The financial system should help deliver climate and social goals, but market failures and inefficiencies prevent finance from being directed where it will make the most positive impact. Investors are increasingly utilising ESG data to inform investment decisions, but a lack of standardisation, poor communication with corporations and a lack of comparable data is leading to confusion and limiting the progress towards a low-carbon, just economy.
Change is afoot. Governments legislating for mandatory climate disclosures, The European Commission’s update to the NFRD, The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, and the movement towards a global climate reporting standard promises a move towards harmonisation, a common language and a solution to a problem which has constrained the industry for decades. This critical change for business will bring a plethora of new challenges and areas of investment for business.
Reuters Events: Sustainable Finance & Reporting Europe brings together sustainability, policy makers and finance executives to share how they are investing and strategising to ensure they can deliver greater transparency on sustainability risks and transition to a sustainable, climate-friendly economy.
Hear from Chief Executive Officers, Chief Sustainability Officers, ESG Investors, Chief Financial Officers and Policy Makers
Javier Echave Chief Financial Officer Heathrow
Melanie Kreis Chief Financial Officer DPDHL Group
Fernando Tennenbaum Chief Financial Officer AB InBev
The Age of Hyper Transparency - Mandatory Climate Reporting:
Regulation is now on the horizon and were on the cusp of comparable, standardised, and transparent reporting. However, it’s going to get more complex before it simplifies. Hear from global policy makers, investors and corporates on what the impact of impeding regulation means for business and ways to navigate this change
Climate Reporting Harmonisation:
The path to a sustainable future is through the alignment of standards to a global system, which harnesses the unique power of capital markets to change our global trajectory. Learn how the major standard setters have converged to develop a climate reporting standard and what it could mean for your business
Comparable, Quantifiable, Impactful Data:
The current state of ESG disclosure does not meet the level required. There is a need for a more forward-looking, data-driven and standardized approach that enables greater scrutiny and comparability. Discover the latest approaches in delivering comparable, quantifiable and impactful data
Redefining ESG Investments:
The sustainability transition is the largest investment opportunity in history, but the tools available to inform investment decisions are limiting the progress towards a Net Zero and just economy. Understand how mandatory climate risk reporting, a move towards standardisation and a common language will redefine investment approaches
Financing a Net-Zero Future:
If we are to realise the Net Zero ambition it’s imperative that we reset finance behind a more long-term, ESG-driven setting. Hear how leading investment institutions and corporations are putting ESG at the heart of their future and investing to reach Net Zero
Steve Waygood Chief Responsible Investment Officer Aviva Investors
Andrea Álvares Chief Brand, Innovation, International and Sustainability Officer Natura
Alain Deckers Head of Unit, Corp Reporting, Audit and Credit Rating Agencies European Commission
Rick Lacaille EVP & Global Head of ESG State Street
Ida Krabek Head of Global Sustainability Orsted
Lila Karbassi Chief Programmes UN Global Compact
Minna Aila Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Neste
Allison Lee Commissioner Securities and Exchange Commission
Claus Stig Pedersen Head of Corporate Sustainability Novozymes
Sandra Schoonhoven Head of Sustainability ING
This year’s Sustainable Finance & Reporting Europe will convene leading sustainability, policy and finance executives to share and discuss the business-critical agenda tackling all the most important areas key for sustainable finance and reporting including:
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Dawn of a New Reporting Era
Change is afoot. Too long have sustainability reporting not been fit for purpose for the business itself, investors and clients. Regulation and the movement towards a global reporting standard promises a move towards standardization, a common language and a solution to a problem which has constrained the industry for decades.
Across 12+ hours of broadcasting and interactive workshops we will provide you the access to those leading the change to the industry and delivering a new reporting era.
Don’t miss a thing – the all-access pass gives you access to all the sessions On-Demand from Sustainable Finance & Reporting Europe 2021, plus all other events in 2021.
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The investors perspective
The investors perspective: There is no question that capitalism as we know it is dead. The financial system should help deliver climate and social goals, but market failures and inefficiencies prevent finance from being directed where it will make the most positive impact.
Across the two days we’ll be hosting sessions and interactive opportunities where corporates, investors and others can share their ideas to build a finance system fit for a clean, resilient and just future.
European leaders that are driving real action
Gain access to first-hand insights from the industry’s biggest names on sustainable finance and corporate reporting’s role on delivering a sustainable future. Some of the confirmed speakers include:
For over 12 years Reuters Events: Sustainable Finance & Reporting Europe has helped shape the future of sustainable finance & ESG disclosures, covering the key issues within the industry year after year.
At this year’s virtual event our aim is to provide the business-critical discussions that will help sustainability, policy makers and finance executives to deliver greater transparency on sustainability risks and transition to a sustainable, climate-friendly economy. We’ll be covering regulatory updates, the global standard push, ESG investments, comparable and accurate data and financing a net-zero future.
Paul Polman, Former CEO, UnileverReuters Events over its years has made a major contribution in advancing the cause of more responsible and sustainable business models. It provides a unique, refreshing perspective and insights for the responsible business leaders.
Satya Tripathi, Assistant Secretary-General, UN EnvironmentThis is where the solutions are
Ronan Dunne, Former CEO – Telefonica UK (O2)I could think of no better place to make our announcement today than among other businesses who understand that responsible business is good business
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