To provide an organisation for ASEAN Accountants for the further advancement of the status of the profession in the region with the view to establishing an ASEAN philosophy on the accounting profession.
ASEAN Accountants Need to Contribute to Sustainability Discussion with a Sense of Urgency
AFA together with IAI and ICAEW organised a joint webinar on green and sustainable finance. The 90-minute session was structured to allow panellists to briefly shared their perspectives and insights into the topic, followed by an informative discussion facilitated by AFA ED. The panel consisted of Cindy Ngan (Partner, ESG – Climate and Sustainability Practice, PwC Hong Kong and Mainland China), Antonie Jagga (Partner, Risk Consulting and Financial Risk Management, PwC’s Southeast Asia), Riskiasari Yudawinata (Sustainable Finance Program Lead, WWF Indonesia), and Elvia Shauki Ph.D (Member, Indonesian Financial Accounting Standards Board and Member, Comprehensive Corporate Reporting Task Force, IAI).
Attended by close to 300 participants, two key takeaways that the panel shared were the need for a sense of urgency from everyone involved, including the accountancy profession, and the importance for building accountants’ expertise and capacity to understand various sustainability issues and translate them into financial information for business decision making.
AFA would like to thank IAI and ICAEW for the opportunity to collaborate.
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