Travelers has developed a new approach this year with an on-line presentation of integrated information about their company. In September, we will get a guided tour of this report and hear about how they have worked to connect their sustainability strategy with their business, performance and strategy. Then we'll have an open discussion about the company's approach to these improvements in their reporting.
Yafit Cohn, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer and Group General Counsel at The Travelers Companies, Inc.,
Yafit Cohn is focused on developing the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) engagement and communications strategies, as well as implementing other “special projects” for senior management. Since joining Travelers in September 2017, Yafit has helped guide the company through the evolving ESG landscape and has led the company’s effort to produce its first comprehensive and integrated sustainability report. Yafit is a member of Travelers’ ESG and Disclosure Committees. She also serves as Chair of the Society for Corporate Governance’s newly formed Sustainability Practices Committee.
Before joining Travelers, Yafit was Counsel in Simpson Thacher’s New York office and a member of the Public Company Advisory Practice, where she advised public companies, corporate management and boards of directors on a broad array of issues pertaining to securities law and corporate governance, including SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, shareholder proposals, the impact of proxy advisory firms, and responses to formal and informal SEC inquiries. Prior to that, Yafit spent nine years as a litigator, focusing primarily on securities litigation and government investigations. Yafit has been a prolific writer and speaker on disclosure and corporate governance matters, as well as a frequent commenter in the press.
Yafit holds a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, and a bachelor’s degree in political science, summa cum laude, from Columbia College.
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