ESG Disclosure Standards & Frameworks

ESG Disclosure Standards & Frameworks

April 12-13, 2023 | Online :: Central Time

With the advancement of new and ever-changing technologies, fluctuating regulatory requirements, and evolving stakeholder expectations, companies face many challenges with ESG disclosure processes.  It’s critical for energy companies to put their best ESG foot forward.

Register now for ESG Disclosure Standards & Frameworks to gain the knowledge and tools to manage ESG data and reporting so your company can tell the right story to the right audience while positively affecting the bottom line. This event provides a unique opportunity to hear directly from utility representatives and ESG experts from Nasdaq and Datamaran. Attendees will leave this event with a solid foundation on ESG reporting procedures and translating ESG information into actionable business intelligence.

Learning Outcomes

This event will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Identify ESG metrics and trends for energy and utility companies
  • Discover the latest standards, policies and regulations impacting ESG performance in the energy & utility sector
  • Review ESG reporting processes and procedures for utility and energy companies
  • Hear directly from utility personnel and industry experts about ESG initiatives and reporting best practices
  • Boost confidence in the frameworks and software products that can help manage sustainability-based projects
  • Delineate ESG ratings and standards, and what framework to follow for your specific situation
  • Analyze Materiality vs. Double Materiality
  • Navigate how to check your disclosure for greenwashing
  • Describe the role technology plays in ESG data collection
  • Translate ESG information into business intelligence
  • Review processes to ensure your ESG data is audit-ready

Agenda

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing

 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: The Evolving Landscape of ESG Frameworks and Standards

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) have merged to form the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) will incorporate the ISSB Standards into its global environmental disclosure platform. The IFRS and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have agreed to coordinate their efforts. This session will detail the fast-changing landscape to establish a global set of sustainability-related disclosure standards.

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. :: Creating a Strategic ESG Story

Companies are becoming more strategic and creative about telling their ESG story to their stakeholders. ESG is no longer bolted on to investor relations decks; it now figures prominently or is a stand-alone presentation for investors. In this session you’ll hear how one of the largest utilities in the country tells their story.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: How is your ESG Data Being Used?

You fill out surveys, publish ESG and sustainability reports, and check others’ data. But do you know how your ESG data is being used? This session will share perspectives from a third-party research organization and an investor. We’ll also hear from a utility on how they use their ESG data.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. :: Tools for Audit-Ready Disclosure

Technology & Tools for ESG Disclosure

From spreadsheets and email to smart tech and AI tools, ESG data collection and management increasingly requires more rigor. To do that, companies need better tools to ensure accuracy, and be ready for an audit. This session will examine tools in use to manage the growing volume of data requests from stakeholders.

Is your ESG Data Audit-Ready?

With the SEC’s proposed rule for climate disclosure in financial statements, is your data ready for that level of scrutiny?  This session will benchmark how companies are managing their data to mitigate risk and prepare for mandated disclosure.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. :: Review and Q&A

 

Thursday, April 13, 2023 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing

 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: Building a solid ESG infrastructure: What’s in your Tech Stack?

This session will be focused on themes from Deloitte’s recent survey around ESG governance, controls, and risk management, which highlights how C-suite leaders are making more and more investments in technology to anticipate changing regulatory requirements. 

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. :: Materiality vs. Double Materiality – Why This Matters to Your Business

A materiality assessment is important because it can help identify stakeholder priorities and provide decision-useful information about the topics that are relevant to your company. From there, you can build shared understanding across the enterprise of how to manage them. Today, the world is beginning to see materiality as double and dynamic. This session will explore and define double materiality and how companies are applying it to better understand the financial materiality of any given issue, based on changing or unforeseen events.

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. :: Report: Key ESG/Sustainability Trends

During this session we will focus on past trends and the forecast for the sustainability long game while exploring key trends and how the corporate world can focus on topics for critical success.

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Review & Q/A

12:00 p.m. :: Course Concludes

Instructors

  • Christopher Benjamin, Director, Corporate Sustainability, PG&E

  • Sarah Crowe, ESG/Sustainability Lead, Nasdaq OneReport

  • Suzanne Katus, Vice President – Business Development, Datamaran

  • Madeline Miller, Corporate Sustainability Coordinator, AEP

  • Melissa Tominack, Manager, Corporate Sustainability, AEP

  • Corey Walrod, Research Analyst – SASB Standards – Extractives & Minerals Processing, VRF

  • Charles Waring, Partner, EisnerAmper

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

REGISTER NOW FOR THIS EVENT:

ESG Disclosure Standards & Frameworks

April 12-13, 2023 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before March 10, 2023 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

CEUs

Credits

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EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this event

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in and be in attendance for the entirety of the event to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations, video, and Q&A will be used in the program.


Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 10.5
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

 

Who Should Attend

Utility and Energy Professionals with the following titles:

  • Chief ESG Officer/Sustainability Directors/Managers
  • Chief Value Officer
  • CSR Professionals
  • Board Directors and Managers
  • CFOs/Finance Officers/Treasurers
  • Compliance Personnel/Risk Officers
  • Investor Relations Officers
  • Environmental Policy Directors/Managers
  • Climate Risk Director/Officer/Manager
  • Risk Managers/Operational Managers/Internal Auditors
  • Chief DEI Officer/HR
  • General Counsel/Lawyers

Finance Sector

  • Asset Management Specialists
  • ESG/Sustainability and Investment Bankers
  • Analysts
  • Financial Advisors/Investment Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Investors

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