ESG Masterclass - session 1

From ESG disruption to opportunity – ESG materiality and action planning for 2023

In this first session of the ESG masterclass, we will decipher the unfolding regulatory landscape to understand the why and how of ESG. Beyond insight into the drivers behind companies’ efforts on ESG, this session will provide you with a framework for conducting double materiality assessments to navigate you through the ESG landscape.

You will leave the session with a clearer understanding of:

  • the complex unfolding regulatory landscape and how it impacts your enterprise
  • the commercial and business opportunities that it may provide rather than “just” compliance
  • an approach to prioritize actions that makes the most sense to your enterprise via the process of materiality
  • how to formulate a clear and achievable action plan for 2023 that both addresses 2023 compliance requirements but puts the building blocks in place to prepare for the disruption that 2024 is expected to bring thus making ready your organization for working strategically with ESG to gain competitive advantages and put your business ahead of the legislative curve.

As with all the masterclass sessions, the event will be in a workshop format with inspirational talks from the invited experts, facilitated group discussions, and plenty of time for Q&A.

Presentations will be in English. Group discussion will be in either English or Danish based on participants’ language preferences.

Who is it for?

  • This masterclass is for finance, compliance, and CSR/Sustainability professionals from companies that are already required to report or that will be required to report in the coming years i.e., companies with more than 250, regardless of ownership structure.
  • Some familiarity with the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and the EU Taxonomy is expected since only high-level summaries of these legislative frameworks will be provided.
  • This masterclass offers an opportunity for knowledge sharing and networking with colleagues outside your organization as well as for listening to presentations and Q&A sessions from leading experts in the area.

Peter Nyvang Lager, senior advisor, Bæredygtig forretningsudvikling, DI


  • Patrick Moloney, Market Director, Strategic Sustainability Consulting, Ramboll Management Consulting
  • Anna Urbak, Consultant, Strategic Sustainability Consulting, Ramboll Management Consulting
  • Tina Aggerholm, Chefkonsulent, Regnskab og Revision, DI


Why ESG reporting

The coming years will see the expansion and sharpening of ESG reporting requirements in an attempt to standardize non-financial reporting under the EU Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth. Some of these reporting requirements already apply to selected companies, namely the infamous EU Taxonomy. Others will apply in the near future, such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). These new regulatory requirements enter a complex landscape of mandatory and voluntary ESG frameworks and standards and pose a daunting challenge for many companies. A challenge that is further complicated by the lack of clarity and the many unknowns that accompany these new legislative frameworks.