Brock event to discuss what sustainability reporting standards mean for investors

At a time when stakeholders are increasingly concerned about companies’ business practices, corporations have been rapidly adopting the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards to report the impact they have on society and the environment.

To discuss what this means for investors, the Goodman School of Business’ CPA Ontario Centre for Public Policy and Innovation in Accounting will host a webinar next week to take a deep dive into environmental, social and governance reporting.

The live event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. This session builds on the conversation started in May on sustainability reporting standards that became Brock’s largest-ever online event, with more than 1,800 participants viewing the discussion live.

“Stakeholders are increasingly holding corporations accountable for sustainability and social values,” said Interim Centre Director Kareen Brown. “The CPA Ontario Centre for Public Policy and Innovation in Accounting, together with the Goodman School, is honoured to foster dialogue that demonstrates how these standards can help investors more effectively integrate environmental, social and governance data into their decision-making process.”

The event will be moderated by Goodman Accounting Professor Samir Trabelsi and feature Robert Hirth, Senior Managing Director of Proviti and Co-Vice Chair of the SASB Standards Board, and Neil Stewart, Value Reporting Foundation’s New York-based Director of Corporate Outreach and the SASB Standards Board’s Director of Corporate Outreach.

“Our eminent panelists will focus on the latest developments in the fast-changing world of environmental, social and governance reporting for investors,” Trabelsi said. “We will hear a briefing on the rapid corporate adoption of SASB Standards based on industry-specific, financially material environmental, social and governance issues.”

The free event is open to the public and interested participants can register here to receive a link to the livestream. A video recording will be made available for those not able to attend the event live.

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