Seminar ‘The Future of non-financial reporting’

12 octobre 2018 - ING Belgium, Marnixlaan 24, 1000 Brussels

Non-financial reporting, a must have! Sustainability plays a major role in business today and although sustainable efforts can have a major impact on business results, they can not always be read in financial reporting. Non-financial reporting is therefore an absolute must and some aspects are even mandatory.

To ensure that you stay ahead, ING Belgium and Sustainalize are joining forces. We would like to invite you to the inspiring seminar ‘The future of non-financial reporting’ on 12 October at the head office of ING in Brussels.

The seminar

In this seminar, we discuss some trends and practical examples. We start with an introduction with three keynote speakers, followed by a debate. After that, you can choose between three interesting workshops that go deeper into certain aspects of non-financial reporting. We conclude the seminar with a lunch.

Registration for the seminar is free. Click here to register.

Practical information

Date: Friday 12 of October from 9:00 to 13:45
Address: ING Belgium, rue du Trône/Troonstraat 1, 1000 Brussels
Accessibility: We invite you to come by public transportation – metro stop ‘’Trone/Troon’’.
Language: The seminar will be held in English.
Target audience: This seminar is meant for companies who are reporting or involved with non-financial information.

The programme

09:00 Welcome and registration
09:30 Opening by Vanessa Temple, Head of Corporate client Belgium at ING
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Introduction by Nick de Ruiter at Sustainalize 
Nick de Ruiter, co-founder of Sustainalize NL, will give an overview of the current situation in the non-financial reporting landscape and the trends we see coming.
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“The EU Directive on Non-Financial Reporting Disclosure – looking back and looking forward” by Elena Arveras, Policy Officer on Non-Financial Reporting at the European Commission
Elena Arveras of the European Commission will talk about the Commission’s work regarding non-financial reporting and will provide an insight into the implementation of the EU Directive on NFRD and possible future directions.
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“How investors are using and looking at non-financial information ?” by Ani Kavookjian, Sustainable Business & Finance at Bloomberg
Ani Kavookjian will give an insight on how investors are currently looking at non-financial information, how the current ratings and benchmarks help investors in their decision making and which type of information is still lacking. By further addressing the new trends and developments, she will show how investors are expected to include ESG factors in the future.
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“Integrated thinking – how to manage multiple capitals to create value” by Jyoti Banerjee, Strategic Advisor, The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and co-leader of the Integrated Thinking & Strategy special interest group
Jyoti will share early insights from the work of the Integrated Thinking & Strategy special interest group, which is composed of over thirty organisations across the world that are going beyond integrated reporting by practicing integrated thinking.
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Panel discussion – “What are the most important challenges and benefits of non-financial reporting?”

  • Thibault d’Ursel, Global Head of Sustainability at bpost
  • Michel Washer, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer at Solvay
  • Dr.ir. Eric de Deckere, CSR Manager at Antwerp Port Authority
11:45 Break
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Workshop

Workshop A – ‘’Materiality now and in the future’’ by Nick De Ruiter, Sustainalize
Materiality is the concept of identifying and prioritising the sustainability issues that matter most to an organisation and its stakeholders. This is often the first exercise when you start with sustainability reporting. However, companies now notice that methodologies such as surveys and round tables may not be sufficient. In addition, we see that the insights from the materiality analysis are primarily used for compliance with guidelines (such as GRI, IIRC or the new EU Directive) and less for information for strategy, policy and objectives. In the workshop, we will refresh our knowledge and together, we will look forward to further professionalize and embed of the concept of materiality.

Workshop B – ‘’From Integrated Reporting to Integrated Thinking’’ by Jyoti Banerjee, IIRC
Traditional business management, based on financial returns, has not kept pace with the volatile financial markets of the last thirty years. Today’s best performers base their business decisions not just on financial factors but also on forward-looking information such as human or environmental capitals. In this workshop, Jyoti will explore the strategic implications related to long-term value creation. To this end, we will address the decision tools organisations can use to bring their integrated reporting towards integrated thinking.

Workshop C – ‘’Methodologies for Climate-related risk & opportunities assessment – ING’s Terra Approach’’ by Kaitlin Crouch and Katharina Maass, ING
Through the introduction of the new Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) as well as the new EU Directive on NFRD, risk and opportunity management and reporting have taken a new perspective. ING has taken the lead by developing a new method for assessing alignment with the well-below 2 degrees goal of the Paris Agreement (the Terra Approach). During the workshop, we will present this method and will discuss on practical implementation of this approach.

12:45 Lunch

 

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