More than 50 top sustainability speakers will discuss the latest reporting trends, the future of reporting, common challenges, solutions and success stories at the inaugural regional conference on sustainability reporting to be held in Singapore on 19-20 September 2017.
Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Chairman Christy Wood will deliver the opening address. The Stock Exchange of Thailand President Kesara Manchusree will give the inaugural address to kick off the Summit which creates the region’s first collaborative platform for the sustainability reporting community.
The opening plenary session will include keynote addresses by StarHub CEO Tan Tong Hai and Tata Consultancy Services’ Asia Pacific president Girish Ramachandran.
Keynote speakers for plenary sessions over two days include GRI’s South Asia director Aditi Haldar, Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s vice president of Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship Gwen Migita and Mahindra Sanyo’s managing director Uday Gupta.
Other notable speakers include leaders from IIRC, Hang Lung Properties, DBS, CDL, CLP Power, Suntory, John Swire and Sons, Airport Authority Hong Kong, PT Pertamina, Eco-business, MSCI, SGX and Bombay Stock Exchange among others.
See the complete list of speakers here.
This year’s summit aims to explore practical ways for businesses to gain competitive edge through sustainability reporting.
The two-day high profile event will bring together top business leaders, chief sustainability officers, chief financial officers, directors of corporate affairs, sustainability reporting experts and practitioners, reporting standards-setters, regulators and policy-makers and other key stakeholders from the region.
Some of the key topics to be discussed at the summit include:
- Business case for sustainability reporting by listed companies
- The future of sustainability reporting
- Sustainability reporting trends in Asia
- Sustainability reporting policy and regulation
- How to make your report authentic?
- Integrated reporting: Bridging the gap between financial and non-financial reporting
- Reporting on the SDGs
- What do investors expect from sustainability reporting?
- The role of sustainability ratings, rankings and indices
- Sustainability reporting for SMEs
- Mastering materiality assessment
- Practical stakeholder engagement strategies
- How to develop best-in-class sustainability reports
In addition, there will be a number of breakouts and masterclasses conducted by senior sustainability reporting experts. See the full agenda here.
To register, simply visit the Summit’s website (csrworks.com/Summit/).
About the organisers
The Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit is organised by CSRWorks International, a leading boutique-style sustainability consulting and training firm in Singapore with a successful track record of more than 12 years. CSRWorks closely collaborates with businesses and other stakeholders to promote excellence in sustainability reporting across the region.
CSRWorks also organises the annual Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA), the highest regional recognition for reporting excellence.
CSRWorks International is a GRI Data Partner and a GRI Gold Community Member.