Integrated Reporting: Achieve Business Value with Financial Grade Sustainability Data
This event was recorded on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Register below to view the recording.
Register below to view the recording Join CA Technologies, GRI, Capgemini, CDSB, and Environmental Leader for a one-hour energy management webinar - Integrated Reporting: Best Practices on Frameworks and Standards
The growing demand to be sustainable is increasing at an exponential rate due to involvement of all parts of the global economy. Whether you are a small or large, public or private organization- someone is asking about your sustainability performance. Organizations are then faced with a myriad of questions: What information do we disclose and to what level? How do we ensure that our data is credible while also driving value from this new source of information? How do we leverage existing frameworks or standards, including GRI and CDP?
All this activity really boils down to one thing - it's not whether you report, but how you report. Increasingly stakeholders are requiring that performance data be verified by a third party and holding sustainability data to the same rigors as financial data. This increased transparency and compliance further necessitates a more systemic approach to data collection and reporting.
In this complimentary webinar, you'll:
- Gain in-depth understanding of the business imperatives executives cite for integrated reporting of sustainability performance
- Hear about the guidance and best practices that CDP and GRI provide to help your organization align to stakeholder requirements and drive financial value
- Learn what to consider when evaluating technology solutions to support an effective sustainability management framework
Register below to view the recording to hear Peter Walsh, Head of Sustainability, Business Process Outsourcing, Capgemini UK, who will discuss best practices for CDP reporting; Mike Wallace, Director, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) who will review the latest GRI initiatives, and Lara Greden, Senior Principal, Energy & Sustainability Business Strategy, CA Technologies, who will discuss technology solutions for sustainability disclosure and analysis.
Meet the Speakers:
Director of Focal Point USA GRI
Mike Wallace has almost 20-years of international experience advising corporations, non-profits and government agencies in the development and implementation of sustainability programs. He initially gained his sustainability expertise while working for ERM in Australia. This expertise was expanded during his time with BSR, and was refined while running his own advisory services firm in California. He started with GRI in the fall of 2009 at its Secretariat in Amsterdam. By the fall of 2010 he had established GRI’s Focal Point USA and relocated to New York. Mike is a recognized expert in the field, with a unique specialization in the intersection of sustainability and corporate governance. In addition to speaking globally on the topic of sustainability, Mike has given expert testimony to the European Commission, the US Securities & Exchange Commission, and a range of business associations like the US Business Roundtable and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Head of Sustainability, Business Process Outsourcing
Peter Walsh is a sustainability professional with over twenty years experience in all aspects of environmental and management and sustainability. Peter has worked on a range of sustainability management programs, from public reporting to strategy development, and has particular expertise in data management, including the design, implementation and operation of data management systems to support sustainability programs. He has implemented numerous data management systems for corporate clients, to help address compliance, risk and management reporting requirements. With Capgemini, Peter provides a blend of sustainability and data management expertise, leading the team in the delivery of data management solutions. Peter has worked across a range of sectors, including oil and gas, financial services, manufacturing, consumer goods, and pharmaceuticals.
Senior Principal, Business Unit Strategy
Lara Greden, Ph.D. is responsible for advising product direction and go-to-market strategy for technology that helps companies drive value from operational energy management and corporate sustainability management. Dr. Greden was previously at The Weidt Group and Arthur D. Little/ Navigant Consulting, where she advised companies on energy and sustainability strategies based on energy modeling, analysis of operational data, and market data. She has managed projects for LEED-certified building design, measurement & verification of energy performance, and portfolio management of sustainability upgrades to buildings, and market entry strategies for government, manufacturing and utility customers. Lara holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and obtained an M.S. in Technology and Policy and Ph.D. in Building Technology from MIT.