State of the Nation 2022 forum
CEDA’s ESG Community of Best Practice brings together senior ESG leaders and teams from across our membership.
The Community meets regularly to share insights on emerging ESG trends and practices; share learnings on setting, embedding and evolving ESG policies and processes and to share experience related to effective stakeholder engagement, communication, reporting and accountability.
At a national level, improved ESG performance across organisations supports sustainability and progress against the UN Sustainable Development Goals and is consistent with CEDA’s purpose of enabling a dynamic economy and vibrant society.
The ESG challenge
Expectations of organisations (from customers, shareholders, staff and regulators) around Environmental, Social and Governance have never been greater. From climate change and biodiversity to circular economy; from human rights to native title and from privacy to consumer protection, organisations must increasingly demonstrate clear goals and responses to the ESG challenge.
As expectations rise, so do requirements for disclosure, transparency and accountability. Organisations must also come to terms with the shift from voluntary, ‘in principle’, compliance to the adoption of mandatory obligations and disclosure.
The number of responsive frameworks and guidelines is increasing as organisations strive to adapt to fast-changing laws and standards. It can be time-consuming and confusing for organisations to ensure they’re on track.
The ESG opportunity
As organisations seek to expand their ESG activities, building a better understanding of the changing landscape and best practice is key. Improved ESG performance can deliver significant benefits to organisations including:
CEDA’s answer: an Australian ESG Community of Best Practice
Exclusively available to CEDA members, Community Membership includes access to all forums and related resources and discounted access to education modules.
There is an additional fee for Discover and Elevate members to join the Community.
The Community produces:
Measures of success
The Community seeks to deliver for its members:
As a community member your organisation can:
Challenges and opportunities for ESG practitioners in 2022
Community of Best Practice Forum 1: Challenge and opportunities for ESG Practitioners
31 May 2022
Community of Best Practice Forum 2: Embedding circular economy in your business
29 August 2022
Forum 3: October 2022
Forum 4: November 2022
Forum 5: March 2023
Community member surveys