Webinars

A4S and the IIRC are holding a series of webinars to support finance teams to address the practical issues of integrating sustainability into financial processes and decision making.

The webinars, based on the A4S Essential Guides Series, introduce practical concepts, tools and case studies covering topics such as enhancing investor engagement, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting, managing future uncertainty, finance culture, natural and social capital accounting, social and human capital accounting and capital expenditure.

We are delighted to share recordings of previous webinars below. The webinars are roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour long.

Upcoming webinars

7th November 2019 - Debt Finance

Debt finance: embedding ESG considerations into treasury team activities

Webinar date: Thursday 7 November 2019 

Timings: 08:00 - 09:00AM BST 

Speaker: Chris Tregenna, Head of Treasury, Anglian Water

If you are interested in attending this webinars please email info@a4s.org

 

Past Webinars

Recordings of previously held webinars.

 

Enhancing Investor Engagement

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Speakers were:

  • Helen Slinger, Executive Director at A4S, who provided an overview on the related A4S Essential Guide 
  • Dave Huizing, Vice President Investor Relations at Royal DSM, who presented a case study

Strategic Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting

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Speakers were:

  • Helen Slinger, Executive Director at A4S, provided an overview on the related A4S Essential Guide 
  • Louise Rowe, Finance Director at South West Water, presented how South West Water integrates sustainability throughout its SPB&F process

These presentations were followed by a Q&A session. 

Capex

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The webinar looked at Capex and introduced practical concepts, tools and examples on how traditional financial return-based investment decisions can be broadened, to make sustainability issues more explicit and transparent. We explored how this can lead to more cost effective and resilient investment decisions.

finance culture

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  • Luke Mclaughlin, Sustainability and Accounting Manager, who provided an overview on the related A4S Essential Guide 
  • Jonathan Forster, Head of Planning, Management Accounting and Analysis at Anglian Water Services Ltd, who presented a case study on their Love Every Drop strategy and its impact on the culture of finance team

Social and Human Capital Accounting

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  • Karen Higgins, Executive Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, The Co-operators Group, spoke about their experience on integrating social and human capital accounting into their processes