Sustainability metrics that drive impact – not the why and what - but the how

Presented by

Ian Huggard, Equity Capital Markets Division, Goodbody

About this talk

This webinar is focused on “how” to integrate sustainability in strategy, processes and communication, as the “why and what” is well understood. The goal is to demystify the so-called alphabet soup of frameworks and acronyms, showing how each can be used in a co-ordinated fashion. This will allow the organisation and stakeholders understand the material topics, actions and metrics that drive impact. - Understand the context -- View society’s goals through the lens of the UN SDGs -- Understand inputs using the IIRC 6 Capitals -- Sustainability value drivers -- GRI framework to define issues - Identifying and engage with stakeholders -- Include stakeholders -- Documented and robust process - Defining material topics and impacts -- Peer and media review -- SASB Materiality Map -- Stakeholder engagement - Establish baseline, targets and timelines using TCFD approach for major topics -- Governance -- Strategy -- Rick management -- Metrics and targets -- Scenario analysis - Implement action plans as part of integrated strategy -- Governance structure -- Executive responsibility -- Compensation linked to non-financial factor performance -- The learning organisation - Measurement and validation -- The need for transparency using the GRI Content Index -- Validation with a recognised assurer -- Assess management approach - Report and communicate -- Relate outcomes to the SDGs and IIRC 6 Capitals -- Tie performance to long term financials Ian Huggard is a senior business development and investor relations specialist with 30 years’ experience in Capital Markets. A trusted advisor to institutional investors and company management teams on issues relating to sustainability, strategy and financial analysis. After spending 15 years in the US and 15 years in Europe building successful businesses and leading high-performance teams within Investment Banks, he established Etoile Advisory in 2019.

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