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Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant

June 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT

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‘Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant’ aims to inform Finance professionals about Environment, Social and Governance – challenges and opportunities for Accountants.

Program Description:

In the opening session our speakers focus on what an ‘Environment, Social and Governance’ focus means for accountants. In our opening segment Feven will discuss the future skills accountants need as our roles continue to change with a focus on ESG. Gerard then covers ESG Finance – and getting to net zero, with his specialism being a focus on renewable energy. George then talks about ESG assurance – and reporting – based on engagements he has led with a mix of FTSE 100 and non-audit clients. After which they will respond to audience Q&A.

In our second session, Brian Keegan interviews our keynote speaker Kevin Dancey about what sustainability means for the accounting profession now and in the future. Kevin as CEO of IFAC has published multiple commentaries on this this year and will draw from this subject matter in this session.

Date: 17 June 2021
Time: 11am Eastern / 8am Pacific / 4pm UK/Ireland
Price: $20 (Discount coupons available for members and associates see below)
CPE: Up to 2 credits

Discounts available for members:

Attendance is free for members of ICAEW, ICAS, SAICA, CA ANZ, CA Ireland and paid up Associates. ICAEW, ICAS, SAICA, CA ANZ and CA Ireland members should use the following discount code:

  • ba3free – For ICAEW, ICAS, SAICA, CA ANZ, CA Ireland and paid up Associates, to attend and request optional CPE certificate, assuming you answer polling questions / qualify.
  • Others – $20 plus optional CPE certificate, assuming you answer polling questions / qualify.

To get more information please email: chiefexecutive@cawnetworkusa.com

Learning objectives:

Finance leaders need to be aware of the increasing focus on accounting and reporting on sustainability topics in general, and especially on those that directly impact their way of doing business. The event presenters will collectively share a cross section of insights including:

•  The skills an accountant should consider acquiring or augmenting as our professional landscape is evolving to include a focus on ESG
•  How companies can embrace and action a focus to ‘getting to net zero’ and what this means for accountants
•  A practical insight into delivering ESG assurance and reporting to audit and non-audit clients
•  Insights into what it means to be a ‘sustainable accountant’. How the focus of accountants globally is changing to adjust to a focus on ESG.


Feven Yeshanew

Feven Yeshanew

Feven is a senior manager with Robert Walters based in Toronto. She is focused on helping accountants and operations professionals secure permanent positions within financial services firms. She specializes in mid-senior level recruiting in Investment Management, Private Equity, Private Credit, REITs and Private Wealth/Family Offices. Feven has an H. B Sc from McMasters and an MA from the University of Chester (UK).


Gerard Reid

Gerard Reid

Gerard Reid is a Co-founder and Partner at Alexa Capital, an independent financial services business committed to mobilising capital towards achieving net-zero. He is also a Fellow at the Institute of the Environment at the University of Minnesota and a member of the Global Future Council on Advanced Energy Technologies at the World Economic Forum.

Gerard has developed a strong reputation as a leading global expert in the energy and mobility space. A trusted authority on the energy transition, he is a published author and avid blogger, with a following of more than 150k across several platforms.


George Richards

George Richards

George is an ICAEW member and has a background in financial statement audit at KPMG covering a wide range of sectors. These include regulated power & utilities, oil & gas, retail and chemicals and pharmaceuticals. He leads KPMG’s non-financial information (ESG )assurance business in the UK, where he provides ISAE 3000 opinions on a range of different subject matter information. His specific focus is on ESG assurance where he leads these engagements for a number of FTSE 100 audited entities and non-audit clients.


Brian Keegan

Brian Keegan

Brian is Director of Public Affairs with Chartered Accountants Ireland, based in Dublin. He has a PhD in Taxation, Organizational Behavior and is a Fellow of the Irish Taxation Institute. He is also a columnist with the Business Post and contributor to the Irish Examiner.



Kevin Dancey

Kevin Dancey is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). Mr. Dancey has a long history of leadership in the accountancy profession as well as in public service. He was previously the Canadian Senior Partner and CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Assistant Deputy Minister in charge of Tax Policy for the Canadian Department of Finance. As Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants President and CEO, Mr. Dancey led the Canadian accountancy profession’s unification, becoming CPA Canada’s first President and CEO after the merger.



June 17, 2021
11:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT
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