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Non-financial climate and sustainability reporting changes
February 08, 2023 at 1:00pm - 2pm
Significant changes are on the way for reporting, auditing and assurance on climate and wider sustainability information. Learn about these changes and the opportunities for professional consulting engineers in this one-hour webinar with Marje Russ, Chair NZ Auditing and Assurance Standards Board at the External Reporting Board and Technical Director Environment and Sustainable Business, Tonkin + Taylor along with Misha Pieters, Director Auditing and Assurance at XRB.
Stakeholder requirements and expectations of organisations to report on climate and sustainability are rapidly growing. Some stakeholders want information about how these issues impact on organisations’ operations and value and others are interested in how organisations' activities impact the environment and people. To provide confidence and trust in what is reported, requirements for independent assurance are also increasing.
Preparing and auditing financial statements has long been the domain of accountants, but reporting and assuring non-financial information such as climate and sustainability matters requires a much wider range of professional expertise. This represents an opportunity for ACE New Zealand members but also a risk to fully understand the requirements.
About the presenters
Marje Russ - Chair NZ Auditing and Assurance Standards Board at the External Reporting Board (XRB) and Technical Director Environment and Sustainable Business, Tonkin + Taylor
Marje has an extensive background in non-financial assurance and environmental management, including as General Manager, of Environmental Certification Services at Telarc New Zealand & International Accreditation New Zealand in the 1990s and various other environmental and sustainable business assurance. Marje is a member of the New Zealand Planning Institute, the Resource Management Law Association and is a Chartered member of the Institute of Directors.
Misha Pieters - Director of Auditing and Assurance at External Reporting Board (XRB)
Misha heads the team supporting the New Zealand Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (NZAuASB) in its role of developing and issuing assurance standards. Misha has been with the XRB since its establishment in 2011 and has over 20 years of experience in audit and assurance standard setting. She recently completed a secondment to the International Ethics Standards Board of Accountants in New York. Prior to joining the XRB, she worked for KPMG, in both New Zealand and South Africa, providing assurance and technical advisory services, specialising in IFRS implementation and interpretation.
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