Wednesday 6 November 2013

Agenda item 1 – Election of officers
Agenda item 2 – Adoption of the agenda and organization of work

Jim Osayande Obazee, Chair, Twenty-ninth session of ISAR

Opening remarks: Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD

Election of Chair and Vice-Chair-cum-Rapporteur
David Szafran, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Former Secretary-General of the Institute of Registered Auditors, Belgium (Chair nominee)
Yugui Chen, Secretary-General, Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Vice-Chair-cum-Rapporteur nominee)

High-level segments on contribution of sound corporate reporting towards financial stability and economic development

Introduction: James Zhan, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD

The first high-level segment of regulators will address the following issues:

  • The contribution of accounting and corporate reporting to the development of sound policies
  • The role of policymakers in implementing international corporate reporting standards and codes

H.E. Ngy Tayi, Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia
H.E. Verónica Gallardo Aguirre, Vice-Minister of Finance, Ecuador
Abou Gbané, Deputy-Director of Cabinet, on behalf of H.E. Nialé Kaba, Minister to the Prime Minister in charge of Economy and Finances, Côte d’Ivoire
Michel Prada, Chair, International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation
Richard Howitt, Member, European Parliament, Special Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsability

Plenary Discussion

Lunch break

The second high-level segment will represent views of international and regional bodies focusing on the following key issues:

  • Progress made over the last 30 years in promoting reliable and comparable corporate reporting;
  • Trends in financial and non-financial reporting
  • Prospects towards achieving a single set of high-quality corporate reporting standards

Didier Millerot, Head of Accounting and Financial Reporting Unit, Internal Marke and Services, Directorate General, European Commission
Jennifer Thomson, Chief Financial Management Officer, World Bank
Fayezul Choudhury, Chief Executive Officer, International Federation of Accountants
Tajinder Singh, Deputy Secretary-General, International Organization of Securities Commissions
Richard Thorpe, Adviser on Accounting and Auditing, Financial Stability Board
Christian Migan, President, Accounting Standards Board, Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa
Paul Druckman, Chief Executive Officer, International Integrated Reporting Committee
Paul Abberley, Head of Investments, Aviva Investors, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Plenary Discussion

Reception & Recognition Ceremony for ISAR Chairpersons

Thursday 7 November 2013

Agenda item 3 – Key foundations for high-quality corporate reporting

Introduction: Tatiana Krylova, Head, Enterprise Branch, Division on Investment and Entreprise, UNCTAD

Agenda item 3(a) – UNCTAD-ISAR accounting development tool: Feedback from countries

Nelson Carvalho, Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Emmanuel Pieters, Director General, Federal Public Service Economy, Belgium
Magdalena Vicuña, Under-Secretary of Governmental Accounting, Ecuador
Paul Hurks, Manager – International Coordination, The Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants
Tetiana Iefymenko, President of the Academy of Financial Management, Ministry of Finance, Ukraine
Leonid Shneydman, Head, Department of Regulations on Accounting, Financial Reporting and Auditing, Ministry of Finance, Russian Federation
Edwin N. Makori, Director, Professional Services, Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Kenya
Kurt Ramin, Consultant, Former Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers, United Arab Emirates.

Plenary Discussion

Lunch break

Agenda item 3 (b) – Human resources development challenges

Yoseph Asmelash, Economic Affairs Officer, Division on Investment and Entreprise, UNCTAD
Peter Wolnizer, Chair, International Accounting Education Standards Board
Jamil Ampomah, Director, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – Sub-Saharan Africa
Wolfgang Böhm, Secretary, Common Content Project
Kenneth R. Chatelain, Global Public Policy Committee, PricewaterhouseCoopers, United States of America
Ernest Kan, President, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

Plenary Discussion

Consideration of outcome: agenda items 3 (a) and 3 (b)

Friday 8 November 2013

Agenda item 4. Review of good practices in sustainability reporting: regulatory and stock exchange initiatives

Introduction: Anthony Miller, Economic Affairs Officer, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD

Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva Investors, United Kingdom
Simon MacMahon, Global Director Advisory Services, Sustainalytics, Canada
Edouard Vieillefond, Managing Director, Regulation Policy and International Affairs Division, French Financial Markets Authority, France
Sonia Favaretto, Sustainability Officer, BM&F Bovespa, Brazil
Corli le Roux, Head of SRI Index, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South Africa
Nancy Kamp-Roelands, Former Director, Ernst & Young’s CSR Knowledge Centre, Netherlands
Teresa Fogelberg, Deputy Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative

Plenary Discussion

Lunch break

Agenda item 5: Other business

Introduction: Tatiana Krylova, Head, Enterprise Branch, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD

Implementation status of the implementation of corporate governance disclosures (country reports)

Marcelle Colares Oliviera, Professor, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
Nermeen Shehata, Assistant Professor, University of Cairo, Egypt
Axel Kravatzky, Chairman, Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute, Trinidad and Tobago

Plenary Discussion

Other business (continued): Updates on other international and regional organizations

Paul Thompson, Deputy Director, Small and Medium Practices and Small and Medium Entities Affairs, International Federation of Accountants
Nancy Kamp-Roelands, Deputy Director, International Audit and Assurance Standards Board
Pietro Bertazzi, Senior Manager, Global Reporting Initiative

Plenary Discussion

Consideration of outcome: agenda items 4 and 5 (Other business: Implementation status of corporate governance disclosures (country reports))

Agenda item 6 – Provisional agenda for the Thirty-first Session

Adoption of the report

Closing remarks: Tatiana Krylova, Head, Enterprise Branch, Division on Investment and Entreprise, UNCTAD