ACCA’s Accounting for the future is a worldwide event exploring the role finance professionals will play in building a stronger and sustainable global economy. Topics covered include risk management, valuation, corporate reporting, investor engagement and the green economy.
Thinking alike: getting boards in tune with their stakeholders
How do you get company directors to balance the needs of their stakeholders when making decisions on risk and how to manage their businesses? This session analyses the various influences on company boards, and how they can best manage the sometimes conflicting demands presented by stakeholders.
Assets/ liability valuation of natural capital
This session will look at how an emerging focus on natural capital could impact on the valuation of assets and liabilities within the financial accounts of companies
Voluntary vs. mandatory reporting
A variety of strategies are applied by governments and regulators to get companies to report on specific ESG issues, but which make the most impact? Does it make companies significantly change behaviour? Are those companies that are mandated to publish reports better reporters than those who publish voluntarily? This session looks at the variety of strategies applied to determine which is more effective.
Changing stock exchange requirements: changing corporate disclosure
A number of stock exchanges are revising their listing and IPO rules to include more stringent requirements for ESG reporting. This influences companies to better manage and report on their impacts on society and the environment. But how can more stock exchanges follow this lead? How tough are some stock exchanges being? What issues are companies now expected to account for?
Rio+20 – what next?
Rio+20 took place in June 2012: a culmination of 6 months of negotiations. Governments signed up to goals – but are they achievable? Did we get what we wanted? How proactive have governments been since? Should corporates take the lead?