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2021 CARE Conference
Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing

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Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing

There is no denying the global climate is changing. 2019 was the second warmest year on record, and ended the warmest decade on record. Climate change is affecting every continent on earth, disrupting the economy and affecting lives. The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change through appropriate financial flows and new technology frameworks; additionally, the UN Secretary-General has proposed six climate-positive actions for governments to take as they begin to individually and collectively begin to build back the economy post-pandemic. Companies will need to adopt long-term systemic shifts to address the changes necessary to comply with the Paris Agreement. This conference will discuss some of the changes that will be necessary to create the accounting framework for sustainability and responsible investing necessary moving forward.

With over 70 industry and academic speakers, this conference is the first of several conferences on the topic and will bring together accountants, finance-professionals, law-professionals, law-makers, standard-setters, economists, investors and scientists as well as academics from the sciences, accounting, finance, law and economics as a vehicle for change.

 

Featured speakers

Key themes include:

Can ESG reporting be consistent with basic accounting principles

Why, should, and how can accounting and finance academics become involved

Key thoughts from climate scientists

Implementation issues

Thoughts and ideas from accounting and finance academics

Thoughts and ideas from accounting, finance and investment practitioners, and standard setters

Youth engagement

Measuring, managing, and monetizing the impact of sustainability

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