Engagement Week 2021: edie kicks off bumper week of sustainability reporting and communications content

The edie content team will deliver a week of exclusive content focused on sustainability engagement

Brought to you by the award-winning edie content team, Engagement Week 2021 is our themed week of editorial content and events dedicated to supporting sustainability, energy and resource efficiency professionals build personal engagement and drive meaningful change through the work that they do.

Throughout the week, edie will publish an array of insightful interviews, best-practice blogs from sustainability professionals and bespoke reports and live events tailored to provide our audience will everything they need to know to take their communications and reporting strategies to the next level.

The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Sessions

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.


Tickets cost £49+VAT

This premium online event, supported by UL, JRP Solutions and Reconomy, effectively combines three edie webinars into a single afternoon, with each webinar session taking a particular format. The first session (45 mins) will be a Q&A-style debate; the second session (one hour) will be a series of quick-fire case studies; and the third session (45 mins) will take a ‘masterclass’ format.

Registrants will get access to all three webinar sessions on the day. Full details of the three webinar sessions are as follows:

1) ENGAGE Q&A: Shaping your Purpose-Driven Reporting and Communications Strategy


Kicking off our Inspiration Sessions, a selection of CSR leaders and reporting and communications experts discuss how to drive meaningful engagement in the age of coronavirus, and the importance of aligning your reporting and communications strategy with the company purpose.  

Discussion points:

  • What great sustainability engagement looks like in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Taking a purpose-led approach (whilst avoiding purpose-washing)
  • Seizing the opportunity of COP26 to engage colleagues and customers


  • Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie (CHAIR)
  • Kate Neale, Sustainability Manager, Cadogan Estates
  • Will Ramage, Co-managing Director, Clear Channel
  • Louisa Ziane, Chief Operating Officer and Sustainability Director, Toast Ale

2) The Communications Power Hour: Best-Practice Case Studies to drive Engagement and Change Behaviours


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 unleashing the power of purpose to engage stakeholders, spark behaviour change, increase transparency and build trust.

Discussion points:

  • Building stronger relationships through transparency
  • Telling the right story, to the right people, at the right time
  • Measuring the impacts of any engagement and behaviour change strategy


  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (CHAIR)
  • Nathan Gray, Head of Sustainability, Reconomy
  • Matt Bourn, Director of Communications, Advertising Associates
  • Katie Buchanan, Head of Sustainability, Virgin Media

3) 45-Minute Masterclass: Taking your sustainability reporting onto the next level


Our third and final Inspiration Session will equip you with specific tools and practical  techniques to evolve your sustainability reporting strategy – new standards and frameworks through to ESG and climate-related disclosures, this masterclass-style session has it covered.

Discussion points:

  • TCFD and climate disclosures: Bridging the sustainable investment gap
  • Reporting on the “S” in ESG: What great practice looks like
  • Standards, frameworks and assurance: The future of sustainability reporting


  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (CHAIR)
  • Carol Somper, Sustainability Director, JRP Solutions
  • Lucy Dormandy, Strategic Engagement and Communities Lead, Aviva


Tickets cost £49+VAT.

Sustainable Business Covered podcast

As sustainability becomes ever more mainstream, the scrutiny placed on businesses from consumers, NGOs, investors and employees is growing. This podcast, speaks to businesses that have successfully and transparency set up new dialect with crucial stakeholders to drive sustainability.

Check out all of edie’s podcast episodes here.

Reporting and Communications Handbook

The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Handbook provides expert advice on engaging key stakeholders with your sustainability strategy; along with fresh insights to shape, deliver and share a compelling sustainability report.

The coronavirus pandemic has massively changed the way sustainability can and needs to be communicated across a business. Gone are the days when an organisation’s CSR progress is confined to a single annual document, and in this working-from-home economy we now find ourselves in, effective engagement has never been more important.

This free handbook is an ideal document for sustainability and CSR professionals seeking to utilise more innovative approaches to engagement to keep sustainability high on the minds of staff during this challenging backdrop.

Blogs and features

edie has reached out to the likes of British American Tobacco, Carlsberg and Ad Net-Zero to create daily content exploring the key themes and drivers behind current engagement practices. Each day an exclusive blog, interview or feature will be published.

Stay up to date with all Engagement Week content here.

Feeling inspired? Make an engagement-themed commitment to enhance the sustainability of your business on our Mission Possible Pledge Wall.

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