June 14

Evolve 2023 Kick-Off

The State of Sustainability: Corsair Gaming Inc’s Innovative ESG Program

Welcome Keynote

It’s a brave new world for sustainability. ESG has become a global focal point, with numerous regulations threatening your market access, reputation, and bottom line. At the same time, there has never been a better opportunity to seize the moment and proactively tackle these challenges.

Join Assent CEO, Andrew Waitman, and Jonathan Harris, ESG lead at Corsair Gaming Inc., for a short video and a discussion about Corsair’s innovative ESG program that has led to an 85% response rate across ESG topics over just three months.

By the end of this session, attendees will better understand the benefits of proactively building their ESG program, as well as what the future of sustainability holds.

Maximizing Supply Chain Success in a Changing Regulatory Environment with Erin Brockovich

Global Keynote

Join us for an empowering session with Erin Brockovich, the iconic environmental activist whose relentless pursuit of truth, justice, and sustainability has become an integral part of our public consciousness. During this keynote, Brockovich will share her remarkable journey that began with uncovering a 30-year-long history of groundwater poisoning in Hinkley, CA by PG&E, and her unwavering commitment to bring justice to the victims.

Brockovich’s story is a testament that one person can indeed make a difference. Through her experiences, she has inspired countless others to take action, believing that each individual has the power to create change for a more sustainable future.

During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from Brockovich’s inspiring story, gain insights into her relentless drive for justice, and discover how you too can contribute to a more sustainable future.

Overcoming PFAS Risks: How to Manage Your Requirements

Product Innovation Annoucement

Gain valuable insights into the latest industry updates for PFAS, its far-reaching impact on supply chains, and Assent’s unique approach to help you address these challenges. Join Verdantix and Assent during this Innovation Announcement as we explore the link between sustainability and PFAS and get a first look at Assent’s enhanced offering to increase your visibility to meet critical PFAS requirements.

Beyond Conflict Minerals: How Mining Impacts Local Communities

Fireside Chat

Join us for a thought-provoking fireside chat with Assent experts as we explore the complex issues surrounding responsible mineral sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). During this session, we will delve into the challenges companies face when working to ensure their supply chains are free from conflict minerals, and how Assent can help you achieve this goal.

In addition to the fireside chat, we will screen a short documentary about the DRC, providing an up-close look at the impact of conflict minerals on local communities and serving as a poignant reminder of the importance of responsible sourcing practices.

Cracking the Code: Building a Business Case for Product Compliance

Global Customer Story

In today’s complex regulatory landscape, maintaining product compliance is critical for businesses that want to avoid costly fines and reputational damage. But building a business case can be challenging, especially when there are competing priorities and limited resources.

This session will provide attendees with practical insights and strategies for building a compelling business case for product compliance. Assent experts Magnus Piotrowski and Eric Peterson from ConMed. They will discuss the benefits of compliance, including risk mitigation, increased efficiency, and improved customer satisfaction. They will also explore common barriers to compliance and how to overcome them.

By the end of the session, attendees will better understand how to build a business case for product compliance that resonates with stakeholders and secures the necessary resources to achieve compliance goals.

Supplier Experience: Investing in Relationships to Drive Sustainability


Strong supplier relationships are the foundation of the defensible data you need to reach your sustainability goals. Suppliers are your pivotal partners to avoid disruption and grow your business. Yet, they have been overlooked for too long, limiting your visibility and exposing you to significant risk. Join Verdantix and Assent as we explore the importance of eliminating supplier fatigue, enhancing the supplier experience, and removing obstacles to engaging with the supply chain.

Get an exclusive first look at our journey as we blaze a trail with our improved supplier experience, starting with centralized recommendations to improve suppliers’ ESG programs.

Leadership in Sustainability

Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will feature a group of leaders in the fields of sustainability and regulatory compliance. Panelists will share their insights, experiences, and best practices for effective leadership — whether you lead a compliance team or oversee a compliance program on your own. The discussion will cover a range of topics, including the key skills and traits of successful sustainability and regulatory leaders, the importance of collaboration and stakeholder engagement, and the challenges and opportunities facing leaders in this realm. The panelists will share practical strategies for developing and enhancing leadership skills, and offer advice for emerging leaders who aspire to make a difference in the sustainability and regulatory compliance world.

Securing Your Market Access: Staying Ahead of Global Regulatory Trends

Global Regulatory Spotlight

Manufacturers are facing global market access challenges due to evolving regulations that require constant attention. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) and the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (SCDDA) are just a few examples of new regulations that are impacting market access, while long-standing regulations, like REACH and TSCA, are being strengthened with additional restrictions and reporting requirements for PFAS.

In this session, Assent experts will provide attendees with a high-level overview of the latest regulatory trends that affect market access with a focus on providing a comprehensive understanding of the current regulatory landscape, and how attendees can navigate these changes to protect their market access in the future.

By the end of the session, attendees will have gained valuable insights into the evolving regulatory environment, and be better equipped to address new and long-standing regulations that impact their ability to access global markets.

Closing Remarks