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Sustainability Reporting has become an important criteria for good governance for investors and regulators. It is mandatory in many countries and has become a standard practice.

This timely and practical workshop will give you a thorough understanding of sustainability. You will be exposed to frameworks that are evolving and being increasingly used for reporting. It covers what information should be in a report, how a report should be formatted, and how to identify and engage all stakeholders and communicate their requirements.

The workshop also covers creation of the framework for data collection and reporting that enables consistency and reliability for advancement and competitor comparability. Topics on GRI are addressed in detail for better understanding, and this will facilitate you to prepare a more relevant report that is crisp, and to the requirement of the various stakeholders.

You will get an update on the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards and learn practical pointers on preparing a report that is crisp and relevant to the requirements of the various stakeholders.

Key topics covered in this workshop includes but not limited to understanding what sustainability entails, stakeholder engagement, materiality, data collection and analysis as well as steps in preparing a sustainability report.

Programme Outline

  • Overview of sustainability and trends
  • Introduction to sustainability reporting
  • IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Materiality Assessment
  • Data collection for sustainability report
  • Introduction to Carbon Accounting
  • Assurance (internal and external)
  • Climate Risk and Financial implications
  • Sustainability report development plan
  • Case studies

This workshop qualifies for 7.0 CPE hours in Financial Reporting Standards and Pronouncements (Category 1).

What you will learn

  • Understand the overview of sustainability reporting and regulatory reporting trends in international and local
  • Have a practical knowledge on IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards and stakeholder engagement approach
  • Learn the impacts of ESG on the company and their stakeholders
  • Understand the outline and requirements of a sustainability report according to GRI standards
  • Learn how to construct materiality matrix and prioritize material factors for sustainability disclosure
  • Understand the process to prepare a sustainability report

Target Audience

  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Finance Professionals
  • Directors
  • Audit Committee Members
  • Anyone interested in gaining a practical overview of Sustainability Reporting

Expert Speaker

Brian Ho
Sustainability and Climate Assurance Leader, Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia, Deloitte

With 20 years of experience in the field of sustainable development, Brian provides professional services to clients and is also responsible for driving Deloitte's ESG services in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Deloitte, he worked as a partner for eight years in the China division of an international professional firm and served as the China Regional Director for a sustainable development consulting company in the Asia Pacific region for ten years.

Brian currently sits in the Sustainability Reporting Advisory Committee (SRAC) set up by ACRA and Singapore Exchange Regulation. He is also a Member of the Sustainability Committee of the REITAS in Singapore, actively promoting climate and sustainability development.

Brian actively participates in sustainable education initiatives in the region and collaborates with educational institutions to drive development projects. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Technology's Industry Advisory Committee for Sustainable Education and a member of the Consultative Committee for the Global ESG Education and Research Center at the Hong Kong Management Professional Association.

Fredrik Andersen
Lead, Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence for Climate and Sustainability, Deloitte

Fredrik leads the Centre of Excellence for Climate and Sustainability at Deloitte and supports the firm’s ESG initiatives across Asia Pacific. He has spent the last 13 years in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia working with corporates to measure and manage environmental performance. Fred has also worked with other stakeholders such as national stock exchanges, Governments, NGOs, and institutional investors, to provide advisory services and capacity-building on best practices and emerging trends with regards to corporate climate action.

Wong Tien Chi
Director, Accounting and Reporting Advisory, Deloitte SEA

Tien Chi has more than 15 years of technical accounting advisory experience in Big 4’s and global leading banks. She is an IFRS specialist and she advises companies on complex accounting issues, such as financial instruments and consolidation. In recent years, she has advised companies in the voluntary carbon credit market and renewable sector on the setting up of their accounting policies. She has also been involved with the feedback to ISSB exposure drafts. She is a regular speaker at seminars regarding impact of climate change on financial statements.

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