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Introduction

Join us on International Women's Day 2022 as we discuss the importance of women's involvement in the journey to net-zero and to achieving success in the global fight against climate change.

Gender representation has long been a concern as countries work to combat the impact of climate change. The conversation will focus on barriers to overcome, access to green roles, and the importance of gender-responsive budgeting to ensure that women and men benefit equally from climate action and sustainable economic recovery.

We hope this conversation will inspire you to visit our Sustainability hub and think about actions that you contribute to the SDGs.

Speakers

  • Emmeline Skelton, Head of Sustainability, ACCA, Webinar host

    Emmeline Skelton

    Head of Sustainability

    ACCA

  • Orla Collins, President, ACCA

    Orla Collins

    President

    ACCA

  • Bonnie Chan, Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, The Green Organic Dutchman

    Bonnie Chan

    Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

    The Green Organic Dutchman

  • Cristina Bortes, Director, Economic Development and Women's Economic Empowerment, PwC United Kingdom

    Cristina Bortes

    Director, Economic Development and Women's Economic Empowerment

    PwC United Kingdom

  • Dr Mories Atoki, CEO, ABCHealth

    Dr Mories Atoki

    Chief Executive Officer

    ABCHealth

About your speakers

Emmeline Skelton

Emmeline has a wealth of experience as a sustainability practitioner including over a decade at PwC, and within the UN Global Compact where she was involved with production of the SDG Compass.

Orla Collins

Orla is the Deputy Managing Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments Ireland (ASIIL), having previously been their Head of Compliance. Prior to this Orla has held a number of senior roles within the financial services sector, most recently as Chief Risk Officer with Standard Life International. Orla’s experience includes roles in risk management, compliance, branch banking, financial control, internal audit, and asset management.

A fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Orla takes an active voluntary role in the association and currently holds the position of President.

Bonnie Chan

Bonnie Chan is a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager at The Green Organic Dutchman, a leading producer of premium certified organically grown cannabis in Canada for health and wellness.

Bonnie is relocated to Canada in 2020 and has experience in business controlling, strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, project management, and people management in different multinational companies, from the oil and gas industry to fashion and jewellery. She has been highly involved in developing a roadmap in sustainability strategy in her past roles.Bonnie was nominated as ACCA Regional Advocate in 2020 and was elected as the ACCA Canada Network Member Panel for 2021-2022.

Cristina Bortes

Cristina leads PwC's work on economic and financial sector development as well as the women's economic empowerment work in developing countries. She primarily works with the UK Government, private sector, and international organisations in Africa and Asia.

Dr. Mories Atoki

Dr. Mories Atoki (Hon) is the Chief Executive Officer for the African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth), a social equity organisation focused on mobilising private sector resources to improve health outcomes across Africa.

Mories' career spans various industries and fields in both the private and public sectors, where she has established herself as a skilled business strategist and an expert in organisational strategy. Mories sits on several Boards, such as the Sustainability Professionals Institute of Nigeria (SPIN) and the UN-German Partners for Review (P4R) on the SDGs. She is passionate about youth empowerment, sustainable development, and service delivery.