Speaker to highlight economic and social development and climate change
Richard Threlfall, of professional services firm KPMG, will be the keynote speaker at the annual general meeting of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Threlfall, KPMG’s head of infrastructure and global head of KPMG IMPACT, will speak about sustainability, climate change, and economic and social development, the Chamber said.
The AGM, to be held on April 14 from 12.30pm until 2pm, will be held virtually on Zoom. It is open to members and non-members of the Chamber.
Kendaree Burgess, chief executive officer of the Chamber, said: “We are especially thrilled to have Richard speak to us – his deep knowledge is very relevant for us locally and is globally impactful.
“We look forward to hearing from him. Economic, social and governance is a high priority for board members and certainly this will have a major impact on Bermuda.”
Steve Woodward, managing director and sector lead, KPMG Private Enterprise, said: “ESG issues are a high priority for organisations. The world has changed. Consumers and employees have increasingly different expectations, and business leaders are under pressure to prove that their organisations are acting responsibly and acting sustainably.
“Under the umbrella of KPMG IMPACT, our firm is looking to make a positive impact towards the ESG agenda and sustainability by creating an inclusive workplace, empowering our community, helping to preserve natural resources in the jurisdictions in which we live and work, and helping businesses build a sustainable future that can drive growth and profitability.
“The pandemic has put a spotlight on sustainability, especially here in Bermuda. We have been resilient, but we need to be mindful of the future. We look forward to insights that Richard will share to see what global organisations and other jurisdictions are doing across the ESG spectrum, where they are focused and how it can impact Bermuda.”
The Chamber said members should access tickets by logging on to https://www.bermudachamber.bm/events/details/2021-chamber-virtual-luncheon-keynote-address-1931. The Keynote is accessible to non members through our website https://www.bermudachamber.bm/events/
The event is $25 for members, and $40 for non-members.