B4SI Annual Conference 2022: Framing the Future of Social Impact

Tuesday, 6th December, 2022

London, UK + Virtual: Tuesday, 6th December, 2022 Register here

Hear from speakers at the forefront of the “S” in ESG and grow your network and expand your perspective by joining us for our biggest event of the year, live in Melbourne on Thursday 24th November, 2022 or London on Tuesday 6th December, 2022. If neither in person option suits, you can register to attend the conference that is being held in your region virtually.

This event brings together global social impact leaders and experts from across industry and academia to share knowledge and know-how in a collective effort towards accelerating societal impact. Learn what’s ahead for the industry, what’s new for B4SI members and how B4SI supports companies measure and manage social impact programs all year round. Hear from global sustainability and social impact leaders sharing the latest research and practice insights.

The B4SI conference is open to representatives from any company globally wishing to positively contribute to society and focus on achieving tangible impact. The conference (whether in Melbourne or London) provides an opportunity to learn about social impact progress around the world and to connect and collaborate with likeminded professionals.

Business for Societal Impact (B4SI) is the global standard for measuring and managing corporate social impact. Learn more at www.b4si.net.

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In person event begins

11:00-11.30 Registration and Coffee
11:30-11:50 Welcome from B4SI Steering Group
11:50-12:30 In-person Workshops (choose one of):

  • Materiality: Rupali Patni, Director, Corporate Citizenship and Alex Davies, Cancer Research UK
  • Flagship Programmes: Petra Parizkova, Associate, Corporate Citizenship and James Moir, Researcher, Corporate Citizenship
  • Dimensions of Impact: Jon Lloyd, Director, Corporate Citizenship

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Hybrid event begins

14:00-14:20 Welcome B4SI Advisory Chair and Head of Sustainability at Linklaters LLP, Matt Sparkes; Chief Executive Officer at SLR, Neil Penhall, KPMG
14:20-14:30 Around the world of B4SI (video)
14:30-14:50 B4SI Global Benchmarking Trends & Analysis
14:50-15:20 Keynote address on ‘Framing the Future of Social Impact – A Practitioner View’ – Alicia Ayars, Senior Corporate Engagement Specialist, S&P Global
15:20-15:50 Panel Discussion: The importance and consequences of non-financial reporting directives
Facilitated by Maria-Jose Subiela, EMEA Regional Director, Corporate Citizenship

Panellists include: Dr. Marcia Balisciano, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of ESG, RELX, James Gomme, Director, People & Society, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), David Fatscher, Director, ESG Advisory, Corporate Citizenship Mirja Weidner, ESG Director, Charterhouse Capital Partners

15:50-16:10 Introducing the B4SI Social Impact Compass
16:10-16:30 Closing Remarks and session close
16:30 Networking reception for in person delegates