Wednesday 29 April
16:30 – 18:00 (SGT)09:30-11:00 (BST)
Climate change, or the climate emergency is an issue that is defining our time. If 2019 was the year for climate activism, 2020 will be the year for climate action. Are you professionally ready to mitigate the risk and maximise the opportunity of climate change? Join this webinar to hear from business and expert representatives to find out more.
What is climate change?
Climate risk – why does it matter to business
- Paris Climate Accord
- Governments’ commitments to a zero carbon future
Why does it matter to accountants?
- Financial services sector focus
- Governance/Disclosure/ Boards – WEF principles on climate governance
- SMEs – physical and transition risk
Are you professionally ready?
Richard Spencer, Director, ICAEW Technical Thought Leadership and Head of Sustainability joined ICAEW in 2005 in order to set up the sustainability practice within the Technical Strategy department. During this time Richard has led on the ICAEW’s thought leadership and engagement programme in sustainability. He was co-convenor of the Finance Innovation Lab that in 2012 was named by the Observer and NESTA as one of the Top 50 of Britain’s New Radicals. He also led on setting up the Natural Capital Coalition, now the Capitals Coalition. Before joining ICAEW Richard worked as a strategy consultant in the Natural Resources division of Accenture. Prior to that he held a number of roles at N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd in the bank’s treasury and natural resources project finance teams. Richard began his career at the Bank of England. Richard holds degrees from the universities of Leeds and London. He is a board member of the Social Return on Investment Network. Richard is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Cass Business School and a member of its Research Ethics Committee. He is also on the Technical Working Group of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board.
Mohit Grover, Strategic & Reputation Risk Leader, Risk Advisory at Deloitte Singapore is the lead partner for sustainability services in Southeast Asia and brings with him over 20 years of professional experience. He has led numerous engagements covering a myriad of industries to help organisations develop sustainability strategies and enhance capabilities in sustainability & social impact initiatives. He has advised clients on climate change impacts, and led the development of over 60 Sustainability reports in the region. These engagements involves deep research and analysis, stakeholder consultation and engagements, facilitation of workshops, and generation of provoking thought leaderships. As an expert in sustainability, Mohit has participated in policy shaping initiatives in the areas of food and plastic waste management in Singapore, green label programmes, and sustainable supply chain.
Ravi Abeywardana, Accountant – Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Olam
Lau Xin Yi, Green Finance Lead, South East Asia works as the green finance lead in the Carbon Trust Singapore office, where she is responsible for delivering and expanding the company’s current portfolio of green finance work in Southeast Asia. She also supports the implementation of green finance solutions within the UK ASEAN Low Carbon Energy Programme (LCEP), under the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Prosperity Fund. Xin Yi previously spent five years at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) focusing on environmental sustainability in the resource sector. Prior to this, Xin Yi was working at Sustainalytics where she evaluated and benchmarked the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices of public-listed companies. Xin Yi holds a BSc in Economics with a second major in Political Science from the Singapore Management University.
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