Available to watch on-demand: edie’s ENGAGE online sessions (from April 2022)

Hosted during edie’s special Engagement Week of online content and events, the Sustainability Reporting and Communications Sessions offer up an afternoon of live, interactive webinar presentations and discussions – all dedicated to helping sustainability and CSR professionals drive stakeholder engagement through robust reporting and captivating communications at a time when misinformation and uncertainty regarding the net-zero movement is rife.

The 2022 Sustainability Reporting and Communications Sessions took place on Thursday 28 April combine three interactive sessions into an afternoon of online discovery. Starting out with a live Q&A with industry experts and businesses on the best way to communicate and dispel myths around net-zero, done to case studies showcasing how businesses are engaging different stakeholders on key sustainability themes.


1) ENGAGE Q&A: Dispelling sustainability myths and overcoming greenwash (12:30-1:30)


Kicking off our Inspiration Sessions, a selection of CSR leaders and reporting and communications experts discuss how businesses can identify and explain their purpose in a transparent way in the age of disinformation and concerns that greenwash is gripping current corporate strategies.

Discussion points:

  • Dispelling some key myths about the net-zero transition
  • Taking a purpose-led approach
  • How to avoid greenwash in 2022


  • Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie (CHAIR)
  • Sally Smith, Sustainability and ESG Director, Upfield
  • Richard Hagan, Managing Director, Crystal Doors
  • Tash Allard, Global Environment Strategy Lead, Dentsu International
  • Carol Somper, Sustainability Director JRP Solutions

2) The Communications Power Hour: Behaviour Change Case Studies to embed sustainability across the business (1:45-2:45)


Our second Inspiration Session offers up a series of never-before-seen, quick-fire case studies, hearing from some of the individuals and organisations that are sharing success as to how they’ve embedded their sustainability targets into the day-to-day actions of the business.

Discussion points:

  • Tips to get the board on board
  • Telling the right story, to the right people, at the right time
  • Measuring success: what does embedded sustainability look like?


  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (CHAIR)
  • Harriet Lamb, Chief executive, Ashden
  • Jennifer Wilson, Performance director, Auto Trader UK

3) 45-Minute Masterclass: TCFD disclosure: looking beyond compliance (3-3:45)


Our third and final Inspiration Session will equip you with specific tools and insight on TCFD disclosure, which became mandatory on 6 April. The session will explore what increased auditor scrutiny means now a company’s climate risk disclosure is under the microscope.

Discussion points:

TCFD and climate disclosures: How to get the ball rolling

Looking beyond the benefits of compliance

Switching from standalone ESG report to integrated in annual report


  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (CHAIR)
  • Ben Mayer, TCFD lead, Carbon Intelligence
  • Igne Pupelyte, Senior Group Risk Manager, Vodafone

The sessions are available to watch on-demand, for those who register. Click here to register for the Engagement sessions and watch on-demand.

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