How capital markets can take sustainability to the next level

As the world strives towards net zero carbon, corporate sustainability data is no longer going to be merely a ‘nice to have,’ or something to make shareholders feel better about their investments. It will be central to a corporation’s long-term license to operate and thus inseparable from that of prospective financial return and risk. Therefore accountants must agree and implement a set of global sustainability standards.

As Richard Barker and seven other colleagues recently set out in a letter to the IRFS, they have the relationships, authority, and expertise to take on this additional role and a create a Sustainability Standards Board which would then set the sustainability reporting standards.

This event session will be based around the high profile debate about how corporations should be presenting their ESG debits/credits as part of their standard financial reporting and the adoption of a global set of standards for this reporting.

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