Reporting refreshed – data first, impact centric

This year’s event is tackling the complex and critical issue of total impact reporting. We’re just under six weeks from our 11th Annual Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit and it’s on track to be our largest event to date. Some of the confirmed brands to attend include; ING, BASF, Puma, Rolls Royce, Carlsberg, UPS Europe, ABN AMRO, Coca-Cola, The Body Shop and The Co-op to name a few.

I’ve listed five top reasons why you and your company would benefit from attending:

1. Learn how to deliver a total impact reporting strategy that builds showcase leadership and builds trust

We’ve spent months speaking to your peers discovering the key issues and opportunities faced by senior executives charged with producing and communicating the sustainability report and corporate impacts.

Our packed agenda will offer you answers and ideas that you can take back to your office. Some of the key sessions include:

  • Framework Keynote: Collaboration within reporting frameworks – we challenge the CEOs of GRI, IIRC and CDP to share how the frameworks and standards are collaborating and what the future of reporting might look like

  • Total Impact Keynote: learn how senior executives from Puma, Datamaran, Land Securities and Siemens are conveying non-financial data into financial metrics and impacts

  • Discover how UPS, Crown Estate, Maersk and NN Group are isolating the most material and reliable data to showcase their social and environmental impacts

  • In an interactive session, ArcelorMittal, Kellogg’s and Vodafone Group will share how communicating their impacts and sustainability data to build trust

  • CFO Keynote - With the increased need for the non-financial to be financial, we will share how this is impacting the CFO at the Crown Estate and group finance director at Yorkshire Water.

Visit here to get a full run-down on the top topics being addressed


2. The leading brands in corporate sustainability sharing their insight and tactics

Our 40+ speakers have been selected based on their innovative and leadership approaches to total impact reporting. We brief our speakers to leave the PR-filled powerpoints in the office. We strive for real world experience, case studies and honest debate that helps all push forward their sustainability strategies. Our stage will be filled with corporate brands sharing how their pushing forward their sustainability reporting and communications strategy. Some of the confirmed speakers include:

  • Michael Goebbels, Director Corporate Responsibility, Strategy & Reporting, Metro AG

  • Stefan Seidel, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Puma

  • Louise Koch, Corporate Sustainability Lead, EMEA, Dell

  • Chris Cook, Global Sustainability Director, AkzoNobel

  • Markus Strangmüller Vice President of Sustainability – Business to Society, Siemens

  • Anna Maria Rugarli, Sustainability & Responsibility Senior Director, EMEA, VF Corporation

  • George Cobb, Group Sustainability Accountant, SSE

  • Heather Johnson, Vice President, Strategic Programs and Communications, Ericsson

  • Christian Heller, Senior Manager Corporate Sustainability Strategy, BASF

  • Katrien Rennemeier, Senior Sustainability Advisor, Toyota Industries

  • Rupert Maitland-Titterton, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainability, EMEA, Kellogg's

  • David Schofield, Group Head of Corporate Responsibility, Aviva

  • Plus many more

Visit here to get a full run-down on the 40+ expert speakers at this year’s summit


3. Build relationships across a multitude of industries

This event is built for and serves sustainability, communications, reporting and practitioners along with key government, civil society and associations. Our aim is to provide a setting where you can meet and build long-lasting relationships with practitioners from across the responsible business spectrum.

Our work to bring together a mix of B2B and B2C companies ensures you meet and network with people that are tackling the same issues as you, but potentially tackling them in a different way.

Brands already confirmed for this two-day event includes: Volvo Group, M&S, TUI Group, Anglian Water, Covestro, Valmet, Royal Bank of Canada, GSK, William Jackson Food Group, Standard Life, Walmart, Hermes and many more.

Visit here to see the current confirmed attendee list

4. Two events – one pass 

Attendees at the Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit will have unlimited access to the co-located Responsible Supply Chain Summit. Attendees will be able to drop into sessions and understand how global organisations are delivering scalable environmental and social impacts across their supply chain.

Senior executives speaking at the Responsible Supply Chain Summit include:

  • Phil Hodges, Executive Vice President Group Supply Chain, Carlsberg

  • Pedro Ortun, ex-Commission Active Senior Principal Adviser for CSR, European Commission

  • Brent Wilton, Director Global Workplace Rights, The Coca-Cola Company

  • Esther Verburg, Vice President Corporate Responsibility, Tommy Hilfiger Global/PVH Europe

  • Dirk Jan de With, CPO, Covestro

  • Richard Kooloos, Director Sustainable Banking, ABN AMRO Bank

  • Melanie Kubin-Hardewig, Vice President Group Sustainability Management, Deutsche Telekom

  • Plus many more


5. Not your average conference

The format of the Summit in some ways is just as important as the content. We try to make sure that all our sessions are as interactive and interesting as possible. PowerPoint is banned from nearly all sessions.

We believe that a conference should be a place for senior executives to come together to overcome tough challenges and map the future of their industry. Every one of our sessions is a discussion, where speakers are asked tough questions by their peers. There will be live issue-based peer-to-peer debates, roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions, quick-fire presentations, case studies, speakers pitching their strategies to the audience and much more.

Some of our previous attendees have this to share about the learning and networking opportunities:

“This event is tremendously important; It’s important for brainstorming, for constructive dialogue, but most importantly for finding those new ideas” Head of Brand Strategy, Nokia

“A great place to hear where the trends are going for reporting and communications on sustainability” Head of Corporate Responsibility, Centrica

Download the free event guide to learn why you should join us next month.