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Conference Agenda

07:30 - 08:40
REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
08:40 - 08:50
Welcome speech

Ethical Corporation Ed Long Project Director Ethical Corporation

08:50 - 09:40
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

IIRC Richard Howitt CEO IIRC

Abbott Susan Beverly Senior Director, Sustainability Abbott

Moderator: Nokia Christine Diamente Head of Brand Nokia

09:40 - 10:15
Technology Keynote: Engaging stakeholders in the evolving sustainability landscape

The session will cover:

  • How corporates are reacting to BlackRock’s CEO letter to companies about contribution to society?
  • How do we enable Investors and other stakeholders access to high quality Sustainability data for decision making?
  • Understanding of various Corporate Responsibility initiatives taken up with your organisations and the potential for scale therein using data driven decision making
  • Use of technology and data for sustainability reporting. How sustainability reporting is used for performance measurement and stakeholder communication? Some examples of how companies are using it.
  • How can we better engage stakeholders across the value chain for all our sustainability initiatives
  • Reporting for multiple frameworks using technology
  • Easier SDG performance measurement using technology

Goodera Richa Bajpai Founder Goodera

Syngenta Andrew McConville Head of External Affairs Syngenta

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

Moderator: Nokia Christine Diamente Head of Brand Nokia

10:15 - 10:45
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

DANONE Laura Palmeiro Senior Advisor Sustainability Reporting DANONE

Moderator: UCD College of Business Prof. Donna Marshall, PhD. Head of Research, Innovation and Impact UCD College of Business

10:45 - 11:15
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:15 - 12:00
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 Lois Gutherie Director – Redefining Value WBCSD

Moderator South Pole Melanie Wilneder Consumer Goods & Sustainable Supply Chains South Pole

12:00 - 12:45
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

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

SASB Katie Schmitz Eulitt Strategic Advisor SASB

Moderator: PRI Mandy Kirby Director of Reporting, Assessment and Accountability PRI

12:45 - 14:15
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
14:15 - 14:45
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

DANONE Laura Palmeiro Senior Advisor Sustainability Reporting DANONE

Moderator: University of Birmingham Delphine Gibassier Senior Research Fellow University of Birmingham

14:45 - 15:45
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 & Government Affairs Canon

PGGM Piet Klop Senior Advisor Responsible Investment PGGM

Ingersoll Rand Mike Hall Director of Communications & Government Relations, EMEA Ingersoll Rand

Moderator: FHF Paul Afshar Partner, Purposeful Business FleishmanHillard Fishburn

15:45 - 16:15
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
16:15 - 18:00
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

Moderator: Shift Mairead Keigher Reporting Program Manager Shift

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

LEO Pharma France Bourgouin Head of Global CSR LEO Pharma

Aviva Richard Butters SRI Analyst Aviva

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Daniel Neale Programme Director Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

18:00 - 20:00
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION
08:00 - 09:00
REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
09:00 - 09:30
Finance Keynote: Embedding Sustainability into Financial Strategy

Finance departments are becoming increasingly more involved in sustainability reporting. In this keynote hear how the involvement of CFOs can elevate sustainability to centre stage in business strategy and the work A4S is currently doing to progress sustainability reporting.

Reactive Technologies Dr. Jens Madrian Chief Financial & Commercial Officer Reactive Technologies

Moderator: Royal Holloway University of London Dr. Leonardo Rinaldi Senior Lecturer in Accounting Royal Holloway University of London

09:30 - 10:15
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

PRI Mandy Kirby Director of Reporting, Assessment and Accountability PRI

MOL Group Gergely Jancsár Head of Sustainability and Environment MOL Group

Moderator: ABN AMRO Tjeerd Krumpelman Head of Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement ABN AMRO

Accountancy Europe Hilde Bomme Deputy Chief Executive Accountancy Europe

10:15 - 11:00
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

Syngenta Andrew McConville Global Head of External Affairs and Communications Syngenta

Rolls-Royce Plc. Rachael Everard Group Sustainability Manager Rolls-Royce plc

Moderator: Sustainability Consortium Euan Murray CEO Sustainability Consortium

11:00 - 11:30
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:30 - 13:00
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

Moderator: CDSB Mike Zimonyi Policy & External Affairs Manager CDSB

European Investment Bank Hakan Lucius Head of Corporate Responsibility and Civil Society Division European Investment Bank

Ørsted Christine Sobieski Senior Sustainability Advisor Ørsted

Craig Davies Head Climate Resilience Investments EBRD

13:00 - 14:00
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
14:00 - 15:30
Engagement Strategy Workshop

In this 90 minute workshop, hear from five communications experts who will be providing insight on delivering a holistic sustainability communications strategy that delivers your company’s impact vision

  • Internal Focus: Employees as brand advocates with CA Technologies
  • Sharing your long-term value creation journey with Nordic Investment Bank
  • Improving the relationship: Investor Relations & Sustainability with AstraZeneca
  • How to brand a business with sustainability at its core with Enel
  • Co-creating with your audience; the key to sustainability communications that create real change with Given London

CA Technologies Sarah Atkinson VP, Communications CA Technologies

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

AstraZeneca Andrea Stovin Director, Global Sustainability Communications AstraZeneca

Enel Ryan O’Keeffe Former Director of Communications Enel

Given Becky Willan Managing Director Given

15:30 - 15:50
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
15:50 - 16:30
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

Nordzucker Group Iver Drabaek Head of Sustainability Nordzucker Group

Moderator: University of Birmingham Delphine Gibassier Senior Research Fellow University of Birmingham

16:30 - 17:00
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?

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Michael Dickstein Group Sustainability Director Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

Accountancy Europe Hilde Bomme Deputy Chief Executive Accountancy Europe

Moderator: Royal Holloway University of London Dr. Leonardo Rinaldi Senior Lecturer in Accounting Royal Holloway University of London

17:00
END OF CONFERENCE
07:30 - 08:40
REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
08:40 - 08:50
Welcome speech

Ethical Corporation Ed Long Project Director Ethical Corporation

08:50 - 09:40
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

IIRC Richard Howitt CEO IIRC

Abbott Susan Beverly Senior Director, Sustainability Abbott

Moderator: Nokia Christine Diamente Head of Brand Nokia

09:40 - 10:15
Technology Keynote: Engaging stakeholders in the evolving sustainability landscape

The session will cover:

  • How corporates are reacting to BlackRock’s CEO letter to companies about contribution to society?
  • How do we enable Investors and other stakeholders access to high quality Sustainability data for decision making?
  • Understanding of various Corporate Responsibility initiatives taken up with your organisations and the potential for scale therein using data driven decision making
  • Use of technology and data for sustainability reporting. How sustainability reporting is used for performance measurement and stakeholder communication? Some examples of how companies are using it.
  • How can we better engage stakeholders across the value chain for all our sustainability initiatives
  • Reporting for multiple frameworks using technology
  • Easier SDG performance measurement using technology

Goodera Richa Bajpai Founder Goodera

Syngenta Andrew McConville Head of External Affairs Syngenta

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

Moderator: Nokia Christine Diamente Head of Brand Nokia

10:15 - 10:45
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

DANONE Laura Palmeiro Senior Advisor Sustainability Reporting DANONE

Moderator: UCD College of Business Prof. Donna Marshall, PhD. Head of Research, Innovation and Impact UCD College of Business

10:45 - 11:15
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:15 - 12:00
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 Lois Gutherie Director – Redefining Value WBCSD

Moderator South Pole Melanie Wilneder Consumer Goods & Sustainable Supply Chains South Pole

12:00 - 12:45
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

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

SASB Katie Schmitz Eulitt Strategic Advisor SASB

Moderator: PRI Mandy Kirby Director of Reporting, Assessment and Accountability PRI

12:45 - 14:15
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
14:15 - 14:45
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

DANONE Laura Palmeiro Senior Advisor Sustainability Reporting DANONE

Moderator: University of Birmingham Delphine Gibassier Senior Research Fellow University of Birmingham

14:45 - 15:45
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 & Government Affairs Canon

PGGM Piet Klop Senior Advisor Responsible Investment PGGM

Ingersoll Rand Mike Hall Director of Communications & Government Relations, EMEA Ingersoll Rand

Moderator: FHF Paul Afshar Partner, Purposeful Business FleishmanHillard Fishburn

15:45 - 16:15
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
16:15 - 18:00
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

Moderator: Shift Mairead Keigher Reporting Program Manager Shift

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

LEO Pharma France Bourgouin Head of Global CSR LEO Pharma

Aviva Richard Butters SRI Analyst Aviva

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Daniel Neale Programme Director Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

18:00 - 20:00
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

Click here if you’re interested in being involved in the 2019 event

Help create the agenda * Be considered for speaking and sponsorship opportunities

08:00 - 09:00
REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
09:00 - 09:30
Finance Keynote: Embedding Sustainability into Financial Strategy

Finance departments are becoming increasingly more involved in sustainability reporting. In this keynote hear how the involvement of CFOs can elevate sustainability to centre stage in business strategy and the work A4S is currently doing to progress sustainability reporting.

Reactive Technologies Dr. Jens Madrian Chief Financial & Commercial Officer Reactive Technologies

Moderator: Royal Holloway University of London Dr. Leonardo Rinaldi Senior Lecturer in Accounting Royal Holloway University of London

09:30 - 10:15
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

PRI Mandy Kirby Director of Reporting, Assessment and Accountability PRI

MOL Group Gergely Jancsár Head of Sustainability and Environment MOL Group

Moderator: ABN AMRO Tjeerd Krumpelman Head of Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement ABN AMRO

Accountancy Europe Hilde Bomme Deputy Chief Executive Accountancy Europe

10:15 - 11:00
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

Syngenta Andrew McConville Global Head of External Affairs and Communications Syngenta

Rolls-Royce Plc. Rachael Everard Group Sustainability Manager Rolls-Royce plc

Moderator: Sustainability Consortium Euan Murray CEO Sustainability Consortium

11:00 - 11:30
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:30 - 13:00
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

Moderator: CDSB Mike Zimonyi Policy & External Affairs Manager CDSB

European Investment Bank Hakan Lucius Head of Corporate Responsibility and Civil Society Division European Investment Bank

Ørsted Christine Sobieski Senior Sustainability Advisor Ørsted

Craig Davies Head Climate Resilience Investments EBRD

13:00 - 14:00
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
14:00 - 15:30
Engagement Strategy Workshop

In this 90 minute workshop, hear from five communications experts who will be providing insight on delivering a holistic sustainability communications strategy that delivers your company’s impact vision

  • Internal Focus: Employees as brand advocates with CA Technologies
  • Sharing your long-term value creation journey with Nordic Investment Bank
  • Improving the relationship: Investor Relations & Sustainability with AstraZeneca
  • How to brand a business with sustainability at its core with Enel
  • Co-creating with your audience; the key to sustainability communications that create real change with Given London

CA Technologies Sarah Atkinson VP, Communications CA Technologies

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

AstraZeneca Andrea Stovin Director, Global Sustainability Communications AstraZeneca

Enel Ryan O’Keeffe Former Director of Communications Enel

Given Becky Willan Managing Director Given

15:30 - 15:50
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
15:50 - 16:30
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

Nordzucker Group Iver Drabaek Head of Sustainability Nordzucker Group

Moderator: University of Birmingham Delphine Gibassier Senior Research Fellow University of Birmingham

16:30 - 17:00
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?

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Michael Dickstein Group Sustainability Director Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

Accountancy Europe Hilde Bomme Deputy Chief Executive Accountancy Europe

Moderator: Royal Holloway University of London Dr. Leonardo Rinaldi Senior Lecturer in Accounting Royal Holloway University of London

17:00
END OF CONFERENCE

Click here if you’re interested in being involved in the 2019 event

Help create the agenda * Be considered for speaking and sponsorship opportunities