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Postponed – Net Positive: Links between finance and ESG

14 September 2022
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Due to the sad news of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, the event that should take place on the 14th of September has been postponed to a later date. The DKUK Net Positive Group is an by invitation only round table for a group of members, who aim to lead their organisation towards Net Zero / Net Positive.

14 September 2022
10:00 – 12:00
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Free - by invitation only

For the next Net Positive round table, we’re delighted to be accompanied by Charlotte Valeur, (Chair of the Board for Blackstone Loan Financing), for a discussion around the link between ESG and Finance.

Charlotte will give us insights into how ESG should play a leading role in any financial strategy. Green initiatives might seem like a high-risk investments with longer time frames, but as Chair of Blackstone she constantly asks; “what are the financial risks of not having an ESG driven business strategy”.  It will be a discussion focused on what investments to make across social, environmental and governance, to future proof a financially viable business model.

We encourage our participants to bring experiences, challenges, and ideas from their own companies.

This event is by invitation only.

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10.00  Arrival, coffee and network
10.20  Welcome by group leader and DKUK Board member Jessie Frahm and setting the scene and vision of this group. 
10.30  Welcome and introduction of Charlotte Valeur, Chair of the Board for Blackstone Loan Financing
11.00  Open discussion, sharing best practice, thoughts discussed, ideas shared – all under Chatham House Rules. 
11.50  Sum up 
12.00  End of programme

Charlotte Valeur, Chair of the Board for Blackstone Loan Financing

Charlotte Valeur is a corporate governance expert and a keen advocate for diversity in the boardroom. She has an extensive portfolio career with a number of Non-Executive Directorships and Chair roles. Over the last decade, Charlotte has been a director of 7 public companies, including three appointments as chair. Charlotte also has board experience with a range of unlisted companies including international engineering firm Laing O’Rourke, BT Pension Fund, Chair of Institute of Directors U.K. and Founder and Chair of Board Apprentice.

She is a member of DKUK.

The DKUK Net Positive Group is for a sub group and by invitation only of senior management DKUK members, who aim to lead their organisation towards Net Zero / Net Positive.

Therefore, our most influential leaders are invited to meet around their common agenda for creating sustainability within their organisations to discuss and share experiences within this field. 

We invite the members to take part in our quarterly briefings where they meet to discuss specific areas of sustainability that impact all businesses. This could be (but are not limited too) sessions around data collection and governance, carbon offsetting agendas, the impact of finance as a driver of green initiatives, or how to nurture social responsibility meaningfully.

In each session, we will have a theme and a leading expert will share a few insights with the group to seed a fruitful discussion.

Chatham House rules will apply at each meeting as this is a unique opportunity for our Net Positive leaders to voice unique challenges and opportunities they are dealing with in a safe space.

The group is initiated by DKUK Board member Jessie Frahm

Attending this group is by invitation only. For more about this group and any ideas of initiating other groups connect with Gunnar P Larsen, Managing Director, DKUK.