a4s summit 2018
The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Summit 2018 brought together global leaders from the accounting and finance community to reflect back on progress made, as well as look forward to key trends that will shape the future and actions necessary to respond to risks.
The invitation only event provided an opportunity to explore practical approaches for organizations to respond to social and environmental risks and opportunities.
The Summit brought together participants covering A4S’s core communities, comprising CFOs, investors, regulators and senior representatives from global accounting and academia.
Opening Session: Shaping the Future
The Summit Opening Session explored trends that are shaping the future and the implications and opportunities for finance in response.
The event celebrated The Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday and the actions that His Royal Highness has helped to inspire. It then explored responses to climate change and other key sustainability trends through four themes: inspiring leadership, measurement and reporting, decision making, and financing.
A link to the Keynote speech presentation can be found in the Event Report.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales shared his thoughts on the role of the finance community in achieving a sustainable world. This was followed by a speech by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England. The session finished with a discussion on the impact and action being taken by A4S’s core communities.
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