Thursday 3 September 2020
Keynote presentation 3 - The interlinked relationship between financial performance and ESG
Open communication and trust between resources companies and shareholders is critical, especially in a time of heightened expectations around social performance. Against this backdrop, it is vital that resources professionals have a sound understanding of the relationship between financial and environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, including an outline of the key drivers of ESG.
This keynote will cover a broad selection of relevant topics driving social and financial performance in the resources sector, including resource nationalism, regional instability, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on investment markets and ESG, and how companies can improve engagement with stakeholders. Through the lens of professional standards, the keynote will examine how resources and finance sector professionals can work together to improve the social acceptance of mining projects and ensure access to capital.
Head of ESG Research, APAC, Credit Suisse
Cat Matson is a popular MC, known for her authentic style and extracting the best from panellists and speakers she interviews. Cat is the founder and lead facilitator of Impactful Presenters, an online program that teaches change-makers and professionals how to present with confidence.
As Brisbane’s former chief digital officer, Cat has a strong reputation in Australia’s innovation ecosystems and was recognised in 2018 at the IDC Digital Transformation Awards as Australia’s Digital Experience (DX) Leader. Cat has led the way in open innovation programs for civic improvement with the design and development of Brisbane Innovate, believed to be one of the largest open innovation programs in the world.