Seminar The Future of non-financial reporting 2019

The Future of Non-Financial Reporting 2019

4 oktober 2019 - KBC Group head office - Havenlaan 2, Bussels

Seminar The Future of non-financial reporting 2019

2019 is a special year when it comes to non-financial reporting: this year, it’s exactly twenty years ago that the Global Reporting Initiative drafted its first reporting guidelines (1999) and 25 years ago that John Elkington coined the triple bottom line (People, Planet, Profit) (1994). Come celebrate with us by learning everything you need to know about non-financial reporting at the inspiring seminar ‘The future of non-financial reporting’!

Practical information

Date: Friday, 4th of October 2019, from 9:00 to 14:00
Address: KBC Group head office, Havenlaan 2, B-1080 Brussels
Accessibility: We invite you to come by public transportation:

  • By metro: metro station “Yser/Ijzer”
  • By shuttle bus: the KBC shuttle bus departs from Brussels North Station between 06:45 and 09:15 with bus company Keolis. You just need to show your invitation to the driver.
  • By foot: leave the Brussels North Station via exit Centre and go in the direction Rogier. At Rogierplein, turn right. Continue straight ahead and once you have crossed the canal, turn right and arrive at the Havenlaan (about 20 minutes).

Language: English
Target audience: Reporting companies and their stakeholders

The programme

09:00Welcome and registration
09:30Opening by Hans Declercq (General Manager Corporate Sustainability KBC Group)
09:40Introduction: Observations in the current reporting landscape
Nick de Ruiter (Co-founder and Partner at Sustainalize)
The world of non-financial reporting is in constant movement. Nick de Ruiter, co-founder of Sustainalize, will give an overview of the current status and best practices.
10:00The future of non-financial reporting: what to expect in the coming years?
Alain Deckers (Head of Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission)
Alain Deckers, expert on all things corporate reporting, will discuss both regulatory and general developments that will impact non-financial reporting for companies.
10:20The challenges of non-financial reporting and how to overcome them
Katelijn Bohez (Communications and investor relations manager at Bekaert)
Katelijn Bohez will give her insights and experiences on the largest challenges, dos and don’ts, and tips and tricks of non-financial reporting.
10:40Expert panel of stakeholders: who is your report’s reading audience and how do they use your information?
Different stakeholders read and use the information published by companies. We bring several of these stakeholders together to talk about how and why they use the reported non-financial information.
- David Szafran – Member of the Supervisory board at the FSMA, lawyer at Eubelius
- Hilde Blomme – Deputy CEO at Accountancy Europe
- Aleksandra Palinska – Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor at EFAMA
- Sebastien Godinot – Economist at WWF International
11:30A choice of three break-out sessions:
A. Non-financial reporting: where do I start?
Nick de Ruiter (Co-founder and partner at Sustainalize)
In this introductory and practical session Nick de Ruiter will outline the basic principles, structures and frameworks of non-financial reporting.
B. Implementation of the TCFD requirements at KBC Group
Piet Verschuere (Program Manager Sustainable Finance at KBC Group)
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has recently developed a set of recommendations for the reporting of climate-related financial risks. The KBC Sustainable Finance Program coordinates the implementation of the TCFD requirements for KBC Group. In this break-out session, program manager Piet Verschuere will share his point of view on this challenging journey as well as exchange ideas on how to learn from each step you take.
C. How to engage stakeholders to contribute to your non-financial reporting?
Yves Nissim (Deputy Chief CSR Officer at Orange)
As stakeholder engagement is an essential part of both corporate social responsibility and reporting, Yves Nissim will focus on how to engage with stakeholders both in the context of your company strategy as well as your non-financial report.

Please note that the seminar is to inform companies which are occupied with reporting their own non-financial information. We do not allow consulting or advisory organisations to participate. Thank you for your understanding.

Questions or remarks? We’d be happy to help.
Contact Johanna at or +32488460160.