Business for Sustainable Development (BSD) is a non-profit industry association that provides platforms for companies to work together in addressing key societal challenges that impact business. In line with achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), BSD also engages with individual corporations through advisory services in sustainability reporting, strategy and roadmap, impact assessment, and project implementation.
Business for Sustainable Development has pioneered in providing sustainability development assistance to the private sector for 31 years and the evolution of sustainability reporting among the different sectors has been quite dynamic. With the half-way point of the 2030 Agenda fast approaching, there are challenges to catch up with sustainability goals in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Corporate Sustainability Reporting is one of the many steps to embark on the sustainability journey of an organization. Through compliance, reporting guidelines are strictly implemented and practiced in the management systems of a company which in return contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. With the urgent call for action of the global community, the Philippines has stepped up in adapting to and closely monitoring these changes to corporate sustainability reporting.
The aim of the webinar is to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to navigate the changing landscape of sustainability reporting. The event will feature a panel of experts who will share their insights on the latest trends and innovations in the field, and will provide a platform for discussions and knowledge-sharing among participants. This webinar is ideal for BSD members who are keen to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in sustainability reporting and want to learn how to leverage them to drive sustainable practices in their companies and organization. In this webinar, we gathered representatives from the different sectors to speak about the latest developments in Sustainability Reporting. We will be hearing from a reporting framework organization, an international sustainability advocate, a representative from the private sector as well as from the government sector.
March 29, 2023
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
1:35 PM - 1:45 PM
Introduction of the Webinar Topic
An introduction to the webinar topic, which will be led by Mr. Cesar Consing, CEO of Ayala Corporation and a Board of Trustee Member of Business for Sustainable Development.
1:45 PM - 1:50 PM
Introduction of Resource Speakers
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
First Speaker Presentation - Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)
Atty. Iza Marie P. Castillo-Espiritu, the Assistant Director for the Corporate Governance Division from the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), will provide her valuable insights on the current state of the sustainability reporting landscape from the government sector's perspective, including the regulatory frameworks and standards that are involved.
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Second Speaker Presentation - Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Katreena Pillejera, the Philippine Country Manager of the Global Reporting Initiative, will be sharing insights on the current state of sustainability reporting from the perspective of a standard provider such as GRI. As a leading organization in sustainability reporting, GRI provides a comprehensive framework for companies to report their sustainability performance and impacts.
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Third Speaker Presentation - World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Ruth Rennie, the Senior Director of Decision and Disclosure at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, will provide valuable insights on addressing gaps and developments in sustainability reporting from an international organization's perspective. As a leading organization in sustainable business practices, the WBCSD works with companies, policymakers, and stakeholders to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Fourth Speaker Presentation - Ayala Corporation
Maria Victoria Tan, the Head of Enterprise Risk Management and Sustainability at Ayala Corporation, will share insights on Ayala's experience in complying with evolving regulatory requirements related to sustainability reporting. This discussion will offer a personal perspective on navigating the changing landscape of sustainability reporting, drawing on the experiences of one of the leading companies in this area.
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 3:35 PM
President and CEO of Ayala Corporation
Atty. Iza Marie Castillo-Espiritu
Asst. Director for the Corporate Governance Division of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Country Manager - Philippines at Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI)
Senior Director, Decision & Disclosure of World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Maria Victoria Tan
Head, Enterprise Risk Management and Sustainability at Ayala Corporation