Agenda highlights

08:30 Registration, refreshments, tea and coffee

09:00 Opening remarks
            Event MC, Ian Kehoe

09:05 Welcome address
           Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec

09:25 The investor revolution, why the focus on the ‘social’ element in ESG is so important?

           What does the S mean to investors - Over the past few years, climate change has been a driving force             behind the rapid growth of investments that consider ESG factors. However, social issues are much                 more difficult to research and far less well understood by investors with an ESG focus as they lack the             same robust processes used for the “E” and “G” pillars. What are businesses thinking about the S                   and why?

           Dorothy Maxwell, Senior Sustainability Director, Davy
           Eugene McCague, Chair, Ibec
           Kieran McLoughlin, Managing Partner, Venture Wave
           Mary Whitelaw, Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer, AIB

10:05 Keynote address: Mark Kramer, Former Senior Fellow, Harvard, Co-Founder of FSG and Partner,                    Congruence Capital “Creating Shared Value”
          Mark is the global authority on strategies that drive competitive advantage by leveraging business                  opportunities with social and environmental impact.

10:50 Coffee/Tea break

11:15 Panel discussion: CEOs perspective on the societal role of business chaired by event MC Ian Kehoe

         A panel discussion on how businesses can strive for sustainable growth and competitiveness in a new             world order that entails increased costs of doing business but also a trickier environment for                             organisations to manage relationships with its workforce, the societies in which it operates and the                 political environment.

         Hilary O’Meara, Managing Country Director, Accenture Ireland
         Imelda Hurley, CEO, Coillte
         John Mahony, CEO, Reputation Inc

11:45 Round-Table discussion: Creating social value - the future of corporate leadership

         Through roundtable discussions, delegates will be encouraged bring a business mindset to social                   issues and discover the tremendous business opportunities that the world’s problems present and                   share ideas and solutions to the main social issues which are posing a huge risk to business growth on           the island.

12:25 Fireside discussion: The macro picture underpinning Ireland’s growth and prosperity

         A fireside discussion between Danny McCoy and Sarah O’Connor, Journalist and Associate Editor,                   Financial Times will discuss the impact of the Irish economy running into capacity constraints & a                     feeling the economy isn't providing a solid base for everyone and how current policy interventions,                 especially rising interest rates, are playing out in the above context.

         Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec
         Sarah O'Connor, Journalist, Financial Times

13:05 Closing remarks
          Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec

13:10 Networking lunch

Start Date November 30, 2023
Time 09:00 - 14:00
Duration Half day
Delegate Price Member
€450 (+VAT),
€495 (+VAT)
Location The InterContinental Hotel
Type Conference and Summit