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NIRI-NY Presents Program on "Navigating Climate Change Disclosure"

April 12, 2010

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI-NY) will hold a timely discussion on "Navigating Climate Change Disclosure" on April 14, 2010 at 6:00 pm. The program will focus on the SEC's recently released guidance on climate change disclosure requirements, addressing what impact the regulations may have and what investor relations professionals need to consider for their companies as it relates to this legislation.

The expert panel will feature:

  • Steven D. Lydenberg, Chief Investment Officer of Domini Social Investments and Vice President of the Domini Funds. Mr. Lyndenberg has been active in social research since 1975. His vast experience includes founder and research director of KLD Research & Analytics, Inc., associate with Franklin Research and Development Corporation, director of corporate accountability research for the Council on Economic Priorities, and fellow with the Initiative for Responsible Investment. Mr. Lydenberg is the author of Corporations and the Public Interest and coauthor of Investing for Good.

  • Jeffrey Rubin, Partner at Hogan and Hartson, and current chair of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Rubin's practice focuses on domestic and international securities transactions, corporate finance transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. In the securities area, Jeffrey has represented issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placement transactions, with an emphasis on international transactions. Over the past few years, he has also represented private equity funds in connection with technology and other portfolio investments.

  • Dave Westman, Climate and Sustainability Manager, Consolidated Edison. Mr. Westman has responsibility for managing the company's recycling, climate change, and sustainability programs. Prior to joining Con Edison, he was a Community Organizer for the Sierra Club in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked with communities and elected officials to protect public lands and designate new wilderness areas.

  • Moderator: Donald Schepers, Ph.D. Professor Schepers is Director of the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and Associate Professor in the Department of Management at Baruch College, City University of New York. He teaches business strategy, social and governmental environment of business, and business ethics. He has published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Business and Society Review, and the Journal of Business Ethics, among others.

Sponsored by King Worldwide, the panel discussion will take place at Baruch College, Zicklin Center, 151 E 25th Street. Registration and networking begins at 5:30 pm, with the program beginning promptly at 6:00 pm. A networking reception will follow at 7:00 pm. (For security purposes, registrations must be received in advance by emailing


NIRI-NY, the founding chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), is also its largest with over 650 members. Founded in 1969, NIRI is a professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, the investing public and the financial community. NIRI members represent the majority of the largest publicly held corporations in the U.S. as well as many small and mid-sized companies. With over 4,300 members in 35 chapters around the country, NIRI sets the highest standards in education to advance the practice of investor relations and meet the growing professional development needs of those engaged in the field. For more information, visit


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