The 15th of February 2023. From 9:25 to 14:30 CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME (CET)

A half-day session on current topical and timely CSR/ESG issues and concerns on Energy, Technology, Innovation, Macroeconomic Megatrends, Sustainability, Diversity, Inclusion, and Talent

Approximate timings due to the online nature and the Q/A sessions at the event

Timing Topics/Speakers
9:25 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:35 Opening Remarks, Introduction of the Speakers and Agenda

Lady Olga Maitland, Chairman of Copenhagen Compliance UK Ltd.
9:35 – 10:15


What are the components of a corporate social justice program?

  • What is oppression, and what are the root causes?
  • How are prejudice and bias created, and how do we overcome them?
  • What are the responsibilities of the board and management with regards to issues of social justice?
Jeffrey Avina, Ex. Regional Director of Government Relations, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs for Asia, Microsoft
10:15 – 10:45
Mobilising capital for action through sustainability integration and reporting
  • to mobilise capital
  • to accelerate climate action
  • to develop a unique harmonised reporting framework
Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer(CDL); UNGC, UNEP, GRI Board, UNDP
10:45 – 11:15

Is ESG and CSR the new black or simply a greenwash in your organisation?

  • What are the significant differences and potential interactions between CSR and ESG?
  • Review of the new ESG related legislation and regulation and the impact on businesses globally
  • How to build a strategy for the (global) compliance program that drives and creates value from the initiatives
Sunil Geness Rainmaker, Director: Global Government Affairs & CSR Africa, Global Sustainability Lead Africa at SAP
Ensuring Effective, Responsible and Sustainable Responses to Shared Existential Challenges
  • Shared existential challenges: Root causes, responsibilities and collective responses
  • Advantages and disadvantages of companies/markets v public bodies / Governments
  • Effective collaboration and collective action: Requirements and obstacles
  • Requirements for effective adaptation, mitigation, transition and transformation
  • Management and governance of collective responses: Implications and requirements
Prof. Colin Coulson-Thomas, Author, Chairman, Academic, Speaker and Corporate Adviser
12:00 – 12:10

Tea Break

12:10 – 12:40
ESG: Why It Matters To Your Business, Board and Investors and supports long-term success.
  • developing an ESG strategy and a focus on stakeholders with financial implications
  • develop different best practices, frameworks and reporting standards
  • What tools and technologies can help analyse and mitigate ESG related risks?
Marleen Oberheide | CIPP/E ESG Solutions Engineer | OneTrust ESG 
12:40 – 13:10
Positioning the ESG/Sustainability Initiatives with the Ethics & Compliance Programs
  • Identify the purpose and value of the CSR/ESG program
  • Leverage the CSR/ESG powerhouse to align or update the corporate strategy
  • How to identify the CSR/ESG corporate values and strengthen the operating processes
Cristian Ducu, President, European Ethics & Compliance Association
13:10 – 13:45
How can corporate governance drive companies to become sustainable?
  • What is expected from the upcoming EU proposals (the 23rd of February) on sustainable corporate governance?
  • How should boards change and balance stakeholders’ interests?
  • How can supply chain due diligence & assurance help?
Olivier Boutellis-Taft, CEO, Accountancy Europe
13:45 – 14:15
Diversity on corporate boards – so needed but still so rare
  • tangible benefits from diversity,
  • share of women on boards,
  • how to change the status quo?
Milena Olszewska-Miszuris, ACCA, CFA, FSA
14:15 – 14:30.
Closing Panel. All Speakers:
  • How to develop a sustainable corporate CSR/ESG roadmap and a framework for compliance, reporting and performance measurement

Final Q&A Session/Final closing remarks

*Conference Program is subject to change. The conference language is English