Upcoming events for ACCD.

May 26, 2022 Qualified Webinar

A Board's Guide to ESG and Incentives


2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

As investors, regulators, and stakeholders increasingly recognize environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities as financially material, companies are looking for ways to link management incentives with ESG performance. Though integrating ESG metrics into incentives may seem like the obvious next step, it's not. Companies must start with careful consideration of material priorities, establish strong board governance around these issues, set meaningful goals, and communicate effectively. In this Ask the Expert session, we’ll be joined by executives from Ceres and Semler Brossy to share a roadmap for board members of companies that have begun integrating ESG issues into their corporate strategies and may consider ESG in incentives.

Join this interactive “Ask the Expert” session to gain practical advice on:

  • Identifying material ESG risks and opportunities and establishing board oversight in these areas
  • Effective ESG goal-setting and implementation planning, including interim targets and transition plans
  • Stakeholder-centric communications and guidance on the proposed SEC Climate-related disclosure
  • Best practices for incentivizing ESG performance through executive compensation and other mechanisms


  • Kathryn Neel, Managing Director, Semler Brossy

Kathryn has 15 years of experience in executive compensation and leads Semler Brossy’s New York office, located in the iconic Empire State Building. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, privately-owned and/or private equity financed companies, those undergoing IPO/spin-offs, and recently public companies. She draws on her diversified client experience to identify the right solution for each client. Previously, Kathryn was a partner at FW Cook. Prior, Kathryn was a CPA with Ernst & Young, and she brings that financial acumen to her clients today.

  • Steven Rothstein, Founding Managing Director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets, Ceres

Steven has had a successful career starting, managing and growing several non-profit, social change and government organizations. After college he was one of the founding team of Citizens Energy Corporation, the world’s only non-profit oil company. This enterprise, and its related organizations, grew to provide tens of millions of service for low income and needy individuals through oil, natural gas, electricity, energy conservation, pharmaceuticals and renewable energy. After several years, Steven went on to manage a Massachusetts $300 million human service state agency’s programs and facilities for people with intellectual disabilities. He then started and ran Environmental Futures, a management and market consulting company serving a wide range of enterprises in the US and internationally seeking to grow their environmental work. He also ran the New England market for Constellation’s entry and expansion into this market as a successful electricity broker.


June 07, 2022 Director Forum

ACCD Directors Forum

Boston, MA

June 7-8, 2022

10 credits

We are excited to be back together in-person for our annual directors event. Don’t miss the chance to catch up with old friends and meet a new group of director peers. Register online here

September 15, 2022 Director Seminar

Boardroom Summit & Peer Exchange

New York City and Online

10 credits

As the job of being a corporate director and stewarding your organization becomes more difficult and complex, how are you building your courage and abilities to be a more impactful public company director? Now is the time to join your peer directors to elevate your board leadership.

For 18 years, the Boardroom Summit has been the most comprehensive board education program specifically focused on public company board governance and leadership issues. No other event fosters the same unique environment for participants to network with peers who have walked in their shoes and learn from subject matter experts—delivering a learning experience you won’t find elsewhere.

Register online here.