The Sustainability Reporting and Comms shaping agenda


08:55am — 09:00am BST

Welcome Video

Ana Uzcanga Project Director - Sustainable Business Reuters Events

09:00am — 09:45am BST

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

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

Paul Druckman Chair – Supervisory Board World Benchmarking Alliance

Moderator: Dr Gemma Cranston Director, Business & Nature Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

09:45am — 10:00am BST

Fireside Chat: Utilising the Latest Tools and Technologies to Deliver Greater Transparency

Michael Beutler Director of Sustainability Operations Kering

Moderator: Liam Dowd Managing Director – Sustainable Business Reuters Events

10:00am — 10:45am BST

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

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

Neil Stewart Director of Corporate Outreach SASB

Hilde Blomme Deputy Chief Executive Accountancy Europe

Helena Viñes-Fiestas Deputy Global Head of Sustainability, Global Head of Stewardship and Policy BNP Paribas Asset Management

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

10:45am — 11:00am BST

Presentation: 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

Galya Tsonkova Corporate Sustainability Policy and Reporting manager Coca Cola Hellenic

11:00am — 11:15am BST

Live Q&A: 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

Galya Tsonkova Corporate Sustainability Policy and Reporting manager Coca Cola Hellenic

Moderator: Hakan Karaosman Principal Researcher UCD

11:15am — 11:30am BST

Presentation: Putting a Value on the S in ESG

The S has long been the poor cousin in ESG, but Covid-19 has bumped it up the agenda for businesses, governments and investors. Hear how the WBA is integrating the S into its SDG Benchmarks and why we shouldn’t let a focus on social-impact detract from responsible business conduct.

Dan Neale Director World Benchmarking Alliance

11:45am — 12:15pm BST

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

Iver Drabaek Head of Sustainability Nordzucker

Moderator: Tim Gibbon Founder & Editor Social Media Portal (SMP)

08:55am — 09:00am BST

Welcome Video

Ana Uzcanga Project Director - Sustainable Business Reuters Events

09:00am — 09:45am BST

The Investor Perspective – Sourcing Information and 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.

Vincent Kaufmann CEO Ethos Foundation

Maria Lombardo Head of ESG Client Strategies Invesco

Andrew Parry Head of Sustainable Investment Newton Investment Management

Faith Ward Chief Responsible Investment Officer Brunel Pension Partnership

Moderator: Nick Villiers Director of Centre for Sustainable Finance Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

09:45am — 10:00am BST

Fireside Chat: Investor Relations and Sustainability: how a good corporate reporting looks like

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 - how investors see the current policy reform discussions in the EU versus US and how investors can encourage better reporting toward climate action.

Ingrid Holmes Head of Policy and Advocacy International Federated Hermes

Moderator: Liam Dowd Managing Director – Sustainable Business Reuters Events

10:00am — 10:40am BST

Discussion: Is a Unified Sustainability Standard Possible?

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 business executives on how we can move to a standardised approach – saving time, money and resources for all.

Gergely Jancsár Head of Sustainability MOL Group

Michael Goebbels Former CSR Director Metro

Moderator: Hilde Blomme Deputy Chief Executive Accountancy Europe

10:40am — 10:55am BST

Presentation: TCFD Reporting – Accurately Reporting Future Risks, Impacts and Scenarios

Richard Batten Global Chief Sustainability Officer JLL

10:55am — 11:25am BST

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

Gordon Rogers Head of Sustainability Yorkshire Water

Mark Gough CEO Capitals Coalition

Moderator: Delphine Gibassier Associate Professor of Accounting for Sustainable Development Audencia Business School

11:25am — 11:40am BST

Presentation: 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.

Jarkko Havas Lead of Data and Metrics Initiative Ellen MacArthur Foundation

11:40am — 12:25pm BST

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

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?

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

Neil Brown Chief Risk Officer Earth Capital

Delphine Gibassier Associate Professor of Accounting for Sustainable Development Audencia Business School

Eoin Fahy Head of Responsible Investing KBI Global Investors

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

12:25pm — 12:35pm BST

Presentation: Investing in a Rewired, Sustainable World post Covid-19

Jukka Ahonen Senior Director, Head of Communications Nordic Investment Bank

12:35pm — 1:20pm BST

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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Kai Rolker Head of Group Communications Clariant

Ynzo van Zanten Choco Evangelist Tony's Chocolonely

Moderator: Cathy Sorbara Vice President Net Impact Amsterdam

11:00am BST

Workshop: From CFO’s to Chief Value Officer: move to a 360 ° multi-capital vision.

The Chief Value Officer is emerging as the major shift in finance post-covid. A CFO cannot, in a resource-deprived world, continue to focus only on the financial. After the crisis, according to a new report by IFAC just released this month, “Success and the strong relationships and trust that come with it depend on a broad and long-term view of value creation that serves many stakeholders—not just shareholders.” This is why Audencia has developed, with Delphine Gibassier, a world-renowned expert in accounting for sustainable development, the only MBA in the world on the measurement, control and audit of global multi-capital performance.

Rishi Kalra Managing Director, Group CFO Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) Head Finance for Sustainability

Delphine Gibassier Associate Professor of Accounting for Sustainable Development Audencia Business School

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