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According to a 2021 PWC ESG research report, 76% of customers say they will stop buying from companies that treat the environment, employees, or the community in which they operate poorly. Not only are customers starting to avoid companies who do not showcase positive Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) activities, but the same research report shows that 86% of employees prefer to support or work for companies that care about the same issues they do.
As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, it is imperative for companies to incorporate ESG factors into their financial decision-making. During this webinar we will take a look at what organisations are doing to further their ESG efforts, what role finance plays, and what the most sought after skills are that finance departments are looking for as they advance their ESG reporting.
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Mark has spent more than 30 years as a qualified Chartered Accountant under the authorisation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales after gaining a Commerce degree at the University of Liverpool. He spent the first half of his career at senior levels in blue chip organizations such as PwC, the UN and ICI plc, and subsequently some 15 years as a senior equity partner of a multidisciplinary accounting, tax and consulting practice in the UK and internationally. He disposed of his partnership interest just over a decade ago and has since concentrated on advising (with occasional investment too) Directors and Shareholders of fast growth, larger Family Businesses in the UK and continental Europe, and some larger global listed organizations. His key strength is his ability to relate with a diverse mix of people, and combining this with deep experience in many industries and expertise within senior Finance & Business roles; as well as business management consulting ...
James joined Brook Street in 1987 as an on-site Contract Manager for a large client in central London – following his time there he moved into several UK-wide roles in sales, account management and operations. Early in 2000, he moved to Italy to open a branch network in Milan and Rome and then moved into a European-wide operational role. From 2005 to 2013 he was Global Product Line Director for ManpowerGroup and in 2013 transitioned back into Brook Street, managing various elements of their Public Sector client accounts. In 2018 he took the role of Compliance and Contractual Standards Manager for Brook Street and now holds the position of Group Compliance Director with additional responsibility for ESG and Risk. James is a member of REC’s Employment Policy Committee and participates in EASI’s regular roundtable discussions which connect HMG with our industry.
Nicole Austin, CFA, is the Head of Sustainability Stakeholder Engagement Philip Morris International. In her role, Nicole’s primary responsibility is monitoring sustainability-related insights to ensure PMI’s sustainability strategy meets external expectations and addresses the company’s most material impacts. She also works closely with our functions and markets to facilitate sustainability engagement and strengthen the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting practices. She has a strong background in both data management and finance, having worked in the financial industry before joining PMI as a financial analyst in 2011. Over the last decade, Nicole has held several positions within the company’s finance and sustainability organizations, which were integrated in 2020. With a deep understanding of both functions, Nicole has been instrumental in helping PMI pursue the same degree of rigor in the management and reporting of non-financial ESG metrics as it doe...
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