The Accounting for Sustainability Summit 2020


Deloitte is delighted to continue working with ICAEW and The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) to deliver the Finance for the Future Awards. Founded by ICAEW and A4S, these global awards highlight the essential role that the finance function plays in driving integrated thinking in decision making and in building sustainable business models that deliver long-term financial performance.

Since the 2019 Finance for the Future Awards, the finance community have had many challenges to face. However, it has been inspiring to witness the innovation, collaborative thinking and partnership that has shone through in times of adversity.

This year, we will be bringing the Finance for the Future community together through a series of interactive virtual events. The virtual events will allow participants to learn and interact with experts and previous winners from around the world, who will be sharing their experience and insights. The virtual events will also be an opportunity for participants to understand how finance can play a crucial role in shaping a sustainable and resilient recovery.

The series of three events will take place in December as part of The Accounting for Sustainability Summit 2020 hosted by A4S. 

Driving change in the finance community: how education can re-shape the future of finance

Monday 7 December 13:00 – 14:30 (GMT)

Through the biggest crisis of the 21st century, innovation and drive for change has continued to be demonstrated by the global finance community. In this event, speakers will highlight the role that the academic and educational communities can play in transforming finance for a sustainable future.


Authentic Integrated Thinking: connecting purpose, people, planet and profit within everyday decision making

Tuesday 8 December 13:00 – 14:30 (GMT)

The COVID-19 and climate change crises have highlighted the importance of integrated thinking to the resilience and viability of organisations. This masterclass will explore integrated thinking and what it means in practice, steps to embed it within your organisation, and what part it can play in a sustainable recovery. In this interactive session, hosted by Deloitte, participants will hear practical examples from previous Finance for the Future Award winners: Alan Stewart, CFO at Tesco and Joe Allanson, EVP, Chief Accountant and Controller at Salesforce. 

Moving financial markets: how can we accelerate financial markets to drive a green and fair economy?

Wednesday 9 December 12:30 – 13:30 (GMT)

In this session, participants will explore how financial institutions, products and services can move financial markets towards a more sustainable economy. Practical examples will be discussed from the previous winners of the Finance for the Future awards. Join this interactive session and hear from key actors in the financial markets, including Sarah Breeden, Executive Director at the Bank of England and Pavan Sukhdev, President of WWF International. 

We hope you will join us in attending one or more of these events. Register here – you can also use this link to view the wider activities of the A4S Summit 2020. 

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