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<IR> Roundtable: «Integration of Financials & ESG – The Why and the How – Valuing externalities»

A look back on the Integrated Reporting Roundtable «Integration of Financials & ESG – The Why and the How – Valuing externalities» with Novartis and LafargeHolcim

On 22 September, 2017 the Center for Corporate Reporting (CCR) hosted its fifth Integrated Reporting Roundtable. Sonja Haut, Novartis, and Antonio Carillo, LafargeHolcim, provided valuable insights into the why and how of integrating financials and non-financials as well as related challenges and impacts. The workshop fostered a lively debate with practical insights on concepts, issues and ideas (discussions followed the Chatham House Rules). Participating companies came from a variety of sectors such as insurance, services, industry, consumer goods; company representatives came from sustainability, Investor Relations, Finance, Reporting and Communication.




  • Insights into the integration of financials and ESG by experts from Novartis und LafargeHolcim

  • More common understanding on boundaries in environmental key figures than in social KPIs

  • No standards for impact valuation yet – methodologies need to be made transparent

  • Storytelling in ESG versus Integrated P&L presentation

Key topics discussed:

  • Significance of impact valuation

  • Implementation process of impact valuation

  • Related challenges

  • Internal and external benefits coming from impact valuation

Workshop V Agenda

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