Eric Hespenheide, the GRI interim Chief Executive will join over 200 sustainability and reporting professionals in London, at Ethical Corporation’s 10th Annual CR Reporting and Communications Summit on 20-21 October 2017.

Eric will join a keynote session that will look at the future trends of sustainability and how it will impact business. The panel will feature speakers from; GRI, IIRC, Barclays and SustainIt.

The focus of the session will be:

  • Whether we are moving towards an integrated reporting approach

  • What formats, frameworks (or standards) will sustainability reporters be using in 5-10 years’ times?

  • How leading global corporations are strategizing around the critical issues of transparency and disclosure

  • Which topics, themes and aspects of your business will play a more prominent role in future reports

Liam Dowd, Managing Director at Ethical Corporation, says “We are excited to welcome and announce Eric Hespenheide’s involvement in the future trends keynote session. Extra-financial reporting is playing an increasing role in identifying and managing business risk. We look forward to hearing what Eric and his fellow speakers feel will be trends in the coming years.”

The 10th Annual CR Reporting Summit is Europe’s premier meeting place where global brands hear from other global brands on their sustainability reporting and communications strategy. This year’s Summit will feature senior executives from the likes of; Pirelli, Nestlé, ING, Marks and Spencer, Ericsson, Munich Airport, Barclays, Unilever, Vodafone, Standard Life plus many more

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