Since the European Commission unveiled its Action Plan on Sustainable Finance in May 2018, significant progress has been made to set standards and benchmarks that will clarify what is meant by green activities and improvements to reporting. Whether your company is based in Europe or has global operations, this session will provide you with an update on EU legislation and its implications for business.
Additional speakers to be announced.
Head of Sustainability, Planning and Performance Management
Giulia Genuardi’s career began at the Enel Group in 2003, where she specialised in internal audit activities, covering a wide range of roles and managing the adoption of the Organizational Model ex Italian Legislative Decree 231/01. From February 2011 to July 2013 she was compliance officer pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 231/01 in some companies of the Enel Group. Since 2014 she has been dead of sustainability planning and performance management of the Enel Group, responsible for embedding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into business management through the definition and monitoring of the sustainability strategy at Group level; while also coordinating the sustainability planning and reporting processes in all the countries where Enel is present. She is also responsible for promoting accountability and transparency through leading the elaboration of annual sustainability reports both at Group and country level and for managing human rights policy and relevant due diligence.
Saskia Slomp was appointed CEO of EFRAG in 2019 and is responsible for operations, finance, governance, and administration ; relations with stakeholders and European institutions ; and activities oriented at users. She is also directly involved in the European Lab, established by EFRAG in 2018.
Slomp was governance and admin director at EFRAG from 2010-2019. In this role, she supported the various governance bodies of EFRAG and was responsible for user activities and outreach events, in addition to her responsibilities for human resources.
Until the end of 2009, she was technical director at FEE (now Accountancy Europe), one of the founding member organisations of EFRAG. Within Accountancy Europe, she was responsible for financial reporting, company law, corporate governance, capital markets, SMEs, sustainability issues, and the public sector. In the beginning of her career, she worked with KPMG in The Netherlands.
Victor van Hoorn is the executive director of Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment Forum, the leading pan-European sustainable and responsible investment association advocating for a more sustainable financial system. It works as a partnership of European national Sustainable Investment Forums (SIFs). SIF members include institutional investors, asset managers, index providers, and ESG research and analysis firms totalling over €8 trillion of assets under management, as well as other stakeholders such as NGOs, trade unions, think-tanks, and philanthropic foundations. Eurosif is also a founding member of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, the alliance of the largest SIFs around the world.
Prior to Eurosif, van Hoorn was head of financial services at Hume Brophy, a leading EU public affairs consultancy, advising asset managers and asset owners on their engagement with EU policymakers. In that role he closely followed the EU sustainable finance since its inception.
With strong project management skills and a background in CSR analysis, Charlotte supports companies in the financial services, consumer products, transport and logistics, and information and communication technology industries with advice on sustainability strategy, supply chain, and human rights.
Charlotte leads BSR’s financial services practice in Europe. Before joining BSR, Charlotte was an analyst for nearly five years at Innovest and Vigeo, two socially responsible investment rating agencies. Through her work as an analyst, Charlotte covered the energy, automobile, retail, and software sectors. Charlotte is bilingual in French and English.
She holds an M.A. in CSR Management from the University of Paris XII and a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado.
I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.