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Conference Agenda

Keynotes
08:30 - 09:00

With the introduction of new international regulation and the TCFD recommendations there's a concerted push to improve the quality and quantity of reporting, demonstrate company resilience, and provide more information for the investment community. The increasing focus and push towards the UN Global Goals and 2-degree target requires businesses to disclose accurate data to showcase future risks, demonstrate the long-term value of the business and show their impact on the SDGs. Sustainability reporting plays a vital role in the shift towards a long term, sustainable economic model and an ever-increasing importance to business strategy.

08:30 - 09:00
Disclosure Keynote: Long-term value creation

A holistic view of a business, not just a financial one, is driving investment decisions and the long-term future of businesses. Sustainability reporting & external pressure to disclose is providing genuine value to business strategy by demonstrating company resilience to risk, ROI of sustainability initiatives and the steps the company is making towards 2030 targets. Hear what role reporting is playing in moving towards a long-term sustainable, inclusive economic model.

CDP Frances Way Chief Strategy Officer CDP

09:00 - 09:30
Regulation Keynote: Impact of the European Commission Non-Financial Reporting Directive

The new regulation, which will increase mandatory disclosure on ESG issues, is designed to improve the quantity and quality of non-financial reporting. What’s the impact of these regulations on your business & how do the TCFD recommendations fit within the NFRD?

Pirelli Filippo Bettini Chief Sustainability and Risk Governance Officer Pirelli

09:30 - 10:00
SDG Keynote: Accurately reporting against your impacts

How to successfully integrate the sustainable development goals into your impact reporting processes to influence business strategy and avoid SDG washing

GRI Pietro Bertazzi Head of Sustainable Development GRI

09:30 - 10:00
TCFD Keynote: Monetising your climate impacts

The TCFD recommendations will change sustainability reporting. It will add further pressure on companies to disclose ESG data – and thus enabling the market to arrive at a more informed view on how climate change will impact different businesses and sectors. Learn how companies are navigating the impending change

Carbon Tracker Mark Lewis Managing Director, Global Head of Research Carbon Tracker

BHP Billiton Fiona Wild Vice President, Climate Change and Sustainability BHP Billiton

WBCSD Rodney Irwin MD of Redefining Value & Education WBCSD

09:30 - 10:00
Finance Keynote: Non-financial disclosure – whose responsibility?

With the new European-wide regulation and the TCFD recommendations all the signs are pointing towards increased monetisation of sustainability data and investor sensitive information being required. Where does the role of the practitioner end and the finance departments begin?

09:30 - 10:00
Investor Keynote: Maximise your report’s influence on investors

Investor preference is becoming as much a driver as regulation and technological advancements – reporting to investors and the capital markets needs to be improved. Publicly listed companies need to showcase business resilience and ensure investment decisions are made through accurate, transparent disclosure. Hear from investors and business leaders on what they look for, why and how reporting impacts investment decisions

IIRC Richard Howitt CEO IIRC

Luxembourg Stock Exchange Jane Wilkinson Head of Sustainable Finance Luxembourg Stock Exchange

09:30 - 10:00
Closing Keynote: Integrated Thinking

With the move to monetise sustainability impacts, the increased role of CFOs and investor preference becoming more prevalent it all points in one direction: Integration. Are we seeing the end of sustainability reporting and the dawn of integrated thinking?

SDG Impacts
09:00 - 09:30
SDG reporting – mapping what’s relevant and measuring what’s critical

Mapping and communicating through the lens of the SDGs isn’t ground-breaking. Before this, the first step is to ensure they’re implemented as a strategic objective. Hear how to identify what is relevant for SDG reporting, map against your impacts on a local, national, and regional level and measure your contribution to the SDGs

Shift Mairead Keigher Reporting Program Manager Shift

Ørsted Rasmus Skov Head of Group Sustainability Ørsted

09:30 - 10:00
Assurance – improving the quality of sustainability data

Companies are increasingly being asked to disclose more accurate ESG data. Practitioners need to be confident of the data they are disclosing and the impacts they’re having against the SDGs. Learn how to improve the quality of social and environmental data through assurance

ABN AMRO Tjeerd Krumpleman Head of Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement ABN AMRO

09:30 - 10:00
Communicating SDG impacts to different stakeholders

You’ve picked the one’s material to your business, mapped them against your operations and measured your current impact. What is the best way to communicate your progress to different stakeholders on the sustainable development goals?

Canon Stuart Poore EMEA Director of Sustainability & Global Affairs Canon

08:30 - 09:00
Impact measurement to influence business strategy

How to use impact measurement to create the business case and ensure sustainability drives strategic decision making

Yorkshire Water Gordon Rogers Head of Sustainability Yorkshire Water

Communications
08:30 - 09:00
Resilience in the face of crisis

A reputational crisis can strike at any time, and it’s crucial that communications are prepared to deal with the crisis. Learn how companies are building resilience and capabilities to respond to damaging coverage from traditional and digital sources

09:00 - 09:30
The transparency dilemma

Promoting positive sustainability stories is no longer enough, stakeholders require a holistic view of the business’ impact. However, providing such an assessment could cause a detrimental effect on the company. How to be transparent with your disclosure that mitigates this risk whilst retaining competitive edge

European Investment Bank Hakan Lucius Head of Civil Society European Investment Bank

09:30 - 10:00
Activate brand advocates to communicate your impact vision

Employees are a far-more trusted source of information about your business than many other sources. Learn how companies are empowering their employees to be brand advocates across their social interactions, while juggling the issue of compliance

CA Technologies Sarah Atkinson VP, Communications CA Technologies

09:30 - 10:00
Improving the relationship: Investor Relations & Sustainability

A disconnect between what investors require from sustainability reports and what practitioners think is required is often cited. Hear how this can be improved internally so investor requirements aren’t lost down the line of communications

AstraZeneca Andrea Stovin Director, Global Sustainability Communications AstraZeneca

09:30 - 10:00
Telling your long-term value creation journey

To attract long-term investors companies, need to start by better articulating a compelling story on how their designed to create long term value. What does effective communications about a long-term value proposition look like?

Nordic Investment Bank Jukka Ahonen Senior Director, Head of Communications Nordic Investment Bank

In-depth Chatham-House Rules Workshops
08:30 - 09:00
TCFD Workshop
  • Implementing the TCFD recommendations into your business
  • Monetising your climate impacts to transition to the low-carbon economy
  • Conducting a scenario analysis of your climate risks

CDSB Simon Messenger Managing Director CDSB

European Investment Bank Hakan Lucius Head of Civil Society European Investment Bank

Ørsted Rasmus Skov Head of Group Sustainability Ørsted

09:00 - 09:30
Human Rights Reporting Workshop
  • Focusing on the risk to people not the risk to business
  • Complying with new regulation and law – how will national and international laws affect your business
  • Finding the balance on Human Rights reporting

Shift Mairead Keigher Reporting Program Manager Shift

Orange Yves Nissim VP, Head of Transformation and Operation in CSR Orange

09:30 - 10:00
SDG Impact Reporting Workshop
  • Mapping against your operations
  • Measuring your impacts against the SDGs
  • Properly communicating your impacts against the SDGs
Workshops
08:30 - 09:00
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Keynotes
08:30 - 09:00

With the introduction of new international regulation and the TCFD recommendations there's a concerted push to improve the quality and quantity of reporting, demonstrate company resilience, and provide more information for the investment community. The increasing focus and push towards the UN Global Goals and 2-degree target requires businesses to disclose accurate data to showcase future risks, demonstrate the long-term value of the business and show their impact on the SDGs. Sustainability reporting plays a vital role in the shift towards a long term, sustainable economic model and an ever-increasing importance to business strategy.

08:30 - 09:00
Disclosure Keynote: Long-term value creation

A holistic view of a business, not just a financial one, is driving investment decisions and the long-term future of businesses. Sustainability reporting & external pressure to disclose is providing genuine value to business strategy by demonstrating company resilience to risk, ROI of sustainability initiatives and the steps the company is making towards 2030 targets. Hear what role reporting is playing in moving towards a long-term sustainable, inclusive economic model.

CDP Frances Way Chief Strategy Officer CDP

09:00 - 09:30
Regulation Keynote: Impact of the European Commission Non-Financial Reporting Directive

The new regulation, which will increase mandatory disclosure on ESG issues, is designed to improve the quantity and quality of non-financial reporting. What’s the impact of these regulations on your business & how do the TCFD recommendations fit within the NFRD?

Pirelli Filippo Bettini Chief Sustainability and Risk Governance Officer Pirelli

09:30 - 10:00
SDG Keynote: Accurately reporting against your impacts

How to successfully integrate the sustainable development goals into your impact reporting processes to influence business strategy and avoid SDG washing

GRI Pietro Bertazzi Head of Sustainable Development GRI

09:30 - 10:00
TCFD Keynote: Monetising your climate impacts

The TCFD recommendations will change sustainability reporting. It will add further pressure on companies to disclose ESG data – and thus enabling the market to arrive at a more informed view on how climate change will impact different businesses and sectors. Learn how companies are navigating the impending change

Carbon Tracker Mark Lewis Managing Director, Global Head of Research Carbon Tracker

BHP Billiton Fiona Wild Vice President, Climate Change and Sustainability BHP Billiton

WBCSD Rodney Irwin MD of Redefining Value & Education WBCSD

09:30 - 10:00
Finance Keynote: Non-financial disclosure – whose responsibility?

With the new European-wide regulation and the TCFD recommendations all the signs are pointing towards increased monetisation of sustainability data and investor sensitive information being required. Where does the role of the practitioner end and the finance departments begin?

09:30 - 10:00
Investor Keynote: Maximise your report’s influence on investors

Investor preference is becoming as much a driver as regulation and technological advancements – reporting to investors and the capital markets needs to be improved. Publicly listed companies need to showcase business resilience and ensure investment decisions are made through accurate, transparent disclosure. Hear from investors and business leaders on what they look for, why and how reporting impacts investment decisions

IIRC Richard Howitt CEO IIRC

Luxembourg Stock Exchange Jane Wilkinson Head of Sustainable Finance Luxembourg Stock Exchange

09:30 - 10:00
Closing Keynote: Integrated Thinking

With the move to monetise sustainability impacts, the increased role of CFOs and investor preference becoming more prevalent it all points in one direction: Integration. Are we seeing the end of sustainability reporting and the dawn of integrated thinking?

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SDG Impacts
09:00 - 09:30
SDG reporting – mapping what’s relevant and measuring what’s critical

Mapping and communicating through the lens of the SDGs isn’t ground-breaking. Before this, the first step is to ensure they’re implemented as a strategic objective. Hear how to identify what is relevant for SDG reporting, map against your impacts on a local, national, and regional level and measure your contribution to the SDGs

Shift Mairead Keigher Reporting Program Manager Shift

Ørsted Rasmus Skov Head of Group Sustainability Ørsted

09:30 - 10:00
Assurance – improving the quality of sustainability data

Companies are increasingly being asked to disclose more accurate ESG data. Practitioners need to be confident of the data they are disclosing and the impacts they’re having against the SDGs. Learn how to improve the quality of social and environmental data through assurance

ABN AMRO Tjeerd Krumpleman Head of Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement ABN AMRO

09:30 - 10:00
Communicating SDG impacts to different stakeholders

You’ve picked the one’s material to your business, mapped them against your operations and measured your current impact. What is the best way to communicate your progress to different stakeholders on the sustainable development goals?

Canon Stuart Poore EMEA Director of Sustainability & Global Affairs Canon

08:30 - 09:00
Impact measurement to influence business strategy

How to use impact measurement to create the business case and ensure sustainability drives strategic decision making

Yorkshire Water Gordon Rogers Head of Sustainability Yorkshire Water

Don't miss out - register now

Only 3 days left to save £450 with our Just Launched discount. Don't miss out!

Communications
08:30 - 09:00
Resilience in the face of crisis

A reputational crisis can strike at any time, and it’s crucial that communications are prepared to deal with the crisis. Learn how companies are building resilience and capabilities to respond to damaging coverage from traditional and digital sources

09:00 - 09:30
The transparency dilemma

Promoting positive sustainability stories is no longer enough, stakeholders require a holistic view of the business’ impact. However, providing such an assessment could cause a detrimental effect on the company. How to be transparent with your disclosure that mitigates this risk whilst retaining competitive edge

European Investment Bank Hakan Lucius Head of Civil Society European Investment Bank

09:30 - 10:00
Activate brand advocates to communicate your impact vision

Employees are a far-more trusted source of information about your business than many other sources. Learn how companies are empowering their employees to be brand advocates across their social interactions, while juggling the issue of compliance

CA Technologies Sarah Atkinson VP, Communications CA Technologies

09:30 - 10:00
Improving the relationship: Investor Relations & Sustainability

A disconnect between what investors require from sustainability reports and what practitioners think is required is often cited. Hear how this can be improved internally so investor requirements aren’t lost down the line of communications

AstraZeneca Andrea Stovin Director, Global Sustainability Communications AstraZeneca

09:30 - 10:00
Telling your long-term value creation journey

To attract long-term investors companies, need to start by better articulating a compelling story on how their designed to create long term value. What does effective communications about a long-term value proposition look like?

Nordic Investment Bank Jukka Ahonen Senior Director, Head of Communications Nordic Investment Bank

Don't miss out - register now

Only 3 days left to save £450 with our Just Launched discount. Don't miss out!

In-depth Chatham-House Rules Workshops
08:30 - 09:00
TCFD Workshop
  • Implementing the TCFD recommendations into your business
  • Monetising your climate impacts to transition to the low-carbon economy
  • Conducting a scenario analysis of your climate risks

CDSB Simon Messenger Managing Director CDSB

European Investment Bank Hakan Lucius Head of Civil Society European Investment Bank

Ørsted Rasmus Skov Head of Group Sustainability Ørsted

09:00 - 09:30
Human Rights Reporting Workshop
  • Focusing on the risk to people not the risk to business
  • Complying with new regulation and law – how will national and international laws affect your business
  • Finding the balance on Human Rights reporting

Shift Mairead Keigher Reporting Program Manager Shift

Orange Yves Nissim VP, Head of Transformation and Operation in CSR Orange

09:30 - 10:00
SDG Impact Reporting Workshop
  • Mapping against your operations
  • Measuring your impacts against the SDGs
  • Properly communicating your impacts against the SDGs

Don't miss out - register now

Only 3 days left to save £450 with our Just Launched discount. Don't miss out!