Masterclass

Sustainable Finance

Equip yourself with the essential tools and insights needed to seamlessly integrate sustainability principles into the realm of finance.

Friday 28 June 2024

9h00 - 17h00

On-site | Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 42, 1050 Bruxelles

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Agenda

What will you learn? 

As the financial landscape shifts towards sustainability, finance professionals are called to navigate this dynamic terrain with precision and foresight. Equip yourself with the necessary tools and insights to effectively integrate sustainability principles within finance, underpinned by digital methodologies.

Part 1 – Sustainability & Finance
Part 2 – Digitalisation
Topic 1
Sustainability Refresher

A recap of foundational sustainability principles discussed in prior sessions.

Topic 2
Greenwashing vs. Strategy

Discern genuine sustainability strategies from mere optics.

Topic 3
Regulatory Landscape

Dive deep into the ICAM framework.
Unravel the EU Taxonomy and other pertinent frameworks like CDP, GRI, Sbti, and SRD.

Topic 4
Understanding Financing Tools

Introduction to green, social, and sustainable financing. Explore fixed assets, activities, and general financing dimensions.

Topic 5
Certification and Opinion

Delve into the significance of second and third-party opinions. Understand the advantages of financing and the value of certifications.

 

Topic 6
Exploring New Financial Products

Discover innovative products like supply chain financing, green shares, B CORP companies, and more. Examine credit strategies and the distinct differences between US & Europe.

Topic 1
Digital Intersection with Accounting

Delve into the digitisation of finance and its implications.

Topic 2
CFOs Evolution to Sustainability Reporting

Explore why CFOs are naturally progressing towards sustainability reporting and the legal ties binding them.

Topic 3
Digital Reporting Systems

Pinpoint challenges in utilising existing reporting systems for sustainability. Understand the need for consolidation and integration with ERP systems like SAP and Odoo.

Topic 4
The Traceability Challenge

Engage in an enlightening business game that delves deep into the traceability conundrum.

Topic 5
Pros and Cons of Digitalisation

Analyse the advantages and limitations of digitising sustainability in finance. Examine proprietary systems vs. collaborative platforms.


 

Topic 6
Competitive Advantage Through Compliance

Identify instances where seemingly redundant compliance can offer a unique competitive edge.

About the speaker

Presented by Jean-Philippe Serves

Jean-Philippe Serves is the CFO and Group Director of Finance, ICT & Legal Affairs at Puratos. He is also a professor of Advanced Accounting at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.
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Digital Impact for Financial Professionals
A Masterclass Series

Digital Impact for Financial Professionals

CFOs and their teams are no longer confined to traditional financial roles. Today, they must excel as strategic business partners throughout the organization, going beyond financial expertise.

 

Solvay Lifelong Learning introduces a series of 5 masterclasses designed to future-proof your role within the finance team. This programme empowers you to understand and leverage the power of digital technology, expanding your influence.

 

Developed by finance professionals for CFOs and finance teams, this flexible programme offers a valuable opportunity to enhance existing skills and explore new ones.

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