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The annual A4S Summit is a unique global gathering to catalyse action on sustainability in the finance community.

Through the series of events that make up the Summit, A4S brings together leaders in finance for discussion, insight and action.

Participants will explore the trends shaping our world and the practical actions that can be taken to build a resilient, sustainable economy.

By joining the Summit you will be able to:

  • Hear global CFOs’ reflections on the past year and how the finance community can catalyse action to create a sustainable future
  • Get answers to your key questions from industry leaders
  • Gain insights from global speakers on the trends shaping our world and the practical actions that can be taken in response
  • Learn how you can embed sustainability and resilience in your organization

All timings in GMT


Mapping reporting developments in Europe

Hilary Maxson, Chief Financial Officer, Schneider Electric

Wim Bartels, Member of the Sustainability Reporting Board, EFRAG

Martina Tessari, Head of Europe, Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)

Magnus Billing, CEO, Alecta

Latest developments in the global sustainability-related reporting landscape 

Jean-Paul Servais, Chair, IOSCO Board

Ndidi Nnoli Edozien, Board Member, International Sustainability Standards Board

Jane Diplock AO, Director, Singapore Exchange Regulatory Company

Jessica Fries, Executive Chair, Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)

Judy Kuszewski, Chair, GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board

Embedding social and environmental value into decision making hosted by Capitals Coalition

Marta Santamaria, Senior Director, Capitals Coalition

Ben Carpenter, CEO, Social Value International

Jeremy Nicholls, Assurance Framework Lead, UNDP SDG Impact Standards

Ece Özdemiroğlu, CEO, eftec

Mapping reporting developments in the US

Brad Sparks, Executive Director, Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)

Mark Kaye, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Moody's Corporation

Allison Herren Lee, Adjunct Professor; Senior Research Fellow, New York University School of Law

Getting to net zero: a global review of corporate disclosures hosted by IFAC

David Madon, Director, Sustainability, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, IFAC

Stathis Gould, Director, Member Engagement and PAIB, IFAC

Scaling up solutions: tackling the nature crisis 

Joshua Powell, Conservation biologist, National Geographic explorer, WWF contributor

Susan Whyte, Director of CFO Programme, Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)

From COP27 to COP28: the role of finance in charting course for success hosted in partnership with ICAEW

Javier Echave, Chief Financial Officer, Heathrow Airport Holdings

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone

Dr. Jeannette Vinke, Chief Operating Officer, American University of Sharjah

Richard Spencer, Director of Sustainability, ICAEW

Living well within planetary boundaries: in conversation with Professor Robert Costanza

Professor Robert Costanza, Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL

Inspiring change: Nature, People and Climate

Maria Ferraro, Chief Financial Officer, Siemens Energy

Marcelo Bacci, Executive Director – Finance, Investor Relations and Legal, Suzano

Nigel Topping, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion COP26

Delving into US$125 trillion of assets: assessing and aligning key global institutions

Paul Smith, Independent director, former President and CEO of CFA Institute

Andrea Webster, Financial System Lead, World Benchmarking Alliance

Luanne Sieh, Head, Group Sustainability, CIMB Group

Turning commitment into action: closing the ambition gap

Chaye Cabal-Revilla, Chief Finance Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief Risk Officer, MPIC

George Quinn, Group Chief Financial Officer, Zurich Insurance

Russell Picot, Chair, HSBC (UK) Bank Pension Trust

The Future Boardroom: how can accountants, executives and boards prepare? Hosted by Competent Boards

Helle Bank Jørgensen, Founder and Chief Executive, Competent Boards

Professor Mervyn King, Senior Counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa

Carolynn Chalmers, Chief Executive Officer, Good Governance Academy

Receding horizons: long-term strategies amid uncertainty hosted in partnership with FCLTGlobal

Sarah Keohane Williamson, CEO, FCLTGlobal

Frequently Asked Questions
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
To access the live event, please use the email address you registered with – no password is required. In the case you experience any difficulties, please contact events@a4s.org
You can log on to the live event at any time. A recording of each session will be available on demand for 30 days following the end of the Summit. Therefore, you can access all event content whenever it’s convenient for you during this period of time. We do understand your schedule may not allow you to attend all of the live sessions of the event.
This is the virtual aspect of the event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Global finance community professionals ranging from CFOs, CIOs, pension fund chairs, regulators and business schools.
Absolutely. You can simply share the link to this page, and they can register at their convenience.