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Investor-Grade ESG Reporting and Assurance
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) invite you to a virtual discussion on how businesses can meet investors’ heightened requirements for sustainability information.

‘Investor-grade’ ESG disclosure is in high demand in today’s capital markets and companies need to produce data that is consistent, comparable and reliable, with governance, processes and controls as rigorous as those used to produce financial data. In this webinar, accounting and finance professionals, corporate and investor relations practitioners will gain practical knowledge through case studies and panel discussion.

Key content:
- Guidance on improving the quality of ESG information
- Investor demand for ESG disclosure and how it is being used
- Benefits of assurance to companies and investors
- Advice on obtaining assurance

Agenda
Opening Remarks:
• Iain Wright, Managing Director, Reputation and Influence, ICAEW

SASB Introduction and Update on Regulatory Developments:
• Simon Messenger, Senior European Advisor, SASB

Panel Discussion: Addressing investor demand for ESG reporting and requirements for comparable ESG information:
• Mario Abela, Director, Redefining Value, WBCSD
• Naomi Rigby, ESG & Assurance, PwC
• Nicole Stelea, Client Solutions, TruValue
• Mark Stock, Group Head of Internal Audit at Direct Line Group; Chair of ICAEWs Internal Audit Panel

Presentation: The role of assurance in ‘investor-grade’ ESG reporting
• Mario Abela, Director, Redefining Value, WBCSD

Concluding Remarks:
• Iain Wright, Managing Director, Reputation and Influence, ICAEW

May 11, 2021 10:30 AM in London

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