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Key issues addressed in 2016

The 2016 agenda focused on pragmatic solutions and sharing best practice from all stages of the reporting cycle. Delegates received case studies and intel to inform their roles now, and for the next 18 months.

Day 1

7:00

8:45

Registration & Networking reception

8:45

9:00

Welcome & introduction

Communicate Keynote

9:00

9:45

Implementation of 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; discussing how you can go beyond compliance to create positive impact & add maximise value through disclosure.

  • Understand how to effectively implement 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

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


Moderated by: Christopher Hodgson, Environmental Performance Manager, CapGemini

Identity Keynote

09:45

10:30

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

  • Find out whether we’re moving towards an integrated approach to reporting AND discover the formats you’ll use to report in 5-10 years’ time
  • Discover the latest technological trends and understand why companies are transitioning to big data analytics
  • Transparency and disclosure - learn how leading global corporations are strategizing around these two critical issues
  • Examine which topics, themes and aspects of your business will play a more prominent role in future reports

Barclays Svetlana Nikolaenko Assistant Vice President of Citizenship and Reputation, Barclays

The International Integrated Reporting Council Sarah Grey Director, The International Integrated Reporting Council <IR>

SustainIT Joe Jones Principal Sustainability Consultant, SustainIT


Moderated by: Eric Hespenheide, Interim Chief Executive, GRI

10:30

11:15

Exhibition & Networking Coffee Break

Choose your session Room A

The CR Reporting and Communications Summit
Room B – The ESG Symposium – Closing the gap between reporting requirements and investor information needs
11:15

12:15

Leverage data in Reporting & 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.

3M Poland Sebastian Arana General Manager, 3M Poland

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

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


Moderated by: Steven Wade, Global Project Director, Ethical Corporation

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

Standard Life Andrew Mason Responsible Investment Analyst, Standard Life


Moderated by: Adrian Rimmer, President, Climate Markets & Investment Association

The ESG Symposium Keynote

12:15

12:45

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

  • Discuss the difference between PR and CR and the vital role that collaboration can play
  • Hear how Vodafone’s approach of aggressive transparency on critical issues is can protect and enhance reputation
  • Understand how trust plays a role in the e-payment industry and how Worldline are using their TRUST2020 program to promote trust with their stakeholders

CompanyName Justine Harris Head of Corporate Transparency, Vodafone Group

CompanyName Sebastian Mandron Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Head of Transformation & PMO, Worldline


Moderated by: Liam Dowd, Managing Director, Ethical Corporation

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

  • When is enough, enough? Hear the challenges that corporates have when trying to increase the quality of disclosure
  • Understand ESG data usage stats, what data do traders actually use?
  • How can technology play a role when increasing the quality of disclosure?

CompanyName Timothy P. Dunn CFA, Managing Partner and CIO, Terra Alpha Investments LLC

CompanyName Martina Macpherson Global Head of Sustainability Indices, S&P Global


Moderated by: Adrian Rimmer, President, Climate Markets & Investment Association

12:45
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2:15

Networking lunch

2:15

3:00

Create a successful report communication strategy

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

  • Successful report launches: Hear how GSK approach their report communication strategy to increase readership and impact
  • Understand how you can integrate your report launch with other corporate activities so that you maximise exposure of your CSR activities
  • Gain a deeper understanding of individual stakeholders, how they access and use your reports to improve engagement

heineken Michael Dickstein Director of Global Sustainable Development, Heineken International

Moderated by: Adam Garfunkel, Managing Director, Junxion Strategy

ESG Reporting Trends

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 change how corporates provide information and how investors interpret information

  • Discuss changes that have happened in sustainability reporting frameworks
  • Understand the changing nature of availability of ESG data
  • 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?

ArcelorMittal Annie Heaton Head of Sustainability Reporting, ArcelorMittal

CompanyName Elina Rolfe Senior Manager, Reporting and Assessment, UN Principles for Responsible Investment

CompanyName Nadia Laine Head of ESG Ratings Products, MSCI


Moderated by: Adrian Rimmer, President, Climate Markets & Investment Association

3:00

3:45

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

MetroGroup Michael Goebbels Director of Corporate Responsibility, , MetroGroup

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


Moderated by: Steven Wade, Global Project Director, Ethical Corporation

How can investors and companies 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

BT Joanna Gluzman Director of SRI Engagement, BT PLC

The International Integrated Reporting Council <IR> Derek Haynes Regional Lead for the United Kingdom, The International Integrated Reporting Council <IR>

BNP Paribas CIB Gabriel Karageorgiou Partner, Arabesque Asset Management Ltd.


Moderated by: Adrian Rimmer, President, Climate Markets & Investment Association

3:45 - 4:15

Afternoon exhibition and networking break

4:15 - 5:30

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

CompanyName Letitia Weeks Reporting Manager, DeBeers Group

CompanyName Annie Heaton Head of Sustainability Reporting, ArcelorMittal


Moderated by: Steve Wade, Global Project Director, Ethical Corporation

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 Risk

CompanyName Simon Henry Programme Director, International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance



  • Water Scarcity and quality

CompanyName Martina Macpherson Global Head of Sustainability Indices and Product Management, S&P Global



  • Operational and Supply Chain Management

CompanyName Leslie Swynghedauw Associate, MSCI



  • Product Safety and Liability

CompanyName Shadé Brown Senior Sustainability Analyst, Calvert Investments



  • Social Impact and Human Rights

CompanyName Christine Chow Associate Director, Hermes Investment Management

5:30 - 7:00

Exhibition & Networking Drinks Reception

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Day 2

8:00

9:00

REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE

8:45

9:00

Day 2 welcome and day 1 recap

9:00

10:30

How to report on The Sustainable Development Goals

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 relevant SDGs in your own organisation

Ericsson Heather Johnson Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships, Ericsson

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


Moderated by: Katherine Sharp, Journalist, Ethical Corporation

Workshop lead by: Dr. Monica Streck, Director of Strategic Sustainability Management, Munich Airport

10:30

11:00

Exhibition & Networking Coffee Break

Engagement Keynote

11:00

11:30

Increase Engagement with key 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

  • Create a two-way conversation: Engage your stakeholders on social media to obtain crucial insight that informs business strategy
  • Discover new engagement strategies and become aware of the potential limitations of different engagement methods
  • Understand how to use the best platforms to reach particular stakeholder groups and establish achievable engagement goals
  • Hear case studies on innovative ways that have significantly increased engagement with the millennial generation

CompanyName Fillippo Bettini Head of Sustainability and Risk Governance, Pirelli

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


Moderated by:Steven Wade, Global Project Director, Ethical Corporation

Measure Keynote

11.30

12.00

Speak the language of the C-Suite: 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 a leading financial professional that has worked with top sustainability organisations, to provide a financial perspective on what you can do to demonstrate the link between ESG and profit.

  • Create a structured and robust approach to proving the financial value of CSR
  • Overcome the challenges that still remain when demonstrating the ROI on Social and Environmental impacts
  • Hear honest feedback from a Chief Executive Officer and a Finance director about their views on CSR and how it is interpreted by leadership in the business
  • Understand how to link CSR to business performance and how to communicate the outcomes with your company leadership

CompanyName Chris Ireland Chief Executive Officer, JLL UK

CompanyName Luke Graham Director of Finance, Britain Stronger in Europe


Moderated by: Steven Wade, Global Project Director, Ethical Corporation

12:00

12:30

Ensure Sustainability Reporting is meeting the needs of your audience

Following the Oxford Union Society Debate format, this exciting session will bring NGOs and Investors together to present the case supporting and against the statement that “sustainability reporting is meeting the needs of key audiences”

The audience will then 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 sustainability websites delivering the right level of interactivity and detail based on your audiences’ specific needs?
  • Is there too much variety in how sustainability is reported between sectors to ensure adequate benchmarking of companies?

CompanyName Elly Irving ESG Analyst, Schroders

CompanyName Erinch Sahan Head of Private Sector Team (acting), Oxfam

unicef Simon Pickup Head of Child Rights & Business- Business Engagement, UNICEF


Moderated by: Steven Wade, Global Project Director, Ethical Corporation

12:30

1:00

Demand more from digital – Roundtable discussions

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
  • Discover how to create sticky content that engages your audience for longer in the
  • 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
1.00

2.00

Exhibition & Networking Lunch Break

2:00

2:45

Breaking down Silos: Become a change manager

Discover how to 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 Manon Welter AVP of Citizenship and Reputation, Barclays

CompanyName Justin Bazalgette Head of Environmental Efficiency, Belron International


Moderated by: Fiona Pelham, Managing Director, Positive Impact

2:45

3:30

Align reporting to strategy

With so many demands for data and disclosures from key stakeholder groups. Reporting fatigue is a common burden for many sustainability reporters. This session will bring the focus back to what is important for your company. You will 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 Camilla Ohlsson Strategic Communicator, IKEA Group

CompanyName Charlotte Brierley Engagement Manager, Sky

CompanyName Sandra Schoonhoven Head of Sustainability Programmes, ING Bank NV


Moderated by: Steven Wade, Global Project Director, Ethical Corporation

3:30

4:30

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

The UNGP Framework has grown from a collection of early adopters to over 40 leading institutions. The session will show you how to use reporting to demystify human rights risks in your organisation

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

CompanyName Caroline Rees Executive Director, Shift Project

CompanyName Christine Chow Associate Director, Hermes Investment Management


Moderated by: Steven Wade, Global Project Director, Ethical Corporation

4:30

End Of Conference

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