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.


SASB standards can help create a common language between companies and investors on the connection between sustainability performance and value creation. The SASB Symposium: London will convene corporate professionals, investors, and advisors to explore the unique intersection between sustainability, finance, accounting, and law.

This thought leadership event will explore practical questions about the materiality of sustainability information and its relevance to the capital markets, with a special focus on European markets.



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 Leading 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  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 of Accountancy Europe Task Forces, and Partner and Head of 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

5:00 – 6:00  Networking & Closing Reception



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