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Planning ahead: Climate and annual reporting (recording available)
July 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm BST
What can we learn from the 2020 Annual Report season and what can we expect for the current year?
2020’s Annual Reports from UK companies have marked a step change in the disclosure of ESG considerations generally, and climate risk specifically.
With mandatory TCFD reporting expected across all parts of the economy by 2025, this event addressed the practical considerations non-executive directors need to be aware of with the evolution of climate reporting and disclosure over the next few years.
Join Phil Fitz-Gerald, Director of Financial Reporting Lab, Financial Reporting Council (FRC), Claire Fraser, Head of Stakeholder Reporting & Partner at Emperor, and Leah Ramoutar, Head of TCFD Implementation at the Phoenix Group.
Carol Bell, experienced non-executive director and a co-founder of Chapter Zero chaired the discussion and introduce Chapter Zero.
In partnership with
Phil Fitz-Gerald, Director of Financial Reporting Lab at Financial Reporting Council
Phil became Director of the Financial Reporting Lab in 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant in the UK with over 20 years of experience in accounting and audit, focusing on improving the quality of company reporting. He has worked for the Financial Reporting Council since 2009 and was previously the Head of Case Examination and Enquiries.
Phil started his career in the audit practice of KPMG where he spent ten years, the latter half of which he worked as a senior manager in the firm’s professional practice department. After leaving practice, he spent five years as a training consultant helping companies with their corporate reporting requirements before joining the FRC. Phil is also a board member of xBRL International.
Claire Fraser, Head of Stakeholder Reporting & Partner at Emperor
Claire has over 14 years of experience in corporate communications. She provides strategic advice on topics such as ESG and TCFD, and helps companies develop an integrated and strategic approach to corporate reporting, particularly in relation to strategy & performance, sustainability and governance. Claire has in-depth knowledge and understanding of reporting requirements, best practice and industry trends. She works with a number of FTSE100 companies including BP and SSE, she is also a member of the ICAS Corporate and Financial Reporting Panel.
Leah Ramoutar, Head of TCFD Implementation at Phoenix Group
Leah is the Head of TCFD Implementation at Phoenix Group where she leads on the identification and quantification of climate risks to the Group and analyses and implements a range of mitigation and adaptation strategies to manage these risks.
She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with 20 years’ experience across advisory, investment management, corporate finance, financial reporting, and sustainability.
Leah started her career in development finance, working with SME clients across the Caribbean and South America. This was followed by five years in the audit and corporate finance advisory practice of KPMG and two years in Investment Management.
Carol Bell, Director and Board of Chapter Zero
Member of the Chapter Zero Steering Committee, Carol Bell has served on the boards of public and private companies as well as charities in the Cultural and Educational sectors for 15 years. She was Senior Independent Director of Ophir Energy until its takeover in May 2019 and currently serves on the boards of the BlackRock Energy and Resources Investment Trust, Tharisa plc and Bonheur ASA (a Norwegian listed company with interests in renewable energy). Carol is also the Chair of the British School at Athens, Vice President of National Museum Wales, a member of the Council of Cardiff University and has recently become the first female board member of the Football Association of Wales.