SILC/KFG Sustainability Summit: ESG Hot Topics and New Trends

Program Sponsor: Knickerbocker Financial Group – KFG is a New York based investment and family office capital network that invests in next-gen digital businesses including Block-Chain, Fin-tech, Digital Media & Marketplaces, and Climate Tech/ESG.
Marketing Sponsor: Alipes – Alipes is a woman-owned and led, award-winning, full-service digital marketing agency, bringing together research, strategy, design, media, analytics, and technology expertise in a single, integrated agency to help move audiences to take action.


DATE: Tuesday, June 11
– 5:00 – 5:30 pm – Registration and Networking
– 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Panel Discussion
– 6:30 – 7:15 pm – Post Event Networking/Panelist Connection and Close
HOSTED BY: CLA (Clifton Larson Allen) One Grand Central Place at 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 5100 New York, NY
FEE: $10.00
Please register promptly as space is limited


Join us as we discuss new trends in ESG including the new SEC Climate Disclosure Rule, concerns about greenwashing and greenhushing, the role of net zero targets (can we really get there?) and the impact of EU reporting requirements on US businesses. The panel will discuss if ESG is here to stay or if a new era of responsible investing / corporate responsibility is taking hold. Find out more from our expert panelists, including Esther Whieldon, co-host of the ESG Insider Podcast and Senior Writer on ESG Thought Leadership, S&P Global; Matthew Sekol, Global ESG and Sustainability Advocate, Microsoft; and Nidhi Chadda, Founder and CEO, Enzo Advisors and Board Member of the Harvard Business School Women’s Association.


Srikanth IyengarSrikanth Iyengar

Srikanth is responsible for developing service offerings, thought leadership, go-to-market strategy, and technical content on Sustainability & ESG in the United States as well as leading the Global Collaboration on Sustainability at CLA. LinkedIn


Esther WhieldonEsther Whieldon
Co-host of ESG Insider podcast

Senior Writer on ESG Thought Leadership S&P Global Sustainable1
Esther is a Senior Writer on the S&P Global Sustainable1 Thought Leadership Team and co-host of the S&P Global podcast ESG Insider. Esther has worked at S&P Global for 14 years and was previously a Senior Reporter in the S&P Global Market Intelligence newsroom where she wrote about climate change, ESG and energy issues. Prior, Esther worked two years as a reporter at Politico and spent several years before that in the S&P Global Platts energy newsroom in Washington, D.C. LinkedIn

Matthew SekolMatthew Sekol
Global ESG and Sustainability Advocate

Matthew is the Global ESG and Sustainability Advocate at Microsoft and author of several books including his 2024 release ESG Mindset, the #1 new release in Sustainable Business Development and #1 Green Business books at launch. Matthew also sits on the Investor Advisory Committee at Morgan Stanley’s Next Level Fund. LinkedIn

Nidhi ChaddaNidhi Chadda
Founder and CEO
Enzo Advisors
Harvard Business School Women’s Association

Nidhi is a seasoned generalist growth investor and advisor with deep experience across ESG, sustainability and impact. Her 20+ years of experience as an investment banker, strategic consultant and public / private markets investor at pedigree firms allows her to help the C-suite and Boards strategize and plan across all facets of the business. With her decade of experience as a buyside investor at leading asset management firms, she is well positioned to provide high-impact advice to help companies customize ESG strategies from both a business operations and investor communications standpoint. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. LinkedIn