Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3.45 PM
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About this Conference

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) concerns are becoming ever-more important for organisations as consumers, investors, employees and regulators alike demand action – and boards must take note.

This conference will discuss the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and what this means for companies, Blueprint for developing your ESG programme along with the importance of quality data and information that is collected and so much more.

You will not only get a chance to hear from leading experienced professionals in the field, you will also gain access to all presentations and have ample opportunity to ask specific questions which you can apply the answers immediately to your organisations ESG strategy.

A word from our conference chairperson


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Brendan Barrett, Communications Consultant

Blueprint for developing your ESG programme

  • What actions to take in the initial phase of your ESG programme
  • What approaches are companies using in designing ESG governance structures?
  • Assigning responsibilities for communications, reporting and programme development
  • Building a long-term strategy

Liam McKenna, Partner, Mazars

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive – CSRD

  • An overview of CSRD including scope and timelines.
  • An overview of upcoming ESRS (European Sustainability Reporting Standards)
  • An overview of EU Taxonomy Regulation.
  • What should organisations do to prepare.

Carol McGee, ESG Business Consultant, Carol McGee Executive Business Consulting

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

Garret Farrelly, Partner, Head of Energy and Infrastructure and Head of Projects,Chair of ESG Advisory Group Matheson LLP

ESG Data Collection, Management And Reporting –Why Quality Data Is Needed

  • Why is ESG data important?
  • Integrating ESG and financial reporting
  • ESG data assurance
  • Verifying and validating your data so that it is fit for compliance purposes
  • Supplier engagement for sustainability data and policies
  • Understanding ESG ratings and scores
  • The future of ESG data

Brian O’ Kennedy, CEO, Clearstream Solutions

ESG Strategy and its Influence on Current and Future Stakeholders

  • Identify your main stakeholders
  • Determine your priority stakeholders
  • ESG stakeholder assessment
  • Questions that help guide your ESG strategy
  • Communicate the results
  • Deciding how you’ll use them to define your ESG strategy

Patrick Downes, Managing Partner, Lionheart

How can an effective governance of the ESG regulations/reporting contribute to the global drive for Net Zero

  • The Real Estate perspective
  • Impact of EU legislation on real estate market
  • How EU Taxonomy and CSRD is driving change
  • How data will be key

Orla Coyle, Head of ESG Ireland, Savills

ESG for investors – What Investors need to beaware of

  • What is ESG?
  • Why is everybody talking about ESG?
  • A rapidly changing regulatory environment for ESG
  • ESG and sustainable investment: key distinctions
  • Building successful ESG portfolios

Carolina Angarita-Cala, Sustainability and Responsible Investing Manager, Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland

Why ESG is key for recruitment

  • Employees are more alert to ethical and sustainability practices
  • ESG scores points with Gen Z
  • How to attract candidates with ESG
  • It’s not just about the salary
  • Workforce health
  • Equality, Diversity and inclusion

Fredericka Sheppard, Co-Founderand Managing Director (Joint) Voltedge Management

Managing The Risk Of Green-washing

  • What is green-washing, with examples.
  • There are a few reasons why green-washing exists:

               Market demand:

                Lack of regulation


                Financial gain

  • The consequences of green-washing

Geoff Dooley, Antaris Consulting

Who Should Attend?

This conference has been designed for managers and employees who want to develop their knowledge of the corporate sustainability agenda and how businesses need to respond. This could include newly appointed members of a sustainability team or those from other functions who have a role to play in implementing their company’s sustainability strategy, e.g., marketing, HR, supply chain, product development, sales etc.


Carol McGee
ESG Business Consultant,
Garret Farrelly
Partner, Head of Energy and Infrastructure
Patrick Downes
Managing Partner, Lionheart
Brendan Barrett
Liam McKenna
Partner, and Head of Privacy, Mazars
Fredericka Sheppard
Co-Founder and Managing Director (Joint) Voltedge Management
Brian O’Kennedy
CEO of Clearstream Solutions
Carolina Angarita-Cala
Sustainability and Responsible Investing Manager
Geoff Dooley
Business Development & Sustainability Consultant
Orla Coyle
Head of ESG Ireland, Savills


Early Bird Rate @ €475+VAT per person

Normal Rate @ €575 + VAT.

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of places fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

CMG Events Conference Discount

• 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.