Date: September 21st 2010, 6.30-9pm
Location: The Hub, Kings Cross, 34b York Way, London N1 9AB
Panelists: Henning Drager, Head of Sustainability at ACCA and Mark Bromley, Head of Business Performance at EDF Energy
What is the exposure to “petrochemical risk” in your portfolio? If the price of crude oil doubled over the next month, would your business be seriously affected? How do you quantify the ethical performance of your suppliers?
Net Impact London is launching its autumn calendar with an in depth look at an important reporting trend. Business reporting on financial and non-financial information in a single document has experienced huge growth, reflecting the cost benefits of integrating separate data-gathering processes, and promising analytical benefits from considering the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues together.
As more assets are managed with socially responsible investing (SRI) frameworks, investors are going beyond financial information to consider non-financial, extra-financial or ESG information in investment decisions. SRI has grown faster than the investment industry overall. According to the King report, globally, the SRI market segment has increased at an annual rate of 22% since 2003, while growth rates for assets under management across the industry, as a whole, have stayed at around 10%.
The International Federation of Accountants, the Global Reporting Initiative, and The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) are collaborating to establish an International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC) to oversee the development of global integrated reporting standards and guidelines.
Net Impact London Professional is delighted to bring together influential speakers from ACCA and EDF Energy to discuss the risks and impacts on business operations and investments as well as the challenges and opportunities involved in making integrated ESG reporting.