• 09.00 Welcome Address

  • 09.15 Sustainability as a strategic imperative for business: Profit, purpose, survival
    Speaker: Laura Heuston, Co-founder, SustainabilityWorks
    Overview of global sustainability issues, trends and risks
    Why sustainability is relevant for business from a risk and opportunity perspective
    Overview of stakeholders driving the sustainable business

  • 09.40 Developing/Updating your Sustainability Strategy
    Speaker: Karen Deignan, Co-founder, SustainabilityWorks
    Overview of steps to develop a sustainability strategy
    Overview of sustainability reporting frameworks, certifications and initiatives
    Short case study

  • 10:10 The G in ESG
    Speaker: Patrick Downes, Principal Partner, Lionheart
    Key issues and trends: Board diversity, board quality and composition, board’s role in shaping culture, independence, board literacy (tech, cyber risk, climate, sustainability and ESG)
    Setting goals, values, targets and metrics: What does good look like

  • 10.40 Break

  • 11.00 The S in ESG
    Speaker: Catherine Smith McKiernan, Group HR Director, Epic
    Key issues and trends: DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion), decent employment, wellbeing, modern slavery
    Practical impacts on business: Talent attraction and retention, engagement
    Setting targets and metrics: What does good look like?

  • 11.30 The E in ESG

    Speaker: Kevin Maher, Environmental Sustainability Executive, Ibec
    Environmental policy trends: What’s coming down the track in relation to climate, waste, circular economy
    Practical impacts on business: Greenwashing v genuine corporate action
    Setting targets and metrics: What does good look like?

  • 12.00 Panel: Learning from Industry Leaders
    Cormac Madden, ESG
    Karen Coyle, AIB
    Caoimhe Buckley, Fyffes

  • 12.35 Q&A

  • 12.50 Closing remarks

  • 13.00 End



Start Date September 29, 2022
Time 09:00
Duration 4 hours
Delegate Price Member
€294 (+VAT),
€336 (+VAT)
Location Online
Type Virtual events