Carbon Disclosure Project Ireland 2011 Report Launch

The Convention Centre, Spencer Dock Dublin 1

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Registration and refreshments 7.45am

Event 8.15 – 10.15am


CDP Ireland 2011 Report LaunchCDP Ireland 2011 Report Launch

The 2011 CDP Ireland Report, the third report prepared by KPMG, examines the strategies being deployed by many of Ireland’s most successful companies to ensure sustainability in a low-carbon world.The launch of this year’s report on October 18, offered an opportunity to hear from three leading Irish businessmen about what these issues mean for their companies and why, despite the tough challenges of today’s economic context, taking part in the Carbon Disclosure Project is still a priority.

Gary McGann is Group Chief Executive Officer of the Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG)Gary McGann, CEO, Smurfit Kappa Group

Gary McGann is Group Chief Executive Officer of the Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG). Before joining the Jefferson Smurfit Group in 1998 he held various executive positions at senior VP or CEO level in Irish industry in both the private and public sector. In 1968 he joined the Comptroller and Auditor General’s office as an auditor, and later held management positions at LM Ericsson Group and Gilbeys of Ireland Group. In 1994, the Irish Government appointed him as Group Chief Executive of Aer Lingus, a position he held until 1998, when he joined the Smurfit Group. He was elected to the Group’s Board in January 2000, and was appointed CEO in November 2002.

Gabriel D'Arcy, CEO, Bord na MonaGabriel D’Arcy, CEO, Bord na Mona

Gabriel D’Arcy was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Bord na Mona in February 2008. He previously held a number of management positions in the Kerry Group, most recently Commercial Director Kerry Ingredients Europe. He has also served as a Captain in the Defence Forces. He holds a BSc (Hons) from University College Galway, an MSc from University College Dublin, an MBA from Kingston University Business School and an Advanced Diploma in Management Practice from University of Ulster. He is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Jim Corbett, Managing Director, Bewley'sJim Corbett, Managing Director, Bewley’s

Jim Corbett is managing director of Bewley’s, Ireland’s market leading coffee and tea company and part of the Campbell Bewley Group. He is a food industry veteran having worked in Ireland and the United States in management positions with major food processors including Kerry Group, Golden Vale and Lakeland Dairies. He has been instrumental in the evolution of Bewley’s corporate responsibility, sustainability and ethical trading programmes. Jim is a food science graduate of University College Cork.

Panel Chairman: Terence O'Rourke, Managing Partner, KPMG IrelandPanel Chairman: Terence O’Rourke, Managing Partner, KPMG Ireland

Terence is the Managing Partner of KPMG in Ireland. He has previously held a variety of positions, including Head of Communications, Healthcare, Energy and Construction, Head of Audit and, most recently, Managing Partner since December 2006. Terence also sits on KPMG’s Global Executive Team and was recently re-elected as Managing Partner for a second term. KPMG has been responsible for preparing the Carbon Disclosure Project Ireland Report since it’s inaugural issue in 2009.

R�n�n Harper, Director, KPMGR�n�n Harper, Director, KPMG

R�n�n is a Director with over ten years experience in KPMG’s Audit practice, working with businesses from small local companies to large multinationals.  His career with KPMG included an initial four years with KPMG Brisbane, Australia.  R�n�n was responsible for KPMG’s contribution to the CDP Ireland report last year, and he currently leads KPMG Ireland’s Sustainability Assurance service offering.

Dick Budden, Director, Carbon Disclosure Project, IrelandDick Budden, Director, Carbon Disclosure Project, Ireland

Dick Budden is Ireland Director of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The CDP was launched to accelerate solutions to climate change and water management “by putting relevant information at the heart of business, policy and investment decisions”, and today it holds the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world. Over 3,000 organisations in over 60 countries now measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions, water management and climate change strategies through CDP, which acts on behalf of 551 institutional investors, holding US$71 trillion in assets under management.