ACCA - The global body for professional accountants
The large number of people taking part can ask questions and share experiences in a massive online debate, to help further our work and understanding in this area
—Rachel Jackson, head of sustainability, ACCA

More than 10,000 finance professionals have signed up to the worldwide Accounting for the future event organised by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

The online event, comprising of live and pre-recorded webcasts, presentations and workshops, is available live and on-demand to those who register and will explore the role that finance professionals will play in building a stronger and sustainable global economy.

The week-long event, which runs from 8-12 October, will spend each day looking at five key areas. 

The first day considers emerging issues related to risk management, while day two looks at the issue of valuation and how trends and developments in social and environmental accounting may lead to changes in the methods used by accountants to evaluate assets and liabilities.

The third day will consider global trends and developments in corporate disclosure, while the fourth day will focus on the importance of investor engagement and the influence which investors can have on corporations and organisations.

The final day will look at the ‘Green Economy’ – discussing the notion of an economy based on sustainable development that aims to enable economic growth and investment, but reduces environmental impacts and risks.

These will be followed by Accounting for the Future physical events in the UK, Ireland, Malaysia, Pakistan, Beijing and Hong Kong.

Rachel Jackson, head of sustainability at ACCA said: 'The five-day event involving leading experts enables us to explore in great detail the challenges and opportunities which face finance professionals in helping to build a stronger and sustainable global economy. The large number of people taking part can ask questions and share experiences in a massive online debate, to help further our work and understanding in this area. We look forward to listening to finance professionals inform us what key issues they are facing, and developing initiatives as a result of the outcomes of the event.'