The Sustainability Reporting and Comms shaping agenda


Plenary Sessions

11:00am–11:15am

Purpose-Driven Reporting – Understand the Purpose, Then Shape your Reporting Strategy

Reporting is not an isolated process; it needs to be aligned with the company purpose. Businesses needs to avoid Purpose-washing, and by identifying the Purpose and building a strategy from that will ensure the business reports to a clear goal, ambition and vision


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Richard Howitt Senior Associate Frank Bold LLP Former Chief Executive International Integrated Reporting Council and Member of the European Parliament

Hadewych Kuiper Commercial Director Triodos Investment Management

11:00am–11:15am

New Tools and Technologies that Deliver Forward-Looking ESG

Companies are having to re-align their businesses behind a strategy that helps address and future-proof the business against social and environmental risks. Understand the latest forward-looking tools, data and insights that guide your company and investors to ESG of tomorrow


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11:00am–11:15am

Taking Materiality to the Boardroom: Using Data and New Modelling Systems to Drive Change

A global pandemic has been listed as a global risk for several years. Companies face several other social and environmental risks to their business. Hear how you can showcase future ESG risks to the Board, and shape future business strategies, through accurate data and modelling systems


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11:00am–11:15am

Focusing on the Right Frameworks: Aligning your Company and Key Stakeholders Needs

There is a great variety of frameworks demanding business to deliver reports with ever-increasing levels of details and formats. Companies cannot report against all – there needs to be time to allocated to making change based on the data. Hear how companies are prioritising key frameworks for their business and stakeholders, and managing that both internally and externally


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11:00am–11:15am

The Investors Perspective – Where are They Sourcing Information and How are They Making Decisions?

Selecting the right framework to report against to, will depend on who your final audience is. Hear from leading investor institutions as to where they are looking for your company data and impacts. Learn how you can ensure the right information is in the right places.


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Maria Lombardo Head of ESG Client Strategies Invesco

11:00am–11:15am

Discussion: Is a Unified Sustainability Standard Possible? – The Finance Perspective

The International Financial Reporting Standards are accounting standards that enable a consistent and comparable approach to financial reporting. Sustainability reporting has a plethora of standards and frameworks. Hear from leading Financial Executives on how we can move to a standardised approach – saving time, money and resources for all.


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Theme 1: Data and Materiality

11:00am–11:15am

How Technology can Help Create a Global Standardised and Integrated Reporting Process

The need of accurate data is one of the biggest challenge companies confront today. There is a need to create consistency where there is a no standardise approach. Technology can help collate accurate and integrated data, from across different departments and regions, in a standardised approach. Standardising the internal process allows companies to save valuable time and resources


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11:00am–11:15am

Reporting Against Differing Materiality Definitions: How AI and Technology can Help

Companies are inundated with frameworks, standards, ranking and survey requests. Some will have differing Materiality definitions and assessments. Hear how technology, AI and data analytics can add ease, speed and accuracy when reporting data.


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11:00am–11:15am

Data-Driven Change – Influencing the Future Direction of the Business

Reporting isn’t a means to an end. Learn how companies are increasingly using the data and analysis from the reporting process to confidently shape future investments and direction of the business.


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11:00am–11:15am

Data is King: Engage the business on the Importance of Standardised, Accurate and Timely Data

Collecting the right data starts with understanding what is the end of this process and how can benefit each part of the business, while maintaining transparency. Hear how you can engage different parts of the business and external partners to deliver accurate and standardised data


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Galya Tsonkova Corporate Sustainability Policy and Reporting manager Coca Cola Hellenic

Theme 2: Impact and Engagement

11:00am–11:15am

Information Does Not Guarantee Insight – What Does Impact Look Like Really?

Generic data and measurement can be useless without benchmarks to quantify impact. How do you join a KPI-led core business methodology to a social and environmental impact ambition? Should all impacts be monetised? How is this best approached to ensure you satisfy multiple stakeholders with differing expectations?


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Adam Matthews Director of Ethics & Engagement Church of England Pensions Board

Neil Brown Chief Risk Officer Earth Capital

11:00am–11:15am

Putting a Value on the S in ESG

The Social metrics have always been the toughest for companies to measure and value. Hear how leading corporations are putting a true value on their impact to Society, the return to the business of this investment and how that can be benchmarked against their peers by external stakeholders


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Dan Neale Director World Benchmarking Alliance

11:00am–11:15am

Employee Engagement: How to Generate Real Enthusiasm for Sustainability Across the Workforce

Edicts don’t work. Advocates, influencers and ambassadors do. How to identify and work with key internal influencers to break down barriers and drive progress. Internal communications are vital, but efforts have to evolve constantly for messages to get through. A look at the more innovative and effective efforts to build internal buy-in at all levels


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11:00am–11:15am

A Joint Approach to ESG Engagement: Investor Relations and Sustainability

Non-financial performance has financial relevance to investors, meaning reporting professionals from two different worlds need to collaborate to understand what this ESG demand means and how to share non-financial data in a financial context. Get in front of the trend and understand the latest approaches to further collaboration between internal teams


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Andrea Palmer Founder Net Impact Amsterdam

11:00am–11:15am

Investing in a Rewired, Sustainable World: How Investors are Shifting Their Approach

The world is being rapidly rewired and moving onto a more sustainable footing. This is a disruptive force politically and economically but also a durable structural shift rich with opportunity. Investors need to properly integrate sustainability analysis into their thinking and understand how to communicate and engage with management. Investment houses also need to play a more active role promoting sustainable practice.


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Theme 3: Purpose-Driven Communication

11:00am–11:15am

Identity First: Understanding and Clearly Communicating the Company’s Purpose

What does your business stand for? Why does it exist? Honest answers to these questions will shape and dictate how a company communicates on key environmental and social issues. Any other approach runs the risk of being perceived as purpose-washing


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11:00am–11:15am

Customer Trust: Build Stronger Relationships with Consumers Through Greater Openness and Dialogue

Companies can no longer talk to just their positive impacts. Customers know and expect more. Discover how to navigate a full impact communication approach. Hear how companies speaking to change, progress, and future transformation, as wholesale change cannot occur overnight


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Iver Drabaek Head of Sustainability Nordzucker

11:00am–11:15am

Utilising the Latest Tools and Technologies to Deliver Greater Transparency

Delivering greater transparency is not just a case of clicking a switch. There are a plethora of tools and technologies to choose from, that unfortunately will not cover everything. Hear differing ideas and approaches to understand what’s best for your company


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11:00am–11:15am

Moving from Good Narrative to Good Action – Demonstrating Real Impact

Whilst identifying a company’s Purpose may be the beginning, too many companies still focus on their value being driven by the finances. Forward-thinking companies are starting to realise that demonstrating the true value of the business – its impacts and outcomes – are just as important, if not more. Learn innovative ways to create an impact-driven story behind the numbers.


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11:00am–11:15am

Utilising Technology to Create an Agile, but Standardised, Communication Approach

Public information is only increasing, and companies now find themselves in a world where they don’t’ control the message. Companies are tasked with decentralising data and impacts, whilst retaining control of the communications. Hear how new systems and technologies can help


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Workshops

11:00am–11:15am

TCFD Reporting: Accurately Reporting Future Risks, Impacts and Scenarios

Reporting, by its very nature, is a backwards looking exercise which makes the data collection and disclosure somewhat an easy task. Now companies are tasked with disclosing accurate future risks, impacts and scenarios. Hear how new tools and technology can help improve the accuracy of future climate scenarios and social risks. Get first-hand insight from investors as to what best-in-class looks like when it comes to TCFD reporting


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Richard Batten Global Chief Sustainability Officer JLL

11:00am–11:15am

SDG Impact: Moving from Activities and Outputs to Impacts and Outcomes

Companies need to move from activity-based reporting and communications to more meaningful quantified impact and outcomes. Assigning monetary outputs alongside SDG icons doesn’t cut it. Hear how your company can accurately report impact and change against the SDGs


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11:00am–11:15am

Building a New Relationship with Investors – Long-Term ESG Focussed

Bridge the gap with investors and learn best practice to communicate progress to different stakeholders on ESG information. Understand how to best quantify ESG data that meets investors requirements yet remains meaningful for sustainability long-term strategy


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11:00am–11:15am

Measuring and Steering Climate Impact – Best-in-Class Discussion

Join our workshop-style discussions on how to create leading climate-focused impact models, metrics, and initiatives. Use this information to make science-driven decisions and implement effective and meaningful actions.


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