Accomplished public company board director and strategic advisor, Sonita Lontoh, was joined by Grain Ecosystem Co-Founder and global sustainability leader, Jason Dodier, to share profound insights into the ever-evolving landscape of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and climate governance. With a rich background in ESG, cybersecurity, and digital transformation, Sonita provided critical perspectives on the challenges faced by companies in ESG/climate reporting and highlighted emerging sustainability governance best practices.
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The discussion covered the materiality of sustainability and climate, emphasizing the importance of guiding principles aligned with core values. Sonita shared considerations for boards in their oversight responsibilities, addressing the structure responsibility for ESG/climate governance and the strategic organization of climate reporting, particularly in light of imminent SEC developments. The session delved into challenges faced by companies in ESG/climate reporting, focusing on resource constraints and innovative solutions for successful reporting.
Additionally, Sonita shared insights on the incorporation of ESG metrics into performance plans, outlining challenges, considerations, and the importance of aligning with long-term sustainability goals. The discussion concluded by highlighting sustainability governance best practices, emphasizing the prioritization of expertise, integration with business strategy, and the role of dedicated committees in ensuring robust reporting, compliance, and the incorporation of diversity, equity, and inclusion in governance priorities.
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About Sonita Lontoh
Sonita Lontoh is an accomplished public company board director and strategic advisor, recognized for her expertise in ESG, cybersecurity, and digital transformation. With a global perspective gained from extensive experience in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, she brings innovative thinking to boards seeking meaningful industry transformation. She holds certifications from NACD and the Digital Directors Network and is an active member of the Women Corporate Directors. Currently serving on the boards of Sunrun and TrueBlue, Sonita is also an advisory board member for UC Berkeley Engineering's Jacobs Institute and an advisor to Sway Ventures, a VC firm investing in early to mid-stage innovative companies.
About Jason Dodier
Jason Dodier is an American international business professional and a visionary Co-Founder of the GRAIN Ecosystem. His mission is to revolutionize global project development by harnessing the power of digitization, transparency, and enhanced access to capital. This endeavor is dedicated to empowering project developers worldwide to achieve ambitious carbon sequestration goals mandated by the global climate agenda.
Over the course of his career, Jason has cultivated a rich tapestry of experiences, spanning the United States, the Middle East, and Europe. His diverse roles in operations, business development, marketing, and sales management at Schneider Electric, SE, have honed his expertise and strategic acumen. He is also a Co-Founder of FountainHead RI, a leading Non-profit organization based out of his home state of Rhode Island.
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