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ACE Monthly Meeting - September 16, 2016

  • September 16, 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth


  • Member Pricing when paid in advance
  • Non-member pricing
  • Pay now for the next 6 months and you do not have to remember to register again for 6 months!
  • 12 meetings for the price of 11! Plus the bonus of not having to register again for a year!

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The World of Company Valuation Turned Left: Big Shifts in How We Value Companies

Speaker - Brigham McNaughton, Price, Waterhouse Cooper

When I first heard Brigham present, my thought was, "this is going to be a) boring, and b) really difficult to follow for a non-financial guy."

I was incredibly wrong!

The ensuing 40 minutes or so wrapped me up, turned my prior experience on its head and spit me out going, "wow",this is so incredible! The world really can change!

The days of numbers as the overwhelming driver of a company's value are gone!

Come learn about the 'new and better' language that is necessary for companies to communicate how they create value to investors and stakeholders in the modern economy. Traditional corporate reporting captures only a quarter of an average companies value, and investor communications frequently focus on a very short time horizon. Leaders and investors are experimenting with new and different approaches to think about value, creating unique opportunities for the capital markets ahead.

As consultants, we are often and can if not should be the experts that can help a company transition to a new paradigm and set of metrics.

People, there is work to be done!


Our Speaker:

Brigham joined PwC in 2007 and focuses on sustainability strategy, impact assessments, and reporting.

He has served clients in a range of industries including global, utility, automotive, and financial services industries, advising on core sustainability strategy development based on quantitative analysis and stakeholder engagement using accepted frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative. Brigham also coordinates PwC's engagement with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

Recently, he assisted in developing the sustainability strategy for a global automotive supplier focused on revenue growth and product development, including downstream demand analysis of market segments, and managed an engagement developing a brand-led sustainability strategy in the automotive sector designed to appeal to core US customer-base without diluting performance-centric brand. He has also worked with specialty chemical and food companies to develop growth strategies based on sustainability market trends.

Brigham also works with clients with solve their sustainability and non-financial reporting challenges. Brigham's recent reporting experience includes helping a Fortune 50 food and beverage client prepare for integrated reporting by identifying future reporting trends, providing a systematic review of reporting processes for both efficiency and quality, and ultimately helped design a central sustainability function.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and has experience with financial and non-financial audits and filing for sustainability related credits and incentives. He was a subject matter specialist for the Carbon Disclosure Project assisting with the preparation of the S&P 500 reports and a named contributor to the WRI / WBCSD Corporate Value Chain and Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standards.

Roundtable Details

Takes place from 9:45-10:30 following the regular meeting and is optional

Power Negotiating!

Unleash your negotiating power. Negotiating is a constant  practice both in the office and in everyday life. We'll focus on a collaborative approach and preparation strategies that result in win-win outcomes.

Facilitated by:

Uli Stewart, Talent Advisor with Vantage Point Recruiting, connects professionals with companies, facilitating the hiring and negotiating process.


The Facts...


The ACE regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.

Registrations are required by September 13th, 2016. If you want to be included on the registration list at the meeting then you need to register by the due date.


You can pay online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover NOT AMERICAN EXPRESS!) or mail a check to:
110 Marginal Way #142
Portland ME 04101

If you are mailing a check, please register here so the system can track the registrants for us. Thanks!

Members: the $22 fee only works if you pay in advance. At the door, it is $28.

Cancellation - the meeting will be cancelled if Portland Schools are cancelled.

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