18 Jul.

Defining nature: The emerging landscape of standards and regulations

Financial Reporting

Tuesday, 01:00 p.m.  ET | 1 hr
Credits offered: CPE Event language: English

Participants will be able to identify corporate dependencies and potential nature-related impacts, risks, and opportunities.

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Key takeaways

Host: Evan Harvey, managing director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Presenters: Stephanie Cardenas, senior manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP
                      Jenny Lynch, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
                     Thomas Viegas, partnerships lead, Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures

1.0 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge

Nature encompasses the natural world—land, fresh water, oceans, atmosphere, biodiversity—and is often the foundation for our economy’s inputs. With a growing landscape of standards, frameworks, and regulations on nature, many businesses are facing pressure to assess their environmental footprint and set their goals. We’ll discuss:

  • Defining nature-related standards, frameworks, and regulations, including the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures, the Science Based Targets Network, and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive
  • Identifying how our economy and businesses may depend on and can impact nature
  • Demystifying measuring nature-related dependencies and impacts 

Meet the speakers

Evan Harvey

Evan Harvey

Audit & Assurance Managing Director | Sustainability and ESG Services

Evan is an Audit & Assurance managing director, specializing in ESG and sustainability. He has more than 20 years of experience in the capital markets, most recently as the global head of sustainability for Nasdaq, and is recognized as an ESG measurement, reporting, and strategy speaker and thought leader around the world. Evan supports a wide array of client companies as they endeavor to become more transparent, efficient, responsible, and sustainable. In this capacity, he focuses on measuring and integrating material business concerns, clarifying ESG objectives and opportunities, developing innovative performance measurements, maximizing human capital, and diversifying stakeholder engagement. In addition, Evan has experience leading global volunteerism, social responsibility, and philanthropy programs focused on building a purpose-led culture. Evan is an active leader and participant in ESG-related organizations, including the Global Sustainability Standards Board and the Executive Advisory Board for the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. He previously served for six years on the Network USA Board of the United Nations Global Compact, and his writings have appeared in Forbes and Capital Finance International.

Jenny Lynch

Jenny Lynch

Audit & Assurance Partner | Sustainability and ESG Services

Jenny is an Audit & Assurance partner in Sustainability and ESG Services. Her primary areas of focus include sustainability strategy, readiness, reporting, and assurance; environmental health and safety (EH&S); climate and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reviews and inventories; stakeholder engagement; materiality assessments; and other activities related to strategy, tracking, and disclosure of ESG information. Jenny received a BS and MS in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a Leadership in Sustainability Management Certificate from the University of Chicago. Jenny’s professional affiliations include licensed Certified Public Accountant (Illinois), Chartered Global Management Accountant, and Global Reporting Initiative Certified Trainer.

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