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Add business value at each stage of the reporting cycle

Discover trends, Identify risk & add value through sustainability reporting.

Focusing on pragmatic solutions and sharing best practice from all areas of the reporting cycle, the 2016 agenda focuses on the biggest issues for your role now, and in the next 18 months.

Agenda at a Glance

Keynotes Sessions

Measure Keynote

Speak your CFOs Language: Quantify environmental and social impact in financial terms

22 years after John Elkington gave life to the triple bottom line concept, companies are still striving to close the gap between social and environmental elements and the economic side of the business

In this session you will hear from Chief Financial Officers from progressive companies for a forward-looking perspective on what you can do to demonstrate the link between ESG and profit

CompanyName Luke Graham Director of Finance, Britain Stronger in Europe

Engagement Keynote

Increase Engagement with your stakeholder groups

Master the art of listening through your sustainability communications. Discover how to personalise your communication efforts to deliver the most consistent and relevant information to your stakeholders, whilst capturing their emotions and views on your activities

Pirelli Fillipo Bettini Head of Sustainability and Risk Governance, Pirelli

Pirelli Michael Dickstein Director of Global Sustainable Development, Heineken International (TBC)

The ESG Symposium Keynote

Quality over quantity: How to balance investor needs with reporting burdens

This session focuses on streamlined reporting; How to provide valuable information to investors, whilst operating at maximum efficiency

CompanyName Timothy P. Dunn, CFA Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Terra Alpha Investments LLC

Identify Keynote

The Future Trends of Reporting

There is a global trend where companies are understanding sustainability related risk and integrating sustainability into business strategies. Recognise what this means for reporting, and what you should be aware of in the future

Barclays (TBC) Svetlana Nikolaenko AVP, Citizenship and Reputation, Barclays

Communicate Keynote

Create a successful report communication strategy

Ensure your report is read by key audiences and leverage it to begin meaningful dialogues and inform future business strategies

Junxion Adam Garfunkel Managing Director, Junxion Strategy

Act Keynote

Implement the EC Non-Financial Reporting Directive

Fine tune your regulatory risk radar: An evaluation of the latest regulations and how to go beyond compliance to create positive impacts 2016 has seen a number of new regulations come into play that will impact your approach to CR Reporting. This session will provide an overview of how to manage the latest regulations and go one step further too; discussing how you can go beyond compliance and create positive impact

  • Effectively implement the EU Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information
  • Understand exactly how to produce information related to environmental, social, employee, human rights, anti-corruption and diversity issues
  • Gain competitive advantage, win public sector contracts, by following the EU Public Procurement Directive’s transparency requirements
  • Debate the impact EC Directive in an independent UK and in Europe

CompanyName Erik Nooteboom Acting Director of Investment and Company Reporting, The European Commission

Moderated by: Christopher Hodgson, Environment and Sustainability Manager, Guardian News & Media

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Theme 1: Identify & Engage
Identify mega trends and analyse the impact that they will have on your business, sustainability reporting and stakeholders

Ensure Sustainability Reporting is Meeting the needs of your audience

In a Cambridge Union Society-style debate, we ask NGOs, Investors and Government representatives to present the case supporting and against the statement that “sustainability reporting is meeting the needs of key audiences” and ask the audience to vote on who presented the best case at the end of the session. Key questions to be tackled include:

  • Is materiality providing relevant information or is it open to misrepresentation?
  • Are your reports and website delivering the right level of interactivity and detail based on your audience’s needs?
  • Is there too much variety in how sustainability is reported between sectors to ensure adequate benchmarking of companies?


Schroders Elly Irving ESG Analyst, Schroders


CompanyName Andrew Mason RI Analyst, Standard Life


Oxfam Erinch Sahan Head of Private Sector Partnerships, Oxfam


GreenPeace Kumi Naidoo Executive Director, GreenPeace (TBC)

Become a change manager: break down silos and embed a responsible culture

Engage employees internally and aid good decision making on social and environmental issues through CSR Reporting

  • Become a change manager and use sustainability as value added for your inter-departmental colleagues to bring them on board with your responsible business initiatives
  • Debate how to set KPIs and measurements that are most relevant to your colleagues without overburdening their reporting requirements
  • Embed sustainable values - build capacity internally to enable better decision making on ESG issues and make sustainability a core element of their role

CompanyName Justin Bazalgette Head of Environmental Efficiency, Belron International

CompanyName Fiona Pelham Managing Director,Positive Impact

Barclays (TBC) Manon Welter AVP, Citizenship and Reputation, Barclays

Materiality: What’s next

A year on from the launch of GRI G4, a cross-industry panel of experts look at some of the materiality assessments and understand how they have used materiality to improve their business strategies and sustainability reporting

  • Understand the latest approaches towards materiality and hear case studies about how companies use this to inform their business decisions
  • Learn how to increase agility in your materiality matrices so that you can keep up to date with emerging risks
  • Benchmark your matrices with other companies in your industry to evaluate sector-wide risks

Metro Group Michael Goebbels Director of Corporate Responsibility, Metro Group

Nestle Hilary Parsons Assistant Vice President, Head of Creating Shared Value Engagement, Nestle

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Theme 2: Measure & Manage
Learn how to leverage big data, streamline the reporting process and use your report as a tool to improve environmental and social performance

Use Human Rights Reporting as a management tool & create systemic respect for human rights

The UNGP Reporting Framework has grown from a collection of early adopters to over 40 leading institutions. This session will show you how to use reporting to demystify human rights risks in your organisation • Identify unforeseen human rights risks and protect your business

  • Discover how to take a coherent narrative & integrated approach to Human Rights Reporting
  • Learn how to map out relevant departments: Build champions, understand the impacts and allocate required resources
  • Discuss how you can use a root cause analysis to map out the financial benefits of your social impact

CompanyName Phil Bloomer Executive Director, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

CompanyName Camilla Goldbeck-Lowe Human Rights Expert, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Unit, Ericsson

SHIFT & Hermes (TBC)

How to report on the SDGs

Hear leading case studies on the companies that are drawing parallels between corporate responsibility reports and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and learn how corporate brands are beginning to communicate these issues with their stakeholders

  • Discover how companies assess their existing internal policies and practices to understand which SDGs will impact their core business
  • Learn how companies use their data to analyse potential gaps in the sustainability strategy
  • Adjust your KPIs and data indicators to provide relevance to The Sustainable Development Goals
  • Monitor and measure your SDG impacts and present them in a meaningful, financially relevant way
  • Participate in a workshop, where you work in multi-stakeholder groups to look at SDGs in your own organisation

Ericsson Heather Johnson Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Ericsson

SAB Miller Bianca Shead Sustainable Development Advocacy and Policy Manager, SAB Miller

Workshop lead by:

CompanyName Monica Streck Director of Strategic Sustainability Management, Munich Airport

Create a trusted brand through transparency

Brand trust can do more for increasing sales than added promotion, but trust takes a long time to build and a short time to lose

  • Improve collaboration between sustainability and communications teams and work together to create trust among your shared stakeholders
  • Demonstrate a return on investment by learning how to measure trust in financial terms
  • Add validity to your brand’s claims when reporting on cause-related impacts

Vodafone Group Justine Harris Head of Corporate Transparency, Vodafone Group

Leverage data in Reporting and Communications

Many sustainable companies fail to deliver value from their reporting work due to non-engaging content. However, with the speed of information in the digital era, a new approach needs to be adopted to get your sustainability efforts understood

  • Reward and instil pride: Fully leverage internal communications to communicate successes and instil a sense of belonging
  • Turn data into stories: Move from the what and the why to HOW
  • Understand how to use your data: Tell the story about your future direction, reflect on where you have been and go one step further to share where you are going.

Marks and Spencer Rowland Hill Head of Sustainable Development Reporting, Marks and Spencer

Ecova Hester Yorgey Director of Corporate Responsibility & Site Optimization, Ecova

Ecova Sebastian Arana General Manager, 3M (TBC)

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Theme 3: Act & Communicate
Make your report meaningful, leverage your data to enhance strategy, avoid business risk and embed a sustainable strategy

Align reporting to strategy

With data required by ratings agencies, investors, senior leaders, customers and internal stakeholders, reporting fatigue is a common burden for many sustainability reporters. This session will bring the focus back to what is important for your company. Discuss;

  • How to streamline your reporting metrics that strike the balance between highlighting risk and effective data collection
  • How to keep issues relevant to your business and ensure that you are adding value to your business
  • Hear real-life corporate examples about how companies utilise materiality analysis to inform consistent and time-relevant sustainability strategies

CompanyName Lisa Basford Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, InterContinental Hotel Group

CompanyName Camilla Ohlsson Strategic Communicator, IKEA Group

Demand more from Digital

The use of digital communication channels and smartphones is consistently on the increase, and the attention span of your audience is dramatically reduced. Grab the attention of your stakeholders and achieve a desired action in this rapidly developing area of modern corporate communications:

  • Website best practice: Effectively present interactive data and up to date CSR information for your stakeholders while creating a personalised experience
  • App-based communications: Innovative companies are using Apps to showcase their work. Learn how to leverage this platform as part of your communication strategy
  • Drive engagement through video: A Cisco study predicts 75% of all mobile data traffic will be video content. Learn how your business should be using video as part of its reporting communication strategy

Sky Rachel Barton Engagement Manager, Sky

The Reporting X-Factor

Back by popular demand; the Reporting X-Factor showcases the leading reports from the year as leading corporations answer questions from the panel and audience in a bid to join past winners RBS & Coca-Cola Enterprises

  • Learn the strategy behind these leaders’ reporting success
  • Discover reporting best practice and areas to improve, as identified by your peers
  • Benchmark your report and ideas against those presenting and have your say on your favourite in this peer-voted award

De Beers Group Letitia Weeks Reporting Manager, De Beers Group

Vodafone Group Annette Furgesson Head of CR Reporting, Vodafone (TBC)

Moderated by: Christine Diamente, Head of Brand Strategy, Nokia

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Theme 4: The ESG Symposium *NEW FOR 2016*
Dedicated track that brings corporates and investors together with one purpose: To close the gap between corporate reporting and investor information needs

Improve alignment of ESG Data

This debate will bring together a data provider, an investor and a corporate reporter to understand how to align their interpretations of sustainability data and the risks associated with them

  • Understand how to aggregate accurate and structured data
  • Generate time-relevant and consistent data to empower corporate decision makers
  • Discover the latest state-of-the-art technology that reduces reporting fatigue and helps to deliver value to your business units

Schroders Elly Irving ESG Analyst, Schroders

CompanyName Andrew Mason RI Analyst, Standard Life

ShareAction Anne-Marie Williams Senior Analyst and Engagement Officer, ShareAction

Trends in Reporting: Discover the sustainability trends will impact the value of your business

The number of mandatory and voluntary reporting instruments have increased sevenfold, and it can take up to 1000 hours to complete the DJSI survey – debate if reporting requirements will continue to increase or decline and how will big data impact investors and corporates

  • What changes have happened in sustainability reporting frameworks such as the launch of the digital reporting alliance and GRI Standards – discuss how will they will impact the way that you report on ESG issues
  • What do the investor community perceive to be the megatrends, that will influence public behaviour?
  • Which issues will be critical to your businesses in the medium to long term?
  • What financing opportunities or services will change the future of responsible business (i.e. Green Bonds, Internal Carbon Pricing)

Speakers TBC

How investors and companies can increase their engagement and communications channels

Your sustainability report should play the role of a business card; it’s an opening to a conversation that eventually will ensure an adequate valuation of your company, this session will provide an overview on what effective engagement looks like and how to ensure it is mutually beneficial

  • Discover the most effective communications channels that result in accurate ratings
  • Understand how to protect competitively sensitive data whilst improving transparency
  • Debate if there is too much red-tape around ESG issues, and what can be done to improve honesty

Speakers TBC

ESG Risk Roundtables

Dive deep into the root causes of ESG risks that are most relevant to your business or your investment area.

Discuss issue related risks management strategies in multi-stakeholder groups with investors and company experts

  • Climate Change
  • Water Risk
  • Operational and Supply Chain Management
  • Product Safety and Liability
  • Social Impact and Human Rights

Speakers TBC

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