Equality Through Equity: Practical Application of DE&I Metrics in Driving Change

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Session Description

ESG (Environmental Social Governance) and DE&I (Diversity Equity & Inclusion) have been talked about for years, but 2020 sure did bring them to the forefront. Now that we’ve set goals at a corporate level to do better, how do we enact the changes we desire? Join this passionate group of equity professionals in discussing the role that equity compensation plays in driving equality and how to utilize performance awards (short- and long-term) to drive DE&I and ESG goals. And now that we’ve seen ESG metrics in action during the 2021 proxy season, we’ll discuss best practices and lessons learned from these early adopters, and the role that these goals play in the financial success of the company.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn what regulations internationally and nationally are trending and what stakeholders are driving change
  • Think through measurement of goals and what might be required from your company’s regulatory standin
  •  See what other companies are doing in their programs and gain knowledge of tips to make your program work for your company

 


Amanda Benincasa

Amanda Benincasa Arena is an Associate Partner and the East Coast Practice Leader with Aon Equity Services, the group within Aon Rewards Solutions that focuses on the entirety of the equity lifecycle.

Her background consists of performing valuation and technical accounting for equity compensation, including complex scenarios like global equity, employee stock purchase plans, M&A transactions, bankruptcies, modifications, SEC reporting, etc. She is a frequent industry speaker, addressing topics primarily related to equity valuation and financial reporting, and has written countless articles surrounding those topics. She serves on the Board of Directors of the NASPP Boston Chapter and is a Certified Equity Professional through Santa Clara University.

Amanda is currently attending Harvard University, graduated from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA where she obtained her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics, and previously attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting with a dual minor in finance and business administration. She is pursuing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. Amanda is based in Philadelphia. Amanda Benincasa Arena is an Associate Partner and the East Coast Practice Leader with Aon Equity Services, the group within Aon Rewards Solutions that focuses on the entirety of the equity lifecycle.

Her background consists of performing valuation and technical accounting for equity compensation, including complex scenarios like global equity, employee stock purchase plans, M&A transactions, bankruptcies, modifications, SEC reporting, etc. She is a frequent industry speaker, addressing topics primarily related to equity valuation and financial reporting, and has written countless articles surrounding those topics. She serves on the Board of Directors of the NASPP Boston Chapter and is a Certified Equity Professional through Santa Clara University.

Amanda is currently attending Harvard University, graduated from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA where she obtained her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics, and previously attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting with a dual minor in finance and business administration. She is pursuing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. Amanda is based in Philadelphia.