Towards a Sustainable Future Forum

Dates: December 07-08, 2021 (COMPLETED)

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IFAC and the MOSAIC Steering committee are pleased to announce the organization of the Towards a Sustainable Future Forum which will be held online December 7 - 8, 2021.
The COVID 19 pandemic highlighted the vulnerabilities of public finances and infrastructure across the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on structural problems existing in many jurisdictions and is a wake-up call to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable and inclusive global economy that can achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The accountancy profession has an important role to play in achieving a more sustainable future by supporting strong PFM that enables better decisions for people, the planet, and the economy. The Towards a Sustainable Future Forum will provide you with an overview of the tools and resources available to support a transparent and accountable public sector. The forum will also highlight the importance of establishing a sustainability reporting framework and will consider the impact of the adoption and implementation of the international auditing standards in addressing an evolving and increasingly complex environment.


December 7, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST
Welcome and keynote remarks
  • Alan Johnson, IFAC President
  • Ed Olowo - Okere, Director, Governance Global Practice, World Bank

December 7, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Session 2: Supporting a transparent and accountable public sector
  • Barry Naik, Director, Forum of Firms, IFAC
  • Sumita Shah, Executive Director, CAPA 
  • Mr. V Kanagasabapathy, President of the Association of Public Finance Accountants - the public sector wing of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA SL) 
  • Adenike (Nike) Sherifat Oyeyiola, Practice Manager, Governance Global Practice, World Bank 

Session moderator: Laura Leka, Principal, IFAC PAIB and Public Sector

December 8, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM EST
Session 3: Advancing sustainability
  • Emmeline Skelton, Head of Sustainability, ACCA
  • Patrick Kabuya, Senior Governance Specialist, World Bank
  • Ross Smith, Program and Technical Director, IPSASB

Session moderator: David Madon, Director, Public Policy & Regulation, IFAC

December 8, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Session 4: Ensuring the quality and integrity of services
  • Tom Seidenstein, Chair, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board 
  • Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu, Chairperson, KPMG South Africa 
  • Linda de Beer, Chairperson, Public Interest Oversight Board 
  • Aman Trana, Director, Public Financial Management Division, Asian Development Bank (ADB) 

Session moderator: Bruce Vivian, Principal, IFAC Quality & Development


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