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Conference Agenda

We are currently pulling together the speaker line up for 2017. If you would like to join us in October as a speaker, please get in touch with Ed Long at ed.long@ethicalcorp.com

Keynote Sessions
08:30 - 09:00
Framework Keynote: Collaboration within reporting frameworks

With so many options available to reporters from the IIRC, GRI to SASB, CDP, SDGs… is further collaboration between frameworks required, what impact are the SDGs having on how the existing frameworks are viewed - are we seeing a shift in accreditation and the beginning of the end of commercial frameworks?

GRI Tim Mohin Chief Executive GRI

International Integrated Reporting Council Richard Howitt CEO International Integrated Reporting Council

CDP Paul Simpson CEO and co-founder CDP

08:30 - 09:00
Total Impact Keynote: Portraying your total impact through your report

The challenge for companies is to convey non-financial data as if they were financial data with the aim of building trust and brand reputation among stakeholders. Learn how leading companies are quantifying and reporting their environmental and social economics.

Speaker Logo Caroline Hill Head of Sustainability Land Securities

08:30 - 09:00
CFO Keynote: Assessing the shifting role of CFOs in Sustainability Reporting

With the increased need for the non-financial to be financial, how is this impacting the role of the CFO and why the shift towards monetising sustainability is good news.

Speaker Logo Kate Bowyer CFO Crown Estate

Speaker Logo Liz Barber Group Director of Finance Yorkshire Water

08:30 - 09:00
SDG Keynote: Changing the reporting landscape

The SDGs have changed the game, they’ve provided clarity to sustainability strategy, a framework for reporters and the opportunity for much needed order in the accreditation landscape. But what exactly does this mean for the future of reporting, are the SDGs the singular framework to take forward?

08:30 - 09:00
Closing Keynote: Utilising sustainability data to go beyond reporting and improve the business

Most successful businesses use their data and insights to improve their operations. Learn how you can use your sustainability report to improve the business

Rolls Royce Declan Guerin CFO Rolls Royce

Data Collection & Analysis
08:30 - 09:00
Data overload: what's material?

With an abundance of data and different stakeholders requiring different information, how do you isolate the most relevant, reliable and compelling sets?

Speaker Logo Claudine Blamey Head of Sustainability Crown Estate

Speaker Logo Peter Harris Director of Sustainability Europe UPS

08:30 - 09:00
Impactful, accurate data

Quantifying social and environmental data isn’t an exact science, made more difficult by needing to convey non-financials as rigorously as financial. Understand how you ensure the accuracy of your data.

Speaker Logo Sandra Schoonhoven Head Sustainability Programmes, Global Sustainability ING

08:30 - 09:00
Putting a value on your non-financial data

It's all about environmental and social economics; how do you incorporate non-financial data into your reporting and how to arrive at a meaningful value?

Speaker Logo George Cobb Group Sustainability Accountant SSE

Speaker Logo Chris Cook Global Sustainability Director AkzoNobel

08:30 - 09:00
Disclosure: traceability and transparency ahead of competitor advantage

Getting the balance right with the amount of quality data you share with stakeholders and competitors alike

08:30 - 09:00
Assuring data from beyond the traditional data sets

More stakeholders requiring more evidence of impact has forced companies to look beyond traditional data sets. What constitutes evidence that you can use in your report and what can’t you rely on?

Philips Lighting Speaker TBC Philips Lighting

Production
08:30 - 09:00
One report, many audiences: the challenge of producing a sustainability report

Producing a report for different stakeholders poses a challenge, investors want something different to your customers. Meet all their needs while still producing a report of value

Metro AG Michael Goebbels Director Corporate Responsibility, Strategy & Reporting Metro AG

08:30 - 09:00
Yearly, monthly, daily, real-time…How often is enough?

Once a year doesn’t cut it anymore. Stakeholders want more regular updates. Access to vast amounts of data and an ability to provide information fast is a business norm across many business functions now. But in CSR how often is often enough and how can you approach distribution for optimal effect?

08:30 - 09:00
Technology: The future of reporting

New data and technology can aid sustainability professionals to present the same data in multiple formats. Technologies such as blockchain and AI are making reporting easier, more transparent and traceable, but to what extent?

08:30 - 09:00
Human Rights Reporting: Going beyond compliance

Just doing enough to be compliant is no longer enough to reflect a responsible business. How to engage your business on delivering not only on the data but a mindset to create a human rights report which shows leadership within the industry while tackling the problem of managing past your own operations

Speaker Logo Paul Gerrard Group Policy Director Co-op

08:30 - 09:00
Assuring the un-assurable

With no set standard methodology for assuring your monetised non-financial information and it being so difficult to assess its plausibility, what does best practice look like and what role do auditors have to play moving forward - is full assurance required, limited assurance, or less?

Engagement & Communications
08:30 - 09:00
Glocalisation and communicating your sustainability success

Sustainability is more mainstream than it has ever been, what role does the report play in showcasing success back to the business. A global strategy with a local output is required.

08:30 - 09:00
Communicating your message to different key groups

There isn't a "one size fits all" approach. You’ve produced your report for different stakeholders, now what is the best way to communicate your message and ensure it is read by key audiences and informs future business strategy

Speaker Logo Dr. Gavin Milligan Group Sustainability Director William Jackson Food Group

08:30 - 09:00
The digital, reporting world

In a digital world, stakeholders want to see your report in more ways than the annual. Hear how to communicate your report through different, digital channels and engage your stakeholders through multiple platforms.

08:30 - 09:00
SDG Integration: Communications

Learn how brands are measuring their SDG impacts and communicating their progress to their stakeholders through their report

08:30 - 09:00
The Reporting X-Factor

Learn the strategy behind leaders’ reporting success, discuss best practice and areas to improve, benchmark your report and vote for your favourite report

Keynote Sessions
08:30 - 09:00
Framework Keynote: Collaboration within reporting frameworks

With so many options available to reporters from the IIRC, GRI to SASB, CDP, SDGs… is further collaboration between frameworks required, what impact are the SDGs having on how the existing frameworks are viewed - are we seeing a shift in accreditation and the beginning of the end of commercial frameworks?

GRI Tim Mohin Chief Executive GRI

International Integrated Reporting Council Richard Howitt CEO International Integrated Reporting Council

CDP Paul Simpson CEO and co-founder CDP

08:30 - 09:00
Total Impact Keynote: Portraying your total impact through your report

The challenge for companies is to convey non-financial data as if they were financial data with the aim of building trust and brand reputation among stakeholders. Learn how leading companies are quantifying and reporting their environmental and social economics.

Speaker Logo Caroline Hill Head of Sustainability Land Securities

08:30 - 09:00
CFO Keynote: Assessing the shifting role of CFOs in Sustainability Reporting

With the increased need for the non-financial to be financial, how is this impacting the role of the CFO and why the shift towards monetising sustainability is good news.

Speaker Logo Kate Bowyer CFO Crown Estate

Speaker Logo Liz Barber Group Director of Finance Yorkshire Water

08:30 - 09:00
SDG Keynote: Changing the reporting landscape

The SDGs have changed the game, they’ve provided clarity to sustainability strategy, a framework for reporters and the opportunity for much needed order in the accreditation landscape. But what exactly does this mean for the future of reporting, are the SDGs the singular framework to take forward?

08:30 - 09:00
Closing Keynote: Utilising sustainability data to go beyond reporting and improve the business

Most successful businesses use their data and insights to improve their operations. Learn how you can use your sustainability report to improve the business

Rolls Royce Declan Guerin CFO Rolls Royce

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Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

Data Collection & Analysis
08:30 - 09:00
Data overload: what's material?

With an abundance of data and different stakeholders requiring different information, how do you isolate the most relevant, reliable and compelling sets?

Speaker Logo Claudine Blamey Head of Sustainability Crown Estate

Speaker Logo Peter Harris Director of Sustainability Europe UPS

08:30 - 09:00
Impactful, accurate data

Quantifying social and environmental data isn’t an exact science, made more difficult by needing to convey non-financials as rigorously as financial. Understand how you ensure the accuracy of your data.

Speaker Logo Sandra Schoonhoven Head Sustainability Programmes, Global Sustainability ING

08:30 - 09:00
Putting a value on your non-financial data

It's all about environmental and social economics; how do you incorporate non-financial data into your reporting and how to arrive at a meaningful value?

Speaker Logo George Cobb Group Sustainability Accountant SSE

Speaker Logo Chris Cook Global Sustainability Director AkzoNobel

08:30 - 09:00
Disclosure: traceability and transparency ahead of competitor advantage

Getting the balance right with the amount of quality data you share with stakeholders and competitors alike

08:30 - 09:00
Assuring data from beyond the traditional data sets

More stakeholders requiring more evidence of impact has forced companies to look beyond traditional data sets. What constitutes evidence that you can use in your report and what can’t you rely on?

Philips Lighting Speaker TBC Philips Lighting

Download your event brochure

Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

Production
08:30 - 09:00
One report, many audiences: the challenge of producing a sustainability report

Producing a report for different stakeholders poses a challenge, investors want something different to your customers. Meet all their needs while still producing a report of value

Metro AG Michael Goebbels Director Corporate Responsibility, Strategy & Reporting Metro AG

08:30 - 09:00
Yearly, monthly, daily, real-time…How often is enough?

Once a year doesn’t cut it anymore. Stakeholders want more regular updates. Access to vast amounts of data and an ability to provide information fast is a business norm across many business functions now. But in CSR how often is often enough and how can you approach distribution for optimal effect?

08:30 - 09:00
Technology: The future of reporting

New data and technology can aid sustainability professionals to present the same data in multiple formats. Technologies such as blockchain and AI are making reporting easier, more transparent and traceable, but to what extent?

08:30 - 09:00
Human Rights Reporting: Going beyond compliance

Just doing enough to be compliant is no longer enough to reflect a responsible business. How to engage your business on delivering not only on the data but a mindset to create a human rights report which shows leadership within the industry while tackling the problem of managing past your own operations

Speaker Logo Paul Gerrard Group Policy Director Co-op

08:30 - 09:00
Assuring the un-assurable

With no set standard methodology for assuring your monetised non-financial information and it being so difficult to assess its plausibility, what does best practice look like and what role do auditors have to play moving forward - is full assurance required, limited assurance, or less?

Download your event brochure

Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

Engagement & Communications
08:30 - 09:00
Glocalisation and communicating your sustainability success

Sustainability is more mainstream than it has ever been, what role does the report play in showcasing success back to the business. A global strategy with a local output is required.

08:30 - 09:00
Communicating your message to different key groups

There isn't a "one size fits all" approach. You’ve produced your report for different stakeholders, now what is the best way to communicate your message and ensure it is read by key audiences and informs future business strategy

Speaker Logo Dr. Gavin Milligan Group Sustainability Director William Jackson Food Group

08:30 - 09:00
The digital, reporting world

In a digital world, stakeholders want to see your report in more ways than the annual. Hear how to communicate your report through different, digital channels and engage your stakeholders through multiple platforms.

08:30 - 09:00
SDG Integration: Communications

Learn how brands are measuring their SDG impacts and communicating their progress to their stakeholders through their report

08:30 - 09:00
The Reporting X-Factor

Learn the strategy behind leaders’ reporting success, discuss best practice and areas to improve, benchmark your report and vote for your favourite report

Download the detailed event brochure

Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown

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