30th & 31st May 2017, KPMG Amsterdam

4th International Conference
of the Reporting 3.0 Platform 2017

Disclosure for the Green, Inclusive & Open Economy – Blueprinting the Future

The Reporting 3.0 Operations Team and Steering Board are excited to invite you to the 4th International Conference of the Reporting 3.0 Platform! After three exciting conferences held in Berlin, we are pleased to announce the 4th edition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. KPMG has kindly offered to hold the event at their iconic headquarters, offering top-notch conferencing space and technical capabilities.

With recent events steering the world toward a more brown, exclusionary & closed economy, the need for international alignment and a roadmap for the future of reporting that spurs the emergence of a truly green, inclusive & open economy is now more timely and urgent than ever. While the majority of reporting movements have increased the focus on compliance towards regulatory and quasi-regulatory approaches (e.g. EU Directive, stock exchange and rating requirements), Reporting 3.0 builds on the foundation of existing initiatives to propose a more ambitious and transformative approach, “blueprinting” the necessary paths to actually achieve a green, open & inclusive economy.

This 4th International Conference will showcase the shift of Reporting 3.0’s focus – from early exploration of what needs to be done in the future reporting and disclosure space, to the implementation of actual recommendations of the Reporting 3.0 Blueprints. The focal content of the Conference will be the four Reporting 3.0 Blueprints, each in a varying stage of development.

  • The Reporting Blueprint and Data Blueprint are the most mature, as both reports are slated for final release at the Conference.
  • The Accounting Blueprint will be releasing its first Exposure Draft; and
  • The New Business Models Blueprint will be launching at the Conference

The Conference will spotlight pioneering research, case studies, alpha pilots, exposure drafts, and early partnerships from the Blueprints.

To download the Reporting and Data Blueprint Report please see below.

The Conference will finish with forward-looking discussion addressing further dissemination, alliance-building, implementation and feedback mechanisms that will gear towards a second generation of Blueprint Reports in the future. The final publication of Blueprint Report will trigger the start of Phase 2 of the Blueprints, focused on implementation of the recommendations.

 

We look forward to see you this Spring in Amsterdam!

Conference Program

Day 1 – May 30, 2017

08.00 – 10.00

Registration, Welcome Coffee, Networking Opportunities

10.00 – 10.30

WELCOME by the Host & Organizer – Introduction to the 4th Reporting 3.0 Conference
Wim Bartels – KPMG
Ralph Thurm – Reporting 3.0 / Presentation

10.30 – 12.15

INTRODUCTORY KEYNOTE – Creating new ‘invisible band’ for the ‘invisible hand’

Jonathon Porritt – Forum for the Future

CO-KEYNOTES & PLENARY DISCUSSION – The need for an disclosure ecosystem for sustainability disclosure – creating breakthroughs as a collaborative approach

Claudine Blamey – The Crown Estate / Presentation
Alyson Slater – GRI / Presentation
Neil Stevenson – International Integrated Reporting Council / Presentation
Moderation: Ralph Thurm & Bill Baue – Reporting 3.0

12.15 – 13.45

Lunch break & networking opportunity

13.45 – 14.15

SESSION 1 – Introduction and Release of the Reporting Blueprint Report

Ralph Thurm – Reporting 3.0 / Presentation
Allen White – Tellus Institute, Co-Founder GRI

14.15 – 15.30

SESSION 1 The Reporting Blueprint – focus sessions on recommendations

A: EDUCATE

Understanding the principles and underpinnings of a green & inclusive and open economy and their consequences for disclosure

Moderation:
Ralph Thurm – Reporting 3.0 / Presentation

Speakers:
John Devaney – BSI / Presentation
Anne Louise Koefoed – DNV GL / Presentation

B: ADVOCATE

Understanding how purpose, measurement and scalability become essential areas of disclosure

Moderation:
Glenn Frommer – Reporting 3.0 Advocation Partner / Presentation

Speakers:
Herman Mulder – True Price Foundation / Presentation
Christian Heller – BASF / Presentation
Rodney Irwin – WBCSD / Presentation

C: ACCELERATE

Developing trust, innovation and resilience for organizations & economies through collaboration

Moderation:
Bill Baue – Reporting 3.0 / Presentation

Speakers:
Arnaud Cohen Stuart – ING
Tjeerd Krumpelman – ABN AMRO / Presentation
Alyson Slater – GRI / Presentation

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break & networking opportunity

16.00 – 16.30

INTERVIEW – How Doughnut Economics Can Contextualize Corporate Reporting: A video interview with Kate Raworth

Kate Raworth – Oxford University / Video

16.30 – 17.00

SESSION 2 – Introduction & Release of the Data Blueprint Report

Bill Baue – Reporting 3.0 / Presentation
Allen White – Tellus Institute, Co-Founder GRI

17.00 – 18.15

SESSION 2 The Data Blueprint – focus sessions on recommendations

A: EDUCATE

The challenges of integrating and contextualizing the multiple capitals into a data ecosystem that triggers a green & inclusive economy

Moderation:
Ralph Thurm – Reporting 3.0 / Presentation

Speakers:
Mark McElroy – Center for Sustainable Organizations / Presentation
Jim Ormond – Article 13 / Presentation

B: ADVOCATE

Piloting new data approaches to integrate context and capitals gaps in materiality, carbon accounting and net positive

Moderation:
Bill Baue – Reporting 3.0 / Presentation

Speakers:
Richard Marsh – BT / Presentation
Matt Swibel – Lockheed Martin
Aaron Vermeulen – WWF / Presentation

C: ACCELERATE

Leveraging blockchain, artificial intelligence and big data to link financial and sustainability impacts throughout the value chain

Moderation:
Glenn Frommer – Reporting 3.0 Advocation Partner / Presentation

Speakers:
Niels Faber – Radboud University / Presentation
Annemieke Huibrechtse – Deloitte / Presentation
Jiro Olcott – Guard Global / Presentation

18.15 – 20.00

Drinks & Reception

Day 2 – May 31, 2017

7.30 – 9.00

Registration, Welcome Coffee, Networking Opportunities

9.00 – 9.15

Introduction to Day 2 of the conference

09.15 – 11.15

INTRODUCTORY KEYNOTE – Accounting for the future we design – valuing the equilibrium of life and wellbeing through new conventions

Wim Bartels – KPMG / Presentation

 
CO-KEYNOTES & PLENARY DISCUSSION – What and how long will it take to succeed in the third accounting revolution?
Sarah Grey – IIRC / Presentation
Rodney Irwin – WBCSD / Presentation
Nancy Kamp-Roeland – EY / Presentation
Nicolai Lundy – SASB / Presentation
Moderation: Cornis Van Der Lugt – Reporting 3.0

11.15 – 11.45

Coffee break & networking opportunity

11.45 – 12.15

SESSION 3 – Introduction to the Draft Version of the Accounting Blueprint Report

Cornis Van Der Lugt – Reporting 3.0 / Presentation
Wim Bartels – KPMG

12.30 – 13.45

SESSION 3 – The Accounting Blueprint – focus session on recommendation development

A: EDUCATE

Understanding the connections and mutual support between financial, management and sustainability accounting; building blocks for multicapital accounting

Moderation:
Felipe Arango – BSD Consulting

Speakers:
Mark McElroy – Center for Sustainable Organizations / Presentation
Loshni Naidoo – SAICA / Presentation
Jeremy Nicholls – Social Value International / Presentation

B: ADVOCATE

Making the business and investment case; improving convergence in use of principles such as materiality; promoting new understanding of value and wealth creation

Moderation:
Cornis Van Der Lugt – Reporting 3.0

Speakers:
Paul Hurks – NBA / Presentation
Nicolai Lundy – SASB / Presentation

Neal Smith – Aegon / Presentation

C: ACCELERATE

Mainstreaming new approaches to measurement and disclosure, linking financial and sustainability performance in alternative statements and reporting formats

Moderation:
Arjan de Draaijer – KPMG / Presentation

Speakers:
Baptiste Cassan-Barnel – Kering / Presentation
Adrian De Groot Ruiz – True Price Foundation / Presentation

13:45 – 14:45

Lunch break & networking opportunity

14:45 – 16:15

INTRODUCTORY KEYNOTE – Focus on ‘handprinting’ – driving the next systemic transformation through new business model design and aligned disclosure

Carolyn Hayman & Raj Thamotheram – Preventable Surprises / Presentation

CO-KEYNOTES & PLENARY DISCUSSION – Launching the Reporting 3.0 Business Model Blueprint Workstream
Nancy Bocken – TU Delft / Presentation
Nathan Gilbert – B Corp Europe / Presentation
Moderation: Ralph Thurm & Bill Baue – Reporting 3.0 / Presentation

16:15 – 16:45

REPORTING 3.0 PLATFORM: THE FUTURE ROADMAP – Dissimination of the Blueprints, alpha/beta testing, feedback mechanisms, further alignments, a second round of Blueprints

Moderation:
Peter Teuscher – BSD Consulting / Presentation

Speakers:

Richard Marsh – BT / Beta Testing Program
Glenn Frommer – ESG Matters / Advocation Partners Program
Nancy Bocken – TU Delft / Academic Alliance

16:45 – 17:15

CLOSING (Synopsis of the conference)

17:15 – 18:00

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Jonathon Porritt

Forum for the Future

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About Jonathon

Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development. Established in 1996, Forum for the Future is now the UK’s leading sustainable development charity. The Forum has a growing presence in the United States, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. In addition he is a Non-Executive Director of Willmott Dixon Holdings, a Trustee of Ashden, and a Director of Collectively (an online platform celebrating sustainable innovation). He was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth, co-chair of the Green Party and as Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission until 2009, he spent nine years providing high-level advice to Government Ministers. Jonathon was installed as the Chancellor of Keele University in February 2012. He is also Visiting Professor at Loughborough University and UCL. Recent books are ‘Capitalism As If The World Matters’ (2007) and ‘The World We Made’ (2013) - which seeks to inspire people about the prospects of a sustainable world in 2050. Jonathon received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection.

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Neil Stevenson

International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)

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About Neil

Neil Stevenson has nearly 20 years of experience in the accounting and finance sectors. At the IIRC, he leads on developing a strong global brand for Integrated Reporting and key institutional relationships. Neil was involved in the communications group that established the <IR> brand in 2010 and subsequently served on the IIRC Working Group which provided guidance on the development of the IIRC as a global organization and the International <IR> Framework. He therefore has long-standing insight into the work of IIRC and how its brand can be developed to support adoption of <IR> worldwide. Through his working experience and his work with the IIRC, Neil has extensive links to organizations who are well placed to influence the market at all levels and across stakeholder groups. Neil has previously worked in senior marketing and brand roles at ACCA and PwC, with responsibilities including oversight of policy and thought leadership. He was educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Leeds and is a Fellow of CIM.

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Claudine Blamey

The Crown Estate

"I’m honoured to speak at the 4th International Conference of the Reporting 3.0 Platform. The Crown Estate is very supportive of the work of Reporting 3.0, and we look forward to road-testing the recommendations in the Reporting and Data Blueprint Reports, which will be released at the Conference. This promises to be an even more exciting conference than the last, as R3 continues to raise the bar.”

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About Claudine

Claudine is Head of Sustainability and Stewardship at The Crown Estate. She is also the Chair of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS), the UK’s first professional body for everyone working in CR and sustainability. Before joining The Crown Estate, Claudine was Head of Sustainability at SEGRO and before that Director of Corporate Responsibility at British Land. Her first CR role was as Environment Manager at Honda. Claudine has a Masters Degree in Environmental Management and Legislation from Brunel University and a BSc Honours Degree in Environmental Control from Greenwich University. Claudine was previously a Board member of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and Chair of its Policy and Communications Committee.

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Alyson Slater

GRI

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About Alyson

Alyson heads GRI’s Knowledge Unit, which collects and mobilizes the vast knowledge and experience found within GRI’s multi-stakeholder network and staff about reporting. The group drives GRI’s research and subject matter expertise, and provides a steady flow of knowledge products to support reporting organizations, data users, and thought leaders as they seek to optimize their use of GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards and the resulting reported data. Alyson is also responsible for GRI's Emerging Market Regional Hubs in Hispanic America, Africa and South East Asia. Before returning to GRI in 2014, Alyson spent five years in Asia on various assignments: with CSR Asia working on inclusive business models; with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) working on financial system policy and regulation for the poor; and in support of H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in her role as the UNSG’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. Alyson was GRI’s Director of Strategy and Communications from 2001 to 2007. Prior to joining GRI she spent a year at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Geneva. Alyson received her Master's Degree from the University of British Columbia, and an honors Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University, both in Canada.

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Rodney Irwin

WBCSD

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About Rodney

Dr. Rodney Irwin is the Managing Director of Redefining Value and Education at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Geneva. His focus is to advance the measurement and valuation of externalities to take sustainable development into the mainstream reporting of an organization. In addition his team are developing the Natural Capital Protocol (NCP), creating a database of reporting requirements to help businesses navigate the reporting landscape. Rodney holds a Doctorate from ISM Paris, where he researched comparative corporate governance and its interrelationship with ethical decision making and reporting, and has also completed the Masters in Sustainability Leadership at Cambridge University.

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Nicolai Lundy

SASB

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About Nicolai

Nicolai is SASB’s Director of Education and Partnerships where he oversees the membership, educational, and partnership programs, in addition to the SASB Navigator. In this capacity, Nicolai identifies opportunities for financial reporting and sustainability professionals, investment analysts, and securities lawyers to benefit from SASB’s material, standardized, and industry-specific approach to sustainability. Before joining SASB in 2013, Nicolai co-founded a group providing education and support to individuals interested in embracing more sustainable behaviors in their lives. He has also held client management and operations roles in the private sector and higher education.

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Nancy Kamp-Roelands

Ernst & Young

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About Nancy

Nancy is an executive director at EY working on integrated reporting and assurance. She worked from 2013-2016 within the International Federation of Accountants as the deputy director of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. In this capacity she works on Audit Quality, on Innovation, including integrated reporting and on International Auditing Research. From 200-2013 Nancy was an executive director within EY. She was responsible for EYs global sustainability assurance methodology, client work on integrated reporting assurance, EYs CR policy in the Netherlands and supporting the work of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition. Within the accountancy profession, she was internationally a pioneer in developing guidance on environmental, sustainability and later integrated reporting, as well as in assurance in this regard. Since 1993, she is promoting how the accountancy profession can support sustainable value creation in a constraint world. High quality information is key to make the right decisions. She received an award from the Dutch government.

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Allen White

Tellus Institute

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About Allen

Dr. Allen L. White is Vice President and Senior Fellow, Tellus Institute, Boston, USA, and directs the institute’s Program on Corporate Redesign. In 1997, he co-founded the Global Reporting Initiative and served as its first Chief Executive until 2002. He also is Founder and Co-Chair of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings launched in mid-2011. He was principal architect of the original CERES standardized environmental reporting framework in the years following launch of the organization in 1990. He is co-author of Corporate Environmentalism in a Global Economy and has published and spoken widely on corporate purpose, design sustainability, accountability and governance. Dr. Allen White will speak in the Plenary Sessions introducing the release of the Reporting Blueprint and the Data Blueprint. In his role as Reporting 3.0 Validator, he has provided in-depth input on these Blueprints, for example supporting the integration of the Sustainability Context Principle and affirming R3's status as a research and development catalyst for the reporting field.

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Tjeerd Krumpelman

ABN AMRO

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About Tjeerd

Tjeerd Krumpelman has 16 years of banking experience, starting as a private banker and investment advisor, later on Head of Investment team and Director of Preferred Banking after that. The past four years Tjeerd Krumpelman has been responsible for ABN AMRO's sustainability reporting as Head of the Sustainability Advisory and Reporting team. We offer advice on implementing sustainability strategy within business lines of the bank, we manage the relationships with key-stakeholder groups and we report and communicate on our progress on sustainability through the integrated report and by participating in various benchmarks.

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Mark McElroy

Center for Sustainable Organizations

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About Mark

Dr. Mark McElroy is the creator and world’s leading advocate of Context-Based Sustainability, a pioneering implementation of the Sustainability Context principle for measurement, management and reporting. He is also co-creator of the MultiCapital Scorecard, the world’s first context- and capital-based Triple Bottom Line method. Dr. McElroy’s innovations in the field have influenced the development of context-based tools, methods and metrics on multiple fronts, including the Science-Based Targets initiative for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and the Context-Based Water Metric currently in development by CDP, the CEO Water Mandate (a project of the Pacific Institute and the UN Global Compact), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), World Resources Institute (WRI), and WWF. McElroy has written widely on all of these topics and is co-author of Corporate Sustainability Management (Earthscan, 2012) and The MultiCapital Scorecard (Chelsea Green, 2016). He is a former KPMG partner, the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Organizations, and a co-founding principal of Thomas & McElroy LLC, home of the MultiCapital Scorecard.

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Raj Thamotheram

Preventable Surprises

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About Raj

Dr. Raj Thamotheram is CEO of Preventable Surprises and a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School (Oxford University). He is a well-recognised thought-leader on how investors can adapt to put people and planet on par with investment returns and so deliver long-term wealth to their clients/customers and society. He is a columnist for Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE), a regular contributor to Responsible Investor and the author of several articles. He was nominated by Global Proxy Watch as “one of the 10 most influential figures in the corporate governance field” in 2004 and again in 2008.

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Baptiste Cassan-Barnel

Kering

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About Baptiste

Baptiste Cassan-Barnel joined Kering in 2008 and works across environmental performance in his role as Sustainability Performance Manager. After being responsible for Kering’s global environmental reporting for 3 years, Baptiste was instrumental to the development and rollout of Kering’s pioneering Environmental Profit & Loss account (EP&L) across the Group of luxury and sport & lifestyle brands since 2012. Furthermore, he helped improve the EP&L’s methodology and extend its scope to embed its findings into Kering’s business operations and as standardised reporting. With a goal to broaden EP&L adoption externally, Baptiste participated in the technical group that developed the Natural Capital Protocol. Through the success of the EP&L, Baptiste has helped Kering achieve recognition from rating agencies such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and the CDP Climate Performance Index, including being in its Global 100 ranking. Baptiste holds an engineering degree in environment, energy and chemistry from Centrale Lille and a MSc in sustainability management from HEC.

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Adrian de Groot Ruiz

True Price

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About Adrian

Adrian is executive director of True Price, where he leads the development and implementation of the True Price and Integrated Profit & Loss methods in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He is a contributor to the Natural Capital Protocol. Adrian is co-initiator of the Dutch SDG Charter Foundation, bringing together 80+ organizations to realize the SDGs. He is recognized as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and has blogged in the Huffington Post. Adrian holds a PhD in Economics, was assistant professor of Finance at Radboud University and has multiple publications in global top-10 peer-reviewed economics journal.

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Richard Marsh

British Telecom

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About Richard

As sustainability reporting and insight director, Richard is tasked with reporting details of BT’s commitment to working in a responsible and sustainable way. A key part of the role is to capture and reflect the shared value that enables societal and environmental benefits to be delivered in a way that also helps BT and the economy to grow. Richard has worked within the telecoms sector for the last 14 years, with a career spanning a number of global operational and transformational roles.

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Niels Faber

Radbound University

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About Niels

Dr. Niels Faber has been an active researcher on social sustainability since 2002. As a researcher, he is affiliated to the Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) at Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands), and lecturer at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen (Netherlands). His research has covered domains including knowledge management, forms of organizing, and decision-making in relation to sustainability. He authored over 50 publications, including books, chapters, scientific papers, and conference papers. He currently focuses on emerging forms of organizing for sustainability and circular economy.

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Sarah Grey

IIRC

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About Sarah

Sarah is responsible for overseeing <IR> Networks at the IIRC to support organizations with the insights, knowledge and skills to progress with <IR> implementation. The Networks enable engagement with peers in business, investment, academia and the public sector, operating at international, regional and industry levels. Previously Sarah was at PwC where she has been leading global and UK client and market development programmes for Corporate Reporting, governance and assurance. She was instrumental in establishing PwC’s global Integrated Reporting Network and led thought leadership programmes, including World Watch magazine, the Hundred Group Briefing and Board Radar. From 2000 to 2005 she led the pan-European IFRS Transition market development programme.

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Neil Smith

Aegon

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About Neil

Responsible for Integrated Reporting at Aegon - Headquartered in the Netherlands, Neil has been involved since the pilot stages of Integrated reporting, and is also co-chair of the IIRC insurers network. Aside from Integrated Reporting Neil is responsible for many sustainability activities at Aegon - including sitting on the Responsible Investment technical committee, sustainable procurement and environmental approach. Originally from Scotland Neil has lived in the Netherlands for just over 6 years.

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Anne Louise Koefoed

DNV GL

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About Anne Louise

Anne Louise Koefoed is a principal researcher at DNV GL in the Climate Action programme in Group Technology and Research. Anne Louise has throughout her career worked on sustainability-driven innovation and the dynamics between policy, technology, and market developments. Her current work focuses on sustainable business practice, the energy transition, and transformation towards a sustainable economy. She holds a MSc in Energy and Environmental management, and a PhD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, both from the Norwegian Business School.

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Nathan Gilbert

B Lab Europe

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About Nathan

Prior to joining B Lab Europe, Nathan spent five years working with B Lab in the United States. Over the course of his tenure at B Lab he has spanned all of the different functions within the organization, from impact evaluation to fundraising and development. Most recently he worked as Director of Global Partnerships overseeing the expansion of the B Corp certification worldwide. Nathan has spent his entire career in public service and the non-profit sector. He holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from Milano the New School of Management and Urban Policy in New York City.

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Paul Hurks

NBA

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About Paul

Paul is a Dutch Chartered Accountant (RA), Director International Affairs at NBA Amsterdam (Dutch Professional Organization for Accountants) since 2007, involved in IFAC PAODC, member of the Steering Group of Common Content (harmonizing European Accountancy Education) and lecturer Financial Auditing & Assurance for postgraduate accountancy education at VU University Amsterdam. For Sustainability Reporting and Integrated Reporting, the capacity at NBA includes providing facilities for discussion platforms and best practice development, both for reporting and assurance. NBA participates in (inter)national working relationships with IIRC (Business Network), FEE, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, CSR-Netherlands, IUCN and True Price and the Community of Practice for IR-education in close collaboration with large audit firms, public sector, oversight, sustainability sector and the IAASB-Working Group. Paul served furthermore in international and national capacities as quality control inspector (for auditing practice and accountancy education), lecturer and consultant in the field of audit and quality control.

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Felipe Arango

BSD Consulting

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About Felipe

As a partner in BSD Consulting, Felipe advises investors, businesses, public agencies, civil society organizations and educational bodies in the design of strategies and the implementation of projects towards sustainable development. He has led the conception and deployment of sustainability / CSR strategies for leading companies in the energy, financial, extractive, food processing, media and social enterprise sectors. He has also supported clients across the globe with sustainable supply chain management, stakeholder engagement, sustainable investment strategies and sustainability reports. In the development arena, he has led the design and implementation of programs geared towards the development of sustainable supply chains, the strengthening of sustainable management systems in SMEs, inclusive business, democratic governance strengthening, gender equality, financial education, human rights, sustainable urbanism and capacity building for sustainable development. He founded and leads BSD Consulting’s offices in Colombia, Mexico and the United States, and currently acts as Managing Director for the BSD Network.

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John Devaney

BSI

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About John

John Devaney and his team are responsible for UK standards development, as the National Standards Body, in topics including sustainable development, social responsibility and the circular economy. BSI is the UK representative in European (CEN) and international (ISO) standardization John’s team led the development of the world’s first “formal” standard for the circular economy, BS 8001, Framework for implementing circular economy principles in organizations – Guide. John’s team recently ran workshops and commissioned research on social value assessment (with Forum for the Future), and sustainability performance and reporting, with the goal of identifying and responding to pertinent sustainability standardization needs. BSI is at the forefront of sustainability standardization – constantly exploring flexible and practicable standardization models.

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Aaron Vermeulen

WWF

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About Aaron

Aaron Vermeulen currently holds the position of Finance Lead, WWF Freshwater Practice. He supports the WWF teams in river basins worldwide in their engagement with financial institutions to mainstream water considerations in their investment decisions. Before this Aaron has been the partnership manager at the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila. In this position he leveraged conservation impact for the 28 WWF offices in Asia by influencing ADB's policies, strategies, standards and investments. Before joining WWF Aaron was the director of a business group for Royal HaskoningDHV in Amsterdam. Prior to this position Aaron worked as a senior consultant for the same company in Egypt, Vietnam and Yemen and as the resident project manager in Egypt for the Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Aaron received his BSc. Geology at the State University of Utrecht (Netherlands) and his MSc in Hydrology with a Minor in development economics at the Free University of Amsterdam.

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Nancy Bocken

TU Delft

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About Nancy

Nancy is Associate Professor at Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, and Professor in Sustainable Business Management and Practice at The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University, Sweden. She is also Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Nancy’s main areas of interests around sustainability are: business models; business experimentation; innovation for sustainability; scaling up sustainable businesses; and closing the 'idea-action' gap in sustainability. Her recent book “Circular Business” focuses on how companies can make the transition to a Circular Economy. Interwoven with her academic work, Nancy regularly advises a range of organisations across sectors and continents and various sustainability start-up initiatives. She co-founded HOMIE, who develop and test circular business models, starting with pay per use home appliances.

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Jim Ormond

Article 13

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About Jim

With a background in mathematics and PhD in product environmental footprinting and life cycle assessment, Jim’s work focuses on identifying the social and environmental resources, typically ‘not on the balance sheet’, which are integral to the realisation of a business' vision and strategy. Over the past 5 years, Jim has jointly led Article 13’s practitioner research into understanding how organisations can embed Planetary Boundaries and Social Thresholds into their materiality, measurement, target-setting and reporting. Throughout their work at Article 13 they help practitioners and internal experts integrate people and planet into business strategy, by combining hard numbers with culture change, ultimately to create trusted, positive value.

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Jeremy Nicholls

Social Value International

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About Jeremy

Jeremy Nicholls is the Chief Executive of Social Value International and Social Value UK. These are membership networks for those interested in measuring, managing and accounting for their social value, united by a common vision of changing the way the world accounts for value. He is also a director of the FRC Group (a social business based in Liverpool), a member of the IRIS advisory committee, a contributor to the Social Stock Exchange admissions panel, on the ICAEW Assurance Panel, and a member of the Social Impact Measurement Sub-group of GECES for the EU. Jeremy is a regular speaker and writer on social value including 'There is no business like Social Business' with Liam Black, a number of SROI guides including the 'Guide to SROI' and a column for Pioneers Post.

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Loshni Naidoo

SAICA

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About Loshni

Loshni Naidoo is the Integrated Reporting Project Director for SAICA, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. She is responsible for supporting its members with the knowledge and tools to progress the conversation on, and the implementation of, integrated thinking and integrated reporting. Loshni began her career as a chemical engineer and worked for several years in the production and project environments, predominantly in the mining and chemicals sectors. Later, she moved into the accounting and finance sectors, focusing on providing integrated reporting and sustainability advisory and assurance solutions to clients across a diverse range of sectors.

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Jiro Olcott

Guard Global

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About Jiro

Jiro has over 25 years of experience in the information systems and reporting technology, of which the past 3 years have been dedicated ESG/CRS reporting. As well his deep knowledge of software development and management consulting, Jiro’s industry experience spans from financial services, energy, manufacturing to aerospace. This diverse background gives him a unique perspective in solving some of the difficult challenges sustainable development faces globally. He is actively working in with industry thought-leaders to develop and implement solutions to automate the integration of financial and sustainable development reporting across industry sectors. Jiro holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering and master’s degree in computer science.

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Bill Baue

Reporting 3.0

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About Bill

As an internationally recognized expert on ThriveAbility, Sustainability Context, and Online Stakeholder Engagement, Bill Baue designs systemic transformation at global, company, and community levels. A serial entrepreneur, he’s co-founder of a number of companies and initiatives: ThriveAbility Foundation, Sustainability Context Group, Convetit and Sea Change Radio. He works with organizations across the sustainability ecosystem, including AccountAbility, Audubon, Ceres, GE, Global Compact, Harvard, UNCTAD, UNEP, Walmart, and Worldwatch Institute.

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Cornis van der Lugt

BSD Consulting

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About Cornis

Dr. Cornis Van der Lugt is a former representative of the UNEP and UN Global Compact and was deeply involved in developing industry initiatives and standards such as ISO 26000. He has worked extensively with the GRI since 2000, as well as with SustainAbility and Standard & Poor’s in publishing biennial global benchmark surveys of leading corporate sustainability reports and developing a practical guide on stakeholder engagement. In recent years his work on Natural Capital included being contributing author to international publications with the TEEB network and World Resources Institute. He is a Senior Associate to BSD Consulting and continues to contribute to recognised international research publications. Cornis holds a PhD and Masters in Business Administration from the Haute Ecole de Commerce (HEC, Paris).

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Peter Teuscher

BSD Consulting

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About Peter

Peter Teuscher has been working in the sustainability domain as an entrepreneur for more than 25 years. He founded trading company gebana, co-founded BSD Consulting and initiated information and collaborative platforms such as Social Management Systems SMS, Sustainability Compass and Reporting 3.0. As a Managing Partner of BSD Consulting he contributes his extensive experience in working with big multinational and smaller companies on strategy and sustainability management within a cross-cultural and international context. His main areas of work are strategy deployment and stakeholder engagement, sustainability communication and sustainable supply chain management. Peter Teuscher has a Master’s degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and a Business Engineer’s degree.

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Ralph Thurm

Reporting 3.0

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About Ralph

Ralph Thurm is one of the leading international experts for sustainable innovation and strategy as well as sustainability and integrated reporting. He is co-initiator, content curator and facilitator of the Reporting 3.0 Platform, works as Director of Engagement for GISR and is co-founder of the ThriveAbility Foundation. Earlier, Ralph Thurm held positions as Head of the Sustainability Strategy Council at Siemens, COO of the Global Reporting Initiative and Director of Sustainability & Innovation at Deloitte. Ralph was involved in the development of all four generations of the GRI Guidelines. Furthermore Ralph works in and supports many networks for sustainable innovation as a valued partner and is a member of various Boards and Jury’s. His blog A|HEAD|ahead is a respected source and input for many international discussions.

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Arjan de Draaijer

KPMG

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About Arjan

Arjan is a partner at KPMG and has 20 years’ experience in management consulting and assurance. His key areas of expertise include: Societal impact creation and valuation: Developing strategies to create value and manage risks in a world that is increasingly shaped by environmental and social megatrends. He engaged with clients in a.o. chemicals, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, industrial products and the financial sector on valuating social and environmental impact with the KPMG True Value methodology and developing strategies to enhance value and reduce risks. Reporting and assurance: Developing and assuring integrated and sustainability reports. Setting up the administrative organisation and internal controls to facilitate reliable and transparent reporting and enable performance improvement. Performance improvement: Developing objectives, targets, KPIs and management systems to integrate societal value creation and risk mitigation into business operations and the value chain. Arjan is KPMG’s True Value lead. He holds Master degrees in chemical engineering and business administration. He has lead client engagements across the globe, with a focus on Europe and the Middle East, in sectors such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, industrial manufacturing, retail, communications, food and beverages, aviation and transport.

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Carol Adams

Durham University

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About Carol

Prof. Carol Adams is playing a key role in the Accounting Blueprint work stream, drawing on her extensive experience as a globally recognized expert researching and writing about the integration of financial and sustainability reporting and accounting. Prof. Adams will speak in the Plenary Session introducing Exposure Draft 1.0 of the Accounting Blueprint, and will moderate a Parallel Session on this Blueprint. educating the next generation of business leaders. Carol Adamns is going to be moderating a focus session within the Accounting Blueprint work stream. 

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Wim Bartels

KPMG

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About Wim

Wim is a managing partner of KPMG Advisory in the Netherlands for sustainability assurance services and he also serves as KPMG’s Global Head of Sustainability Reporting & Assurance Services. As partner of KPMG Sustainability, the Netherlands, he is responsible for all sustainability assurance engagements of KPMG Sustainability and in this role he delivers assurance services to approximately 40 multinational companies. He has been one of the initiators of the KPMG Sustainability Assurance Methodology that was released early in 2010 and is closely connected to initiatives such as the Global Reporting Initiative and the International Integrated Reporting Committee.

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