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Sustainability Reporting Conference 2023 Programme

 

This panel discussion revolves around defining reporting boundaries and exploring the intertwined aspects of data availability, viability, reliability, and assurance. Experts delve into challenges posed by sourcing accurate data, ensuring its relevance, and maintaining its credibility. The discussion sheds light on strategies to ensure trustworthy, impactful reporting in a data-rich but nuanced landscape.

Between the honoured speakers in this panel:

    • Jane Thostrup Jagd, We Mean Business Coalition, Net Zero Finance Director and Accountancy Europe’s Sustainability Reporting Standards WP member
    • Jonela Lula Chamay, Pictet Asset Managers, Head of ESG analytics and leading, member of EFAMA
    • Cristina Saporetti, Head of Sustainability Monitoring, Reporting and Communication, Eni
    • Alexander Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, Greenomy

Moderating this panel will be:

    • Florence Bindelle, Secretary General, EuropeanIssuers

In this panel, the experts will share perspectives on materiality assessments for shaping sustainability disclosures. The discussion delves into the intricate implications, diverse notions, and associated challenges tied to these assessments. Furthermore, the panel examines how these considerations manifest in actual reporting statements, highlighting their tangible impact on the transparency and accountability of sustainability initiatives.

Between the honoured speakers in this panel:

    • Gilly Lord, Global Leader Public Policy and Regulation, PwC
    • Leontine Schijf, Sustainability Reporting Manager, L'Oréal

Moderating this panel will be:

    • Le Quang Tran Van, Director for Financial Affairs, AFEP

This fireside chat centres on evaluating the usability, viability, and readability of collected reporting data. It seeks to uncover how rating agencies will analyse disclosed sustainability information and anticipate market responses to these assessments. The panel also dissects the roles and responsibilities that different actors will assume in this context, offering a comprehensive view of the evolving dynamics within the realm of sustainability reporting.

Between the honoured speakers in this panel:

    • Adam Kostyal, Vice President of Listing Services, Nasdaq
    • Marc Lefèvre, Head of Western Europe, Scope 

Moderating this panel will be:

    • Luc Vansteenkiste, Chairman, EuropeanIssuers

In this fireside chat we will ask ourselves how to foster a sustainable competitive landscape in the EU internal market within the sustainability reporting framework

Between the honoured speakers in this panel:

    • Yves Chapot, General Manager – Group Chief Financial Officer, Michelin
    • Sven Gentner, Head of Unit for Asset Management, European Commission Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

Moderating this panel will be:

    • Philippe Lambrecht, Special Advisor to the CEO, FEB-VBO

Panel 3 s specifically focused on discussing the interoperability of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) and the coordination between these standards and other international frameworks for sustainable reporting. The discussion aims to explore how these different reporting standards can work harmoniously together, ensuring consistency, comparability, and effective communication of sustainability information across global platforms.

Between the honoured speakers in this panel:

    • Jenny Bofinger-Schuster, International Sustainability Standards Board, IFRS Foundation
    • Patrick de Cambourg, chair of Sustainability Reporting Board, EFRAG
    • Jean Paul Servais, Chair of the Board, IOSCO

Moderating this panel will be:

    • Luc Vansteenkiste, Chairman, EuropeanIssuers

This session will present how Philips, a recognized ESG leader, is seeing the CSRD/ESRS as an opportunity rather than a compliance exercise. It will also address the implementation challenges the company is facing and the plans towards meeting the requirements by 2024.

Honoured speaker of the case study:

    • Simon Braaksma, Senior Director, Corporate Sustainability, Philips International