Building Resilience: The Business Case for Doing Good

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About this event

Learn more about the business case for the sustainable development agenda, and hear from leaders who have innovated responsible business solutions, and contributed to a changing culture around positive impact.

Event date: March 25
Event time: 11:00 Eastern / 08:00 Pacific / 15:00 GMT
Event duration:  1 hour + 15mins Q&A

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Nomindari Enkhtur

Nomindari is the CEO of The Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association (MSFA) which was formed by the Mongolian Bankers Association (MBA) in December 2017 with the vision to become a sustainable finance knowledge and leadership centre in the region. The MSFA closely collaborates with various stakeholders to create cross-sector linkages and cohesive action to promote the role of finance in sustainability, climate change resilience and ecological preservation.

She is also a Portfolio Management Consultant – SDG Finance at The Joint SDG Fund which supports countries accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to deliver on the commitment of the 2030Agenda to leave no one behind. The Joint SDG Fund incentivizes countries to draw on cutting edge expertise and innovation from across the United Nations development system and a broad range of partners to strategically invest in SDG acceleration that is tailored to different country contexts.

Paul Parks

Paul Parks, CPA, CGMA is Director, Management Accounting – Americas Region, at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. Paul oversees a team of technical managers within the U.S. based management accounting unit and manages research collaboration with the global research team in London. In addition, Paul serves as the AICPA’s technical advisor to the Professional Accountants in Business Committee of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

Before joining the Association, Paul held finance, accounting and HR leadership positions in organizations ranging from start-ups to large multinational organizations.

Maura Hodge

Maura is an audit partner in KPMG’s Boston Office. She has nearly 15 years of experience providing financial statement audit, audit of internal control, performance improvement advisory, and related assurance services to clients. In 2010, Maura supported the creation of KPMG’s Sustainability Services practice in the U.S. In that role, she developed the KPMG U.S. approach to sustainability assurance and has led the Firm’s largest ESG engagements, which include assurance of use of proceeds of green bonds, social impact of private equity funds, standalone greenhouse gas emissions reports, and full corporate responsibility reports. Through this work, Maura has focused on facilitating understanding and dialogue between accounting and finance professionals and ESG-focused professionals, which leads to more reliable and transparent reporting.

In addition, Maura serves as KPMG’s liaison to the SASB and regularly contributes to KPMG’s views on ESG reporting and assurance through the AICPA Sustainability Task Force and other international reporting bodies focused on better business reporting.

As a licensed CPA, Maura is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

Gareth Parkin

Gareth Parkin, CPA, CGMA is senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of the industrial gases company Messer Industries, a joint venture between the Messer Group and private equity firm CVC. Gareth is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions, including accounting, audit, tax, treasury, corporate finance and investor relations

His career spans more than 15 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy. Prior to joining Messer Industries, Gareth served as head of finance for the Americas region of the Linde Group from 2016 – 2019. Prior to this Gareth held senior-level positions at BOC where he took on a variety of finance, business and project development roles in the UK, Germany and South Africa

Gareth has attended the SAID Business School at the University of Oxford and holds a Bachelor of Science in medical biochemistry from the University of Leeds

Kate Robertson

Kate served as Chairman of the Havas group from 2006 to 2015 and as Global President from 2013. Working mainly in global roles, Kate became convinced of the importance of the roles of global institutions and global businesses in the certainty that what unites people is greater than geographical distance and national distinctions.

Having grown up in apartheid South Africa, Kate’s world view is defined by having witnessed the creation of its new way of life. Awed by the leadership of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Kate believes in the limitless possibilities a sense of shared humanity can create.

Inspired by her love for the Olympic movement and its values, One Young World should, in Kate’s vision, give young leaders a chance to meet their counterparts from every country in the world and resolve to make the world a better place.

Michael Izza

Appointed Chief Executive in 2006, Michael’s leadership has seen ICAEW embrace a vision of building a world of strong and sustainable economies, transforming itself into a professional accountancy body with a truly global identity and reach. In 2018 Michael became Chairman of Chartered Accountants Worldwide.

Michael regularly meets ministers, policy-makers and regulators from around the world, and is a frequent media commentator on economic and business issues. He passionately believes that the wider emerging forces which are already changing the very nature of work – such as climate change and technological disruption – present ICAEW Chartered Accountants with many more opportunities than threats, and is committed to helping the profession meet these challenges.

Michael qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant in 1986 with Coopers & Lybrand after graduating in law from Durham University, where he was also president of the student union. He has served as a school governor for eleven years and is a trustee of several charities, including Moorfields Eye Charity, supporting London’s world class Moorfields Eye Hospital. Prior to joining ICAEW, he spent four years at Spring Group, where he was managing director of several businesses and group finance director. From 1989 to 1996 he worked for the Canadian company, John Labatt Ltd., latterly as managing director of its retail arm.

Meet the Co-hosts

Charlene Gallagher

Chalene is a Regulatory Data Senior Associate, specializing in the analysis of balance sheet and income statement based regulatory reporting at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Chalene is a Chartered Accountant and has represented International Members in the United States on the Chartered Accountants Ireland Member Board since January 2018.

Chalene is also the Vice President of the Women’s Employee Resource network at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and uses her position to advocate for gender equality and reduced inequalities experienced by minority groups.

Karla Futch

Karla Futch is a Vice President on the Chief Administrative Office Strategy Team at Goldman Sachs. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Finance and Management Information Systems. Due to her passion in D&I and gender equality, she has served in the Goldman Sachs Black, Hispanic & Latinx Network, Women’s Network, and as a Launch with GS Ambassador, which is a Goldman Sachs’ investment strategy grounded in the belief that diverse teams drive strong returns.

Karla is a One Young World (OYW) ambassador, attending summits in London (2019) and The Hague (2018), and is the co-lead of the GS – OYW partnership. She also sits on the board of the Association for Latino Professional of America (ALPFA) New Jersey as the VP of Events.

Together with her close friend, Karla is working on starting a local organization call ImPossible, focused on providing the resources and representation necessary to prove to kids that through education and mentorship, anything is possible.