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Agenda

7- 8 December 2021

 

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7 December 2021 - Day 1

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GMT Tuesday 7 December 2021
08:00

Opening Remarks
08:00 AM

08:05

What does COP26 mean for the future of fossil fuels?
08:05 AM - 08:30 AM;

Mark Campanale, Founder & Executive Chairman at Carbon Tracker co-founded the ‘Planet Tracker’ which focuses on agriculture, seafood, forestry, water and textiles. The aim of the initiative is to align capital markets with natural ecological limits to growth.

This keynote by Mark will explore the findings from COP26 and what the future holds for fossil fuels across the globe.

Speakers

08:15
08:30

Implementing a Carbon Neutral Roadmap: Applying COP26 learnings in your ESG strategy
08:30 AM - 09:20 AM

Following the much-anticipated COP26 aiming to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The panel will look at the learnings and finding from COP26 and how organisations can apply this to their ESG programme.

Host

  • Niall O'Shea, Managing Director, Discern Sustainability Limited

Speakers

08:45
09:00
09:20
09:30

New Expectations for “Active” Board Oversight
09:30 AM - 10:20 AM

In 2021 and beyond, companies will need to consider how to formulate an ESG strategy whose progress can be measured by concrete, reportable targets, goals and forecasts, and decide how best to publicly communicate initiatives that may extend across several decades and require flexibility to evolve and pivot over time.

Host

Speaker

  • Juliana Oliveira Nascimento, Risk Advisory Manager at KPMG/ Co-founder Compliance Women Committee, KPMG/ Compliance Women Committee
  • Peju Adebajo, Former CEO Lumos Nigeria, Cranfield’s 2021 '100 Women to Watch' | Linked in 2021 UK Top 10 Green voices
  • Johnny Chong (莊寧), Director of Board at Social Impact Investment & Procurement Foundation
  • Nathan Birtle, Senior Vice President, Diligent
09:45
10:00
10:20
10:30

The Sustainability Leader’s Guide to Climate Commitments and Disclosure
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

More information to follow

Speaker

10:45
11:00

ESG’s Role in a Post Pandemic Recovery
11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Over the pandemic, we have seen a significant increase in CEOs and businesses taking active positions on long-standing social issues.

This panel will look at how COVID-19 has evolved market perspectives on the value of ESG and how companies and financial institutions can balance different environmental, social, and corporate governance priorities as we come out of the pandemic.

Host

  • Rob Bateman, Analyst and Research Director, GRC World Forums

Speaker

  • Nagaraja Kumar Deevi, DEEVI Advisory Group & Research Studies, Managing Partner & Senior Advisor & Adjunct Faculty at Harvard Business Review and Colombia University
  • Patricia Punder, Governance, Compliance, Risk, Data Privacy and ESG International Expert, founder of the Punder Consulting office
11:15
11:30
11:50
12:00

Supply Chain Sustainability and Resilience for the Future?
12:00 PM - 12:50pm

The pandemic saw unprecedented disruptions to global supply chains and underscored the blind spots in supply chain models geared towards maximizing efficiency at the expense of resilience. In the meantime, concern regarding sustainability, supplier diversity and transparency are gaining traction among consumers as well as investors.

Companies looking to rebuild and strengthen their supply chains will need not only to ensure compliance, safety and reliability, but also explore how their supply chains can play an integral role in the company’s efforts to promote sustainability, equality and access.

With the supply chain becoming an ever more present element of ESG, understand exactly how to engage portfolio companies and their supply chains to mitigate.

Host

Speakers

  • Monica Nakielski, Director Of Sustainability, Advocate Aurora Health
  • Tim Conway, Vice President of Sustainability at Shaw Industries
  • Maya Colombani, Director of Sustainability & Human Right L’ORÉAL
12:15
12:30
12:50
13:00

Sponsor Led Session
13:00 PM - 13:30 PM

More information to follow

Speakers

13:15
13:30

Digital ethics role in ESG: Can your company do better?
13:30 PM - 14:20 PM

This panel will look at how assessing a company’s digital ethics, in terms of how they approach privacy, misinformation, online fraud and online welfare can be useful in assessing an organisation’s ESG impact more broadly than current ESG metrics.

The panel of experts will look at the current how digital ethics can be assessed; best practice and what organisations can do better to improving ethics in the workplace and beyond.

Host

Speakers

13:45
14:00
14:20

Closing Remarks
14:20 PM - 14:30 PM

14:25
14:30

8 December 2021 - Day 2

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GMT Tuesday 8 December 2021
13:00

Opening Remarks
13:00

13:05

Reaching U.N. Sustainability Goals
13:05 - 13:30

This keynote session by Oyetola Oduyemi, Director, Public Affairs (Africa Region), The END Fund / Member, Working Group on Sustainability Mindset will explore th UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will cover what are they, and why should we care?

Oyetiold will then deep dive into 3 topical areas addressed by the SDGs – health, environment, and equality The cohesive thread of partnership for development (SDG17) and how can this be utilised to achieve tangible outcomes?

Speakers

  • Oyetola Oduyemi, Director, Public Affairs (Africa Region), The END Fund - Member, Working Group on Sustainability Mindset
13:15
13:30

Future Trends: Shining a light on Policy and Regulation
13:30 - 14:20

Over the past year, new regulations have emerged relating to ESG including, SFDR, CSRD, green taxonomy. With the potential to dramatically change the landscape of sustainability in Europe.

This panel will discuss the current and future trends of ESG policies and regulations and what organisations and investors should do to comply with them.

Host

Speakers

13:45
14:00
14:20
14:30

Key Steps To Building a Successful ESG Program
14:30 - 15:00

More information to follow

Speaker

14:45
15:00

Diversity and Inclusion Under Scrutiny: Reshaping human capital as part of your ESG strategy
15:00 - 16:00

In 2021, it is likely that investor and stakeholder focus on racial and ethnic diversity will move beyond the board and into the broader workplace. The pandemic has exposed the rampant injustices created by systemic issues, and the weight of the pandemic and job loss continues to be disproportionately borne by minorities and women even as people of all backgrounds are adversely affected.

Host

  • Mary Shirley, Corporate Compliance Lawyer and Co-host of the Great Women in Compliance Podcast

Speaker

15:15
15:30
15:45
16:00

Reporting and Disclosure: frameworks and standards 101: What you need to know
16:00 - 17:00

As Sustainable investing is becoming the norm, companies are required to do better and report on their ESG efforts. Globally, countries are now setting out details of new economy-wide sustainability disclosure requirements. For example, the UK Government has published a roadmap for UK sustainability reporting requirements under one integrated framework.

This panel will look at the varied sustainability reporting frameworks and standards, and the current reporting and disclosure requirements.

Host

  • Rob Bateman, Analyst and Research Director, GRC World Forums

Speaker

  • Ioannis Ioannou, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship London Business School
  • Kris Pederson, Consulting Corporate Governance Leader, EY Americas
16:15
16:30
16:45
17:00

Sponsor Led Session
17:00 - 17:30

More information to follow

Speakers

17:15
17:30

Cybersecurity in the Age of ESG
17:30 - 18:20

Cybersecurity has rapidly become a testing tech issue as attacks threaten to bring social chaos and disruption to computers and IT set-ups across the world.

McAfee estimates such attacks cost the global economy more than USD 400 billion annually, giving cybersecurity a prominent place on the agendas of business and government policymakers, but also underscoring its significance for investors who need to be aware of the potential damage to their investments and companies' governance in this area.

Host

  • Rob Bateman, Analyst and Research Director, GRC World Forums

Speakers

  • Mark Hendry, Director of Cyber Security and Data Protection, DWF
  • Tracee E. Davis, ESG -Corporate Governance Group Leadership at Seyfarth
  • Sajed Naseem, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of New Jersey Courts
17:45
18:00
18:20
18:30

Beyond the Framework: Embedding ESG principles in your company
18:30 - 19:20

ESG standards and frameworks are essential for companies to aid standardising the reporting and disclosure of ESG metrics reporting and transparency, to investors, employees, and customers. However, there is an increased importance of corporate culture in terms of how organisations communicate on commitments to ethics and sustainability and how they embed these within the organisation.

This panel will look at how companies can create a culture of ESG principles within the organisation.

Host

Speakers

18:45
19:00
19:20

Closing Remarks
19:20 - 19:30 PM

19:25
19:30