Roundtable II – The investor perspective on the future of ESG reporting

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Register now for the event: Roundtable II – The investor perspective on the future of ESG reporting


How should current ESG reporting practices evolve to better reflect the investors’ needs?

Join us in Amsterdam to discuss the challenges you face as leading investor to integrate ESG information in investment decision-making. The Materiality Roundtable Series is convened by Ceres, GRI, Yale University and WBCSD.

This event is part of the roundtable series on Materiality and Investor-relevant Sustainability Reporting and will take place on Wednesday 21 February in Amsterdam. There will be an opportunity to join the event via video-conference.

If you have some experience in or understanding of ESG integration or green finance, and are invested in the food and agriculture, or are considering investing in the sector, we invite you to join us in discussing how to advance ESG reporting and disclosure for more effective decision making.

Read more about the full Materiality Roundtable Series here.


PROGRAM:

Wednesday 21 February

12:45 – Arrival, registration, light lunch

13:30 – Welcome & opening remarks Eszter Vitorino, Head of Capital Markets Engagement, GRI

13.35 Introductions - Who's in the room with us today

13.40 Empowering Sustainable Decisions by Tim Mohin, Chief Executive, GRI

13:50 Part 1 Project presentation and moderated plenary discussion: Materiality in sustainability and mainstream financial reports: what are the criteria of a good materiality assessment process?

Speakers:

  • Shelley Alpern, Director Disclosure, Ceres,

  • Sabine Content, Head of Corporate and Stakeholder Engagement, GRI

  • Luke Blower, Associate, Policy and Development, WBCSD

  • Diane Strauss, Research Director, Yale University

Moderated by Eszter Vitorino, Head of Capital Markets Engagement, GRI

15:00 – Break

15:15 – Part 2 Breakout session: Participants discussion: How should current ESG reporting practices evolve to better reflect the investors’ needs?

3 discussion tables:

  1. How do you (investors) use ESG information and what type of information is useful to you? - moderated by Luke Blower

  2. What are the materiality assessment criteria that are most important to you in ESG reports? - moderated by Shelley Alpern

  3. Where should ESG information be presented (source of information, format of report, frequency, other attributes) - moderated by Diane Strauss

16:15 – Reporting back & Discussion - including feedback from the online discussion

16:50 – Closing remarks & Next steps

17:00 – Meeting closes


Additional sessions include:

Roundtable III: Materiality and the Food and Agriculture sectors – bringing together the views of reporters and investors

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
| 13 March 2018 | Register here


Fee:

The program is free of charge, you just need to cover your accommodation and transport for the event.

Please note that capacity is limited to 30 spaces. Investors who commit to attend at least 2 events (online & in-person) will have priority.


Please contact Riccardo Gorgoglione at gorgoglione@globalreporting.org with any questions.


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