IFAC and ACCA are partnering to host a Climate Week NYC event, Plugging the Net-Zero Information Gap: The role of investors, accountants and capital markets, to be held virtually September 20, 2021.
According to a statement, the session would bring together investment and finance and accounting professionals for a thought-provoking discussion on the gaps and needs surrounding climate information and reporting
Many stakeholders, including IFAC and ACCA, have advocated for relevant, reliable, and comparable sustainability-related information, including enhanced climate risk assessments and disclosures. Professional accountants have an essential role to play as companies strive to meet rapidly increasing demands from investors, policy-makers, and other stakeholders for enhanced information addressing the global climate crisis.
The event will include a panel discussion moderated by Patrick Temple-West, Journalist, Financial Times, and feature: Merilee Buckley, Chief Accounting Officer, Etsy, Richard Manley, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investing, Global Leadership Team at CPP Investments and Munazzeel Riasat, Chief Executive Officer, IBC Power Limited and ACCA member
‘The significant impact of climate-related matters on organisations’ business models, cash flows, financial performance, and resiliency requires immediate attention not only due to increasing pressure from investors, regulators, and policy makers, but the urgency of the climate crisis itself,” said Kevin Dancey, IFAC CEO.
“Climate scenario analysis and risk assessment can be complex, and accountants can help translate those risks and opportunities into numbers able to initiate much-needed action,’ he added. Register now to join online 20 September 2021. A recording of the event will be available after the event.