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9.30     Institutional Welcome and Introduction (in English)

Prof. Alessandro Lai, President, O.I.B.R. Foundation


Over the last year, if not even the last few months, there has been an impressive acceleration both in the collective and institutional interest in non-financial information, and in the efforts aimed at producing the conditions for its gradual standardisation. The work on the revision of the EU Directive no. 95/2014 on non- financial reporting, the mandate of the European Commission to EFRAG on these issues, the entry into the field of the IFRS Foundation, the creation of a group of five standard setters and framework providers of non-financial information (CDP, CDSB, GRI, IIRC, SASB), the announced merger between two of them (IIRC and SASB), the “rediscovery” of the role of intangibles, represent as many pieces of a picture informed by the same purpose of making such information more relevant, reliable and comparable for companies, investors, but also for society as a whole. The session aims to provide an overview of these rapid evolutionary processes affecting Europe and the global context.

The Evolution of the Institutional Scenario

9.45     Alain Deckers, Head, Corporate Reporting Unit, European Commission

Patrick de Cambourg, Chair, EFRAG Project Task Force on the Preparatory Work for European Non- Financial Reporting Standards (PTF-NFRS)

Alessandro D’Eri, Policy Officer, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Lucrezia Reichlin, Trustee, IFRS Foundation

Discussant: Vera Palea, United Nations ISAR WG; University of Turin; and Scientific Committee, O.I.B.R. Foundation

Chair: Laura Girella, Senior Technical and Research Manager, IIRC; EFRAG Project Task Force on Non-Financial Risks and Business Model; University of Modena & Reggio Emilia; and EAA Stakeholder Reporting Committee

11.15   Coffee break (15 minutes)

11.30   Key-note speaker: Mervyn King, Chair Emeritus, Value Reporting Foundation

11.45   Roundtable: Towards the Standardisation of Non-Financial Information: The Changing Trajectories of the International Standard Setters and Framework Providers

Takayuki Sumita, Chair, WICI Global Network

Charles Tilley, CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)

Veronica Poole, Co-facilitator, “Group of Five”, and Global IFRS and Corporate Reporting Leader, Deloitte

Janine Guillot, CEO, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

Eelco van der Enden, Board Member, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Eric Dugelay, Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Financial Stability Board, and Partner, Deloitte

Discussant: Stefano Zambon, Secretary General, O.I.B.R. Foundation, & University of Ferrara

Chair: Maria Luisa Parmigiani, Chair, Supervisory Board, O.I.B.R. Foundation; President, Italian CSR Manager Network; and Head of Sustainability, Unipol Group

13.00   End of the morning session


In light of the very rapid development of the international picture – both at regional-European and global level – in relation to the possible standardisation of non-financial information, new challenges are also posed for the Italian context and its actors regarding our participation in the ongoing processes and their institutional and technical reflexes in our country, also taking into account the broader social-political-environmental significance of this type of information and metrics compared to the usual purely financial one. The session aims to initiate a dialogue between relevant Italian stakeholders and share their vision not only on the evolutionary trajectories of the international context, but also on the role of Italy within this new situation that interrogates different interests and expectations.

15.00   The Viewpoint of Italian Institutions

Luca Ferrais, Senior Advisor, Financial System Regulation and Supervision Directorate (V), Treasury Department, Ministry of Economics and Finance

Guglielmina Onofri, Head, Issuers Information Division, CONSOB (Stock Exchange Regulator)

Ivan Faiella, Director, Directorate General for Economics, Statistics and Research, Bank of Italy, and Coordinator of the Bank of Italy Task Force for the G20 Sustainable Finance

Chair: Giuliana Birindelli, University of Chieti-Pescara, and Scientific Committee, O.I.B.R. Foundation

15.40   Cutting Edge Experiences in Italian companies (organised by CSR Manager Network)

Manuela Baudana, Head of CSR, A2A, The preparation of the integrated reporting at A2A

Massimiliano Monnanni, Head of CSR, Group Risk Governance, and Corporate Affairs, Poste Italiane, The development of integrated reporting in Poste Italiane

Mario Melazzini, CEO, Istituti Clinici Scientifici (ICS) Maugeri SpA Benefit Company, The impact measurement of ICS Maugeri

Introduction and Chair: Matteo Pedrini, Scientific Director, CSR Manager Network; Catholic University of Milan; and Supervisory Council, O.I.B.R. Foundation

Coffee break (10 minutes)

16.30   Italian Roundtable: “The standardisation of non-financial and sustainability information: challenges and opportunities for the Italian context”

Livia Piermattei, Board Advisor for a Sustainable Performance, and Senior Advisor, Methodos

Marco Frey, President, Global Compact Foundation Italy; Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa; and Supervisory Board, O.I.B.R. Foundation

Marco Maffei, Partner, KPMG; O.I.B.R. Foundation; and European University of Rome

Raffaele Marcello, Italian National Council of Accounting Experts, and Supervisory Board, OIC (Italian Accounting Standard Setter)

Cristina Ungureanu, Head, Corporate Governance, Eurizon Capital

Sandro Catani, Director, Mercer Italia, and President, Wise Men College, Nedcommunity (Italian Non-Executive Directors Association)

Chair and Discussant: Riccardo Sabbatini, specialised journalist

17.45   Key-note speaker

Pierluigi Stefanini, President, ASVIS (Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development), and Chairman, Unipol Group

18.00   Concluding remarks

Lino Cinquini, Chair, Scientific Committee, O.I.B.R. Foundation, and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa

18.15   End of the Congress

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