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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.'    

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For more information, please contact:

Colin Davis, ACCA Newsroom
+ 44 (0) 207 059 5738
+44 (0) 7720 347713

Notes to Editors

  1. To register for the event, click on the link in the 'Related Links' section, to the left of this article.
  2. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. 
  3. We support our 154,000 members and 432,000 students in 170 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. We work through a network of over 80 offices and centres and more than 8,400 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through our public interest remit, we promote appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence. 
  4. Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We seek to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating our qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.