Conference Day One - Tuesday, 12 March

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Glenn Hoetker
Director, Centre for Sustainability and Business; Professor of Strategy
Melbourne Business School

INSIGHTS FROM THE REGULATOR
09:00
Finding the sweet spot between Greenwashing and Greenhushing – the challenge for the ACCC

Mick Keogh
Deputy Chair
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

09:20
Insights on the AASB’s exposure drafts of sustainability reporting standards

Dr Keith Kendall
Chair
Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB)

NAVIGATING RISK IN THE EVOLVING REGULATORY LANDSCAPE
09:40
Minimising risk and staying on top of the latest regulatory developments in sustainability reporting
  • Understanding the evolving legal and regulatory complexities of sustainability reporting frameworks in Australia
  • Exploring key issues from the ISSB’s new global sustainability disclosure standards
  • Considering what’s happening globally and the impact on Australia
  • Examining where Australia’s at, where it’s going, and how your organisation fits in

Luke Heilbuth
Chief Executive Officer
BWD Strategic

10:10
Morning tea & networking
10:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: How should organisations adapt to new and changing sustainability reporting requirements to minimise their risk?
  • What are the key risks organisations are facing right now related to sustainability reporting?
  • How should organisations assess and respond to these risks?
  • What strategies are effective responses to new sustainability reporting requirements?

Moderator:

Maria Balatbat
Senior Lecturer | Founding Member
University of New South Wales Business School | Institute of Climate Risk and Resilience

Panellists:

Désirée Lucchese
Honorary Associate of the Finance Department | Future Skills Industry Mentor - Sustainability and Social Impact
UTS Business School | RMIT Online

Mark McKenna
Global Sustainability Future Focus Director
Arcadis

11:30
Partner presentation

Nancy Xie
Senior Managing Consultant, Climate Risks & Opportunities, APAC Lead
South Pole

SOLVING YOUR METRICS, MEASUREMENTS & DATA PROBLEMS
11:50
Creating metrics that enable effective reporting
  • Creating metrics that align with your sustainability and business goals
  • Mapping your goals and metrics to what you can reasonably and effectively measure
  • Developing measurable metrics that can be integrated into reporting processes and strategies

Madlen Jannaschk
APAC Lead, Sustainability Strategy and ESG
Cundall

12:20
Networking Lunch
13:20
Collecting, analysing and using data to strengthen your reporting and sustainability strategies
  • Developing the systems and processes needed to collect and quantify data
  • Leveraging technology to collect consistent, comparable, quality data for your reporting
  • Obtaining reliable data from your supply chain and what to do when that’s a challenge
  • Managing sustainability data across multiple organisational systems and departments

Felicity Kelly
Head of Sustainability
Bunzl Australia & New Zealand

13:50
PANEL DISCUSSION: How can you create effective reporting by aligning your sustainability strategy and business goals?
  • How can you ensure the core principles of your sustainability initiatives tie into your business strategies?
  • How are investor strategies being impacted by sustainability, natural capital and nature-based solution strategies, and how does that impact businesses?
  • How can you build frameworks and standard inclusions into your initiatives so you know what to measure?
  • How should you develop templates and data capture systems to gather reliable data to enable accurate tracking and reporting on what you’re measuring?

Moderator:

Susan Dyster
Senior Strategy Manager
BWD Strategies

Panellists:

Clifford Tuck
Chief Governance & Legal Officer
29Metals

Amanda Nuttall
Sustainability Leader
Aurecon

Connor McCauley
Head of Sustainability
JLL

14:40
Creating an accurate and cohesive sustainability reporting strategy
  • Clearly conveying your sustainability goals and your progress towards them
  • Explaining your metrics including and how and why they’re used
  • Building a strong and accurate narrative around the data collected for your report to engage stakeholders while avoiding greenwashing
  • Identifying and minimising risks from potentially inaccurate data and forecasts
  • Developing templates and data capture systems to gather reliable data that enables accurate tracking and reporting

Michaela Jamison
Head of ESG Research
Jarden

15:10
Afternoon tea & networking
BUILDING & EXECUTING YOUR REPORTING PLAN
15:40
Structuring your report to meet all regulatory and stakeholder requirements
  • Understanding the interplay between director’s legal duties and ESG
  • Mitigating greenwashing liability risks
  • Exploring the Board’s role in ESG
  • Strategic guidance from a general counsel’s perspective

Kala Sonni
General Counsel and ESG Lead
Questas Group

16:10
Identifying and remedying the gaps in your reporting program
  • Identifying holes in your reporting practices against current and incoming reporting requirements
  • Developing new processes, strategies and systems to fill these gaps
  • Exploring new tools and technology to identify, measure and report your environmental footprint

Jodi Litzenberger
Head of Sustainability & People Safety
Guzman y Gomez

16:40
Closing comments from the Chair
16:50
End of Sustainability Reporting Summit 2024 Day 1
17:00
Networking Drinks
18:30
Official Event Dinner

Date: Tuesday, 12 March

Venue: Platform 818, 818 George Street, Chippendale ( 5 min walk from venue)

Time: 6.30 PM