ESG: What is it and which role is there for Internal Audit?

Event dates: 21 Nov 2023, 22 Nov 2023



In a changing world, ESG becomes a determining factor for companies in terms of compliance, attractivity, talent retention. How can and will Internal Audit assess that companies are applying and evaluating continuous changing regulations without impacting companies’ growth.


Internal Auditors, Chief Audit Executives, Finance….


To ensure ESG fundamentals are covered/reviewed through practical exercises.


  • What is Sustainability?
  • How can a company look at sustainability from the point of view of shareholders
  • Sustainability as part of the strategy for the corporation
  • Overview Environmental risk
  • Overview Social Risk
  • Overview on Governance Risk
  • Sustainability – a Board matter or Audit Committee matter
  • ESG frameworks
  • Role of Internal Audit
  • Sustainability and change management


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ESG: What is it and which role is there for Internal Audit?

ESG - 21/22 November 2023

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About the facilitator

Dirk Debruyne & Aurélien Herquel


Dirk Debruyne

Seasoned C-Level Executive passionate in developing audit functions in global
industrial environments.

Dirk Debruyne is an experienced Chief Audit Executive with almost 30 years’
experience in Internal and external Audit. He started his audit career at Ernst &
Young (EY) in Belgium and was the audit manager for large multinational
Dirk started his journey in Internal Audit with Ingersoll Rand – a US listed global
diversified industrial (well known for products like Bobcat, Thermo King, Club Car
and Trane air-conditioning). He developed the internal audit function in Europe
and expanded his geographical reach by having audit responsibilities for all audit
assignments for Ingersoll rand outside the US with teams based in Brussels,
Bangalore and Shanghai.
After 12 years with Ingersoll Rand, he joined Aliaxis, a Belgian family-owned
global industrial group to be the Group Vice President Audit reporting to the CFO
of the Group and the Audit Committee. At Aliaxis he had final responsibility on
all audit engagements (internal control reviews, IT audits, investigations, …) and
managed the ethics program for the group. He was also the Group Internal Audit
Director for Beaulieu International in 2021.
Dirk has a master’s degree in accountancy, in computer auditing and an MBA and
is CISA certified.

Aurélien Herquel

Chairman & Founder @ Hu-Man