Thursday April 13, 2023

ESG Acceleration Webinar: Strengthening Your Double Materiality Approach

Beyond CSRD compliance: Leveraging double materiality assessments as a strategic tool
This webinar presents a novel approach to conducting a double materiality assessment. While the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) requires companies to conduct a double materiality assessment to identify and disclose their most significant ESG impacts, the double materiality approach also has the potential to bring strategic value of the process. By incorporating a strategic lens into the assessment, companies are able to identify opportunities to enhance their sustainability performance, strengthen stakeholder relationships, and ultimately drive business growth. The webinar will pay special attention to the challenge of assessing a company’s societal impact.

Finch & Beak’s expert Bas Nuijten will walk through a novel double materiality approach that addresses the criteria as outlined in the CSRD, covering the value chain analysis, business impact assessment (including impact materiality and financial materiality) and stakeholder engagement.

Guest speaker Clodagh Connolly is Global Director at Business for Societal Impact (B4SI). Clodagh is responsible for the global network of blue chip companies that use the B4SI Frameworks to articulate their impact within the S of ESG. She will talk about how companies can overcome the challenge of measuring and managing corporate social impact, and how the B4SI Frameworks can be applied as a measurement standard and can contribute to assess the scale, scope, and irremediable character of social impacts.

Focus points of the session

The focus points of the session are the practical application of the CSRD requirements for double materiality, and how it can help your business to further strengthen your sustainability approach.

You can look forward to:

  • A basic overview of the key requirements from the CSRD/ESRS for a double materiality assessment.
  • Going beyond compliance to leverage the assessment to accelerate sustainability strategy and stakeholder engagement.
  • Evaluating your company’s social impact, referring to scale, scope and irremediable character.
  • Practical tips to take into account for your double materiality assessment.

Sign up to secure your spot

The webinar will take place on Thursday, 13 April 2023 from 15:00-16:00 CET. Capacity is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot. If you are not able to join live at the time of the webinar, you are still welcome to register: we’ll send you a link to the recording afterward.

In order to maximally facilitate peer learning in an open environment, we exclusively honor applications from corporate email addresses. Other applications will be rejected, including those from external consultants. We look forward to having you join us for this highlight event and sharpening your double materiality approach!

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