Date: Thursday, 23rd November
Time: 09.30 am to 11.00 am (Registration & Networking starting at 9 am)
Topic: Biodiversity & ESG
While Climate change has dominated under the ‘E’ of ESG for years, Nature and biodiversity are rising up the ESG agenda. The objective of the meeting is for participants to gain a better understanding of the drivers of this change (from the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures to the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and the new Global Biodiversity Framework) and to learn more about upcoming nature-related disclosure requirements and how it will impact the industry.
The main presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with panellists sharing their experience of reporting on biodiversity and the challenges they face.
09.00 Registration & Networking
Susan Vickers, Chair, IGBC’s Community of Practice on Biodiversity & the Built Environment
09.40 Biodiversity & ESG – An Overview
Orlaith Delargy, Nature & Biodiversity Lead, EMEA Region, KPMG Ireland
10.00 Panel Discussion
- Orlaith Delargy, Nature & Biodiversity Lead, EMEA Region, KPMG Ireland
- Neil Menzies, Director of Sustainability, Hibernia
- Ruth Saurin, Sustainability Manager, Glenveagh Properties PLC
- Carolyn Jewell, Senior Manager Biodiversity and Natural Resources, CRH
10.30 Biodiversity & ESG – Group Discussions
10.55 Closing remarks
11.00 Event ends
Speaker & Panellists
Orlaith Delargy is KPMG’s Nature and Biodiversity lead for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. She has over 7 years’ experience in the field of natural capital, with a particular focus on nature-related risks and opportunities for the private sector. She worked with the Irish government on the development of the 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan, and has delivered natural capital impacts and dependencies assessments and broader ESG strategies for clients in a range of sectors. Prior to KPMG, Orlaith spent two years as the Executive Coordinator of Natural Capital Ireland and three years as Programme Manager for Water Security at the global environmental non-profit, CDP.
Neil Menzies is Director of Sustainability with the real estate company Hibernia Real Estate Group. He has responsibility for managing the sustainability efforts across Hibernia’s €1bn property portfolio, all of which is in Dublin. This includes ownership of the Sustainability Strategy and ensuring its delivery, managing the Environmental, Social & Governance reporting against globally recognised sustainability standards and benchmarks, developing all sustainability-related stakeholder engagement and researching and planning for future trends and regulations.
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