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IoD Ireland, in partnership with Business in The Community Ireland (BITCI), are delighted to invite you to this upcoming webinar titled, 'Redefining ESG at Board Level’.
Sustainability has become a key differentiator and a driver of business resilience and growth. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations are driving the agenda of business. Whether it is about meeting compliance standards, satisfying investor requirements, or responding to growing societal calls for leadership on inclusion and transparency, Boards are increasingly seen as critical for defining and delivering a credible sustainability roadmap.
This is a must-attend event for board directors, company secretaries, senior management and ESG/sustainability experts.
The session will address:
The webinar will include a panel discussion with the following panellists:
The session will be moderated by Tomás Sercovich, Chief Executive, BITCI, and will include a welcome address from Thora Mackey, Chief Operating Officer, IoD Ireland.
CEO, Musgrave Group
Noel Keeley is CEO of the Musgrave Group, Ireland’s largest food retail, wholesale and foodservice company. Noel has over 30 years’ experience in senior and executive leadership roles in both private and public sector organisations. Noel has previously held the positions of Managing Director for Musgrave Wholesale Partners, and Group HR Director with Musgrave.
Prior to joining Musgrave in 2005, Noel was Vice President for Human Resources with University College Cork and prior to that, he held a number of senior leadership roles with the Canadian Government in Northern Canada, where he lived and worked for 10 years.
Noel holds an MBA from the Smith School of Business, Queens University, Canada.
Independent Non-Executive Director, ENI SpA
Karina Litvack serves on the boards of Italian Oil & Gas major Eni S.p.A., where she chairs the Sustainability & Scenarios Committee, and serves on the Remuneration Committee; Viridor Waste Management Limited, a KKR portfolio company, where she chairs the Board Sustainability Committee; the CFA Institute, home of the professional qualification for investment management professionals, where she chairs the ESG Working Group of the Investment Sub-Committee; and Business for Social Responsibility, a consultant specialising in sustainable business practice.
Since the passage of the Paris Agreement at COP21 in 2015, Karina has also been working to build a global network for fellow board directors to share experiences, engage with technical experts and stakeholders, access specialised training, and help to drive more effective climate transition strategies in the boardroom. Under the auspices of the World Economic Forum, she co-founded the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI), home of the CGI Principles for Non-Executive Directors, where she chairs the Governing Board. The CGI operates through a network of 14 national and regional Chapters in APAC, EMEA and the Americas, often in collaboration with local institutes of directors.
Previously, Karina had a 25-year career in Finance, latterly running the Governance and Sustainable Investment activities of UK asset manager F&C Investments*.
*now BMO Global Asset Management, a unit of the Bank of Montreal.
Business in the Community Ireland is a movement for sustainable change in business. In a dynamic and changing environment, sustainable businesses are successful businesses.
Our purpose is to inspire and enable businesses to bring about a sustainable, low carbon economy and a more inclusive society where everyone thrives. We act as trusted advisers in sustainability and corporate social responsibility. We provide access to best practice and support businesses with practical management and monitoring systems. By facilitating forums for reflection and action, we ensure that businesses anticipate and are ready to meet the current, pressing challenges of climate change, the pipeline of talent as well as the issues of social inclusion, diversity and accountability.
For any queries in regards to this webinar, please contact Sharon Kirwan, Senior Events Executive, IoD Ireland.
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