Sustainable development awareness and efforts continue to evolve on a global scale. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) provide a global framework and businesses play a fundamental role in delivering viable strategies for achieving the Goals. As businesses set strategic plans with long-term objectives, financial management professionals are emerging as the new super heroes of sustainable development - what is your potential role in assessing risks, quantifying progress and ensuring added value?
Learning Objectives: Attendees will be given an overview of sustainable development topics, trends and emerging issues and the growing need for businesses to engage financial professionals in analyzing data, decision making and engaging stakeholders such as investors. • Logical reasons for financial professional roles in ESG (Environmental Social Governance) information and analysis • How does sustainable development apply to your business sector? • Emerging trends, demands and opportunities • Unique and valuable skill sets that financial management professionals bring to the table • The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and introduction to the CGMA/ AICPA publication: Creating a Sustainable Future: The Role of the Accountant in Implementing the SDGs