EMAN virtual event: Building resilience in a time of crisis – the role of sustainability leadership, accounting and reporting
09:15 am – 5:30 pm CEST (3:15 pm – 11:30 pm HKT, 3:15 am – 11:30 am EST) 16 September 2020, online
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN) are proud to host a free one-day virtual event 16 September for the 24th EMAN Conference on Building resilience in a time of crisis: the role of sustainability leadership, accounting and reporting.
When: 16 Sept. 2020
Slides and recordings
- The 24th EMAN Conference – building resilience welcome and closing plenary: Recording here and slides here
- Breakout session 1: Valuation & reporting in an era of uncertainty: Slides (due to a technical glitch, recording is not available)
- Breakout session 2: Looking ahead with COVID-19 and preparing for systemic risks through TCFD: Slides (due to a technical glitch, recording is not available)
- Afternoon workshop 1: Enhancing resilience – Recording here (password: Z0ZNE?L*) and slides here
- Afternoon workshop 2: Business training on natural capital workshop – Recording here and slides here
- Afternoon workshop 3: Strengthening disclosure – Recording here (password: zzT81v?Z) and slides here
Recordings to come soon.
Businesses’ and organizations’ ability to be resilient and adaptable is being put at a test across the world with the current COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, it is crucial to draw from current and past lessons, share knowledge and new ideas to ensure sustainable continuity for businesses and research.
As in-person meetings are limited, the EMAN and WBCSD would like to take this opportunity to have a free one-day virtual event to share knowledge and bring practitioners and academics together. With this, we are postponing the in-person conference to the year 2021. We will communicate more information on next year’s plan in due course.
During the morning plenary, we’ll bring academic and business leaders to provide insights about the crisis and what this means in terms of business resilience and leadership, as well as the role of sustainability reporting and accounting within our current context.
In the afternoon, we’ll dive into practical training with specialists on:
- Enhancing resilience: Integrating ESG into enterprise risk management workshop.
- Building business capacity to value nature in decision-making workshop
- Strengthening ESG disclosure workshop
This free virtual event will be interactive and include group discussions. We look forward to you joining us and share your experiences.
Morning Plenary Wednesday 16 September
Time: 9:15 – 12:00 CEST
We are bringing together business and academic leaders to discuss how to build resilience, foster leadership and the role of sustainability reporting and accounting within our current context.
Welcome: Building resilience in a time of crisis – the role of sustainability leadership, accounting and reporting (9:15-10:15 am CEST)
Karen Maas, EMAN Chair, Department of Business Economics Erasmus School of Economics Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rodney Irwin, Managing Director, WBCSD
Two simultaneous breakouts to choose from (10:15-12:00 pm CEST):
Valuation and reporting in the era of uncertainty
Understanding value beyond only financials impacting business performance and creating a better future
Christian Heller, CEO, Value Balancing Alliance
Delphine Gibassier, Associate Professor of Accounting for Sustainable Development, Audencia Business School, France
Rooting materiality to strengthen disclosure
Jilde Garst, Postdoc Sustainability Reporting, Erasmus School of Economics
Giulia Genuardi, Head of Sustainability Planning and Performance Management, Enel
Looking ahead with COVID-19 and preparing for systemic risks through TCFD
The current corporate landscape and the outlook towards 2050
Linden Edgell, Partner, ERM
·Preparing for systemic risks through TCFD
Lois Guthrie, Director, Redefining Value, WBCSD
Richard Barker, Professor of Accounting, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Key findings from plenary (12:00 pm – 12:15 pm CEST)
Lunch break (12:15 – 1:00 pm CEST)
Afternoon workshop Wednesday 16 September
Enhancing resilience, We Value Nature and Disclosure training
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Three simultaneous breakouts to choose from (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm CEST):
Enhancing resilience: Integrating ESG into enterprise risk management workshop. Join our workshop on how to integrate ESG risks into mainstream risk processes to ensure long-term resilience and competitiveness. Read more here.
Building business capacity to value nature in decision-making: All businesses depend and impact on natural capital. Through understanding and considering the risks and opportunities created by nature, businesses can make better decisions that benefit themselves, society and the planet as a whole. Join We Value Nature’s interactive and practical training to explore the relationships between business and nature and learn about practical approaches companies can adopt to integrate nature in decision-making processes.
Strengthening ESG disclosure workshop: As crucial stakeholders are demanding to understand companies’ true performance – including ESG aspects – we’ll dive into how to take control of your ESG reporting processes and enhance the quality of information. We’ll touch upon materiality, assurance and key reporting trends. Check out our work on disclosure here.
Key highlights from each breakout training (4:15 – 4:30 pm CEST)
Building personal resilience session (4:30 – 5:30 pm CEST)
Sue Farmer, Holistic guide
Key learnings & Wrap-up (5:30 – 5:40 pm CEST)
Getting ready for virtual drinks
Virtual drinks Wednesday 16 September
EMAN Board meeting
Time: 5:50 pm – 7 pm CEST
Join us to mingle, chat and connect over virtual drinks afterwards.
This free virtual event will be interactive and include group discussions. Participants are therefore asked to plan on being in a space that enables them to fully participate. It will be hosted entirely through Zoom.
Closer to the event date, useful resources as well as a more detailed agenda will be sent to all registered participants.
The virtual event will be recorded and all discussions kept confidential. The event’s slides, resources, as well as the recording will be shared with participants only after the event.
WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies. Click here for more.
The steering committee Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN) is a group of academics and professional experts in the area of environmental, social and sustainability accounting who are responsible for general policy, procedures, and related matters affecting EMAN as a whole. Find out more.
The Steering Committee includes:
|Nathalie Crutzen||HEC-Management School of the University of Liege, Belgium|
|Maria Csutora||Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary|
|Igor Alvarez Etxeberria||University of Basque Country, Spain|
|Delphine Gibassier||Audencia Business School, France|
|Edeltraud Günther||Technical University Dresden, Germany|
|Rodney Irwin||World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Switzerland|
|Karen Maas (Chairwoman)||Department of Business Economics Erasmus School of Economics Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Stefan Schaltegger||Centre for Sustainability Management, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany|