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2022 Conference

Sustainability Accounting Research Network (SARN) Conference

2 September 2022

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Amelia Sharman: Director Climate Standards, External Reporting Board (XRB)

Amelia Sharman is Director Sustainability Reporting at the External Reporting Board (XRB), responsible for managing the execution and coordination of the climate-related disclosure framework for Aotearoa New Zealand, as well as the XRB’s wider sustainability reporting work programme. Dr Sharman has an extensive background in climate and sustainability policy areas, most recently as Head of Policy at Ara Ake, focused on supporting the transition to a low-emissions energy future. She has held a range of project and policy roles across the public and private sectors in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has a PhD from the London School of Economics, an MSc from the University of Oxford, and an MA(Hons) from the University of Auckland.

Professor David Lont: Professor of Accounting, University of Otago

Professor David Lont is an award winning, international authority in financial and carbon disclosures. He has an extensive publication record in leading accounting journals. He is an editor for Abacus and Accounting and Finance and was rated a world class researcher in the last PBRF exercise. He is a former president of AFAANZ, and a fellow of CA ANZ, CPA (Aust), AFAANZ and ANCAAR.

He has published influential work on the implied price of greenhouse gas emissions, extreme weather impact on US stock price, supply chain sustainability (conflict mineral) regulations, the VW emission scandal, and investors’ recognition of stranded assets.

One current research projects attracting attention is his work on the impact of extreme weather on EU and UK company profits and stock returns.

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CEFGroup Climate Finance Symposium

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There has been a growing appetite for green finance in the entire financial system. Organisations around the world are shifting quickly to incorporate sustainable practices across all of their investments, services and strategies, driving benefits for society as a whole.

For more information on this symposium visit their blog

2020 Symposia

CEFGroup Climate Finance Symposium

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For more information on this symposium visit their blog