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From Materiality to Strategy

Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Date and Time

Thursday February 26, 2015
3:00 pm-5:00 pm


Location

Copenhagen, Denmark


Topics

#Materiality


BSR is hosting a BSR Connect event that will explore how to leverage the results of a materiality exercise.

Today, three influential reporting initiatives (the GRI, the IIRC, and SASB) are betting their futures on the all-important materiality principle—the idea that companies should focus their strategy and reporting on the most relevant sustainability challenges and opportunities.

Materiality can also be a robust response to the “comply or explain” principle underlying compliance with a number of disclosure requirements at the national level, including Article 225 of France’s Grenelle 2 law, and at the regional level, such as the recently adopted EU directive PE-CONS 47/14 governing mandatory disclosure of nonfinancial information by certain large companies and groups “of significant public relevance.”

Given this flurry of materiality activity, there is a risk that companies may be confused about the right approach to take and, most importantly, how to leverage such an approach into meaningful strategy. This event will discuss the following:

  • Navigating materiality muddle: understanding different definitions, expectations, and approaches to materiality
  • Using the results from a materiality exercise to define strategy across the entirety of a company’s operations
     

We also invite you to take a look at related BSR content:

Speakers

  • Bert Groothuis, Director, Corporate Sustainability, SABIC
  • Ole Kjerkegaard Nielsen, Programme Director, Corporate Sustainability, Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Cecile Oger, Associate Director, BSR

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