G100 and EY Virtual Forum | Introduction to the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)

Date : 31 July 2020

Location : Webcast

G100 Virtual Forum on Corporate Reporting & SASB organised by the G100 Sustainability Committee in collaboration with CA ANZ and CPAA and hosted by EY.  This will be the second of four G100 Virtual Roundtables over 2020 on Corporate Reporting, tackling topics such as SASB, CDSB, TCFD and ASX/ASIC/AASB/AUASB disclosure suites.

The CDSB Framework sets out an approach for reporting environmental and climate change information in mainstream reports, such as annual reports, 10-K filings, or integrated reports.  This Virtual Forum introduce the CDSB, the CDSB Framework, and the relationship between the CDSB and the Taskforce for Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which was G100’s key conversation topic in 2019.  The forum will also explore the findings of one of CDSB’s latest reports, Falling Short – which analyses the 2019 environmental and climate-related disclosures of Europe’s 50 largest listed companies.

The Forum will be moderated by Terence Jeyaretnam of the G100 Sustainability Committee, and will involve a presentation by (Fellow Aussie) Mardi McBrien, Managing Director of CDSB.  Terence will start the forum by presenting the latest results of EY’s Global Climate Barometer.

Mardi McBrien is Managing Director at the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) where she has played a leading role is driving the integration of climate and environmental information into corporate reporting with the same rigour as financial information globally for almost a decade. Prior to CDSB, Mardi has enjoyed an eclectic career which has seen her lead flagship environmental campaigns for WWF to working on the United Kingdom’s carbon market policy for their Department for Energy and Climate Change and public private partnership management for the UK timber supply chain.

Mardi is a fellow of the RSA, and sits on a number of industry related advisory boards and committees as part of her role at CDSB inc. GRI Stakeholder Council, Corporate Reporting Dialogue, Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI), the Sustainability Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and the IIRC Council. Originally qualifying as a forester and environmental scientist (Melbourne University) and agricultural economist (SOAS) her volunteer activities including trustee of one of the oldest environmental NGO’s in the world, the International Tree Foundation and a founding Board member of WOCAN – Women Organising for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management.

In her spare time Mardi enjoys collecting and drinking gin, open water swimming and exploring new places with her young daughters.

G100 is keen to engage the Finance Function, and accordingly we are hoping that both the sustainability and finance professionals will attend from each organisation.  Governance, General Counsel and Corporate Reporting functions are also welcome.

Theme: Introduction to the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)

Date: Friday 31st July 2020

Venue: Virtual – Link will be sent out on RSVP

Time: 09:00am – 10:00am AEST

RSVP: Please respond by Midday, Thursday 30th July to Karen Goulet on Karen.Goulet@au.ey.com or call 03 9288 8908.