Social, Economic and Environmental Risk | Free Breakfast Business Briefing


In the final event in the Bureau Veritas Environment & Sustainability speaker serries for 2019 we will discuss topics around the management of social, environmental and economic risks and what you as a business leader can be doing to reduce your exposure and meet your legal obligations in a rapidly changing market.

Speaker Meredith Gibbs of Baker & McKenzie re-joins us at Bureau Veritas to deliver insights with regards to managing climate risk through developing clear climate change disclosure to ensure you as business owners and operators meet your. Following this we are delighted to have the CEO of Informed365 Nicholas Bernhardt join us to discuss disclosure requirements under the Modern Slavery Act and discuss why Corporate Social Responsibility has gained such strong traction in the market.

We look forward to having you join us for our final event in this speaker series for 2019. Please register by clicking the link below to attend.

SpeakersKat Sayers – Environment Practice Lead, Bureau Veritas

Talk of Social, Economic and Environmental impacts, and the intersection point between the three, are becoming more commonplace across global businesses, corporations and supply chains. But beyond the colloquial, what does this really mean for businesses? What is being done? And how can we make it better?

Delivering consulting services across a portfolio of Environmental, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Bureau Veritas’ Environment & Sustainability Practice lead Kat Sayers will give insights with regards to key sector changes and emerging trends in the field. Further to this, Kat will discuss the limitations of taking a unilateral approach to managing Environmental, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility risk concerns and why it is important for businesses and corporations to have a multifaceted approach to delivering reports.

Meredith Gibbs – Senior Counsel, Baker McKenzie Lawyers
Topic: Climate risk - how to manage your legal obligations?

In recent times we have seen announcements from all major regulators of the Australian economy and financial system, confirming their position that climate change is a material financial risk and must be treated like any other material risk by company boards, as well as by trustees. Without better climate disclosure, investors cannot manage the physical and transition risks associated with climate change for their clients and beneficiaries. Further, ASIC has warned that in the coming year it will conduct surveillance of climate change related disclosure practices by selected listed companies.

With the pressure on for companies to assess, disclose and manage climate risk, this presentation will cover the legal obligations around disclosure of climate risks and take you though some practical ways to understand what climate risks and opportunities are and how to meet these obligations.

Nicholas Bernhardt – CEO, Informed365
Topic: Modern Slavery Act: Are you compliant?

Nicholas Bernhardt is the founder and CEO of Informed 365, a big-data Software as a Service (Saas) platform that helps companies easily stay accountable for their corporate social responsibility obligations. Informed 365 is currently the only company in Australia providing a customisable service in the corporate social responsibility tech space. Prior to Informed 365 Nicholas held senior management positions at Nomura Securities, Standard Chartered Bank & Ameco Financial Services. Nicholas has extensive experience in Private Banking, Asset Management & Investment Banking in the financial centres Zurich, Tokyo, London and Hong Kong

In this presentation Nicholas will discuss the ways in which organisations may demonstrate the steps they have taken to ensure there is no slavery in any part of the business, including supply chain. Through examination of key case studies, Nicholas will demonstrate some of the evaluation tools available for organisations comply with disclosure requirements under the Modern Slavery Act.

Date/Time: Thursday 10 October 2019, 7.30am - 9.30am
Location: International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
Free refreshments will be provided at the end of the session.

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