Organizing with Purpose Conference Session:

Investors Driving Action: ESG as An Organizational Growth Imperative

Dan Lamp, Molly Maymar, Leah Waterhouse, and Julie Porskjær

Peer Workshop

Dan Lamp, Molly Maymar, Leah Waterhouse, and Julie Porskjaer are Organization Designers with Kates Kesler Organization Consulting, part of Accenture Strategy. As Organization Designers, have partnered with a wide range of executive leaders across industries to rethink they ways their teams, functions, and business units work together to achieve market differentiation and desired growth outcomes. 

Authentic commitment to lasting environmental, social, and governance impact is critical for corporate credibilitity. This session will focus on the unique challenge of designing an ESG function into the operating model.


Whether today’s companies want change or not, investors across industries are demanding corporate commitment to ESG imperatives. Authentic commitment to lasting environmental, social, and governance impact is critical for corporate credibility and this is motivating many organizations to build ESG functions into their operating model. Our session will focus on the unique challenge of designing an ESG function using best practices from the Kates Kesler organization design methodology In 2022, capital markets investors are driving a purpose-driven marketplace, where a company’s authentic commitment to positive environmental, social, and governance serves as currency. Commitment to ESG imperatives has a direct influence on corporate profit. As organization designers, it is critical that we rise to the opportunity not only to redesign organizations for the contemporary marketplace, but also to drive lasting global impact. This session will show organization designers that through skillfully applied methodology, they can serve as vehicles for reshaping the world. Our session will focus on the unique challenge of designing an ESG function using best practices from the Kates Kesler organization design methodology.

    Dan Lamp (Top Right)

    Prior to joining Kates Kesler in 2020, Dan spent 7 years supporting Fortune 500 Communications, Media, and Technology companies on talent and organization initiatives and has expertise in agile organization design and activation, learning and leadership development, culture and behavior change, and change transformation.​ He is certified in both Human Centered Design (Human Factors International) and Design Thinking (LUMA Institute). He earned his BA in English and Philosophy from Gettysburg College and is based out of Philadelphia, PA.​

    Molly Maymar (Bottom Left)

    Prior to joining Kates Kesler, Molly built and activated talent strategies for Accenture globally. Working with a cross-functional team of data scientists and legal professionals, she also defined Accenture’s global guidelines for responsible artificial intelligence development and application in the context of talent. She is specialized in organization and leadership development, business agility, workforce transformation, and applied artificial intelligence strategy. Molly holds a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and an M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

    Leah Waterhouse (Top Right)

    Prior to joining Kates Kesler Leah spent 6 years supporting Fortune 500 retail, CPG, and life sciences organizations with large-scale technical and cultural transformations. She has experience in new skilling, HR transformation, change management, culture and behavior change, and leadership development. Leah holds a B.A. in French and Spanish from the University of Bristol in the UK, and an MSc in Business Management from University College London.

    Julie Porskjaer (Bottom Right)

    Julie Porskjaer is specialized in the field between operating model implementation, leadership and organizational development and change management. Over the past 15 years, she has worked worked with developing organizations through structures and people to help them adapt to new challenges and strategies in a global environment.

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    Discounted Early Registration: 2022 Early Bird Conference Ticket

    This discounted early bird ticket includes full registration to the ODF 2022 Conference, Organizing with Purpose which will be held in Louisville, KY on 12-14 April 2022.
    The conference will be held at the Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville.
    Early bird pricing will end on March 1 so take advantage of the discounted pricing while you can!
    Plus, this early bird ticket will allow you to nurture your connection with the global org design community with one year of European ODF membership and other ODF events:
      • Monthly Curated Content Newsletter (CCN), your dose of the freshest org design content
      • Global Org Design Trends, a monthly peer conversation on the CCN articles
      • Access to (members-only) Knowledge Base, extensive library of resources
      • Discount on EODF Org Design Masterclasses and Conference

    * Important note. These benefits are offered via membership of our partner association European ODF. The ticket gives you a year of EODF membership, valued at $72. You will be provided with a code and link at the time of the conference; you must register separately.

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