Webinar | Risk in Focus 2024: Climate change, biodiversity and environmental sustainability

Webinar | Risk in Focus 2024: Climate change, biodiversity and environmental sustainability

Webinar | Risk in Focus 2024: Climate change, biodiversity and environmental sustainability 1920 1080 ECIIA

ECIIA and EIRG (European Institute Research Group) hosted a webinar on climate change, biodiversity and environmental sustainability on February 7. The 2024 edition of Risk in Focus (RiF) highlighted climate change, biodiversity, and environmental sustainability as the 3rd biggest risk organisations will face by 2027.


In Europe, the regulation on this topic is evolving quickly (CSRD, CSDDD, ESRS,….) and internal auditors have to play an important role in safeguarding businesses by addressing climate change, biodiversity, and environmental sustainability risks—critical for financial resilience and maintaining stakeholder trust. Proactive sustainable risk management not only protects against threats but positions companies to thrive in a sustainable future. #InternalAudit #SustainabilityRisk.

The webinar replay and the presentation are available.

Topics discussed:

  • The integration of sustainability risks into the audit plan
  • Collaboration strategies during audits of sustainability risks
  • The role of internal audit in the data identification and verification process
  • Recent publications on the topic

Speakers

Sabine H. Scholz, Senior Vice President at Fresenius Group | Facilitator
Silvio de Girolamo, CAE at SdG for Future Company
Luca Preite, CAE at Pirelli
Jan Stoker, (Senior) Audit Manager Group Audit at ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Alistair Smith, CAE at EDF

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