The annual DIRFday conference for IR professionals and ESG specialists took place on 19 September 2022 at DI – Industriens Hus (Confederation of Danish Industry)
This one-day Investor Relations event offered excellent opportunities to learn, keep up to date and network with peers, and it takes place on Monday 19 September 2022 at DI, Industriens Hus (Confederation of Danish Industry), Copenhagen or ONLINE with live-streaming, active Q&A sessions and chat function.
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With close to 100 attendants present in person and about 20 more online, the conference gave new insights on themes on the latest IR tactics and strategic topics, best practice together with trends impacting the IR-work. Once again there was an excellent array of speakers on the hottest topics and trends relevant to all IR professionals and stakeholders:
Creating the largest Scandinavian non-life insurer – 20 years in the making.
|Barbara Plucnar Jensen, CFO
Gianandrea Roberti, Head of IR and External Reporting
|The acquisition of RSA Scandinavia is a game changer for Tryg. Barbara Plucnar Jensen (Group CFO) and Gianandrea Roberti (Head of IR and External Reporting) will take us through this transformative journey from a strategic, financial and operational perspective.
|The changing landscape of ESG: Latest trends, new regulation and the role of IR
ESG and the board – what works
DSV – the ESG landscape seen from the driver’s seat of a truck
|Lars Rasmussen, Chairman of the Committee for Good Corporate Governance, Chairman of Board in Coloplast and Lundbeck.
Jeanette Fangel Løgstrup, non-executive director of JP Politikens Hus, Andel Energi etc. and author of ”Bæredygtig ledelse – ESG som den nye ABC for ledelser og bestyrelser”.
Flemming O. Nielsen, Executive Vice President, Head of IR
Martin Andreasen, Executive Vice President, Group Sustainability & Compliance
|Focus on ethics, moral and avoiding greenwashing in times with increased focus on sustainability, much regulatory change and most recently also much criticism.
How to ensure that ESG is not only focused on risk but is balanced with opportunities for companies and their stakeholders.
Investors, proxy advisors, rating agencies, regulators etc. – there are many stakeholders across the ESG landscape, and you cannot make everybody happy. Martin and Flemming share DSV’s top learnings from the past years.
|The economy on the threshold of slowdown
|Las Olsen, Chief Economist, Danske Bank
|Very high inflation means that an economic slowdown is coming, and that will have a significant impact on both earnings and everyday life in many businesses over the coming year.
|DIRF intro – best practice:
Cristina Rønde Hefting, Head of Investor Relations & Press, HusCompagniet
Anders Hjort, VP, Head of Investor Relations, SimCorp
Charting the ESG Roadmap – Insights from IR
Helen Wood-Gush, Senior ESG & Sustainability Consultant, S&P Global
|New to DIRF and the network? This session will give you a brief introduction to our best practice guide and other services.
|Active ownership, stewardship, proxy approach
|Benjamin Friedrich, Director, BlackRock Investment Stewardship
Claus Wiinblad, Senior VP, ATP
|As one of the world’s leading providers of investment, advisory and risk management solutions, Benjamin Friedrich will give an insight to BlackRock’s approach to active ownership, stewardship, approach to over-boarding, remuneration, diversity, and other important topics.
ATP is Denmark’s largest investor with DKK 460 bn invested. Risk diversification is a priority and green investments is a growing focus area. Learn more about ATP’s approach.
|The never-ending search for funding
|Carsten Borring, AVP, Nasdaq CPH Listing
Mikael Bak, CEO, Danish Shareholder Association
Tue Østergaard, Founder and CEO, HCA Capital
Niels Buus, CEO, GomSpace
|How to get funding, the right coverage and the role of retail investors.
Simon Taylor, Managing Director Denmark
Ander de Lichtenberg, Managing Director Denmark
Alexandra Hall, Head of Investor Relations Sales – EMEA & APAC
Felix Weston, Investor Relations
|How do the top 100 companies on Nasdaq Copenhagen rank in ESG reporting. What are the gaps to investor needs and upcoming regulatory requirements? What are the top ESG reporting trends for listed companies in Scandinavia? Find out more at the presentation of the first ESG100 Nordic report in Denmark.
How IR teams are utilising AI to craft external comms in challenging times.
|The changing role of IR
|Jannick Lindegaard Denholt, Head of IR, FLSmidth
Mathias Holten Møller, Head of Investor Relations, Demant
Lea Vindvad Hansen, Investor Relations & Communications, Everfuel
Cristina Rønde Hefting, Head of IR & Press, HusCompagniet
|Panel of IR professionals highlighting the changes seen the past year, and what has changed in their current role
|The reporting landscape is changing – impact on IR now and beyond
|Kristian Koktvedgaard, Head of VAT, Accounting & Auditing at DI; EFRAG SR board member, EFRAG FR Deputy Board member
Thomas Steen Hansen, Director, KPMG Investor Relations Services
Philip Linnemann, Executive Creative Director & Partner, Kontrapunkt
|Update on the latest developments on the reporting frontier and line up the key challenges for the IR-teams.
Operationalisation of key challenges by explaining the market trends and building on practical recommendations.
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• Price for non-members – 3,000 DKK per person
• No-show fee at the venue for all – 1,000 DKK per person
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tina at the secretariat.
Thank you to everyone contributing to making this conference a success. A special thank you is due to all our sponsors, partners and speakers, without whom we would not be able to put such an event together year on year.
On behalf of the board and the secretariat thank you for participationg and supporting DIRF on 19 September at DI – The Confederation of Danish Industry.
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