2021 CARE Conference - Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing

Thank you for your interest in Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing. We look forward to discussing the topic at the 2021 CARE Conference.  
 

The 2021 CARE Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing Conference will be held in cooperation with Sustainable Investment Forum North America 2021. The Forum is the largest finance forum during Climate Week NYC, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI). The Sustainable Investment Forum North America has run for 3 years in official partnership with UNEP-FI, with the mission to mobilise sustainable investment towards a 1.5°C world. The Forum is one of two flagship climate finance forums in Climate Action’s Roadmap to COP26 series. 

The Sustainable Investment Forum North America returns in 2021 as a digital event series to convene a global online audience representing asset owners and investment managers, institutional investors, pension funds, banks, development banks, policymakers, think tanks, and NGOs to continue to build the momentum for sustainable finance and responsible investment. The forum is scheduled for the last two weeks of September, with CARE’s programming taking place on September 22 and September 29. Forum programming is scheduled for September 21, 23, 28 and 30. For more details on the Sustainable Investment Forum North America conference, please visit https://www.climateaction.org/events/digital/sustainable-investment-forum-north-america-2021.

To safeguard the health and well-being of all conference participants and speakers, the 2021 CARE conference will be held virtually. This conference is the first of two conferences on the topic Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing. The second 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 with all CARE conferences, the main goal will be to set a research agenda for many emerging scholars, which will address key issues related to accounting for sustainability and responsible investing.  We look forward to your participation in the discussion of the critical issues of accounting for sustainability and responsible investing. 

 

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Broadcast Time Zone
EST / BST

Day 1 - September 22, 2021

11:00 / 16:00

Welcome Remarks

  • Peter Easton, Notre Dame Alumni Professor of Accountancy and Academic Director, CARE; Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
  • Jeremy Deaton, Managing Editor; Yale E360
Broadcast Time Zone
EST / BST

Session A

11:10 / 16:10

PANEL - Key Thoughts From Climate Scientists

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

Speakers:

  • 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
12:10/17:10

KEYNOTE - Can ESG Reporting Be Consistent With Basic Accounting Principles?

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

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EST / BST

Session B

12:30 / 17:30

KEYNOTE - Setting the stage: Why, should, and how can accounting and finance faculty become involved?

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

1:00 / 18:00

PANEL - Setting the stage: Why, should, and how can accounting and finance faculty become involved?

Moderator:
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

Speakers:

  • Gerben De Zwart, Head of Investment Solutions; APG, The Netherlands
  • 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
2:00 / 19:00

Academic Spotlight Breakout

  • Stephen Taylor, Member, Australian Accounting Standards Board and Distinguished Professor of Accounting; University of Technology Sydney
  • Robert J CharnockCo-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
Broadcast Time Zone
EST / BST

Session C

2:30 / 19:30

PANEL - Thoughts and ideas from accounting practitioners and standard setters

Moderator:
Ian Mackintosh, Chair; Corporate Reporting Dialogue

Speakers:

  • Alexsandro Broedel Lopes, Trustee, IFRS Foundation and Group Finance Director, Itau Unibanco
  • Doug Johnston, Climate Change and Sustainability Services Partner; EY UK Financial Accounting Advisory Services
  • Mardi McBrien, Managing Director; Climate Disclosure Standards Board
  • Veronica Poole, Global IFRS and Corporate Reporting Leader; Deloitte
  • Helen Slinger, Executive Director; The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S)
3:30 / 20:30

Academic Spotlight Breakout

  • Hans Christensen, Professor of Accounting and David G Booth Faculty Fellow; Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
  • Ioannis Ioannou, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; London Business School
Broadcast Time Zone
EST / BST

Session D

4:00 / 21:00

PANEL - Thoughts and ideas from accounting practitioners and standard setters

Moderator:
Richard Spencer, Head of Sustainability and  Director of Thought Leadership; Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW)

Speakers:

  • 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
5:00 / 22:00

Academic Spotlight Breakout

  • Paul Griffin, Distinguished Professor of 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 
Broadcast Time Zone
EST / BST

Session E

5:20 / 22:20

PANEL - Thoughts and ideas from accounting academics

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

Speakers:

  • 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
6:20 / 23:20 Part 1 Broadcast Ends

 

 

Broadcast Time Zone
EST / BST

Day 2 - September 29, 2021

11:00 / 16:00

Welcome Remarks

Martijn Cremers, Martin J Gillen Dean and Bernard J Hank Professor of Finance; Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

Broadcast Time Zone
EST / BST

Session F

11:10 / 16:10

PANEL - Thoughts and ideas from finance academics

Moderator:
Martijn Cremers, Martin J Gillen Dean and Bernard J Hank Professor of Finance; Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

Speakers:

  • Andrew Karolyi, Harold Bierman, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Management and Deputy Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs; SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University
  • Martina Linnenlueke, Professor of Environmental Finance and Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance; Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University
  • David Ng, Professor, and Founding Co-Director, Initiative on Responsible Finance and Area Coordinator for Finance; Charles H Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University
  • Tom Smith, Head of Department of Applied Finance and Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance; Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University
12:10 / 17:10

Academic Spotlight Breakout

  • Stefan Reichelstein, Director, Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies, University of Mannheim; and William R. Timken Professor Emeritus; Stanford University
  • Naomi Soderstrom, Deputy Head of Department and Professor of Managerial Accounting; Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne
Broadcast Time Zone
EST / BST

Session G

12:30 / 17:30

PANEL - Thoughts and ideas from finance / investment practitioners

Moderator:
Ryan LaFond, Deputy CIO; Algert Global LLC

Speakers:

  • Don Hamson, Managing Director; Plato Investment Management
  • Simon O'Connor, Chief Executive; Responsible Investment Association Australasia
  • Lukasz Pomorski, Managing Director, Head of ESG Research; AQR Capital Management, LLC
  • Andrew Porter, Immediate Past Chair, Group of 100; CFO for Listed Investment Companies, Australian Foundation Investment Company
  • Gavin Smith, Managing Director, Head of Equity Research; Quantitative Management Associates
1:30 / 18:30

Academic Spotlight Breakout

  • Aaron Yoon, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Information Management; Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Sandra Vera-Munoz, Deloitte Foundation Department Chair of Accountancy and Associate Professor; Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
Broadcast Time Zone
EST / BST

Session H

 

KEYNOTE -  

HRH Princess Nouf Muhammad Al-Saud, Chief Executive Officer of the King Khalid Foundation

2:00 / 19:00

PANEL - Monetizing ESG Impact – A CFO Imperative

Moderator:
Sunny Misser, Chief Executive Officer; AccountAbility

Speakers:

  • Adam Barsky, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, New York Power Authority
  • Sanford A. Cockrell III, Former Global Head - CFO Program Leader; Deloitte
  • Elyse Douglas, Former Chief Financial Officer of Hertz; Senior Scholar, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
  • Robert Herz, Executive in Residence at Columbia Business School; Member of the Board of Directors of the Value Reporting Foundation; Member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard Business School Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative; Board Member, AccountAbility
3:00 / 20:00

Academic Spotlight Breakout

  • Johannes Stroebel, David S. Loeb Professor of Finance and Boxer Faculty Fellow; NUY Stern School of Business 
  • Ayako Yasuda, Professor of Finance, Fellow of the Muir Institute for the Environment, and Fellow of the Private Equity Research Consortium; Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis
Broadcast Time Zone
EST / BST

Session I

3:30 / 20:30

PANEL - Implementation Issues

Moderator:
Jeremy Deaton, Managing Editor; Yale E360

Speakers:

  • Natalie Ambrosio-Preudhomme, Director, Communications; Four Twenty Seven
  • Paul Druckman, Chairman, WBA Supervisory Board; World Benchmarking Alliance
  • Jason Huang, Managing Director, Quantitative Investment Department, eFunds
  • Andrew Watson, Co-Founder, Rethinking Capital
  • Jing Zhang, Managing Principal, Apricus Climate Ventures; Advisor, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
4:30 / 21:30

Academic Spotlight Breakout

  • Ethan Rouen, Assistant Professor of Business Administration; Harvard Business School 
  • Stefano Giglio, Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management   
Broadcast Time Zone
EST / BST

Session J

5:00 / 22:00

 

 

 

5:30 / 22:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEYNOTE - Youth Engagement

Delaney Reynolds, Founder & CEO, The Sink or Swim Project; Marine Science Studies Major; Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami

 

PANEL - Youth Engagement

Moderator:
Michelle Cook, Director, Bachelor of Accounting Program, University of Technology Sydney

Speakers:

  • Alvaro Carrillo Marcano, Bachelor of Accountancy Student, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame; ESG Intern, BlackRock
  • Aaron Hilliker, Bachelor of Accountancy Student, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame; Intern, PWC
  • Arshdeep Kaur Singh, Senior Manager, Commonwealth Bank
  • Serene Khalaf, Bachelor of Accounting Student, University of Technology Sydney
  • Clare O'Rourke, Assistant Brand Manager, PepsiCo
  • Megan Uhran, Business Analytics graduate, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame; Goldman Sachs  
6:10 / 23:10

CLOSING ADDRESS

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

6:20 / 23:20 PART 2 Broadcast Ends

 

Agenda subject to change. Please contact Lorie Marsh (lmarsh1@nd.edu) for additional information or questions. In the meantime, we hope you and yours remain healthy.