With the SEC poised to release a final rule regarding climate-related disclosures and the IFRS Foundation preparing to finalize the first two standards in a global baseline for the reporting of sustainability-related financial information, 2023 is setting up to be a year of learning for accounting professionals.
This prerecorded joint webcast with the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), CPA Canada and the IFRS Foundation (IFRS) addresses current pressure points for ESG disclosure. Panelists will discuss the implications for corporate reporting and assurance and next steps finance executives and accounting professionals can take to prepare.
While accounting professionals in the United States recognize the potential impact of the SEC proposed rule, some might wonder whether the IFRS Foundation’s sustainability standards will affect them. The webcast sets out to make the connection.
Kristen Sullivan, Partner, Global Audit & Assurance Climate Services Leader, Deloitte
Dennis McGowan, VP, Professional Practice, CAQ
Richard Manley, Head of Sustainable Investing, CPP Investments; Chair, ISSB Investor Advisory Group
Sophia Mendehlson, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of ESG, Cognizant
Beth Sasfai, Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance & Chief ESG Officer, Verizon
Neil Stewart, Director of Corporate Outreach, IFRS Foundation
Sue Lloyd, Vice Chair, International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)
Jordan Knights, Research Fellow, IFRS Foundation
Scott Bandura, Partner, National and Global Accounting Consulting Services, PwC Canada
Bob Herz, Former Chair, Financial Accounting Standards Board
Paul Munter, Acting Chief Accountant, U.S. SEC
Bob Hirth, Senior Managing Director, Protiviti
Recall current developments within the global sustainability reporting and regulatory space
Recognize action items for companies to establish internal controls and reporting processes for climate-related and other sustainability disclosures