Meeting on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting

Enhancing the role of corporate reporting for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Session Type
Session Themes
Accounting & Reporting
Room number
Tsavo 3 Room
21 July 2016
15:00 - 18:00 Africa/Nairobi

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?


Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD
Minister of Finance, Kenya and Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, Kenya
Permanent Secretary, Organization for the Harmonization of African Business Law
Chairman, International Integrated Reporting Council
CEO, Kenya Capital Markets Authority
Chief Executive Officer, ADEC Innovations
Board Member, International Federation of Accountants
Accountant General, National Treasury Kenya
Director, Technology, Industry and Economics Division, United Nations Environment Programme
Managing Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board
Acting Secretary-General, International Organization for Standardization
Head of Sustainability, Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Deputy Auditor-General, Kenya
Partner and Deputy Audit Leader, Deloitte East Africa
President, Pan-African Federation of Accountants
Global Sustainable Development Director, Diageo, United Kingdom
Chair, Thirty-second session of ISAR and Controller Deputy Managing Director, Brazilian Development Bank
Deputy President, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Kenya
Senior Financial Management Specialist, World Bank
Head of Projects and Business Development, The Global Fund
Investment Commission Coordinator, UNEP FI
Director of School of Accountancy, Strathmore Business School, Strathmore University
Chief Executive Officer, Pan-African Federation of Accountants
Partner for the Africa Government and Public Service Industry Group, PWC
Chief Executive Office, Kenyan Bankers Association
Managing Partner, Crowe Horwath
Global Accountancy Profession Support, International Federation of Accountants


Chief Executive Officer, Kawai Consulting Ltd