40th ISAR (session II)

Session Type
Session Themes
Sustainability Reporting
English / French / Spanish / Arabic / Russian / Chinese
Room number
Hall 4 Room 11
Contact Email
18 October 2023
10:00 - 13:00 Abu Dhabi

The Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting will hold its 40th anniversary session as part of the World Investment Forum 2023. Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, ISAR has been playing a pivotal role towards harmonization of sustainability reporting frameworks and standards. Accounting and reporting on the financial and sustainability performance of private and public sector entities is a prerequisite for informed investment decision making and remains high on the agenda of finance and investment policymakers.

Session themes:

  • Current state of global financial and sustainability reporting frameworks, standards, codes, and prospects for further harmonization;
  • Review of practical implementation and recent developments in sustainability reporting requirements;
  • Facilitating the formalization of micro and small businesses: accounting and reporting requirements, financial literacy, access to finance, and related issues and practical solutions;
  • Promoting gender balance in the accountancy profession;


Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Organization for Chartered and Professional Accountants (SOCPA)
Director, Directorate of Accounting Standards (Public Sector), Financial Reporting Council, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Council Secretary, Lebanese Association Of Certified Public Accountants, Republic of Lebanon
Managing Director, Supervision and Authorisation, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority
Vice Chair, Deloitte UK and Global IFRS and Corporate Reporting Leader, Deloitte
Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines
President, Mexican Financial Reporting Standards Board
Deputy Director-General at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and Head of the Subdirectorate, Middle East, North Africa, Trade Fair and Development Policy