Overview

The ongoing climate crisis and calls for social justice continue to place pressure on UK employers to seriously consider the Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) impact of their business. Doing so not only maintains attractiveness to shareholders, customers and top talent, but also demonstrates ethical commitment to non-financial business objectives. However, monitoring and reporting mechanisms are vague and have lacked clearly defined metrics, according to the Financial Reporting Council (2023). The UK Government has therefore announced plans to offer greater consistency and standardised frameworks in this area. In coming together to exchange ideas for transforming traditional business practices, companies will be best placed to get ahead of the legislative changes in corporate disclosure.

  • 54% of consumers would stop buying from a company if they were found to have been misleading in their claims to sustainability (KPMG, 2023)
  • The number of companies with net-zero targets has risen 40% from June 2022 to October 2023 (Net Zero Tracker)
  • 53% of surveyed Gen Z employees were willing to quit their jobs over weak climate action from their employers (Supercritical, 2023)
  • The UK Government reported that £23 billion of new low carbon investment was delivered in 2022 (2023)

Join us at The Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance Conference 2024 to hear the latest guidance on how businesses can measure, evaluate, and report on their ESG performance. High-level keynotes will offer key updates on the regulatory and legislative changes in ESG reporting, followed by a range of exemplary case studies from leading experts in the field. Topics of best practice include identifying appropriate data points, developing an ESG strategy and achieving whole-organisation buy-in to environmental and social good governance. Our panel lineup will offer their insights on achieving ambitions on ESG, followed by a breakout networking session offering attendees the opportunity to share solutions and experiences whilst networking with senior colleagues.

Why Attend:

✓High-level keynotes from leading specialists in ESG measuring and reporting

✓Best practice case studies in using data to monitor performance, transforming company culture and responsible investing

✓An interactive panel discussion sharing tips for achieving ESG benchmarks

✓Cross-sector networking with senior colleagues

✓8 CPD points towards your yearly quota

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 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including Library services, and ALL CPD certified

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For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

Agenda
  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Ismail Ertürk, Senior Lecturer, PMO Management and Organisation Studies, The University of Manchester (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Government Insight: Sharing Updates to Sustainability and Governance Codes to Align Businesses with Net-Zero

    • Outlining current trends in ESG reporting and national progress in achieving UK climate change targets
    • UK Sustainability Disclosure Standards (SDS): sharing details on future frameworks and guidance for corporate disclosure on sustainability
    • Insight into plans for strengthened market tools and information channels to enable financial sector compliance with net-zero
    • Sharing expertise from the ESG Data and Ratings Code of Conduct on good practice in climate assessment and disclosure

    Andrew Death, Deputy Director – Audit and Corporate Reporting: Company Law and Governance Directorate, Department for Business and Trade (DBT) (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: ‘The New Political Capitalism: How businesses and societies can thrive in a deeply politicised world’

    Dr Joe Zammit-Luca, Founder, RADIX & Author, The New Political Capitalism (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers 

  • Comfort Break 

  • Case Study: Developing an ESG Strategy: Accelerating the Journey Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Business

    • Understanding and making the business case for ESG, including understanding your stakeholders’ expectations
    • How to get the right governance around ESG
    • Tips for development an ESG strategy into metrics and targets
    • How to get ESG integrated into the day-to-day operations of the business

    Paul Johnston, Associate Director, One Advisory & Governance Hot 100 ESG Champion in 2024 (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Harnessing Data as A Tool for Effectively Monitoring ESG Integration

    • Starting an ESG journey: advice to smaller companies for simplifying reporting though identifying the most valuable data points
    • Overcoming biases in comparing ESG integration across different sectors
    • ESG ratings data: the advantages and disadvantages, and how to avoid being misled
    • Ensuring authenticity in sustainability claims to avoid greenwashing

    Dominic Rowles, Lead ESG Analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Responsible Investing: Driving the Transition to an Ethical and Sustainable Economy 

    • Practical tips for integrating ESG values into investment decision-making and encouraging individual trustees to champion good causes
    • Combatting greenwashing: developing robust internal safeguards and responsible governance to ensure accurate claims on performance
    • Building links with civic organisations to encourage their holding businesses to account on ESG commitments
    • Communication and engagement strategies to help influence key stakeholders and drive changes in the sustainable finance sector

    Susanna Hudson, Senior Engagement Manager, ShareAction (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Lunch 

  • Panel: Driving Improvements to Achieve Sustainability, Social and Governance Targets

    • Reflections on targets set on ESG and developing strategies to achieve benchmarks
    • Overcoming obstacles in short-term financing to ensure rising costs do not detract from long-term ESG ambitions
    • Discussing strategies for ensuring adaptation and resilience to ESG related risks
    • Panellists will share their insights before taking questions from the floor

    Maggie Buggie, Chief Operating Officer, Normative (CONFIRMED)

    Thomas McGrath, CEO, Cognition World (CONFIRMED)

    Alexander Stafford MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ESG (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Breakout Networking: Sharing Experiences in Delivering Reliable ESG Corporate Disclosure

    This session will provide attendees with the opportunity to share ideas and solutions for implementing effective ESG reporting. In sharing solutions to common challenges, collaboration across the sector is encouraged.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Adopting a Whole-Company Approach to Improving Business Performance on ESG

    Emma Arnold, Sustainability Director, Trio (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Applying ESG Values to Support and Enrich the Workforce

    • Utilising ESG data from annual reports to identify diversity gaps and develop targeted interventions alongside staff networks
    • Encouraging talent acquisition colleagues to harness ESG principles as a tool for attracting and retaining top staff
    • Approaches to maintain workforce satisfaction and productivity through engagement with sustainability activities
    • Collaborative working with younger employees to understand and embed their perspectives on the environment and EDI into company values

    Tom Lakin, Global Practice Director (ESG), Resource Solutions (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers 

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks 

    *Programme subject to change

     

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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If your products, services, and solutions can support our audiences in their roles, and you want to make connections and generate new business with key stakeholders, decision makers, and influencers, then please contact Chris and Ali today at sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form here and we will contact you.

Benefits of partnering with us include:

  • Brand awareness: Be seen by a highly targeted and engaged audience before, during, and after the conference.
  • Lead generation: Meet the decision-makers and influencers responsible for making purchasing decisions on cyber security and data protection.
  • Thought leadership: Position your organisation and experts as thought leaders and the ‘go to’ experts.
  • Networking: Make valuable connections with potential new customers and partners across government and the wider public sector
  • Grow your business: Reach decision makers in a single event on just one day and in one location (with no travel/accommodation required), saving you time and money.
  • Gain valuable insights: Hear the latest from key stakeholders in government, and across the public and voluntary sectors.

IMPORTANT: There are only a small number of sponsorship opportunities available to ensure maximum exposure and ROI – contact us today to secure your place.

All packages include:

  • Extensive branding – before, during, after the conference
  • 15-20 min morning speaking session with Q&A
  • Virtual stand to showcase your organisation, products, services, and solutions
  • Opportunities to network during the day
  • Half to full page ad in the E-Guide
  • Banner ad on the virtual events platform
  • Announcement post on LinkedIn
  • Announcement within delegate communication
  • 1-3 delegate places (worth upto £1,947)
  • Access to the delegate details after the event
  • Ongoing exposure through OnDemand (coming soon)

For more information and discuss your specific objectives, please contact Chris and Ali at sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form here

Virtual vs F2F

Whilst F2F provide better options for networking, there are many distinct advantages of sponsoring our online conferences including:

  • Wider geographical reach of delegates and a different audience who prefer online to f2f
  • Lower sponsorship package costs
  • No travel/accommodation
  • Less time out of the office
  • No stand materials required (lower costs)
  • 1 of only 2 sponsors involved – less competition on the day
  • Prime speaking slot in the morning of the conference including Q&A – less distractions and easier for delegates to hear/absorb information
  • Receive all delegate data after the conference to follow-up directly with those who attend and don’t attend (small % but still key stakeholders)
  • Ongoing exposure via OnDemand access (coming soon)

To find out more and discuss your specific objectives, please contact Chris and Ali at sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form here

Pricing
  • Private Sector Rate: £499.00+VAT
  • Public Sector Rate: £360.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate: £330.00+VAT