As the need to satisfy stakeholder demands around ESG grows – like remaining authentic in the face of greenwashing or satisfying ambitious net zero targets – the myriad of challenges for businesses grows by the day. But how can technology turn these challenges into opportunities?

Hear from Jen Prosek, one of the most influential voices in communications and founder of leading PR and financial communications consultancy, Prosek Partners who is joined by Christine Anderson former Communications Director to the Governor of New York and current Global Head of Corporate Affairs who oversees ESG, Marketing and Public Affairs at leading alternative assets firm Blackstone, for this future gazing fireside chat.

In this session Jen and Christine will discuss how tech can enable more confident decisions at the leadership level when it comes to measuring ESG credentials and fulfilling sustainable promises.

Speakers: Jennifer Prosek, Founder and Managing Partner of Prosek Partners, and Christine Anderson, former Communications Director to the Governor of New York and current Global Head of Corporate Affairs at Blackstone

Jennifer Prosek is the founder and CEO of Prosek Partners, a leading international public relations and financial communications consultancy with offices in New York, London, Los Angeles and Connecticut. The firm ranks among the top 10 independent public relations firms in the U.S., and among the top financial communications consultancies in the U.S. and UK. Prosek Partners was named Corporate Agency of the 

Year by Holmes Report, has been listed as an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company for nine years running and is ranked among the Top 25 firms in New York Observer’s PR Power List 2018.

Prosek is a published author and frequent speaker. “Army of Entrepreneurs,” her first book, received praise from Columbia Business School, Wharton and INSEAD. Her second book “Raising Can-Do Kids,” co-authored with Richard Rende, Ph.D., was published by Penguin Random House in 2015. She is on the board of directors of the Arthur Page Society and BritishAmerican Business.

Prosek received her MBA from Columbia University and a B.A. in English literature from Miami University.

Christine Anderson is the Global Head of Corporate Affairs, overseeing Blackstone’s Public Affairs, Marketing, and ESG functions.

She leads Blackstone’s efforts related to Environmental, Social and Governance issues and she serves as the primary spokesperson for the firm, advising Blackstone’s senior leaders and business groups, as well as companies across Blackstone’s portfolio.

Before joining Blackstone in 2009, Ms. Anderson served as Communications Director and Director of Marketing to the former Governor of New York as well as Communications Director on the 2006 gubernatorial campaign. Before working in state government, Ms. Anderson was an Associate Director of Corporate Communications at UBS AG supporting U.S. media relations and serving as a spokesperson for the company’s Wealth Management division. During the 2004 U.S. Presidential election cycle, she served as a Deputy Press Secretary on the Kerry-Edwards campaign. Ms. Anderson also previously worked as an Account Director at the public relations firm Brunswick and as a Segment Producer for ABC News’ “Good Morning America” after starting her career in the Press Office of the Clinton White House.

Ms. Anderson received a BA from The College of the Holy Cross, and serves on the boards of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Bumble Inc., and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.