ISAR HONOURS

Promoting good practices and initiatives in reporting by companies on their contributions to the SDGs
Event
Session Type
Conference
Session Themes
Accounting
Room number
WIF Virtual Platform, room 11
Event Manager
Ms. Elena Botvina
Contact Email
Elena.Botvina@unctad.org
19 October 2021
17:30 - 19:00 Europe/Zurich
Europe/Zurich
Session video
ISAR Honors: Promoting good practices and initiatives in reporting by companies on their contributions to the SDGs

ISAR Honours aims to raise awareness and facilitate the dissemination of national and international best practices on sustainability and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) reporting. It supports the public and private sector efforts on enhancing the quality and comparability of companies’ reporting on their contribution to the 2030 sustainable development agenda, and its usefulness for monitoring the implementation of the SDGs. The initiative recognizes policy, institutional or capacity-building initiatives, publicly available at the national and international level that encourage and assist enterprises to publish data on their contribution to SDG implementation; and assist governments in collecting such data for the SDG monitoring needs. The initiative especially encourages proposals from the developing countries to recognize their efforts in the area and facilitate improvements in companies’ reporting on sustainability issues, including by promoting the integration of sustainability information, such as environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues, into companies’ reporting cycle.

Issues to be addressed

  • Highlighting new developments as well as existing national, regional and international best practice in the area of sustainability and SDG reporting.
  • Acknowledging honourees in the national and international assessment categories as well as recognition of leading initiative by the special nomination from UNCTAD.
  • Addressing the measurement of SDG indicator 12.6.1, which is related to sustainability reporting as part of the global monitoring framework of the SDGs.
  • Celebrating the honored initiatives as well as raising awareness of their profiles and achievements.

Speakers

Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD and Lead, UNCTAD World Investment Forum
Director, Redefining Value, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Director, Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan and Chair ISAR 36
President, Technical Council of Public Accounting, Technical Standardization Authority in Colombia
Convenor TC 309, International Organization for Standardization
Managing Director, Carbon Disclosure Standards Board
Director for Financial Accountability and Reporting, The World Bank

Moderators

Head, Investment Research Branch, UNCTAD