Our conversation will explain what ESG means to business and how an ESG strategy can elevate your businesses profile, enhance, and build relationships with customers, prospects, and the local community.
Tony DeFazio, principal of Sustainable PR,
a leading green public relations firm and Amy Ryan, founder of ESG Strategies
will discuss how ESG is reshaping the economy and why it is so important to a businesses future.
By attending this webinar, you will become more aware of:
Meet Our Speakers
Amy Ryan, REM, CEA, Co-Founder/CEO ESG Strategies, LLC
- What is Environmental Social Governance
- How ESG impacts a business
- How to determine if developing a strategy is right for your business
- An overview of how to include ESG within your business
- How to win over key audiences using ESG
Amy L. Ryan graduated with an Associate of Science from Adirondack Community College, a Bachelors of Science of Earth and Atmospheric Science from the University at Albany and a Masters in Business Management from Harvard University. Amy began her career within the disciplines of Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) through Environmental Health & Safety compliance roles within consultancies including ERM and WSP USA and performing EHS, ISO, and EMS audits within industry (Pulp and Paper, Oil & Gas, Mining), tech (Semiconductor/Pharma) or Federal Agency SME support to FEMA, DHS, and USPS, etc. For over a dozen years, Amy led operational risk assessments, site assessments and EHS audits as a Certified Environmental Auditor (CEA) and Registered Environmental Manager (REM).
Amy has been recognized for her subject matter expertise in ESG its impact to Operations and has been invited to lecture on ESG at academic institutions including Harvard University, the Hult International Business School, and the University at Albany. In June 2020, Amy was selected for The Post Star's 20 under 40 Awards and was thrilled to be honored by her hometown. She lives locally with her husband Jim and two daughters and enjoys skiing, hiking and enjoying the Adirondacks with her family.
Tony DeFazio-Sustainable PR- Principal
Tony is an accomplished communications and public relations professional with a long history of volunteering and advocating for environmental and sustainable causes. A lifelong hiker, fisherman and alpine skier, after graduating from Ithaca College, he went to work in Washington D.C. for Clean Water Action where he served in various roles including community organizing, researching Superfund sites as well as supporting large donor capital raising campaigns. Later, he served for years as a Trail Ambassador for Friends of the Wissahickon in Philadelphia. As a widely respected agency leader and entrepreneur, he has successfully built and sold two previous agencies—Sustainable PR is his third—and led public relations for a public company. Today, Tony can be found summiting the High Peaks of New York on his quest to become an Adirondack 46er.