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Work has begun with A4S.  A series of webinars and workshops are being finalised which will start being rolling out in the next month.  The research and practical material on sustainability and the role CFOs and their teams can play, will be accessible from the G100 website.  Details on how this can be accessed will be sent to each member.

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A4S events

Please note that the events below are in British Summer Time (BST).

Incentivizing Action Throughout the Value Chain
20th October
4 – 5pm BST
Online

This interactive webinar will focus on how companies can incentivize action along the value chain and identify the significant risks and opportunities within it.

A4S Sustainability Reporting Workshop – San Francisco
27th October
San Francisco, USA

This interactive workshop is a sustainability reporting learning and engagement programme for mid-level finance and accounting professionals. Participants will learn the fundamentals of what is needed to become a sustainable business, and the critical role of the finance team in enabling sustainability reporting to achieve this aspiration. 

Audit Committee Chair Session
28th October
9.00 – 10.00 BST
Online

Current and former chairs of the A4S CFO Leadership Network, Julie Brown, CFO, Burberry, and Audit Committee Chair, Roche, and Alan Stewart. Audit Committee Chair, Diageo and former CFO, Tesco, will co-chair this roundtable on embedding climate-related considerations into the work of the audit committee chair. This collaborative session between A4S and Chapter Zero will bring together audit committee chairs to explore challenges faced and actions being taken to operationalize net zero targets.

External events

Trustee Senate Autumn 2022
6th – 7th October
Ashdown Park Hotel, East Sussex, UK

Professional Pensions will be hosting the Trustee Senate Autumn, which offers a two-day lineup of panels, fireside chats, case studies and boardroom workshops for trustees of pension schemes. Kerry Perkins, Head of Capital Markets, A4S will deliver a keynote on the practical steps to adopting and benefiting from the TCFD framework.

CONNECT CFO UK – Leadership Summit
23rd – 25th October (In person) / 31st October – 4th November (Online)
London, UK / Online

A4S is an official partner of the CFO Connect Leadership Summit, which has been shaped to help CFOs with their current challenges and business needs. The agenda includes tailored meetings, leading speakers and networking opportunities. CONNECT CFO provides senior finance executives a platform to access the content, insight and solutions they need to drive their business forward. A4S will be speaking on day one about sustainability and the CFO, as well as the A4S Academy.

Sustainability Reporting & Communications USA
1st – 2nd November

New York, USA
Brad Sparks, Executive Director, A4S will be speaking at this event on the regulatory and standards landscape. Join 300+ sustainability, policy and finance leaders to build the networks, collaborations and learnings to help you navigate the reporting transformation.

0100 CFO & COO Forum
23rd – 24th November
Hotel Riu Palace, Berlin, Germany 

A4S is an official partner at this Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference. The Forum is aiming to build a community of COOs and CFOs to work together, share their ideas, trends, challenges and inspiration on tactical and strategic approaches to operational excellence. For a special 25% discount use promo code: CFO22A4S.

Recent events and webinar recordings

Accounting for financed emissions
This webinar includes the practical steps that finance teams can take in supporting the financed emissions accounting process. It features insights from NatWest and ABN AMRO, and provides an overview of the global GHG accounting and reporting standard presented by the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF).

Natural Capital Accounting
Watch this introduction to practical concepts, tools and case studies for finance teams on natural capital. The workshop included expert speakers from GSK, Natura & Co and the Capitals Coalition.

Debt Finance
This webinar includes discussions on how risks and opportunities, relating to major environmental and social trends, impact debt financing decisions. By watching this recording you will also be introduced to practical concepts, tools and case studies.

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