Balancing the scales: Navigating financial challenges in high-risk industries

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Wednesday, September 6th, 12:00 AEST

Food & Agriculture, CPG, and Retail leaders in Melbourne are invited to join this roundtable luncheon on ‘Balancing the scales: Navigating financial challenges in high-risk industries’.

An expert moderator will guide the knowledge-sharing event, stimulating discussion between participants in a closed, confidential environment. Attendance is complimentary and by invitation only.

Balancing the scales: Navigating financial challenges in high-risk industries

Finance and risk leaders in the architecture, construction, and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industries face multifaceted challenges, largely dictated by market volatility, regulatory changes, and technological disruption. In architecture and construction, fluctuating material costs and complex project timelines amplify financial risk. In CPG, rapid shifts in consumer behavior and preferences necessitate agile financial planning.

Regulatory compliance poses another hurdle; for instance, the push towards sustainability necessitates eco-friendly construction materials and biodegradable packaging, adding layers of complexity and cost. This sustainability factor also exposes companies to reputational risk if not managed adeptly. Additionally, the embrace of digital transformation, while offering efficiencies, presents its own risks, including cybersecurity threats. Navigating these challenges requires innovative strategies, robust data analytics, and proactive risk management to achieve financial sustainability and long-term growth.

  • How are organisations today currently balancing long-term sustainability goals with more immediate financial/business priorities? What KPIs are used to measure effectiveness?
  • What strategies are being employed to manage market volatility and fluctuating costs, especially in the context of sustainable materials and practices?
  • How are companies addressing cybersecurity risks while adopting digital technologies for financial and operational efficiency?

Florentino – The Wynn Room

80 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia | Google Maps

The Ortus Club hosts knowledge-sharing discussions in the best private dining rooms in the world. These venues provide an elegant high-end atmosphere and impeccable table service.

Join leaders interested in discussing the transformative role of digital platforms in emission measurement, exploring their impact on large enterprises, particularly within the agriculture value chain, and envisioning the future of sustainable business practices.

Job titles may include Chief Sustainability Officer, CRO, CFO, CEO, Head/VP/Director of Sustainability, Finance, and Risk, and other senior executives.

12:00 PM: Arrival of guests and reception
12:30 PM: Welcome by The Ortus Club
12:35 PM: Short address from Terrascope
12:45 PM: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group over lunch
1:45 PM: Discussion brought to a close.
2:30 PM: Guests are encouraged to continue networking over tea and coffee

Hosted by Terrascope

Terrascope is an enterprise-grade, end-to-end decarbonisation SaaS platform. By combining AI-assisted carbon measurement and management with deep industry and sustainability expertise, Terrascope helps solve the data management, emissions reduction planning and implementation challenges that large enterprises face to decarbonise their operations and complex supply chains.

Publicly launched in June 2022, Terrascope works with customers in multiple industry verticals such as agriculture, food & beverage, and consumer packaged goods; as well as horizontals such as manufacturing, technology, transportation and real estate. Headquartered in Singapore, Terrascope is backed by Nupo Ventures (formally called Olam Ventures) and incubated with support from BCG X.