Presentations at ISAR 33

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07 Oct 2016

The thirty-third session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR) was held in Geneva on 4-6 October 2016. All presentations from that meeting are now publicly available.

The topics discussed were:

  • The role of accounting for sustainable development – recent trends and challenges;
  • Practical implementation of compliance monitoring and the enforcement of accounting and audit requirements for high-quality reporting;
  • Enhancing the role of reporting in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals: Integration of environmental, social and governance information into company reporting; and
  • Follow-up on the previous sessions of ISAR:
    • Accounting Development Tool implementation update;
    • Capacity-building for financial inclusion and access of small and medium-sized enterprises to finance; and
    • Updates by international and regional organisations.

Speakers included IASB member Philippe Danjou, representatives from EFRAG, PAFA, ACCA, PIOB, and World Bank, as well as representatives from different sustainability organisations such as A4S, SASB, and CDSB.

All presentations are available on the UNCTAD website.

Please see our earlier news item on the ISAR workshop on IFRS 15 and IFRS 16 on 3 October for the presentations given there.

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