In the twenty years since CDP pioneered environmental disclosure, it has become an established business norm. More recently, many countries and jurisdictions have implemented mandatory disclosure regulation, requiring many companies to disclose environmental data by law in years to come.
But are these developments enough to fully drive forward the environmental agenda and ensure businesses and capital markets play their role in addressing climate change and sustainable development?
CDP's Frank Dialogue event series will facilitate bold discussions and debates amongst thought leaders who have shaped environmental disclosure, taking stock of progress made, the pathway we’re on and what is to come.
Monday, 23 May 2022, 13:00 - 14:00 GMT
Episode 3: Spotlight on the environmental dimension of ESG
The third episode will focus on environment disclosures practices and evolvement over the years. The speakers will look at the most common practices and the remaining gaps that must be address. Given the urgency of the environmental crisis, the session will focus on what is most needed to redress the situation.
Monday, 18 July 2022, 13:00 - 14:00 GMT
Episode 4: Spotlight on the governance dimension of ESG
The fourth episode of a frank dialogue will look at the role of governance in enabling sustainable business and sustainable impact. Our speakers will reflect on the development of corporate governance duty and due diligence that have evolved over the past two decades.
Tuesday, 02 November, 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
Episode 1: From Earth Summit 1992 to COP26
CDP's Frank Dialogue kicked off at COP 26, in Glasgow and online. This first episode focused on the current watershed moment in corporate sustainability and transparency, reflecting on the vision set out 30 years ago. Our speakers looked back at the spirit of Rio in 1992, commenting on the journey since then as well as the direction of travel.
Monday, 14 March 2022, 12:00 - 13:00 GMT
Episode 2: Spotlight on the social dimension of ESG
The 10th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights provides an opportunity to look back at progress made and remaining gaps in reporting on social and human rights topics and corporate accountability. Episode 2 of CDP’s Frank Dialogue series will assess the current state of corporate reporting on social and human rights topics and provide recommendations on the main challenges. Our speakers will look at the evolution of policy and corporate action over the past two decades , assessing the status of National Action Plans and related regulations, as well as corporate reporting practices and impact management.