In response to ongoing health concerns with COVID – 19, SASB Symposium: London has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule the event for a later date or possibly present some portion of the agenda in a digital format. Stay tuned for further details.

2020 SASB Symposium Agenda


8:30 – 9:00: Arrival

9:00 – 9:15 Opening Remarks
Nicolai Lundy, Director of Education and Partnerships
Janine Guillot, CEO, SASB

9:15 – 9:25: Welcome from ICAEW
Andrew Ratcliffe, Chairman of the ICAEW Sustainability Committee

9:25 – 10:00: An Update from SASB
Janine Guillot, CEO, SASB
Jeff Hales, Chair, SASB Standards Board

10:00 – 11:00: Integrating ESG into Investment Processes and Culture
Julie Moret, Head of ESG, Franklin Templeton Investments
Jakob Skafte, Senior Analyst, ESG Investments, ATP
Faith Ward, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Brunel
Ben Yeoh, Senior Portfolio Manager, RBC Global Asset Management
Moderator: Tim Coffin, Senior Vice President, Breckinridge Capital Advisors

11:00 – 11:30: Mid-Morning Break & Networking

11:30 – 12:30: How Companies Are Responding to Investors’ Interest in ESG
Deepa Raval, Director of Narrative Reporting, Financial Reporting Council (FRC)
David Harris, Global Head of Sustainable Business, London Stock Exchange
Radoslav Georgiev, ESG Disclosure Lead, ING
Charles King, Head of IR, Halma
Joachim Nahem, Partner, The Governance Group
Moderator: Amelia Pan, Partner, Brunswick

12:30 – 1:30: Lunch

1:30 – 2:00: Research Spotlight
Hakan Lucius, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Civil Society, European Investment Bank

2:00 – 2:30: Spotlight on Climate Risk Disclosure Implementation
David Parham, Director of Research – Projects, SASB
Nadine Robinson, Technical Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board

2:30 – 3:30 ESG, Financial Materiality & Time Horizon
Bastian Buck, Chief Standards Officer, GRI
Matt Chapman, Senior Manager, Better Business Reporting, KPMG & IFRS Management, Commentary Project Lead
Ben Lambert, Senior Portfolio Manager, CPPIB
Thomas Toomse-Smith, Project Director, FRC Reporting Lab
Moderator: Clara Barby, Impact Management Project

3:30 – 4:30 Future Landscape of Non-Financial Reporting Standards
Alain Deckers, Head of Unit, Corporate Reporting, Audit and Credit Rating Agencies DG, FISMA at European Commission
Wilhelm Mohn, Head of Sustainability Initiatives, Corporate Governance, Norges Bank
Hans Op/t Veld, Head of Responsible Investment, PGGM & Board Member, Eumedion
Veronica Poole, Head, Accountancy Europe Task Force, and Partner and Head of
Accounting and Corporate Reporting for North and South Europe, Deloitte
Moderator: Mark Vaessen, Partner KPMG, Chair KPMG’s Better Business Reporting Network

4:30 – 5:00 Keynote: Future of Governance, Culture and Corporate Reporting
Paul Druckman, Chair World Benchmarking Alliance and SASB Foundation Board Member

5:00 – 6:00: Networking & Closing Reception

2020 Sponsors


Sponsoring the SASB Symposium offers the opportunity to reach 600+ professionals interested in the unique intersection between sustainability, finance, accounting, and law. Target attendees include corporate professionals (CSOs, CFOs, internal audit, general counsel), corporate advisors (consultants, software providers, auditors, and lawyers), investors (asset owners and asset managers), and investment partners (data providers, investment tools, and investible products). For more information, please contact Jeff Cohen at symposiumsponsors@sasb.org.


2020 Platinum Sponsor

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2020 Gold Sponsor

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2019 Carbon Offset Partner

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