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Event Date Wed Sep 22 EDT (9 months ago)
Location Online Event
Region All

There is no denying the global climate is changing. 2019 was the second warmest year on record, and ended the warmest decade on record. Climate change is affecting every continent on earth, disrupting the economy and affecting lives. The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change through appropriate financial flows and new technology frameworks; additionally, the UN Secretary-General has proposed six climate-positive actions for governments to take as they begin to individually and collectively begin to build back the economy post-pandemic. Companies will need to adopt long-term systemic shifts to address the changes necessary to comply with the Paris Agreement. This conference will discuss some of the changes that will be necessary to create the accounting framework for sustainability and responsible investing necessary moving forward.

To safeguard the health and well-being of all conference participants and speakers, the 2021 CARE conference is virtual in 2021. With 70 industry and academic speakers, this conference is the first of several conferences on the topic Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing. The 2022 conference will have a similar focus, highlighting select academic research papers that are based on discussions held at this year's conference. These conferences will bring together accountants, finance-professionals, law-professionals, law-makers, standard-setters, economists, investors and scientists as well as academics from the sciences, accounting, finance, law and economics as a vehicle for change.

Key themes:
• Key thoughts from climate scientists.
• Can ESG reporting be consistent with basic accounting principles.
• Why, should, and how can accounting and finance academics become involved.
• Thoughts and ideas from accounting practitioners and standard setters.
• Thoughts and ideas from accounting academics.
• Thoughts and ideas from finance academics.
• Thoughts and ideas from finance and investment practitioners.
• Measuring, managing, and monetizing the impact of sustainability.
Implementation issues
Youth engagement


2021 Speakers

David Pitt-Watson
Pembroke Visiting Professor in Finance, Fellow Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Gerben De Zwart
Head, Investment Solutions; APG, The Netherlands

Stephen Taylor
Member, Australian Accounting Standards Board and Distinguished Professor of Accounting; University of Technology Sydney

Robert J Charnock
Co-investigator, Financial Reporting Council Scenario Analysis Research Project, conducted by Alliance Manchester Business School; Associate, Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, University of Birmingham

Hans Christensen
Professor, Accounting and David G Booth Faculty Fellow; Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Ioannis Ioannou
Associate Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship; London Business School

Paul Griffin
Distinguished Professor, Management; Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis

Gordon Richardson
KPMG Professor of Accounting; Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto and Michael Marin, PhD student; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto


Richard Barker
Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean of Faculty; Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Robert Eccles
Founding Chairman, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASN) and Visiting Professor of Management Practice; Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Christian Leuz
Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting; Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Shiva Rajgopal
Kester and Byrnes Professor of Accounting and Auditing; Columbia Business School

Jeffrey Hales
Chair, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and Charles T Zlatkovich Centennial Professor of Accounting; McCombs School of Business, University of Texas Austin

Alan McGill
Global Head of Sustainability Reporting & Assurance; PricewaterhouseCoopers

Nick Ridehalgh
Director, Lead Better Business Reporting; CFO Advisory; KPMG Australia

Greg Rogers
Founder, Eratosthenes

Alan Teixeira
Global Director of IFRS Research; Deloitte UK

Alan Willis
Independent researcher, writer, and advisor; Chartered Professional Accountants, Canada

Alexsandro Broedel Lopes
Trustee IFRS Foundation and CFO and Member, Executive Committee, Itaú Unibanco

Doug Johnston
Climate Change and Sustainability Services Partner; EY UK Financial Accounting Advisory Services

Veronica Poole
Global IFRS and Corporate Reporting Leader; Deloitte

Helen Slinger
Executive Director; The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S)

Michael Zimonyi
Policy & External Affairs Director; Climate Disclosure Standards Board

Roberto Rigobon
Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and Professor of Applied Economics; Sloan School of Management, MIT

Roger Simnett, Member, International Auditing Standards Board; Scientia Professor Emeritus, Professor of Accounting; UNSW Business School; Professorial Research Fellow, Faculty of Business and Law; BL Deakin Business School

John Church
Professor, Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
Professor, ARC Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland

Will Steffen,
Emeritus Professor, Fenner School of Environment & Society; Australian National University


Peter Easton
Notre Dame Alumni Professor of Accountancy and Academic Director, CARE; Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

Richard Spencer
Head, Sustainability and Director, Thought Leadership; Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales

Ian Mackintosh
Chair, Corporate Reporting Dialogue

W Robert Knechel
Senior Editor, The Accounting Review; Frederick E Fisher Eminent Scholar and Director, International Accounting and Auditing Center; Warrington College of Business, University of Florida

Chris Easton
Professor and Research Scientist; Research School of Chemistry, ANU College of Science, Australian National University

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Accountability
• University of Notre Dame
• Mendoza College of Business

• University of Notre Dame

• Cambridge Business Publishers