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16 - 17 February 2023

Palais des congrès de Montréal, 1001 Pl. Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5, Canada

About

The inaugural IFRS Sustainability Symposium convenes global businesses, investors and policymakers to discuss progress towards a global baseline of sustainability disclosures to inform investment decisions.

In addition to sharing updates on the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards, expert panelists discuss the use and uptake of IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards and SASB Standards by investors, businesses and regulators, as well as how the Integrated Reporting Framework can be used to enable effective corporate reporting and communication on these topics. Founded on intellectual rigour, the Symposium convenes stakeholders from around the world with unique and varied perspectives on sustainability disclosure for the capital markets.

At a glance

The inaugural IFRS Sustainability Symposium is a premier convening for companies, investors and advisors to discuss a global baselines of sustainability disclosure for investors. Discussion topics include:

  • themes of feedback received on the exposure draft standards and progress towards publishing the final standards; 
  • the prospect for regulatory adoption of the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards;
  • the need for capacity building for both emerging economies and small and medium-sized companies;
  • preparedness of investors and corporates to use and disclose with the standards; and
  • integrated reporting best practices and use cases.
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IFRS Sustainability Symposium Agenda [Draft]

Thursday 16 February

17:30–19:00 Networking reception

Friday 17 February 2023

Palais des Congres de Montreal, 1001 Pl. Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal, QC H2Z 1 H5, Canada

8:00–9:15 Networking breakfast

9:15–9:30 Opening remarks

9:35–9:55 Guest keynote speech

10:00–10:50 Panel 1: What we heard: feedback on the exposure draft standards

  • What themes of feedback did we receive on each of the exposure drafts? 
  • How might the final standards address this feedback?

10:50–11:30 Morning break

11:30–12:20 Panel 2: Progress towards a global baseline of sustainability disclosure

  • What are the prospects for regulatory adoption of the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards? What challenges lie ahead?

12:20–14:00 Lunch

14:00–14:50 Panel 3: The need for capacity building

  • How can we build capacity for emerging and developing economies as well as small and medium -sized companies to adopt the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards, so we don't end up with a divided system?

14:55–15:55 Mini round table discussion (in-person only)

  • How can investors and corporates prepare for the International Sustainability Disclosure Standards? What will the challenges and opportunities be?

15:55–16:30 Afternoon break

16:30-17:20 Panel 4: How integrated reporting supports a comprehensive reporting package for capital markets

  • How has Integrated Reporting Framework been prepared and used by leading companies and investors to facilitate their communication?

17:25–17:30 Closing remarks