Accounting Roundtable Series: How accounting can help businesses address environmental, social and governance challenges

05/11/2022 04:30 pm 05/11/2022 05:30 pm Australia/Melbourne Accounting Roundtable Series: How accounting can help businesses address environmental, social and governance challenges

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters are creating unprecedented challenges for businesses as they become more important to investors, practitioners, auditors, regulators and the general public.

In this webinar, accounting standards expert Siobhan Hammond and corporate climate risk scholar Professor Cameron Truong will explore the impact of ESGs on business and the role of accounting teams.

Accounting teams have an integral role in meeting these challenges, particularly through developing standards, plus measuring, verifying and reporting ESG information.

This is the latest in an event series by Monash Business School’s Department of Accounting, which brings together industry and academic experts to offer insights, expose ambiguities and highlight challenges around this complex emerging issue.

Speakers

Siobhan Hammond, Assistant Senior Manager, Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB)

Ms Hammond’s primary focus is sustainability reporting in Australia. Prior to joining the AASB, she was a project manager at the International Accounting Standards Board where she was responsible for the definition of material, disclosure of accounting policies and extractive activities projects, and assisted on a number of disclosure initiative projects. Ms Hammond was also responsible for annual publications of required and issued IFRS Standards, through which she developed a strong understanding of international technical accounting and reporting issues and standard-setting. She has also previously worked as an external auditor in Australia

Professor Cameron Truong, Department of Accounting, Monash Business School

Prof Truong studies how climate risk impacts financial markets and participants, and aims to identify what climate costs are, how to measure them, and how to address them. He also examines how firms can identify their exposure to climate risk and how they communicate this to their stakeholders, which should assist regulators in forming policies on climate risk disclosure. Based on archival research techniques, Prof Truong employs data from climatology literature to study various economic outcomes and corporate policies. He also uses machine learning and AI to uncover new features of his datasets.

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Event moderated and hosted by the Department of Accounting at Monash Business School and the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB)

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Event Details

Date:
11 May 2022 at 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue:
Online
Categories:
Accounting; General

Description

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters are creating unprecedented challenges for businesses as they become more important to investors, practitioners, auditors, regulators and the general public.

In this webinar, accounting standards expert Siobhan Hammond and corporate climate risk scholar Professor Cameron Truong will explore the impact of ESGs on business and the role of accounting teams.

Accounting teams have an integral role in meeting these challenges, particularly through developing standards, plus measuring, verifying and reporting ESG information.

This is the latest in an event series by Monash Business School’s Department of Accounting, which brings together industry and academic experts to offer insights, expose ambiguities and highlight challenges around this complex emerging issue.

Speakers

Siobhan Hammond, Assistant Senior Manager, Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB)

Ms Hammond’s primary focus is sustainability reporting in Australia. Prior to joining the AASB, she was a project manager at the International Accounting Standards Board where she was responsible for the definition of material, disclosure of accounting policies and extractive activities projects, and assisted on a number of disclosure initiative projects. Ms Hammond was also responsible for annual publications of required and issued IFRS Standards, through which she developed a strong understanding of international technical accounting and reporting issues and standard-setting. She has also previously worked as an external auditor in Australia

Professor Cameron Truong, Department of Accounting, Monash Business School

Prof Truong studies how climate risk impacts financial markets and participants, and aims to identify what climate costs are, how to measure them, and how to address them. He also examines how firms can identify their exposure to climate risk and how they communicate this to their stakeholders, which should assist regulators in forming policies on climate risk disclosure. Based on archival research techniques, Prof Truong employs data from climatology literature to study various economic outcomes and corporate policies. He also uses machine learning and AI to uncover new features of his datasets.

Organised by

Event moderated and hosted by the Department of Accounting at Monash Business School and the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB)

Register now

Register via Zoom