At IFAC, we have the privilege of meeting with global experts on important topics ranging from sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting to education technology. These experts inform IFAC’s work and our volunteer advisory groups’ thinking. In particular, the International Panel on Accountancy Education uses regular conversations with experts to understand current issues facing our profession, explore implications to the profession, including effects on accountants’ skills and competencies. We also use these conversations to facilitate our advocacy for the profession.
The IFAC EdExchange video series presents the sessions and speakers’ discussions to consider the impact for developing skills and competencies, or acquiring knowledge, for the accounting profession. We believe this will help arm our profession with further knowledge. We are keen to encourage an exchange of views to further enhance the profession’s understanding of some of these new questions we face.
IFAC EdExchange: Environment, Social and Governance with Chiara Mio
We talk to Chiara Mio, professor and IFAC board member, on sustainability in academia, research and teaching.
IFAC EdExchange: Environment, Social and Governance with Jimmy Greer, ACCA
We talk to Jimmy Greer ACCA's head of sustainability, on environmental, social and governance reporting and issues.
IFAC EdExchange: Environmental, Social and Governance with the Climate Disclosure Standards Board
We talk to Ravi Abeywardana and Gemma Clements from the Climate Disclosures Standards Board on the sustainability knowledge gap and capacity building for accountants related to sustainability matters.
IFAC EdExchange: Diversity Equity & Inclusion - Highlighting the Diversity Gap
We talk to Loreal Jiles and Shari Littan from the Institute of Management Accountants on the Institute's recent report on diversity, inclusion and equity and the diversity gap in the US accountancy profession.
IFAC EdExchange: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Opportunities to Overcome Barriers to Diversity
We talk to Robert Zwane from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, Clive Webb from ACCA, and Vania Borgeth from the Brazilian Network for Integrated Reporting, moderated by IFAC's head of human capital Damarys Albino, on diversity, equity and inclusion and overcoming barriers to diversity.
Interested in More? Join us for the 2021 EdExchange Summit
A growing, global demand for sustainability—in society, in public and private organizations, and on our planet—has fueled demand for enhancing corporate reporting. For investors and sustainability-minded stakeholders to assess a company’s future performance, they need a clear and comprehensive picture of the ability to create sustainability value over time.
IFAC is dedicating our second annual virtual summit to sustainability and helping professional accountants do different things with the skills and competencies they already have in their toolbox.
Our three-day summit in October will focus on the demand for organizations to act and the needs and perspectives of investors, regulators and public interest entities. It features speakers with global expertise in sustainability, environmental, social, and governance (ESG), integrated and sustainability reporting, sustainability-related investor needs, and more. It will help professional accountants, and the professional accountancy organizations that support them, understand—and take action to meet—growing demands for sustainability services from the public and private sector.