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9:00am – 9:45am (GMT)

Climate Reporting Standard Keynote: The Drive towards a Standard, Common Language

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

Paul Simpson CEO CDP

Granville Martin Director of US Policy and Outreach Value Reporting Foundation

Mardi McBrien Managing Director CDSB

moderator: Mark Gough CEO Capitals Coalition

9:45am – 10:00am (GMT)

Fireside chat with EFRAG: Standardised Mandatory Reporting from the European Commission

Richard Howitt sits down with Patrick De Cambourg to discuss the latest updates regarding The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and sustainability reporting standards.

Patrick de Cambourg Board Member EFRAG

Moderator: Richard Howitt Strategic Advisor, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Business and Human Rights

10:00am – 10:45am (GMT)

Scope 3 Reporting Keynote: Ensuring Accurate Supplier Data

Scope 3 ‘carbon ‘hotspots’ pose the biggest challenges for businesses with large, complex supply chains. Once these are found and addressed, they have the potential to help companies make huge advancements in reaching their Net Zero goals. Understand how companies are identifying and measuring their Scope 3 emission ‘pain points’

Pierre-Henri D’haene Head of Sustainability ELIA Group

Ida Krabek Head of Global Sustainability Orsted

Moderator: Martin Signer Managing Director SmartMoneyMatch

10:45am – 11:00am (GMT)

ESG Standard Keynote: Update from IFRS Foundation

Michel Madelain Trustee IFRS Foundation

Moderator: Richard Howitt Strategic Advisor, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Business and Human Rights

11:00am – 11:45am (GMT)

ESG-Driven Disclosure Keynote: Identifying and Disclosing the Right Data

The current state of ESG disclosure does not meet investor’s needs. There is a need for a more forward-looking, data-driven and standardised approach that enables greater scrutiny and comparability. Hear from C-Suite leaders within both corporate and finance institutions as to how a renewed approach is being developed

Ole Buhl Senior Vice President, Head of ESG ATP

Santosh Govindaraju Head of Markets and Positioning Sustainability Novozymes

Andromeda Wood VP of Regulatory Strategy Workiva

Moderator: Carmel Giblin President & CEO ICTI Ethical Toy Program

11:45am – 12:00pm (GMT)

Biodiversity Impact Reporting: Demystifying Metrics

Shana Vida Gavron CEO Endangered Wildlife

12:00pm – 1:00pm (GMT)

Break

1:00pm – 1:45pm (GMT)

Regulation Keynote: Impact of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

Regulation is now on the horizon and we’re 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 the reporting practitioner

Alain Deckers Head of Unit, Corp Reporting, Audit and Credit Rating Agencies European Commission

Hilde Blomme Deputy CEO Accountancy Europe

Moderator: Martin Baxter FIEMA, CEnv - Director of Policy & External Affairs IEMA

1:45pm – 2:00pm (GMT)

Post COP26 Keynote: The Future of Sustainability Reporting

The reporting landscape is changing. With regulation and harmonisation delivering new rules to the global reporting space, much needed clarity is on its way. In this session understand what the post COP26 reporting landscape looks like and how we move forward into 2022 and beyond

Lila Karbassi Chief Programmes UN Global Compact

Moderator: Michael Hajilou Editor Sustain Europe

2:00pm – 2:45pm (GMT)

Mandatory Climate Risk Reporting: The Need for a Renewed Framework for Business and Finance

Europe is leading the way to make climate reporting mandatory and other countries and continents will soon follow. But how will mandatory reporting impact your business? Hear from leading financial executives, policymakers and corporates on the impact of the latest global regulations and ways in which to navigate this change

Ben Pott Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, EMEA BNY Mellon

Sandra Schoonhoven Head of Sustainability ING

Minna Aila Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Neste Corporation

Moderator: Martin Baxter FIEMA, CEnv - Director of Policy & External Affairs IEMA

2:45pm – 3:00pm (GMT)

Addressing Nature Related Risks and Opportunities

The Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures aims to make business accountable for their impact on nature, understand what the forward-looking risks are and how business will mitigate them. In this session learn what the need for and impact of the TNFDs are on your business

David Craig Co-Chair TNFD

Moderator: Terry Slavin Editor-in-Chief Reuters Events Sustainable Business

3:00pm – 3:45pm (GMT)

Plastics: The Need for Disclosures

The worldwide use of plastics in products and packaging is only increasing, so is their environmental impact. You can’t manage what you don’t measure and alongside the increase in use, there is now more than ever a need for transparent disclosures on plastics. In this session, in partnership with Minderoo Foundation, understand the need and the latest developments in the drive for disclosures on plastics

Carlos Monreal CEO Plastic Energy

Gabriel Thoumi Head of Plastics Programme & Director of Financial Markets Planet Tracker

moderator: Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran CEO Minderoo Foundation

9:00am – 10:00am (GMT)

Financing Net Zero Keynote: The Implications of COP26 on the Future of Finance

Delivering a Net Zero future will impact every aspect of the global economy - energy, agriculture, cities, and transportation to name a few. The financial sector will play a critical role in delivering the investment and infrastructure for a decarbonised world. Hear how companies, investors and governments will collaborate post COP26 to replace incumbent systems and reach Net Zero

Steve Waygood Chief Responsible Investment Officer Aviva Investors

Rick Lacaille EVP & Global Head of ESG State Street

Subramanian Kuppuswami Global Head of Sustainable Banking & Investments Tata Consultancy Services

Moderator: Martina Tessari CFO Leadership Network Manager – Europe Accounting for Sustainability

10:00am – 10:15am (GMT)

Double Materiality: Assessing the Impact of Society on the Business

Investors are beginning to push businesses to report on financially material topics that influence company value as well as topics material to the economy, environment and people. The momentum is increasing for double materiality but there needs to be consistency and standardisation. Understand how you can implement double materiality in your reporting

Bastian Buck Chief of Standards GRI

Moderator: Maria van der Heide Head of EU Policy Share Action

10:15am – 10:45am (GMT)

Creating a Value-Driven Approach: Moving from Short-Term Profits to Long-Term Value

Building an honest and open relationship with investors is key to business growth. We need total transparency. Learn how to bridge the gap with investors and hear practical ideas on how to communicate progress and impact

Javier Echave Chief Financial Officer Heathrow

Moderator: Mark Gough CEO Capitals Coalition

10:45am – 11:00am (GMT)

World's First "Carbon Negative" Sustainable Green Bond - solving Planet Earth's most challenging problems

Gravitas Infinitum is introducing the World's First "Carbon Negative" Sustainable Green Bond focusing on solving Planet Earth's most challenging problems funding the following initiatives. This proven technology is also the most efficient carbon capture on the planet and won the 2021 World’s top 50 most innovative new companies out of 130 countries. Learn how this technology can help you meet your Carbon Neutral targets.

Allen Witters Managing Director Gravitas Infinitum

Moderator: Tim Nixon CEO Signal Climate Analytics

11:00am – 11:45am (GMT)

Shifting to Stakeholder Capitalism: Closing the Gap Between Sustainable and Economic Growth

Stakeholders' demands are forcing executives and decision-makers to rethink their organisations’ goals. Serving to a better society will increase the shareholders long-term return but this will require a new governance approach. Discover innovative ways in which companies can adopt collaborative models and build transparency to show results towards climate and social issues

Andrea Álvares Chief Brand, Innovation, International and Sustainability Officer Natura

Geraldine Matchett Co-CEO and CFO Royal DSM

Melanie Kreis Chief Financial Officer DPDHL Group

Carmel Giblin President & CEO ICTI Ethical Toy Program

11:45am – 12:00pm (GMT)

Fireside chat with Securities and Exchange Commission

Jessica Fries sits down with Commissioner Lee, Securities and Exchange Commission to discuss the latest updates regarding work on climate disclosures and the issues regarding ESG data for investors and finance teams

Allison Lee Commissioner Securities and Exchange Commission

Moderator: Jessica Fries Executive Chairman The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S),

12:00pm – 12:45pm (GMT)

EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy: Defining Environmental Performance

The EU Taxonomy is a tool to help investors understand whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable, and to navigate the transition to a low-carbon economy. It aims to deliver a common language between all, but it has limitations and there are concerns it has aided the greenwashing of finance initiatives. Join this honest and frank discussion as we unpick both the issues and opportunities of the EU Taxonomy

Jean-Pierre Gomez Head of Regulatory & Public Affairs Société Générale Luxembourg

Cecile Niang Practice Manager for Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation World Bank Group

Karl-Oskar Olming Head of Sustainability Strategy and Policy SEB Group

Helena Viñes Fiestas Commissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV)

moderator: Terry Slavin Editor-in-Chief Reuters Events Sustainable Business