15 November 2021 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Invitation only – BCCM member webinar
This project is designed to give mutuals and co-operatives a leading edge in the burgeoning ESG investment market.
The context of ESG and the importance of corporate sustainability reporting
In this webinar, our expert speakers will provide an introduction to trends in corporate sustainability reporting.
From considering how companies are adopting the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), through to those aligning with various corporate reporting standards, this session will include a description of how international reporting standards are being developed.
It will introduce the concept of the Integrated Reporting framework and value creation and the direction of travel for corporate reporting.
Michael Bray and Darren Scammell are Australia’s leading experts in corporate reporting, with a wealth of experience to share with participants in this webinar:
Michael is Special Adviser to the CEO of the Value Reporting Foundation, and Professor of Practice (Integrated Reporting) at Deakin University. Prior to this he was a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council Board of Directors between 2017 and 2020, before stepping off the Board to join the management team. He was a partner of KPMG between 1989 and 2016.
Darren is a Grant Thornton audit partner and Head of Financial Services, Victoria. With a background in internal and external audit Darren joined Grant Thornton in July 2018. He is a specialist in financial services with over 20 years as a partner with Grant Thornton and a Big 4 firm as an auditor and risk advisor. As a past President of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, he has a passion for integrated reporting and thinking, and the need to support accountants and clients in this regard. Darren is the Chair of the Deakin University Accounting Department Advisory Board and Chair of the Business Reporting Leaders Forum Significant Issues Group for Integrated Reporting for SMEs.