Risk and Rewards of Sustainability Reporting

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The Good Governance Academy’s 5th Colloquium is taking place on 13 May 2021 and focuses on Enterprise Value Creation. Prof Mervyn King will open the Colloquium and introduce an unprecedented list of global expert speakers. Find out more here.

Event Overview

This pre-Colloquium 90 minute discussion will provide attendees the ability to confidently realise the benefits of sustainability reporting by understanding how to recognize and respond to potential, associated negative risk events.

The conversation will include


  • the benefits for those organisations providing clear, concise and understandable sustainability reports, especially in the light of the international move towards a single sustainability reporting standard;
  • how organisations can recognize and assess the potentially negative impacts associated with sustainability reporting; and
  • how others have responded to negative risk events.


Following this discussion, attendees should join the Good Governance Academy’s 5th Colloquium on Enterprise Value Creation to better understand the changing world of sustainability reporting standards (find out more here).

Intended Audience

This event is a must for:

  • sustainability reporter writers,
  • those with the accountability to report on sustainability (non-financial) matters, and
  • those providing information for such reports.


The panel of experts who will be chatting with Professor King include


  • Steven WaygoodAviva Investors Chief Responsible Investment Officer
  • Peadar DuffySOLUXR Founder Director and creator of Quantum Risk
  • Joyce Nkini-IwisiControl Risks Director of Investigations & Forensic Accounting
  • André VosNorton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc Director


The Agenda is detailed below.



22 April 2021

07:00 – 08:30

Time Zone:
GMT, UTC + 0:00


Online Conference

Event Schedule

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Welcome and Introductions

International Sustainability Reporting Standards

Integrating sustainability into the governance of the international financial architecture

Uncertainty and Sustainability Reporting

When things go wrong

Legal perspectives

Panel and Audience Discussion

Carolynn Chalmers

Governance Advisor

Carolynn assists leaders and leadership teams to understand and apply governance principles and generate value for their organisations. She makes use of her expertise and experience in corporate governance, organizational strategy, Digital Transformation and systems thinking to do so.

Carolynn is the Chief Executive Officer of the Good Governance Academy and Managing Director of Go Govern. Carolynn also manages Africa’s largest online governance network.

Carolynn has extensive management and governance experience and has held various Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Board, Board Committee and Executive roles for international, listed, private and public organisations. Her experience spans many industries, including financial services, health, energy, construction, education, tourism, media and the public sector.

Carolynn is co-editor of the ISO standard for the governance of organizations (ISO 37000) and Chairperson of the associated South African Bureau of Standards mirror committee, TC309, where she also represents South Africa’s King Committee.

Carolynn is best known for her successes in designing and leading large, complex strategy and organisational transformation implementations – she attributes this success to the application of effective governance principles.

Carolynn has received numerous national and international accolades for public speaking.

Prof. Mervyn King

Patron, Good Governance Academy

Mervyn King is a Senior Counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa. He is Professor Extraordinaire at the University of South Africa on Corporate Citizenship, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Pretoria and Cape Town and a Visiting Professor at Rhodes.

He has an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the Universities of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and Leeds in the UK, an honorary Doctorate from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia and a honorary Doctorate in Commerce from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, is Chair Emeritus of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, which produced King I, II, III and IV, and Chair of the Good Law Foundation.

He is Chair Emeritus of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) in London and of the Global Reporting Initiative in Amsterdam and a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the World Bank on Corporate Governance. He chaired the United Nations Committee of Eminent persons on Governance and Oversight and was President of the Advertising Standards Authority for 15 years and a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris for seven years.

He is chair of the African Integrated Reporting Council and chair of the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa.

He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for promoting quality corporate governance globally from the ICGN, the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance, the Indian IOD and the Regenesys Business School. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce, honorary fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; of the Institute of Internal Auditors of the UK; of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; of the Certified Public Accountants of Australia; of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations of the UK, of the Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a Chartered Director of South Africa.

He has been a chair, director and chief executive of several companies listed on the London, Luxembourg and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges.

He has consulted, advised and spoken on legal, business, advertising, sustainability and corporate governance issues in over 60 countries and has received many awards from international bodies around the world including the World Federation of Stock Exchanges and the International Federation of Accountants.

He is the author of five books on governance, sustainability and reporting, the latest being “The Auditor. Quo Vadis.”

He sits as an arbitrator and mediator internationally.

Steven Waygood

Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Aviva Investors

Steve has worked in responsible investment since 1996 and is a long standing supporter of Integrated Reporting & Ambassador for the IIRC.

He founded Aviva Investors’ Sustainable Finance Centre for Excellence, which seeks to transform capital markets so that they become more sustainable. He also co-founded the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, the World Benchmarking Alliance, and the UN Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative.

Steve has advised the UK Government, the European Commission, the Financial Stability Board and the UN on the creation of sustainable capital markets and received awards from Brummell, the International Chamber of Commerce, the City of London, the United Nations Foundation, Yale and Harvard.

Peadar Duffy

Founder Director at SOLUXR

Peadar is Founder Director of SoluxR and creator of the concept of Quantum Risk.

A serial risk services entrepreneur, Peadar has worked extensively across the US, Europe and the Middle East.

In Peadar’s recent paper on Quantum Risks and The Uncertainty Continuum he explains the Quantum Risks effect of complex systems, and digitialization in a world growing in uncertainty.

Peadar is currently working on a sequel paper called Enterprise Value Accretion with members of the SoluxR Brains Trust. SoluxR is an ESG risk data systems provider which ‘tracks ESG risks at the core’ using a blend of AI powered technologies and Agile Risk Methods

Joyce Nkini-Iwisi

Director, Investigations & Forensic Accounting, SSA at Control Risks

Joyce is a Director in charge of the Investigation and forensic accounting practice in Johannesburg with a remit for the Sub Saharan African region at Control Risks. She has more than a decade of combined experience in forensic investigations, auditing, and strategy management.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Joyce worked for two of the Big 4 audit firms in East and South Africa and headed the Forensics division of one of South Africa’s oldest law firms. Joyce specializes in assisting clients with proactive and reactive solutions in the form of forensic investigations and fraud risk management advisory on ESG related matters especially social issues. Joyce works with clients in various industries including, inter alia, Financial institutions, Government regulators and state-owned entities, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), mining and technology companies.

Joyce has received recognition as a senior business leader in the region and was awarded and recognized as one the Top 50 Women in Management in Africa in 2019.

André Vos

Director at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc

André is a litigation lawyer and director in the Norton Rose Fulbright corporate and commercial litigation team. His authoritative areas include investigations, business ethics and anti-corruption advice, risk advisory work, compliance advice, asset recovery and mining disputes.

André is head of the South African Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations practice and advises clients on various aspects of investigations, asset recovery and white collar crime. His experience in investigations and disputes includes complex, high value investigations and asset recoveries, commissions of enquiry and commercial disputes.

André is a regular conference speaker both locally and internationally and is often asked to comment by the broadcast media on topics within his area of knowledge. He is also a widely published author of articles. As part of his pro bono contribution, André sits as commissioner in South Africa’s Small Claims Court.

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