Supporting high-quality ESRS implementation


Supporting high-quality ESRS implementation

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About this event:

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) will be effective on 1 January 2024 starting with the first companies in scope. The ESRS guide how companies report information under the CSRD. They introduce many new concepts and first-time requirements which will challenge stakeholders in the corporate reporting ecosystem.

EFRAG is currently developing a list of ESRS datapoints as well as guidance on two key ESRS concepts: materiality assessment and value chain.

Accountancy Europe and EFRAG are jointly organising this webinar to:

  • look into the challenges to ESRS implementation and how to overcome them
  • share perspectives from the reporting ecosystem on the two implementation guidance in consultation
    • the draft Materiality Assessment Implementation Guidance
    • the draft Value Chain Implementation Guidance

Speakers (scroll down for programme):

  • Tom Dodd, Team Leader, Sustainability Reporting, European Commission
  • Mark Vaessen, President, Accountancy Europe | Global Head of Corporate & Sustainability Reporting, KPMG
  • Hilde Blomme, Deputy CEO, Accountancy Europe
  • Patrick de Cambourg, Chair, Sustainability Reporting Board, EFRAG
  • Chiara Del Prete, Chair, Sustainability Reporting Technical Expert Group, EFRAG
  • Simon Braaksma, Senior Director, Corporate Sustainability, Philips
  • Olivier Schérer, Chair, Corporate Reporting Policy Group, Accountancy Europe | Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Sustainability Reporting Leader, PwC
  • Wim Bartels, Chair, Sustainability Policy Group, Accountancy Europe | European Sustainability Senior Partner, Deloitte


  • 10:00 - 10:05

    Welcome and introduction

    Mark Vaessen, Accountancy Europe & KPMG

  • 10:05 - 10:15

    Keynote: CSRD & ESRS pioneer a new era for sustainability reporting

    Tom Dodd, European Commission

  • 10:15 - 10:30

    In focus: A ‘how to’ ESRS - EFRAG’s implementation guidance

    Patrick de Cambourg, EFRAG

  • 10:30 - 11:35

    Panel: Perspectives from the reporting ecosystem for high-quality ESRS implementation

    Moderator: Hilde Blomme, Accountancy Europe
    Chiara Del Prete, EFRAG
    Simon Braaksma, Philips
    Olivier Schérer, Accountancy Europe & PwC
    Wim Bartels, Accountancy Europe & Deloitte

  • 11:35 - 11:50


  • 11:50 - 12:00

    Closing remarks

    Mark Vaessen, Accountancy Europe & KPMG