Wednesday, 16 August 2023
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Auditorium, Building B105
Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mike Willis, Judge Business School
University of Cambrige, UK

Summary

CPA Australia, SOCPA, and Prince Sultan University are proud to announce a collaboration with the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, in hosting the Future of ESG Reporting Masterclass to be delivered in Riyadh on 16 August 2023. In this special session, Dr. Mike Willis, BS, MBA, PhD, University of Cambridge Management Practice Associate Professor and Director of the Cambridge Executive Master of Accounting Programme, will discuss key issues in relation to ESG disclosure.

Join PSU faculty, members of both SOCPA and CPA Australia, and business community leaders for an informative and important look at key trends in the global ESG reporting environment. The session will include refreshments and opportunity for networking.

The Future of ESG Reporting:

Around the world, ESG disclosure requirements are rapidly and significantly increasing, reflecting a broad and unprecedented re-thinking of the corporate reporting ecosystem. Professionals from the board of directors, the C-suite, finance, accounting, audit and other areas will need to understand these requirements in order to take opportunities for thought leadership, early adoption, and differentiation. Dr Willis will give an overview of key trends and potential paths forward in global ESG disclosures, highlighting how accounting and finance professionals can lead in this area.

  1. The Financial Reporting Ecosystem
  2. Key ESG Frameworks
    • Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
    • International Sustainability Standards Boards (ISSB)
    • European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS)
    • US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Proposed Amendment

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Outline key trends and potential paths in ESG disclosures
  2. Understand how accounting professionals can lead in ESG reporting

About the Speaker:

Dr Mike Willis, BS, MBA

Dr Mike Willis, BS, MBA (Brigham Young University), PhD (Wharton School of Business) is the award-winning University of Cambridge Management Practice Associate Professor and Director of the Cambridge Executive Master of Accounting Programme. His specialist research areas are disclosure regulation, regulatory enforcement, financial reporting and accounting-based capital markets research.

Venue / Location

P.O.Box No. 66833 Rafha Street, Riyadh 11586 Saudi Arabia