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Monday 12 June 2023

Goethe University, Frankfurt


The IFRS Integrated Thinking & Reporting Conference: Connecting strategy to impact through integrated thinking and reporting is the International Sustainability Standards Board's (ISSB) first major event held at its home in Frankfurt. The conference will showcase the commitment of the IFRS Foundation to provide stewardship over integrated thinking and reporting resources in the years ahead. It will most importantly provide insights, thought leadership and best practices from pioneers and practitioners, market participants and academics. It will share how the ISSB, is embedding the principles and concepts of the Integrated Reporting Framework within its standards, demonstrating the inextricable link between the value created by a business for itself and for others and how integrated reporting has been informing the work of the IASB and what is up next.

The conference will convene CEOs, CFOs, industry leaders, standard setters, regulators, integrated reporting practitioners and academics to share the latest progress in integrated thinking and academic research, together with insights from boards and senior management teams on these issues—and the systems and processes they are putting in place to understand and manage them.

Please note that the Conference is free of charge. We would also like to inform you that travel costs and accommodation to attend the event in Frankfurt are not covered by the IFRS Foundation.

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08:45–08:50 Greetings from the MC

  • Tjeerd Krumpelman, Chair of the Integrated Thinking and Strategy Group at IFRS Foundation

08:50–08:55 Welcome remarks from the House of Finance of Goethe University

  • Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the House of Finance of Goethe University

08:55–09:15 Keynote address from the Financial Services Agency of Japan

  • Takashi Nagaoka, Deputy Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency of Japan

09:15–09:25 Opening remarks

  • Emmanuel Faber, Chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board

09:25–10:10 Driving value creation through integrated thinking and integrated reporting

  • Impulse statement - Erkki Liikanen, Chair of the IFRS Foundation Trustees
  • Ilham Kadri, CEO at Solvay,
  • Mukundan Ramakrishnan, CEO at Tata Chemicals
  • Kaoru Sakita, CFO at Asahi Group Holdings
  • Moderator: Jenny Bofinger-Schuster, Member of the International Sustainability Standards Board

10:10–10:35 Morning break

10:35–11:20 The corporate reporting ecosystem

  • Emmanuel Faber, Chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board
  • Bastian Buck,  Chief of Standards GRI
  • Christian Heller, CEO at the Value Balancing Alliance
  • Veronica Poole, Vice Chair of Deloitte UK and Global IFRS and Corporate Reporting Leader
  • Moderator: Professor Laura Girella, Technical Director at IFRS Foundation

11:20–12:05 Operationalising integrated thinking—Evidence from the field

  • Angus Graham, Head of Strategic Projects and Sustainability CFO at UBS
  • Helen Slinger, Executive Director Accounting for Sustainability
  • Jeremy Osborn, Global Head of ESG at AICPA&CIMA
  • Mary Adams, Co-founder and ESG/Integration Solutions at Insights7 and Co-Founder of the US Integrated Reporting Community
  • Michel Washer, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer at Solvay
  • Moderator:  Liz Prescott, Technical Director at IFRS Foundation

12:05–12:50 Lunch

12:50–13:35 Comprehensive reporting, capacity building and S1

  • Georg Lanfermann, President of the German accounting standard setter DRSC/ASCG
  • Innocent Okwuosa, Chair of the Nigeria Integrated Reporting Committee and incoming President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
  • Leigh Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa
  • Richard Sexton, Non-Executive Director at Northumbrian Water Limited and Observer to the Trustees of the IFRS Foundation
  • Stefano Zambon, Secretary-General of the Italian Foundation for Business Reporting (OIBR)
  • Vania Borgerth, Head of the Brazilian Network for Integrated Reporting (CBARI)
  • Yoichi Mori, Technical Director at JICPA (Japanese Institute Certified Public Accountant
  • Moderator:  Dr. Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Member of the International Sustainability Standards Board.

13:35–13:45 From strategy to impact—Bringing integrated thinking to life

  • Professor Cristiano Busco (Full Professor of Accounting, Reporting and Sustainability at Luiss Business School, Rome and at University College London School of Management and Co-Chair of the Integrated Thinking and Strategy Group at IFRS Foundation) will provide an overview of how integrated thinking supports an organisation in uniting its constituent parts to pursue sustainable value creation, by sharing insights on academic research showing that connecting strategy to impact is a journey with a clear and consistent direction led by integrated thinking and steered by corporate governance. 

14:45–15:20 The state of play of integrated thinking—An academic perspective

  • Professor Guler Aras, Professor of Finance and Accounting at Yildiz Technical University and Founding Chair, Integrated Reporting Network Türkiye
  • Professor Kenneth Amaeshi, Professor of Sustainable Finance and Governance at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute
  • Professor Kerstin Lopatta, Professor of Accounting, Auditing and Sustainability at University of Hamburg and Vice Chair of EFRAG SRB
  • Michael Bray, Special Adviser to the Chief Connectivity and Integrated Reporting Officer at the IFRS Foundation, and Professor of Practice on Integrated Reporting at Deakin University
  • Professor Katharina Hombach, Professor of Financial Accounting and Corporate Governance, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Moderator: Elena Sofra, Integrated Thinking Manager at IFRS Foundation

15:20–15:25 Afternoon break

  • 15:45–16:30 How integrated reporting is informing the work of the ISSB and IASB
  • Andreas Barckow, Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board
  • Dr. Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Member of the International Sustainability Standards Board
  • Veronika Pountcheva, Member of the International Sustainability Standards Board
  • Charles Tilley, Chair of the Integrated Reporting and Connectivity Council
  • Moderator: Jonathan Labrey, Chief Connectivity & Integrated Reporting Officer at IFRS Foundation

16:30–16:35 Closing remarks and end of conference

  • Tjeerd Krumpelman, Chair of the Integrated Thinking and Strategy Group at IFRS Foundation

16:45–17:15 Closing reception