8th Colloquium

impacts, outcomes and integration

in the corporate world

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DATE:
3 November 2022

 

TIME: 

05:00 – 08:00 ET

06:00 – 09:00 ADT

09:00 – 12:00 UTC

09:00 – 12:00 BST / GMT

10:00 – 16:30 CET

11:00 – 14:00 South Africa

14:30 – 17:30 India

17:00 – 20:00 Malaysia

20:00 – 23:00 Sydney

22:00 – 01:00 New Zealand

 

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Opening of the 8th Colloquium

Key considerations for aligning international sustainability standards

Current and expected future sustainability reporting imperatives in the EU

Comfort break

Guidance on integrating financial and sustainability information

Integrating the description of the business, and the selection of both financial and sustainability metrics, in assurable integrated reports

Impacts, outcomes and integration of financial and non-financial information

Facilitated attendance questions of the speakers

Closing summation

Registration

Prof. Mervyn King

Patron, Good Governance Academy

Mervyn King is a Senior Counsel, former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa, and designated Chartered Director (South Africa). He is Professor Extraordinaire at the University of South Africa, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Pretoria and Cape Town, and a Visiting Professor at Rhodes University. He has honorary Doctorates from Wits University and Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Leeds University in the UK, and Deakin University in Australia.

 

Mervyn is honorary fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; the Institute of Internal Auditors of the UK; the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; the Certified Public Accountants of Australia; the Chartered Institute of Public Relations of the UK, and the Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

 

Mervyn is Chair Emeritus of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, as well as of the Value Reporting Foundation (incorporating the International Integrated Reporting Council and SASB) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for promoting quality corporate governance globally, from several institutions.

 

Mervyn chairs the Good Law Foundation and has chaired the United Nations Committee of Eminent persons on Governance and Oversight. He is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the World Bank on Corporate Governance and of the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris. Mervyn currently chairs the African Integrated Reporting Council and the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa and is Patron of the Good Governance Academy.

 

Mervyn has been a chair, director and chief executive of several companies listed on the London, Luxembourg and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. He has consulted, advised and spoken on legal, business, advertising, sustainability and corporate governance issues in over 60 countries and has received many awards from international bodies around the world including the World Federation of Stock Exchanges and the International Federation of Accountants.

 

He is the author of many books on governance, sustainability and reporting, the latest being “The Healthy Company.”

Sue Lloyd

Vice-chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board

Sue Lloyd became the Vice-Chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in March 2022.

 

She served as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) from 2014 and as IASB Vice-Chair from 2016. She also served as Chair of the IFRS Interpretations Committee from 2017.

In addition to her IASB responsibilities, she played a leading role in the establishment of the ISSB from 2020, including as a member of the Technical Readiness Working Group, which was created by the Trustees to give the ISSB a running start.

 

Prior to becoming an IASB member, Sue worked for the IFRS Foundation as a senior technical director, leading the development of new IFRS Accounting Standards, and as director of capital markets with responsibility for the IASB’s reform of accounting for financial instruments. She also worked for the IFRS Foundation from 2002 to 2004 as a technical project manager.

 

Sue has held various positions in investment banking both in the UK and in Australia and has served as a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB). She has a Master’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

 

Sue stepped down from the IASB when she joined the ISSB.

Paul Polman

Business leader, campaigner and co-author of “Net Positive"

Paul Polman works to accelerate action by business to tackle climate change and inequality. A leading proponent that business should be a force for good, Paul has been described by the Financial Times as “a standout CEO of the past decade”.


As CEO of Unilever (2009-2019), he demonstrated that a long-term, multi-stakeholder model goes hand-in-hand with excellent financial performance. Paul was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel which developed the Sustainable Development Goals and which he continues to champion, working with global organizations and across industry to advance the 2030 development agenda.


Paul’s new book, “Net Positive”, is a call to arms to courageous business leaders, setting out how to build net positive companies which profit by fixing the world’s problems rather than creating them. He Chairs IMAGINE, a social venture dedicated to systems change, and Saïd Business School, and he is Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact as well as a B Team Leader. 


Paul is Honorary Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, which he led for two years.

Professor Darius Palia

Professor Palia is an internationally renowned scholar in law and economics, banking, and corporate governance. He earned a PhD in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and he has been on the faculty of Princeton University, Columbia Business School, the University of Chicago, and UCLA.

Dr. Palia has published extensively in the top finance journals (e.g., J. of Finance, J. of Financial Economics, RAND J., and Review of F. Studies), as well as in the top law and economics journals (e.g., American Law & Econ. Review, Harvard Business Law Review, J. of Corporation Law, J. of Empirical Legal Studies, and J. of Law & Economics). His work is extensively cited by other scholars and he is the Associate Editor of the J. of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is often quoted in newspaper articles and magazines. He continues to be invited to present his research to the faculty of top Universities, at the major academic meetings, and at the prestigious National Bureau of Economic Research conferences. He has worked as an expert in both federal and state courts. As Founding Director of the Financial Institutions Center, he organizes and participates in panels that include CEOs and other senior executives of financial institutions as well as senior regulators.

Michael Bray

Professor Of Practice, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin Business School

Michael Bray is a Professor in the Department of Accounting in Deakin Business School.

 

 

Michael has 40 years of experience in providing assurance and corporate reporting advisory services, including 27 years as an audit partner with KPMG. He works with clients and advises on their corporate reporting and reports, including integrated reports, financial reports, and regulatory reporting. Michael specialises in the corporate reporting change agenda and leading KPMG teams in working through that agenda with their clients.

 

 

He worked with a number of major Australian corporations in 2014 as they developed their response to the changed focus of ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations from ‘financial reporting’ to ‘corporate reporting’ more broadly and beyond this in reviewing their business reporting strategies and report portfolios. He is doing the same as organisations develop their response to the proposed new ASX Corporate Governance Recommendation 4.4 in 2018.

 

Michael led the global KPMG team which over 18 months developed the methodology and toolkit (referred to as Performance Insight) to assist clients with their reporting strategies and integrated reporting management systems. This methodology is the basis for the integrated reporting course being taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Deakin University.

 

As a Director of the operating company of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), of which Deakin Chancellor, John Stanhope, is Vice-Chair, Michael makes a key contribution to the IIRC’s strategic agenda, including how widespread adoption of integrated reporting will be achieved in Australia.

 

He was an alternate to John Stanhope as the IIRC’s nominee on the 2015 Turkey B20 Infrastructure & Investment Taskforce, which recommended global and local action for widespread adoption of Integrated Reporting as a long-term investment enabler.

 

Michael was also Global Executive Partner for KPMG’s Energy & Natural Resources practice between 2001 and 2006, chairman of its Asia Pacific Energy & Natural Resources practice between 2008 and 2012, and of its Australian Energy & Natural Resources practice between 2012 and 2014.

Paul Druckman

Chairman, World Benchmarking Alliance

A passionate global leader in capital market reform – from corporate governance to reporting & measurement; to sustainability.

He is well known and respected in business, regulation and in the accounting profession worldwide. Following an entrepreneurial career in the accountancy software industry, He has operated as a non‐executive chairman and director for companies in a variety of sectors.
He is Chairman of the World Benchmarking Alliance which is building a movement to measure and incentivise business impact towards a sustainable future that works for everyone through free and transparent benchmarks and rankings

In the accounting profession his highlights include being President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales; being on the City Takeover Panel; and as a Board member of the UK regulator, the Financial Reporting Council. The FRC non-executive role was over 2 separate terms, including the post Enron era and then again until 2019. He also chaired the FRC’s Corporate Reporting Council which sets UK accounting standards and currently is chairing a major FRC project on the Future of Corporate Reporting.

In the field of sustainability, a highlight was chairing HRH The Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Executive Board for many years, whilst his last full-time role was at the International Integrated Reporting Council where he helped create and then led the team as CEO for five years from inception.

He has a variety of other roles currently – from chairing Clear Insurance; to being a Board member of the Shift Project, which brings respect for human rights to business via the UN Guiding Principles; to being a Board member of SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board).

Mr. Druckman is an Ambassador for A4S and an Honorary Professor at Durham Business School.

Carolynn Chalmers

Chief Executive Officer, Good Governance Academy

Carolynn has spent the last 20 years assisting leaders and leadership teams to understand and apply governance principles and generate value for their organizations. She uses of her expertise and experience in corporate governance, organizational strategy, Digital Transformation and systems thinking to do so.

 

Carolynn has extensive management and governance experience and has held various Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Board, Board Committee and Executive roles for international, listed, private and public organizations. This spans many industries, including financial services, health, energy, construction, education, tourism, media, non-profit and the public sector.

 

Carolynn is co-editor of the ISO standard for the governance of organizations (ISO 37000), co-convenor of the Governance Maturity Technical Committee (ISO 37004) and Chairperson of the associated South African Bureau of Standards mirror committee, TC309, where she also represents South Africa’s King Committee.

 

Carolynn is well known for her successes in designing and leading large, complex strategy and organizational transformation implementations – she attributes this success to the application of effective governance principles.

 

Carolynn has received numerous national and international accolades for public speaking.

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