How can company boards lead the sustainability transition?


How can company boards lead the sustainability transition?

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About this event:

What does sustainability transition mean for your company? What keeps you awake at night?

Policymakers and regulators are introducing new legislation on companies’ sustainability obligations that will profoundly impact businesses. Accountancy Europe, the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations (ecoDa), the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA) and Chapter Zero Brussels jointly invite you – board or audit committee member, CEO, CFO, internal or external auditor etc. – to discuss how companies are

  • preparing for the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS), as a result of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D)
  • identifying key Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) objectives
  • dealing with the challenges that come with implementing those objectives in day-to-day activities

The event will also draw on the recent Accountancy Europe, ecoDa and ECIIA publication ESG Governance: questions boards should ask to lead the sustainability transition. It sets out practical questions that boards should consider in their efforts on ESG, sustainability transition planning, delivery on sustainability objectives and limiting greenwashing risks.


  • Moderator: Olivier Boutellis-Taft, CEO, Accountancy Europe
  • Sandra Gobert, Board Member, ecoDa | CEO, Guberna
  • John Bendermacher, President, ECIIA
  • Wim Bartels, Chair, Sustainability Policy Group, Accountancy Europe
  • Gilda Neiman, Director, Board of Directors and Steering Committee, Chapter Zero Brussels


  • 10:30 - 10:35


    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe

  • 10:35 - 11:25

    Panel discussion

    Moderator: Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe
    Sandra Gobert, ecoDa & Guberna
    John Bendermacher, ECIIA
    Wim Bartels, Accountancy Europe
    Gilda Neiman, Chapter Zero Brussels

  • 11:25 - 11:40


  • 11:40 - 11:55

    Speakers' wrap up

  • 11:55 - 12:00

    Closing remarks

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe