A4S Summit 2014

Transforming Finance and Accounting:

Meeting the Challenges of the Next Decade

“There was a time when we could say that there was either a complete lack of knowledge, or at least room for doubt, about the consequences for our planet of our actions. 

That time has gone.

 We now know all too clearly what we are actually doing and that we need to do something about it urgently.  Better accounting must be part of that process.”

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

On 11 December 2014, global leaders from the finance and accounting community gathered in London at the A4S Summit to define the role they will play to move business and the economy onto a sustainable pathway.
HRH Speaking at the IoD
The Summit, hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, celebrated progress made in the decade since His Royal Highness established A4S, while setting out the transformative steps that need to be taken over the coming decade by the finance leaders of today and tomorrow.

 

At the Summit, His Royal Highness brought together current and future leaders from the finance and accounting community to discuss practical actions that they can take to accelerate the transformation of the financial and accounting system so that it adequately reflects the dependency of our economic success on the health and stability of our communities and the natural environment – and is better able to respond to the risks currently faced.

Attendees included:

  • CFOs / Finance Directors of major corporations, the public sector and not-for-profits
  • CEOs of accounting institutes, the accounting profession and standard setting bodies
  • Financial regulators, CEOs of stock exchanges and securities regulators
  • CEOs, CIOs and Chairmen of pension funds, asset managers and banks
  • Policy-makers and senior government officials
  • Leading economists
  • The finance and accounting leaders of the future

As part of event  marking the ten years since His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales set up A4S, a film was produced which shows the work and role of A4S though the words of people involved in the project.

Read the press release

Films and Slide Presentations from the Summit;

Review the slides from Rolf-Dieter Schwalb’s presentation

Transforming Finance film was commissioned for the Summit shows the work and role of A4S though the words of people involved in the project.

Two surveys were undertaken by ACCA  and CGMA as part of the 10th Anniversary, and looked at the changing perspectives of the accounting community. See the surveys

ACCA – Sustainability and Business: The Next Ten Years

CGMA – Redressing the Balance