How integration and impact are the way forward.
Sustainable finance and the role of corporate governance and reporting - how integration and impact are the way forward
On 3 December 2019, ACCA, the IIRC and CFA Institute organised a conference on Sustainable Finance & the role of corporate governance & reporting - how integration and impact are the way forward. This event was also an opportunity to discuss Social and environmental value creation, a joint report by ACCA and CFA Institute, which examines the roles that business and finance are fulfilling in meeting these new challenges.
After a welcome speech by Jonathan Labrey, Chief Strategy Officer of the IIRC, and a keynote speech from Heidi Hautala, MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament, the first panel on multi-capital value creation risks and opportunities began. It was moderated by Jimmy Greer, Head of Sustainability at ACCA, who presented Social and environmental value creation, welcomed Lois Guthrie, Director, Redefining Value WBCSD & Special Advisor, Climate Disclosure Standards Board; Kazim Razvi, Director, Financial Reporting Policy, CFA Institute; Olivier Boutellis-Taft, CEO of AccountancyEurope and Jérémie Pélérin, Director, European Affairs, AFEP to the discussion.
Eva Lindström, Member of the European Court of Auditors, also gave a keynote speech, which was followed by the second panel, titled the way forward. This was moderated by Gianpiero Nacci, Deputy Head of Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Department at the EBRD, and was comprised of Geraldine Ang, Senior Policy Analyst, Green Finance and Investment, OECD; Thomas Dodd, Policy officer, Corporate reporting, audit and credit rating agencies Unit, DG FISMA ; Thomas Verheye, Principal adviser Green Finance and Investments, DG ENVI; and Saskia Slomp, CEO of EFRAG. Alan Johnson, Deputy President of IFAC, closed the event.
Watch our videos for key highlights of the debate, and please download our full report for more details.