How are educators and academic institutions facilitating education and training on assurance of sustainability reports?

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    Description

     

    Participants to this webinar will include senior policymakers, regulators, professional accountants and firms, academia, investors, among others.

    Tentative Programme

    14:00-14:20        Opening remarks

    Tatiana Krylova, Head, Enterprise Branch, DIAE, UNCTAD

    Mario Abela, Director, Redefining Value, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

    14:20 -15:20      The panel session will address the following issues on assurance of sustainability reports:

    • What are the main benefits that investors expect to derive from assurance on sustainability reports?
    • Are there prospects for harmonizing sustainability reporting frameworks in the foreseeable future?
    • How has Covid 19 impacted preparation and assurance of sustainability reports?
    • What are some of the key considerations that preparers of sustainability reports need to make in view of pursuing assurance on their reports?
    • How are educators and academic institutions facilitating education and training on assurance of sustainability reports?

    Co-moderators:

    Tatiana Krylova, Head, Enterprise Branch, DIAE, UNCTAD

    Mario Abela, Director, Redefining Value, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

    Speakers:

    Roger Simnett, member, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
    Eric Dugelay, Partner, Deloitte and Member of Sustainable Finance Group, Accountancy Europe
    Samantha Ross, Founder AssuranceMark, the Investors’ Consortium for Assurance
    Nancy Kamp, Prof. dr. Non-Financial Information, Integrated Reporting and Assurance, University of Groningen; and Associate Partner, EY
    Austin Kennedy, Manager, Redefining Value, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

    15:20-15:45 Interactive discussion

    15:45 -16:30 Concluding remarks and the way forward

    Tatiana Krylova, Head, Enterprise Branch, DIAE, UNCTAD

    Mario Abela, Director, Redefining Value, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

    Period30-Oct-2020

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    Conference

    TitleUNCTAD-ISAR – WBCSD Workshop Assurance on sustainability reports: current practices and challenges
    LocationGeneva-online, Geneva, Switzerland
    Period30-Oct-2020 → 30-Oct-2020
    Linkhttps://isar.unctad.org/unctad-isar-wbcsd-workshop-assurance-on-sustainability-reports-current-practices-and-challenges/

    Keywords

    • Assurance
    • sustainability
    • education