9am-9.20am: Introductory Keynote Address: Emerging trends on Reporting and Disclosure- The rewards of a more robust, transparent and material approach to CSR reporting.
9.20am-10.20am: Live Q&A session: CEOs on the business case for sustainability: How does it add up for them?
In this period of economic uncertainty and fiscal restraint sustainability simply has to pay. Philanthropic attitude towards CSR has long been confined to the past.
In this session CEOs will discuss how they are embedding sustainability into business strategy.
Can CSR and sustainability yield new revenue streams? What are the tangible brand benefits associated with an embedded sustainability approach?
10.20am-10.50am: Networking Coffee Break
10.50am-12.00pm: How to Decouple Business Growth from Resource Usage-
For the first time since 1888 bad weather forced the New York Stock Exchange to close for two consecutive days. According to IHS Global Insight, a financial forecaster, Sandy cost at least $20 billion, plus $30 billion more in lost business.
Perhaps as much 0.6% from fragile U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter was lost.
In this session we'll ask how a changing planet and growing resource scarcity will affect how large companies operate.
12.00pm to 1.30pm: Networking Lunch
Breakouts Round One 1.30pm-3.00pm:
Will more data and indicators equal better CSR reporting?
This session will allow you to address G4 implementation issues in a roundtable format.
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT ROUNDTABLES
A one size fits all 150 page CSR report that is supposed to be read by all your relevant stakeholders simply doesn’t cut it. A tailored approach is required for different stakeholders, be they investors, NGOs, consumers, employees or government. In this series of roundtables we go in depth into specific engagement techniques for certain key stakeholders.
QUESTIONS BY CORPORATE AND NGO DELEGATES WILL BE PRIORITISED.
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|EMERGING REPORTING AND ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
Beyond GRI is there a business case for adopting a new sustainability reporting approach?
GRI has established itself as the de facto methodology for CSR reporting.
Companies both here in the USA and Europe strive for the A+ approval. But has GRI taken CSR reporting as far as it can go?
The IIRC and SASBI have positioned themselves as long term alternatives and challengers to GRI's dominance in the reporting arena.
In this session we discuss whether a new approach is the way forward.
ENGAGE YOUR PEOPLE IN CR
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Breakout Session Two 4.30pm-6.00pm:
Context interactive reporting and communications Session
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How to make the business case for sustainability to senior managers and the board
In this session we will cover two fold.
6.00pm-8.00pm: Networking Drinks
9.00am-10.30am: REPORT JUDGING: Reporting X FactorIn this innovative, dynamic, new session, we'll bring together a panel of judges, and three CR reports.
The reports will be briefly introduced by their authors, before we let the judging panel debate their merits and defects.
Every judge will have been fully briefed beforehand, and will be expected to bring in-depth core insight to the table.
Once the judges have shared their feelings on the report, it's up to the audience to choose their winner.
Learn the best and worst aspects of the CR reports and incorporate the lessons in your own report.
10.30am -11.00am: Networking Coffee Break
Breakout Sessions 11.00am-12.30am:
SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL MEDIA
How to leverage social media to communicate CSR and Sustainability
In this session we will cover putting in place guidelines and strategy for social media sustainability use and how to target relevant stakeholders particularly communities, consumers and employees.
How to engage with consumers on sustainability
Can business really engage the majority of consumers to embrace sustainable goods and adopt sustainable consumption?
In this session we discuss how to move “eco products” into the mainstream and whether new revenue streams are possible from active engagement with consumers on CSR.
Is competitive advantage gained such as positive brand benefits gained from building a relationship with consumers around CSR?
Breakout Session 2.00pm-3.30pm:
SUPPLY CHAIN ENGAGEMENT
Laws such California's Transparency in Supply Chain Act and Dodd Frank Conflict Minerals put pressure on companies to develop a robust and ethical supply chain.
In this session we discuss how to build long term partnerships with suppliers to address the issue of conflict minerals and ultimately corrective action where required.
How to prioritise financial markets engagement.
In this session we will bring together a key SRI investor, mainstream financial institution and leading stock exchange to discuss what investors want from companies when it comes to sustainability information.
The session will also discuss the proliferation of various sustainability indices to give guidance on which ones matter.
3.30pm-4.00pm networking coffee break
Breakout Session 4:00pm -5:30pm
Expectations for managing a robust and ethical supply chain
In this session we will bring together major purchasers such as Wal-Mart, Target, Unilever, and P&G to discuss their expectations and provide clarity on what they expect from mid-tier suppliers.
Hear about the challenges of working together to tackle sustainability.