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. 


 

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, Associate Director, Editorial; Nexus Media News
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:

  • Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Professor, ARC Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland
  • TBA: Oceans, climate and sea-level
  • TBA: the evidence of climate change
12:10/17:10

Break

Introduction to Academic Spotlights - Stephen Taylor, Member, Australian Accounting Standards Board and Distinguished Professor of Accounting; University of Technology Sydney 

Broadcast Time Zone
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, Managing Director, Quantitative Strategies; 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, Managing Director, Quantitative Strategies; APG, The Netherlands
  • George Serafeim, Charles M Williams Professor of Business Administration and Chair, Impact-Weighted Accounts Project; Harvard Business School
  • Roger Simnett, Member, International Auditing Standards Board; Professor of Accounting, Scientia Professor Emeritus; UNSW Business School
2:00 / 19:00

Break

  • Academic Spotlight - Roberto Rigobon, Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and Professor of Applied Economics; Sloan School of Management, MIT
  • Academic Spotlight - Ioannis Ioannou, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; London Business School
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:

  • Alesandro Broedel Lopes, Trustee, IFRS Foundation and Group Finance Director, Itau Unibanco
  • Jeffrey Hales, Chair, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and Charles T Zlatkovich Centennial Professor of Accounting; McCombs School of Business, University of Texas Austin
  • Doug Johnston, Climate Change and Sustainability Services Partner; EY UK Financial Accounting Advisory Services
  • Alan McGill, Global Head of Sustainability Reporting & Assurance; PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Veronica Poole, Global IFRS and Corporate Reporting Leader; Deloitte
  • Alan Willis, Independent researcher, writer, and advisor; Chartered Professional Accountants, Canada 
3:30 / 20:30

Break

  • Academic Spotlight - Hans Christensen, Professor of Accounting and David G Booth Faculty Fellow; Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
  • Academic Spotlight - Hervé Stolowy, Professor of Accounting and Management Control; HEC Paris
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:

  • Nick Ridehalgh, Director, Lead Better Business Reporting; CFO Advisory; KPMG Australia
  • Greg Rogers, Founder, Eratosthenes
  • Mary Schapiro, Vice Chair for Public Policy and Special Advisor to the Founder and Chairman, Bloomberg LP; Secretariat, Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures; Former Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Helen Slinger, Executive Director; The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S)
  • Alan Teixeira, Global Director of IFRS Research; Deloitte UK
5:00 / 22:00

Break

  • Academic Spotlight - Paul Griffin, Distinguished Professor of Management; Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis
  • Academic Spotlight - Gordon Richardson, KPMG Professor of Accounting; Rotman School of Business, 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

Break

  • Academic Spotlight - Stefan Reichelstein, Director, Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies, University of Mannheim; and William R. Timken Professor Emeritus; Stanford University
  • Academic Spotlight - 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, Global Stock Selection and Member, ESG Working Group; 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

Break

  • Academic Spotlight - Aaron Yoon, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Information Management; Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Academic Spotlight - 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

2:00 / 19:00

PANEL - Measuring, Managing, and Monetizing the Impact of Sustainability

Moderator:
Sunny Misser, Chief Executive Officer; AccountAbility

Speakers:

  • Robert Herz, Executive in Residence at Columbia Business School; Member of the Board of Directors, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Foundation; Member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard Business School Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative; Board Member, AccountAbility
  • Thomas Huaut, Global Chief Financial Officer; L'Oréal
  • HRH Princess Nouf Muhammad Al-Saud, Chief Executive Officer of the King Khalid Foundation
  • Elyse Douglas, Former Chief Financial Officer of Hertz; Senior Scholar, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
3:00 / 20:00

Break

  • Academic Spotlight - Johannes Stroebel, David S. Loeb Professor of Finance and Boxer Faculty Fellow; NUY Stern School of Business 
  • Academic Spotlight - 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 / 20:20

PANEL - Implementation Issues

Moderator:
Jeremy Deaton, Associate Director, Editorial; Nexus Media News

Speakers:

  • Jason Huang, eFunds
  • Natalie Ambrosio-Preudhomme, Director, Communications; Four Twenty Seven
  • Paul Druckman, Chairman, WBA Supervisory Board; World Benchmarking Alliance
  • Andrew Watson, Co-Founder, Rethinking Capital
  • Jing Zhang, Former Managing Director, Global Head of Quantitative Research; Head of San Francisco Office; Moody's Analytics
     
4:30 / 21:30

Break

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

Session J

5:00 / 22:00

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

TBA

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.