP report and event sponsors for their support: