SEC Bares Agenda, Panelists for Roundtable on Conflict Minerals
The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced the agenda and panelists for a public roundtable on the agency’s required rulemaking under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which relates to reporting requirements regarding conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries.
The October 18 roundtable, announced last month, will feature two panels discussing key issues related to the SEC’s required rulemaking, including what is covered by the rule, what steps will be required to comply with the rule, and reporting under the rule.
Panel One, which will tackle what is covered by the rule and what steps will be required to comply with the rule, consists of Susan Baker, Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst, ESG Research and Shareholder Advocacy, Trillium Asset Management; David Bouffard, Vice President, Public Relations, Sterling Jewelers Inc.; Mike Davis, Campaign Leader for Conflict Resources, Global Witness; Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert Investments; Andrew Matheson, President, Boston Silicon Materials LLC; Sandy Merber, Counsel, International Trade Regulation and Sourcing, General Electric Company; Yedwa Zandile Simelane, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, AngloGold Ashanti Limited; and Irma Villarreal, Chief Securities Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Kraft Foods Inc.
Panel Two, which will discuss what steps will be required to comply with the rule (continued) and reporting, includes Benedict S. Cohen, Chief Counsel, Litigation, The Boeing Company; Lauren Compere, Managing Director and the Director of Shareholder Engagement, Boston Common Asset Management, LLC; Darren Fenwick, Senior Manager of Government Affairs, Enough Project; Lawrence M. Heim, Director, Elm Consulting Group International LLC; Tim Mohin, Director of Global Corporate Responsibility, Advanced Micro Devices Inc.; Kay Nimmo, Manager, Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, ITRI, Ltd.; Jennifer Prisco, Legal Counsel, Global Supply Chain, Tyco Electronics Corporation; Michael Riess, Director, Materials Management Corporation; and Darrel Schubert, Partner, National Office, Ernst & Young LLP / Chair, Auditing Standards Board, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the SEC’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, with public seating on a first-come, first-served basis. The event also can be viewed by live webcast, and will be archived on the website for later viewing.
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