Accountants will save the planet!

An event for all accounting professionals and academics of any seniority working in all sectors – who care about the planet! Register Now

About this event

Date: 21 November 2019
Time: 09:00 - 18:00
Price: £15 - £20
Telephone: 020 7815 8182
Organiser: LSBU School of Business

Accountants have a massive role to play in helping to create a sustainable future for us all. They need to be part of the green solution now, as there is no Planet B….

Following the success of our previous sell-out accountancy conferences, London South Bank University and PQ magazine have joined together again to host a packed one-day conference looking to see if we are accounting for extinction; whether its time to declare a carbon emergency; and, why it’s important to save both the accountants and the bees!

The workshops throughout the day fall under the following three streams and you can choose your workshops on the day of the event:

  • Stream 1 – Green Accounting & Social Responsibility
  • Stream 2 – Taxes and Ethics
  • Stream 3 – Careers and You

We have now confirmed the majority of speakers and we will continue to update these as they are confirmed so keep watching this space!

This is a truly unique opportunity to become involved in the debate and help shape the future.

Provisional programme

9am     Arrival and registration (with refreshments)

9.30am   Welcome and introduction:Sarah Moore-Williams, Dean, LSBU Business School

9.35am Keynote speaker:Professor Jill Atkins, Chair  in Financial Management, Sheffield University Management School and co-author of ‘Chief Value Office: Accountants can save the planet’.  Jill is also a co-editor on a book on the Business of Bees...

10.30am Workshops - Session A

1) Accounting for the planet – how corporate and social responsibility can help save the planet. A look at integrated and sustainability reporting.

  • Luke McLaughlin,The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability  Project (A4S)
  • James Whittingham, Senior sustainability Consultant, Lumious

2) The moral tax maze - evasion and avoidance – are both as bad as each other!? Are accountants just enablers in the game? Going offshore vs. keeping the developing world poor – how do we make the big corporations pay their dues?

  • Professor Prem Sikka, University of Sheffield and Emeritus Professor of Accounting, University of Essex
  • John Christensen, Director and Chair of Board, Tax Justice Network

3) Personal branding & ethics

  • Dr. Rohit Talwar, and Dr. Grace O'Rourke,  Lecturers in Marketing, LSBU

11.30am Refreshment break

12pm   Workshops - Session B

1) Creating a greener world - how reducing carbon and making finance & accountancy greener makes economic sense

  • Thora Frost, Senior Client Manager, Carbon Trust
  • Philip Fitz-Gerald, FRC's Director of the Financial Reporting Lab

2) Anti-Money Laundering - How accountants can ensure crime doesn’t pay.

  • Richard Simms, Marketing Director AMLCC and FA Simms & Partners
  • Stephen Hardwick, Director of ICB’s AML Directorate and former detective inspector with West Yorkshire CID

3) Your careers – what are you worth

  • Matthew Mcauley & Niall Perridge, Managers, Hays Accountancy & Finance - The job market now and what's in demand

1pm Lunch

2pm   Workshops - Session C

1) What about the animals? Who will be extinct first bees or accountants?

  • Professor Jill Atkins , Chair  in Financial Management, Sheffield University Management School
  • Francesca Sharp, Sustainability Manager , ICAEW

2) Why is the UK government not using the tax system to tackle the climate emergency? Plus, sustainable cost accounting.

  • George Bull, Senior Tax Partner, RSM
  • Professor Richard Murphy, Professor of Practice in International Political Economy, City University of London

3) What employers want... and is it a robot!?

  • Jonathan Runghen, Acute Finance Lead, Enfield CCG, Northeast London, NHS
  • Nav Gundra, Senior Human Resource Advisor, UK National Audit Office
  • Mike Day, Director UK, Education, Xero
  • Kingston Smith

3pm Refreshment break

3.30pm Panel discussion - 'What can we do to save the planet?'

  • Professor Ken de Silva, Professor in Accounting, Finance and Governance, LSBU
  • Shaun Robertson, Director of Education, ICAEW
  • Professor Prem Sikka, University of Sheffield and Emeritus Professor of Accounting, University of Essex
  • Dr Gian Paolo Ansaloni, Associate Lecturer, LSBU

4.30pm Closing remarks and evaluation

4.45pm   Networking and drinks

6pm   Close

The cost of your ticket includes refreshments throughout the day and a certificate of attendance.