6 October 2022
IFAC and Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) hosted a Climate Week NYC event Finance Leaders Plugging the Net-Zero Information Gap: Exploring the critical role of CFOs and finance teams in the climate transition. The event brought together finance and accounting leaders to better understand how they’re enabling their organization’s decarbonization strategies and transition planning and what obstacles they’re facing.
It was concluded that the quality of sustainability-related data and reporting processes must be improved to meet the demands of investors, regulators, and policy makers and the urgency of the climate crisis itself. Leveraging the skills of professional accountants to identify risks and opportunities and enhance climate-related information is an essential starting point.
A recording of the event and key takeaways are now available.