WCD Netherlands/ TopvrouwenEvent

WCD Netherlands/ TopvrouwenEvent
INVITATION on behalf of WCD Netherlands and Topvrouwen

Meeting New Expectations….. reporting on Non-Financial Information (NFI)

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 15:00 – 16:30 (Amsterdam)

Stakeholder capitalism, a business model that sees business leaders as trustees for society, has evolved. According to one recent survey, nearly 90 percent of customers expect corporations to meet a higher set of standards than just shareholder return. Doing good is good for business and corporate decision makers are seeing how impact strategies create positive flywheel effects, fueling growth and forging trust with stakeholders. 

As a result, leaders in corporate and political contexts around the globe aim at weaving Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impact deep into their cultures, strategies and missions. As ESG gains prominence, leaders must find ways, must make efforts, to ensure impact measures continue to grow and evolve with changing needs. ESG-committed leaders must develop their impact strategies with intersectionality in mind. The success of each of the UN’s 17 SDGs are linked. Poverty can’t be tackled without combating hunger; gender equality is part and parcel of education reform. Companies cannot silo their concerns and will not fulfil their responsibilities if they address issues in a vacuum.  

However, these efforts and impact measures will not create sustainability without meaningful transparency. Leaders must remain committed to accountability and standardized metrics. Only standardization and transparency can prevent ESG from becoming a hollow tool for marketing or greenwashing. 

During this event we will reflect upon the NFI-landscape and its changing ‘Umfelt’. We will touch upon the necessary transparency and the accountability for the Board in that. And we look forward to entering into a dialogue with you on how to deal with pressure from society, politics and investors where it comes to which standards to use and what level of transparency to observe. This together with the following great panel:

Else Bos: Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Foundation Board of Directors, Trustee IFRS Foundation, executive director and chair of prudential supervision DNB
Mark Vaessen: SASB Board member, Accountancy Europe, EFRAG and KPMG audit partner 
Eelco van der Enden: GRI Board member, Accountancy Europe and PwC tax partner, 
Peter van Mierlo: Former CEO PwC Netherlands and Europe/CEO FMO, Board member Nationaal Park de Hoge Veluwe

Please click here to read the speaker's bios. 

We are looking forward to see you in the virtual roundtable. 

On behalf of

Mylena Pierremont, Monique van Dijken-Eeuwijk and Petra Groenland (WCD) and 
Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen (SER Topvrouwen)

4/21/2021 3:00 PM - 4/21/2021 4:30 PM
Virtual Event

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