ACCA Australia and New Zealand is delighted to invite members to join us for the next edition within the ACCA ANZ Webinar Series. In acknowledgement of the upcoming Global Ethics Day on the 21st October, this session will focus on the multiple ways you as a finance professional can lead the charge to ensure ethical practices take precedence within our industry.

The session is available complimentary to ACCA members across Australia and New Zealand. Over the coming weeks and months we will continue to share relevant content to ensure you are upskilled during these uncertain times.

We hope you are able to join us for this session.

Overview

Transparency and ethical considerations for a sustainable future – Uncovering the three A’s: Awareness, Analysis and Action

For a long time, ACCA has placed ethics and professionalism central to our qualification. We introduced an ethics and professional skills module in 2007 which future members are required to undertake in order to become a full ACCA member.

As we think ahead as to what the future may hold, there is no better time to consider how our actions create significant consequences to shape the world moving forward. Join us as we discuss the many aspects of instilling an ethical mindset in your behaviour both in your professional and personal lives.

During this session we aim to uncover:

  • An overview of climate related risks and the impact on asset valuation
  • Ethical considerations for professional accountants and investment practitioners
  • The practical options available when taking action to resolve ethical dilemmas
  • Why being genuine will become crucial in the new world order
  • Practical frameworks for taking action

Speakers

Joseph Owolabi - CEO Rubicola Consulting & ACCA Global Council member

Joseph is CEO at Rubicola Consulting Pty Australia; a green finance advisory firm. His previous senior management roles include Director at Deloitte Asia Pacific and Senior Manager at PwC Australia. Joseph was also the leader of EY West Africa’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services. He has assisted with significant capital market transactions in Australia including the $2.69bn IPO of Viva Energy. His pioneer works include advising Federal Governments in the development of green finance frameworks, listing the first sovereign green bond from an emerging economy and assisting corporate organisations in the adoption of international financial and non-financial reporting standards. 

Alan Lok, Director - Ethics Training & Professional Standards, CFA Institute

Alan is responsible for nurturing ethics trainers, producing bite-size ethics modules and facilitating member societies to promote ethical behaviour in their local markets. In his role, Alan works with member societies to advance awareness and adoption of CFA Institute ethics and standards, as well as policy positions on ethical conduct and culture related issues. This involves outreach to local stakeholders, including the industry, financial regulators and the public across the APAC markets. Alan also manages ethics related content and events together with society leaders to help facilitate their outreach across the Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX) publication.

Registration for the webinar will close on Monday 12th October at 12pm AEDT.