On Thursday 12th December 2019, Andrew Porter CFO at AFIC and former Chair of the Group of 100 (G100) and Martyn Roberts CFO at Coca Cola Amatil and incoming Deputy Chair of G100 attended the annual Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Summit at St James’s Palace in London.
His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, addressed the assembled attendees, which included global leaders in business, finance and accounting, highlighting the sector’s successes over the past year and urging continued action in the future.
“As the world finally begins to awaken to the sustainability movement, calls are increasing for a new kind of market – a sustainable market – one that is inclusive, equitable, green and profitable and where sustainable principles drive growth. Sustainable markets generate long-term value through the balance of natural, social, human and financial capital,” HRH The Prince of Wales.
Established in 2004 by HRH The Prince of Wales, A4S aims to shift the focus of financial and accounting systems away from short term economic outcomes and onto the health and stability of communities and the natural environment.
The A4S Summit brings together key stakeholders from the sector to explore the key trends affecting the world and discuss the role of the finance and accounting community in scaling up action in response.