Competing sustainability reporting standards are confusing and slowing progress. How do we tackle this issue?
Our research Sustainability: Pain to Net Gain, told us that whilst the right data is critical, competing reporting standards are causing confusion and slowing progress.
Join our panellists on Thursday, 24th June, as they discuss how to tackle this issue and reveal specific findings from 1000 finance and business leaders across the UK & Europe. They'll cover:
- Why set targets, measure progress and report?
- What's the best way to identify what you will measure?
- Does increased regulation drive or impede progress?
- Where do the risks lie in data and reporting?
Thursday 24 June (9.30-10.30 BST)
Chair & Guest Panellists:
Amanda Gray – Chair, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard
Kirsty Britz – Director of Sustainable Banking, Natwest Group
Kirsty leads the group’s sustainability strategy, delivery and performance at a time of significant public and government scrutiny in this area post the financial crisis and the bank’s rescue.
Kirsty interfaces with the banks leaders across service lines, franchises and the Board as an effective group conscience on ethics, societal impact and related policy.
Kirsty is a member of the Boards Colleague Advisory Panel and Emerging Risk Committee. She sits on the ESG committee of the RBS Pension Fund and has chaired the Boards Regional Shareholder Events. She additionally sits on the Sustainability Advisory Group for UK Research & Innovation; the primary government funding agency for research, as well as being an independent advisor to the HMRC as a member of the Professional Standards Committee.
Prior to this she was the global Director of Citizenship for Barclays, leading the Citizenship strategy and plans for the group.
Dan Wells – Partner, Foresight Group LLP
Dan is a Partner at Foresight and is primarily responsible for Foresight’s new energy infrastructure strategy across renewable energy generation technologies such as wind, solar and bioenergy, “flexible” technologies such as energy storage, and transmission and distribution assets. Dan co-leads on Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners (FEIP), Foresight’s energy transition fund which held its first Closing in January 2020. He also established Foresight’s Sustainable Land and Food (SLF) team to build strategies in forestry, regenerative agriculture and new forms of sustainable food production.
Dan has twenty years of experience of finance and investment in sustainable infrastructure and climate investing.
Sam Baker - Partner, Deloitte
Strategy consultant at Deloitte since 1998, focussed on corporate purpose and strategy, the SDGs and climate change, ESG and Impact definition and reporting.
Now part time with Deloitte, leading the Goal13 Impact Platform initiative with the CBI, Chapter Zero, A4S, the Met Office, and Dell to build a public repository of corporate actions on climate change; working with Chapter Zero as a part-time strategic advisor; and planning a walk to COP 26 from London to Glasgow.
Previous involvement in many cross organisation initiatives to promote the SDGs and Climate Transition including the WEF/ IBC’s initiative to establish common (ESG) metrics for long term value creation, GSMA’s Data for Good, GESI’s Digital with Purpose, BiTC’s Global Goals working group, and the Impact Investing Alliance.
Frequent judge/ panellist in this domain including CBI Achieving Net Zero Conference, the Good Businesss Festival, GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards (SDG and Climate categories), the BiTC Unilever Global Development Award, ICAEW’s Finance for the Future awards.
Jan Gruter - Partner, Addleshaw Goddard