ISAR High-Level Policy Dialogue on Sustainability Reporting

Enhancing the role of corporate reporting for the Attainment of the SDGs

Date: 21 July 2016
Time: 15:00-18:00
Location: Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Tsavo 3
Translation: English, French, Spanish

In the post-2015 era, resource allocation decisions will need to be made with a new mind-set that puts the SDGs at the centre.  This will have implications for enterprises and their reporting requirements and practices. In producing the goods and services that the global community consumes, enterprises utilize human, natural and financial resources that need to be  recognised, measured and reported on, considering the targets and challenges of the SDGs agenda.  Policy makers, regulators, enterprises, financiers, and other stakeholders will need to develop and agree on ways to enhance the role of accounting and reporting in assessing the contribution of the private sector towards attaining the SDGs.The session will facilitate an exchange of views on ways and means to enhance the role of corporate reporting as a tool to assess private sector contribution to the SDGs. It will also contribute to gaining insights on main trends and challenges in the area of sustainability reporting, and strengthen institutional links with key stakeholders to facilitate progress towards the harmonization of accounting and sustainability reporting requirements.

Issues to be addressed

  • What is the role of corporate reporting in attaining the SDGs?
  • What are the major initiatives on sustainability reporting?
  • What are the key challenges in sustainability reporting for users and preparers?
  • What are the key issues in aligning the reporting frameworks with the SDG monitoring requirements?

Opening remarks

  • Mr. Joakim Reiter, Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD


  • Mr. Joseph Gichuki, Chief Executive Officer, Kawai Consulting Ltd


  • H.E. Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, Kenya
  • Dorothé Cossi Sossa, Permanent Secretary, Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa
  • Mervyn King, Chairman, International Integrated Reporting Council
  • Paul Muthaura, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Markets Authority, Kenya
  • James Donovan, Chief Executive Officer, ADEC Innovations
  • Terence Nombembe, Board Member, International Federation of Accountants
  • Bernard Ndungu, Accountant General, National Treasury
  • Ligia Noronha, Director, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Mardi McBrien, Managing Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board, United Kingdom
  • Kevin McKinley, Acting Secretary-General, International Organization for Standardization
  • Corli Le Roux, Head of Sustainability, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South Africa
  • David Gichana, Deputy Auditor-General, Office of the Auditor-General, Kenya
  • Anne Muraya, Partner-Deputy Audit Leader, Deloitte – East Africa
  • Asmaa Resmouki, President,    Pan-African Federation of Accountants
  • David Croft, Global Sustainable Development Director, Diageo, United Kingdom
  • Vania da Costa Borgerth, Chair, Thirty-second session of ISAR / Controller Deputy Managing Director, Brazilian Development Bank, Brazil
  • Brian McEnery, Deputy President, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom
  • Patrick Ngumi, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Kenya
  • Patrick Kabuya, Senior Financial Management Specialist, World Bank


  • Adda Faye, Head of Projects and Business Development, The Global Fund
  • Elodie Feller, Investment Commission Coordinator, UNEP FI
  • James Mcfie, Director of School of Accountancy, Strathmore Business School, Strathmore University
  • Vickson Ncube, Chief Executive Officer, Pan-African Federation of Accountants
  • Benson Okundi, Partner for the Africa Government and Public Service Industry Group, PWC
  • Habil Olaka, Chief Executive Office, Kenyan Bankers Association
  • Erastus Omolo, Managing Partner, Crowe Horwath
  • Paul Thompson, Director, Global Accountancy Profession Support, International Federation of Accountants