- What is the future of sustainability disclosure reporting?
- How, and should organisations be held accountable for the impact they have on our environment, society, social mobility and diversity?
- Should companies be held responsible for economic sustainability and staff well-being?
- How can we make sure that businesses report information which shows true estimate of their impact and reduce the risk of “greenwashing”?
- How will sustainability reporting standards in various jurisdictions interact and facilitate cross-border reporting?
- What mechanisms will be in place to ensure accountability, proportionality and capacity development?
These are just some of the questions we hope to address at a special upcoming ICAS policy summit on sustainability reporting in central London.
The ICAS sustainability summit will be an opportunity for those closest to developing and implementing UK, European and International sustainability reporting disclosure standards to discuss how we meet the information needs of users and stakeholders.
We’ll hear from speakers including Andrew Death, Deputy Director at the UK Government’s Department of Business and Trade, Judy Kuszewski, Chair of the Global Sustainability Standards Board, Indy Singh Hothi CA, ICAS President, and Mark Vaessen, President of Accountancy Europe.
Our speakers will discuss sustainability reporting requirements and the development and use of standards, which will provide a benchmark for investors and other stakeholders to assess the impact of business on sustainable development. This thought-provoking summit will also include two panel discussions where participants can pose their questions to a range of expert speakers.
These experts will consider how we develop quality and consistent reporting; what help the market might need; how we align sustainability reporting standards and whether we can satisfy all stakeholder needs.
We hope you can join us for our first special summit on this important topic. This in-person event is free to attend and open to all. Attendees of the event will be given the opportunity to ask our panel questions during the Q&A session.
The recording of the summit and a special summit report will be available on our website following the event.
Why is ICAS holding this event?
We are committed to playing our part in highlighting the impact of business on sustainable development, and sustainability risks and opportunities, to our members and the wider public. We hope that by bringing together relevant decisions makers, stakeholders and our members, we can help inform decision making in this crucial area of public policy.
We believe that the accountancy profession has an important role to play and that accountants are well placed to work with sustainability experts and decision makers to drive the changes needed in the business and finance sectors to meet our collective UK and global net zero targets.
Who are the speakers and panellists?
Bruce Cartwright CA, ICAS CEO
Indy Singh Hothi CA, ICAS President
Judy Kuszewski, Chair of the Global Sustainability Standards Board
Saskia Slomp, CEO of EFRAG (European Financial Reporting Advisory Group)
Andrew Death, Deputy Director of the Department of Business and Trade
Mark Vaessen, President of Accountancy Europe
Mark Babington, Executive Director of Regulatory Standards, FRC
Philippe Diaz, Senior Manager, WWF Germany
Matthew Forster – Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at BRITVIC PLC
Further panellists and speakers will be announced closer to the date.
(Please note that views and opinions expressed by speakers at ICAS webinars are their own and not necessarily reflective of ICAS’ views.)
Who’s this for?
- ICAS members
- ICAS students
- Non-members who work with or are interested in sustainability reporting.
- Interested media
Counts as CPD activity
Depending upon your individual role and training and development needs, attending this event can count towards your annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement.