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It’s Never Wrong to Do the Right Thing – The Business Case for Doing Good

Gabriella Kusz MBA, MPP, CPA, CGMA | March 22, 2021

In looking to enhance business performance over the longer term, it is never wrong to do the right thing. This concept and focus on sustainable thinking, doing, and reporting is at the core of the upcoming FinBiz 2030 virtual event entitled “The Business Case for Doing Good” which will be held on March 25th, 2021 at 11 AM EDT. 

Finance and Business 2030 (or FinBiz2030) is an initiative led by One Young World and Chartered Accountants Worldwide. This initiative seeks to unite and mobilize leaders across these two sectors – youth leadership and accountancy - to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and they do this through the FinBiz2030 Task Forces that are operational around the world. Today, there are FinBiz Task Forces up and running in the UK, South Africa, Ireland, and soon in Nigeria and the USA, with over 70 talented young leaders driving forward impactful initiatives.  

To kick off their initiative in the United States, FinBiz2030 is hosting this virtual event as part of its BUILDING RESILIENCE series which will focus on the way companies use natural resources, employ their workforces, and position themselves in the face of critical societal issues and how this affects performance, access to capital, and long-term value creation. The underlying message – doing good doesn’t only represent a moral imperative for businesses and organizations to behave responsibly, but a financial one. It makes business sense to do good. Finance and accountancy professionals have a significant influence on companies, and are well-positioned to help businesses think not just about their profit but their whole value creation process. In this process, embedding sustainability issues into a company’s strategy, business model and risk and performance management will enable them to create more resilient organizations that also positively contribute to people and planet. 

With an expert panel from around the world featuring key leaders in the sustainability and accountancy professions including Mr. Michael Izza, CEO at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Chairman, Chartered Accountants Worldwide and Mr. Paul Parks, Director at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), this event will explore a broad spectrum of sustainability, accountancy and business performance issues.  

As a partner this event, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) looks forward to supporting young finance, accountancy and business professionals and students as they explore the issues and engage with other leaders to discover how we can build a sustainable future together. 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW 
Co-hosts: 
  • Chalene Gallagher CA, Regulatory Data Senior Associate FRBNY 
  • Karla Futch VP on the Chief Administrative Office Strategy Team at Goldman Sachs 
Speakers: 
  • Nomindari Enkthur, CEO, Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association 
  • Paul Parks, CPA, CGMA, Director, AICPA 
  • Maura Hodge, KPMG Partner, National ESG Assurance Leader 
  • Gareth Parkin, CFO and Senior Vice President at Messer Americas 
  • Kate Robertson, Co-Founder of One Young World 
  • Michael Izza, CEO, ICAEW and Chairman, Chartered Accountants Worldwide 
To Learn More and Register for this Important Event Please Click Here.
 

Gabriella Kusz MBA, MPP, CPA, CGMA

Gabriella Kusz is an IFAC consultant and serves as Board Director and Member of the Executive Committee and Public Policy and Regulation Committee of the Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association, a global voluntary self-regulatory association for the industry. She is also a Distinguished Global Expert for the Global Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Policy Network  (GSPN) at Prince Sultan University (Riyadh, KSA). Previously, she worked with the World Bank Group as Sr. Financial Management Specialist responsible for leading the Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting (CGFR) workstream for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Prior to this, Gabriella served IFAC and the accountancy profession as a Senior Technical Manager responsible for the IFAC MOSAIC Initiative, PAO Development Committee, and Compliance Program portfolios in Southeastern Europe, Central America and the MENA region. Gabriella is a licensed US CPA (State of Virginia) and CGMA and holds AICPA Certificates in IFRS and Not-for-Profit Accounting as well as the Global Reporting Initiative Certificate in Sustainability Reporting Standards. She holds her Master’s in Public Policy (International Policy and Development) from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Dayton. She is presently completing her Certificate in Arabic Language and Cultures at the University of Chicago Graham School See more by Gabriella Kusz MBA, MPP, CPA, CGMA

 
 

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