“European Soirée on Non-Financial Disclosure” Berlin (Germany)
28th of January 2015 | 4.00 – 8.00 pm (reception following)
Registration: 3.30 pm
Venue: Berlin Representation of the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), Reichpietschufer 20, 10785 Berlin
Admission to the event is only possible on invitation. Please note that spaces are limited.
With the final agreement on the EU Directive on Non-Financial Disclosure and Diversity, the German Council for Sustainable Development and the partners of the Sustainability Code would like to seize the opportunity to hold a European Soir©e on Non-Financial Disclosure.
The topics to be addressed at this evening event include:
- What steps would contribute to the success of the European Commission in establishing effective, reliable and comparable reporting on non-financial information and diversity?
- To what extent can the Sustainability Code promote implementation of the EU Directive on Non-Financial Disclosure and Diversity on the European and national levels?
- How can German businesses contribute towards better non-financial disclosure aiming to create sustainable markets and incentives for companies?
The European Soir©e will bring together policy makers, stakeholders and opinion leaders of the national and European levels to create a platform for sharing information and networking. Company representatives, investors and civil society stakeholders will have the opportunity to voice their expectations on future measures as well as their concerns regarding improving performance and developments towards more transparency without compromising economic policy objectives.
Invitees will include high-level representatives of the European Commission, relevant Federal Ministries, Members of the European Parliament and the German Bundestag, strategic partners of the “Sustainability Code” on the national and European levels as well as opinion leaders in business, academia and civil society.
The event will be held under the Chatham House Rule. The language of the European Soir©e is English (simultaneous translation will be provided).
Download the programme (PDF, 1.2 MB,
last updated: 19th January 2015)
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Lucia Reisch, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) & Member of the German Council for Sustainable Development
|3.30 pm||<strong>Registration / Welcome Coffee</strong><br /> |
|4.00 pm<br /> ||<link file:2050 - download "Initiates file download (PDF, 154 KB)">Opening<br />The Sustainability Code – A Subsidiary Instrument Implementing the European Reporting Directive</link><br /><strong>Marlehn Thieme</strong>, Chairwoman of the German Council for Sustainable Development<br /><br /><strong>Part I. Fact Finding</strong><br /> |
|4.15 pm||<strong>Moving Towards Implementing the Directive on Non-Financial Reporting: EU Commission's Perspective</strong><br /><strong>Nicolas Bernier-Abad</strong>, European Commission (Belgium)<br /> |
|4.30 pm||<strong>What Is the Framework for the Implementation of the EU-Directive in Germany?</strong><br /><strong>Thomas Blöink</strong>, German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV)<br /> |
|4.45 pm||<strong>Talk with Members of the German Bundestag<br />What the German Parliament Wants to Achieve</strong><br /><strong>Andreas Jung, MdB</strong> and <strong>Valerie Wilms, MdB</strong><br /> |
|5.00 pm||<strong>Plenary Discussion</strong><br />What is the way ahead? What role is Germany expected to play in anchoring sustainability in markets? What role do subsidiary national instruments such as the Sustainability Code play? Context and coherence; substance and means: Strengthening reporting schemes<br /><br />Opening comments by Members of the German Parliament, leading companies conforming to the Sustainability Code and other experts from civil society, academia and finance.<br /> |
|6.15 pm||<strong>Break</strong><br /> |
|6.30 pm||<strong>Part II. Next steps</strong><ol style="font-size:.8em"><li>Transposition into national law; status quo in other European countries: What regulations already exist? What are the political and operational difficulties?</li><li>Sustainability Code under scrutiny: Precedents for its adoption in other countries and on the European level</li><li>Next Steps towards the non-binding document 2016: What are the goals?</li><li>Follow-up to issues raised in the comments of the EU and Federal Government</li></ol><br /> |
|7.15 pm||<strong>Plenary Discussion</strong><br />What have been main assets, main obstacles identified? What are main challenges to be solved by EU/ national government/ RNE? What have been questions that should be discussed in this last plenary round?<br /> |
|8.00 pm||<strong>Wrap up & Outlook</strong><br /><strong>Prof. Dr. Günther Bachmann</strong>, General Secretary of the German Council for Sustainable Development<br /> |
|8.15 pm||<strong>Reception & Networking</strong>|