Sustainability, ESG and Finance: Key Imperatives for the C-Suite

  • 12 September 2022
  • 16:00 - 18:00
  • InterContinental Abu Dhabi


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The Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi is pleased to support AmCham Abu Dhabi​ for an in-person event on Sustainability, ESG and Finance: Key Imperatives for the C-Suite in partnership with IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)​.

Despite the realization that environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives are clearly linked to organizational value creation, clear-cut implementation remains a challenge for CFOs and their organizations. There is a clear trade-off between short-term performance and the achievement of sustainability goals that will create long-term value for the organization and its shareholders. While CFOs realize that they need to embrace the trade-offs, the consensus on how to do so remains unclear. Just how ready are organizations and their leaders to take advantage of the opportunity? Is there a significant gap between the need to improve sustainability reporting, sustainability programs, and organizations' ability to respond?

This session will examine key elements now impacting the finance and accounting (F&A) profession and attempt to highlight the roadmap that better aligns sustainability practices and ESG from a F&A perspective. Russ Porter will dive into these emerging areas of importance to investors, customers, and regulators to explore a roadmap that will help the CFO and his team safeguard the interests of their companies and the challenges they stand to face in making the transition.

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to get ahead of sustainability and ESG issues and help shape the future
  • How to involve the finance function in both the macro and micro sustainability and ESG ecosystems of organizations.
  • Keys to designing and implementing optimal policies given those ecosystem conditions.

In-Person Event Details:

  • Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Venue: Auditorium, InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Pre-payment Registration:

CBC Members and non-members: AED 100

*Price is inclusive of 5% VAT. The fee is non-refundable.