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Net Impact Approaches
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“Net Impact Approaches 2019: Thursday 23rd May 2019, London
Building on the success of the 2017 and 2018 events, this day provides an exceptional opportunity to hear from leading experts in impact measurement, valuation and target setting in a business context. Discover the latest best practice from front-runner companies evaluating and demonstrating the value they create for society.
The Outline Agenda (subject to change) is as follows:
8.15 Registration, coffee and networking
9.00 Session 1 – Net Impact Approaches – Setting the scene
Welcome and objectives – introducing key themes (e.g. links to SDGs, circular economyc, sustainable finance and incentives).
9.10 – What’s new in Net Impact Approaches?
A panel discussion involving conference Affiliates covering recent developments & planned initiatives.
9.45 – Questions & contributions from the floor
10.45 Session 2 – Net Impact in Practice
A series of business-related case-studies describing net impact initiatives, progress, and lessons-learned, covering water, carbon, biodiversity, social, human and integrated approaches etc.
12.30 Lunch & Networking
1.15 Session 3a – Break-outs – Overcoming challenges 1
2.10 Session 3b – Break-outs – Overcoming challenges 2
Each session will include 3-4 interactive break-outs presented by leading experts and organisations, enabling delegates to delve into the detail of different types of net impact approaches, share knowledge and learn from others. Topics tbc but likely to include: Net Positive & Integrated P&L, Biodiversity and Environmental Net Gain, Human and Social Capital measurement and valuation, Water Neutrality and the practicalities of Going Carbon Neutral.
3.00 Tea & Networking
3.30 Session 4 – Scaling up
Feedback from Break-outs
3.45 The role of financial institutions and sustainable finance
A panel discussion with financial institution experts exploring the role and future of green/sustainable bonds, impact investments, and ratings etc. in driving businesses towards having a net zero or positive impact.
4.30 How can we best strengthen incentives to drive net positive outcomes?
Building on the previous discussion, a panel of thought leaders and contributions from the floor will explore how regulations, requirements, market-based instruments, behavioural aspects and other incentives could be enhanced to mainstream companies aiming for and demonstrating that they are creating value for society.
5.15 Close, followed by networking drinks reception”
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