Implementing SASB Sustainability Disclosures

  • Thursday 18 March 2021
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Virtual Event
  • Eligible for 1 credit

In this one hour-webinar co-hosted by CFA Institute and CFA Society Spain and in association with SASB's FSA Western Europe Club we will look at how SASB Standards enable businesses to identify and manage financially material sustainability issues.

Join us to explore an example of a company that adopted these Standards and how investors use these disclosures.

Tomás Gallego and Elena García of Red Eléctrica, the first Spanish company to publish a sustainability report meeting SASB accounting standards, will share how these standards guided them in identifying and disclosing financially material sustainability factors in their reporting.

Meanwhile, Ole Buhl, Head of ESG and Senior Vice President at ATP will share his thoughts on how these disclosures are a game changer for ESG investing and why ATP decided to join SASB’s Investor Advisory Group.

Matt Orsagh, senior director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute and author of the report “Climate Change Analysis in the Investment Process,” will shed light on how SASB and CFA Institute can work together in enabling investors and financial professionals to adequately incorporate ESG factors and climate analysis into their investment process.

CFA Institute members can claim PL credit by providing their CFA Institute ID number when registering.

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Speakers' Profile

Elena García is senior adviser on sustainability reporting at Red Eléctrica. She leads and coordinates non-financial reporting according to recognized international standards. Ms. García has more than 10 years of professional experience in designing and implementing sustainability strategies in various companies, such as KPMG, SEUR, and Red Eléctrica. She graduated with a law and administration and business management degree from the Autonomous University of Madrid and earned a master’s degree in corporate communications from CESMA Business School.

Tomas Gallego is the financial director at Red Eléctrica. He has held various executive positions at the company, such as head of accounting, taxes, and strategic planning. Mr. Gallego also is a member of the board of directors at Red Eléctrica Financing and Red Eléctrica de España Finance BV and has served as chairman of the supervisory board of Santander Ahorro 5 Fund. He has been active for more than 25 years in finance at various companies, such as Arthur Andersen, Atento Holdings, and Red Eléctrica. Mr. Gallego graduated with a degree in economics and business administration from the Complutense University of Madrid and earned an executive MBA from IE Business School and a postgraduate degree (PDD) from IESE Business School.

Ole Buhl is head of ESG and senior vice president at ATP, the largest Danish pension fund and one of the largest European pension funds. He is responsible for coordinating ATP’s ESG efforts on behalf of ATP’s Committee on Responsibility, chaired by the group CEO. Mr. Buhl is responsible for ATP’s 10-person ESG team and is part of ATP’s Investment Forum. He is a member of SASB’s Investor Advisory Group and co-head of SASB’s European and UK Working Group.

Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, is a director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute, where he focuses on corporate governance issues. He was named one of the 2008 “Rising Stars of Corporate Governance” by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management.