Four Hundred Souls, a Community History of African America, 1619 – 2019, edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, has been named the Sycamore Associates Book of the Year for 2023. “This collection of essays by Black writers, scholars, poets, and sages, is essential reading. Illuminating the complex and crushing weight of inequality, racism, […]
WInifred Pinet and Marcia Banks will present ESG in the Foreground: Of Risk, Regulators, Reporting, and the Road Ahead at the Northern Ohio Association of Financial Professionals Idea Exchange, on Monday, September 19th. ESG is emerging as the most prominent new reporting initiative in recent years. ESG efforts, reporting, requirements, and risks engage virtually all constituencies surrounding […]
The SEC has proposed reporting rules for climate disclosures, with a comment period running through mid-June 2022. While much has been written on the details, the summary take-away is this: regulation is coming, and the initial focus is climate risk. The proposed rules align with the TCFD (Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosure) frameworks, […]
Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer, is Sycamore’s 2022 Book of the Year. “This lyrical work effortlessly weaves themes of indigenous knowledge and science to make a compelling case for changing our relationship with the world, its inhabitants, and each other. It illuminates the truths about our impacts in our natural environment while offering the […]
At the AFP National Conference in Washington, DC (November 2021), Sycamore Associates and Dealer Tire collaborated on a panel discussing the current state of ESG efforts broadly across the corporate space, and specifically the ESG journey at Dealer Tire. Key highlights were comments by Matt Bittner, Chief People Officer, addressing alignment of ESG efforts with […]
Sycamore Associates will present a panel discussion with our client, Dealer Tire LLC, at the Association of Financial Professionals national conference November 7-10, 2021 in Washington DC, and virtually. Our presentation, “Building ESG from the Ground Up at Dealer Tire”, will take place at 1:45 PM EST on Tuesday, November 9th, and will be webcast. […]
After years of being considered a “nice to have”, ESG has arrived as one of the top imperatives for companies, investors, employees, communities, and shareholders. Quote of the Week: “At this point, anyone’s personal opinion of ESG is largely irrelevant. If you want to raise capital, attract investors, hire the best talent, compete for clients, […]
Winifred Pinet and Marcia Banks recently presented to senior executives on Risk and Resilience: Boards Grapple with a Changing World. The presentation focused on corporate risk frameworks, emerging considerations around gaps in corporate ESG reporting and risk considerations, and recommended steps to bolster current risk practices.
Winifred Pinet recently provided a Client Insight Moment as a guest presenter for a JPMorgan Chase Innovation Summit. Chris Anderson, Senior Treasury Manager from Dealer Tire, provided direct client experience for insights around leveraging technology to transform Treasury.
Winifred Pinet moderated a client panel: “Invoice Automation: Implementation during the Pandemic” featuring the invoice automation team at Dealer Tire, LLC composed of Paul DeSiero, Assistant Treasurer, Michael Ricciardi, Director, Accounting, Jennifer Weinberg, Sr. Manager, Accounting, and Chris Anderson, Sr. Manager, Treasury. The team gave insights on their experience and successful rollout, together with some […]