unctad.org | Workshop on the Future Direction of the Corporate Reporting Model
Workshop on the Future Direction of the Corporate Reporting Model
13 October 2014
Room XXVI, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

Objective: To share perspectives on recent developments in corporate reporting models with a view to promoting a cohesive approach to corporate financial and non-financial reporting and enhancing its positive impact on sustainable development.

Audience: This workshop will bring together leading international experts on accounting and reporting, key policy makers, regulators, standard-setters, international and regional organizations, professional accountancy organizations, accounting firms, academia, investors, preparers of corporate reports, and civil society.

Issues to be addressed: The workshop will discuss current challenges in corporate reporting and means to address them in order to provide reliable and useful information on enterprises’ economic activities, as well as activities on corporate social responsibility, environmental protection, corporate governance, and impact on sustainable development.

It will discuss existing corporate reporting models, their advantages, challenges, best practices and lessons learned in the process of implementation.

The workshop will discuss major international developments in the area of financial reporting, integrated reporting, sustainability reporting, corporate social responsibility and environment reporting, corporate governance disclosure, and their contribution to the on-going debate on business reporting models and evolution of best practices.

It will also debate the future direction of corporate reporting models with a view to enhancing the positive impact of accounting and reporting on sustainable development.

Speakers (TBC)

  • UNCTAD-ISAR
  • Climate Disclosure Standards Board
  • Financial Accounting Standards Board
  • Global Reporting Initiative
  • International Accounting Standards Board
  • International Integrated Reporting Council
  • Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
  • UN Global Compact
  • UNEP-FI
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Regulators and government representatives
  • Representatives of academia, the profession, investment community, civil society and other stakeholders
  • Auditing and assurance aspects – International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
  • Developments in information technology – XBRL, SAP, Microsoft
  • Users of corporate reports
  • Preparers of corporate reports

Expected outcome: Sharing of views, insights and experiences on the future direction of corporate reporting models with a view to enhancing the positive impact of accounting and reporting on sustainable development.

Language(s):English; French; Spanish; Chinese; Russian; Arabic;
Contact:
Communications concerning representation at the session should be sent to the UNCTAD secretariat, Intergovernmental Support Service, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10.
 
fax: +41 (0)22 917 02 14
e-mail: meetings@unctad.org

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