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Reporting of the Future: From Compliance Exercise to Management Approach

Organized jointly by CFRA and CSB at ESMT Berlin and PwC

May 16, 2017, 10.30 - 17.30

ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin

The Seminar encompassed several topics related to Non-Financial Information, including but not limited to, corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting and assurance, measurement of sustainability within corporations, as well as consequences in capital markets, and various regulatory initiatives, both at the national and the international level. The program featured keynotes, panels and several interactive discussions.

* Participation by invitation only. Please note that Chatham House rules apply to presentations and discussions.

Seminar Program

10:30–10:40Opening and welcome: Prof. Jörg Rocholl, ESMT Berlin and Prof. Per Olsson, ESMT Berlin
10:40–11:20The Future-Ready Business, Prof. CB Bhattacharya, ESMT Berlin
11:20–12:00Legislative view on CSR reporting and reporting in the future, MR Thomas Blöink, BMJV
12:00–12:30Delivering sustainable value, Christian Heller, BASF
12:30–13:40Break for lunch and coffee
13:40–14:10Change in behavior through Integrated Thinking-- The case of "The Crown Estate", Atul Patel, PwC UK Performance Assurance
14:10–14:40International Trends in Financial and Management Reporting, Neil Stevenson, IIRC and Nicolette Behncke, PwC
14:40–15:10Integrated reporting from an institutional investor´s point of view, Frank Klein, Deutsche Asset Management
15:10–15:30Coffee break

Panel discussion: Non-financial information: What are the risks? Do we trust in it? Is attestation required, and by whom?
Dr. Matthias Schmidt, IDW
Dr. Daniel-Sascha Roth, Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
Michael Gewehr, ESMT Berlin
Prof. Per Olsson, ESMT Berlin
Moderated by Hendrik Fink, PwC

* further participants to be announced

16:20–16:30The way ahead, wrap-up and closing remarks, Prof. Per Olsson, ESMT Berlin


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