Tools, techniques and strategies for understanding, measuring and communicating impact. 19th-20th June 2018, London. This two-day conference will highlight the latest methods being applied by business to measure the impact of their sustainability programs. We’ll discuss and debate the pros and cons of the different tools and techniques available, whilst assessing what has really worked for companies in practice.
How business can measure the impact - and ROI - of corporate sustainability
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19th-20th June 2018 | London, Amnesty International UK
This two-day conference will highlight the latest methods being applied by
business to measure the impact of their sustainability programs. We’ll discuss and
debate the pros and cons of the different tools and techniques available, whilst
assessing what has really worked for companies in practice.
By bringing together a range of stakeholders, we’ll also assess how this
information can be best used to communicate the value of sustainability programs
– both internally and externally. The emphasis will remain on understanding
impacts to drive strategy, justify budgets and communicate work effectively.
In this year’s annual management conference, Innovation Forum will address the
Understandingimpact:How can business measure and communicate
social and environmental impact effectively?
ROIinaction:In-depth corporate case studies on how companies can
attribute a clear and quantifiable return from sustainability programs
Effectivecommunication:Companies often do great work. So how can
companies talk about their genuinely positive impacts, without it looking like
We’ll have a number of practical working sessions to cover what you need to know
in your day-to-day role, including:
Enhancingthebusinesscase:How to ensure sustainability is firmly
placed on boardroom agendas
Theinvestorperspective:What do they want to hear about company
performance and how do they want to hear it?
Datathatdrivesdecisions:How the right data systems and frameworks
can drive innovation and strategy within sustainability departments
And we’ll also cover the emerging areas to be aware of, such as:
SDGs:How are these all-encompassing goals actually affecting and shaping
the future of corporate disclosure and reporting?
Sciencebasedtargets:Can companies bring together economics,
expert stakeholders and science based targets to drive strategy and improve
Climatereporting:The practical ways to assess exposure to climate
change and how to communicate this risk
Global Sustainability Programme Director
Vice President Sustainability Strategy
Head of Responsible Investing
Head of Sustainability Governance and Integration
Task Force Engagement Director
CQN Sustainability Manager
Chief Environmental and Social Standards Officer
Vice President, Corporate Sustainability
Head of Responsibility
Dr. Mark Thorpe
VP Corporate Responsibility
Head of Department , Strategy and
Head of Human Rights
Head of Sustainability
Head of Sustainability Reporting
Head of ESG Strategic Projects
Global Sustainability Reporting Executive
Senior Manager Corporate Responsibility
President & Founder
Manager FES Impact Valuation / Integrated
Head of Environmental Issues
Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility
• Focused debate
• Senior participants
• Candid dialogue
Dayone– 19thJune 2018
Opening CEO Q&A: Beyond BlackRock letters,
how far does sustainability penetrate the
average boardroom, and what will it take for it to
In this opening session, leading activist investment CEO Saker
Nusseibeh will answer questions on the above, and from the
Saker Nusseibeh, CEO, HermesInvestmentManagement
Understanding impact: Why is it important to
measure and communicate impacts?
Boards are under pressure to demonstrate positive impact on
society and on the environment. What do you tell your senior
executives when they ask how you can prove this?
In this session, we’ll discuss topics such as:
• What is impact, how do we define it, and avoid it getting it
confused with inputs, outputs?
• The measurements that provide compelling data points around
• Measurement vs targets: Measuring progress bit by bit until you
hit your 2030 target
• Using impact as a way of getting senior executives engaged in
results that manage risk and drive performance
• The foot printing / cloud-based tools that will help you gain
that level of engagement
Sonja Haut, manager FES impact valuation / integrated reporting,
Mark King, chief environmental and social standards ofﬁcer,
Lene Serpa, head of sustainability governance and integration, Maersk
Will science based targets and planetary
boundaries make a real difference?
The Science Based Targets Initiative was created in 2014 to align
companies’ GHG goals with the global carbon budget. Since
then, it has seen an incredible number of commitments from
companies worldwide, with 350 companies currently taking
action. With the growing attention and commitments in this
exploratory area, what results are being seen? Can companies
bring together economics, expert stakeholders and science based
targets to drive strategy and improve performance?
This session will look specifically at some of those companies
making commitments. We’ll assess the successes and outcomes
they have seen so far, and how they have integrated science based
targets into corporate strategy. We will also ask the advice of an
investor on what they expect to see from companies in this area.
Claudine Blamey, head of sustainability, TheCrownEstate
Adrian Greet, global sustainability programme director, MARS
Paul Chandler, head of environmental issues, UNPRI
David Grayson, Emeritus professor of corporate responsibility,
ROI in action – corporate case studies on the
tools and techniques being used to measure the
value of sustainability
Making the business case for sustainability can be a challenge
when talking with senior management. Particularly when it comes
to asking for more money. By understanding the value and ‘return’
of sustainability programs, the business case becomes far more
straight forward. The key lies in being able to measure, quantify
and communicate the value – financial or otherwise – in an
effective manner and in a way that is easy to understand.
In this session we will hear from three large companies on how
they have demonstrated an ROI from specific elements of their
sustainability programs. We’ll look in-depth at the specific tools
used to assess this return and quantify the results.
Further, we will analyse these tools and how they can be used
to assess strategic decision making, supply chain improvement,
positioning and advocacy. We’ll also discuss how this information
can be used to benchmark company performance, determine
future strategy and justify budgets.
Harriet Howey, global sustainability reporting executive, Diageo
Dirk Voeste, vice president sustainability strategy, BASF
Christiane Rudolph, head of department, strategy and development
Breakout sessions: Calculations
Social measurements – how to calculate the
value of employee engagement and community
Social commitments can be difficult to measure, and are often
seen as a moving target. Companies have looked at social
impact measurement for some years, but how can you put such
methodologies, and their successors, into practice? We’ll discuss
what companies have been doing to improve social measurements
and how they are planning on building on this.
Dylan McNeill, head of sustainability reporting, PhilipsLighting
Environmental measurements – how to
calculate the savings and return on investment
in energy efﬁciency
Placing a value on environmental savings and performance is
usually seen as a win-win for companies for example saving
on energy efficiency means lower costs. We will discuss some
tried and tested methods and ask our panel to explain how they
have taken meaningful and effective measurements and what
is to be gained by doing so? Further, we ask them to discuss
the challenges which can be involved with measurements in
particular when working with farmers in the supply chain.
Jenny Edwards, programmelead, SAI Platform
Dave Robb, CQN sustainability manager, Cargill
Social license to operate – can companies really
value their environmental and social footprint,
and what is the cost of failing to do so?
Often companies are faced with unforeseen circumstances which
forces them to revaluate best practices and more paternal CSR
In this focused case study session will examine the evolution of
CSR programs associated with the Torex mine in Mexico from
construction through to operations. Torex Gold had aimed to
improve local development independent of the mine and we will
discuss some of the challenges faced with this and how they
overcame these challenges.
Dr. Mark Thorpe, VP corporate responsibility, TorexGold
Wayne Dunn, president and founder, CSRTrainingInstitute
Measuring human rights progress – Are
measurements always helpful and to what
extent do they drive the right behaviour?
There are many companies developing and piloting KPIs for their
core human rights programs. These KPIs can build insight around
the effect of forced labour interventions. In this session, we will
look at industry initiatives seeking to track the effectiveness of
these programmes and look at some of the tools being used to
assess their impacts.
Mark Hodge, senior associate, SHIFT
Closing Q&A with Mark Gough of the Natural Capital Coalition
In this closing session for day one, we’ll discuss the progress made by the Natural Capital Coalition so far, and the key elements of the
Natural Capital Protocol they have developed.
Mark Gough, executive director, NaturalCapitalCoalition
Dayone– 19thJune 2018
Daytwo–23rdMarch2016Daytwo– 20thJune 2018
Opening debate: Companies often do great
things, but are terrible at talking about them.
How do we solve that problem without it looking
like just PR?
Large companies have social impacts that often go unappreciated.
Jobs, taxes, supplier bases, economic multiples etc etc. And today,
many are driving positive environmental change down the supply
chain. However, many companies are struggling to communicate,
and are then attacked for the negative impacts they may have,
without the positives being understood. How do we tackle this
challenge? Our panel will also discuss:
• Alignment and impact: Do you just focus on one big issue, and
• But then, how do you handle being attacked over other things,
which are less materially relevant but make the headlines?
• Which examples can we cite, that show a company CAN be
effective with regard to core impact communications?
Lene Serpa, headofsustainabilitygovernanceandintegration, Maersk
Data driving change – How can data drive
innovation in sustainability?
Data on company performance in ESG areas is becoming more
available and reliable. This increased transparency then in turn
leads to further scrutiny from investors and other stakeholders.
It is therefore increasingly important that the right technology
is used in collecting, managing and understanding data to better
inform decision making. Different companies are taking innovative
approaches in how to use data to push their sustainability efforts
In this session we will discuss how to leverage the power of data.
We’ll ask a panel of big brands how they have generated and used
specific data to drive innovation and cut the corporate process
Claire Whitley, senior manager corporate responsibility, Hilton
Laura Okkonen, headofhumanrights, Nokia
How are the SDGs affecting and shaping the
future of corporate disclosure and reporting?
We’ll look into how businesses are improving, clarifying and
communicating reporting, whilst answering questions such as:
• Can the SDGs present a process for more accurate corporate
• Do the SDGs have the potential to engage consumers on
• Does this framework ease investor concerns for better, more
relevant information on company performance?
• SDGs were not intended as an investment platform – to what
extent are they important in getting investors onboard?
Susanne Stormer, vice president, corporate sustainability, NovoNordisk
Geoff Kendall, CEO, Future-FitBusiness
Investor perspectives – how can companies
prove they can make a positive contribution to
society and to the climate?
Investors are increasingly focused on corporate responsibility.
In 2016, global assets in the category of socially responsible
investing hit nearly $23 trillion, accounting for more than one-
quarter of total managed assets.
So let’s ask the investors what they really want to hear and see
from companies. This session will ask our expert panel of leading
investors, questions such as:
• What do investors look for as real evidence?
• How do they measure environmental and social outcomes?
• What information would they like to see better presented?
• What results do they look for in order to make informed
Marte Borhaug, head of ESG strategic projects, Aviva
Cindy Rose, head of responsible investing, AberdeenAssetManagement
Leon Kamhi, head of responsibility, HermesInvestmentManagement
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Daytwo–23rdMarch2016Daytwo– 20thJune 2018
Climate reporting: How do companies assess
their exposure to climate change and how do
they communicate this risk?
There have been continual calls for a clearer, more coherent
framework related to climate disclosure - so how do companies
go about doing this and presenting results that investors want to
We will discuss how climate-related information is being
increasingly integrated into financial reports. We’ll also debate
how initiatives such as The Taskforce for Climate-related
Financial Disclosures are pushing the climate risk agenda from
ESG roles to boardroom level.
Jane Stevensen, task force engagement director, CDP
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said, regardless of outcomes.
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won’t be solved at a two-day conference. But we will help deliver progress through in-depth, constructive
and practical advice around specific issues.
Candid:Entirely off-the-record (Chatham House rules) discussion that enables open and honest disclosure
from speakers and genuine participation from the audience.
Practical:A clear focus on the practical and actionable guidance that can drive change throughout
industries and supply chains.
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19th-20th June 2018 | London, Amnesty International UK