Sustainability Standards Conference 2024

10. Jun 2024 09:00 Uhr
10. Jun 2024 17:30 Uhr

The IFRS Foundation and the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), the German Standard-Setter DRSC, Goethe University Frankfurt, and the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE with support from the House of Finance and Deutsche Börse Group organize and cordially invite you to attend the

Sustainability Standards Conference 2024
A Global Baseline for Sustainability Reporting –
Demand, Adoption and Future Steps

to be held on Monday, 10 June 2024, 9:00 - 17:30 CEST followed by a get-together, Casino building, Goethe University Frankfurt

Program (pdf)

The conference will address topics related to the current standard-setting activities on the ISSB agenda both from a practical and an academic perspective.

Prof. Dr. Ralph Alexander Lorz (Minister of Finance of the State of Hesse) will open the conference at 9:00 a.m. We are looking forward to welcoming Emmanuel Faber (ISSB Chairman) and Sue Lloyd (ISSB Vice-Chair) as well as numerous other ISSB members and ISSB staff members who will provide insights into their work and give opportunities to share views.

The panel discussions and presentations will centre on the following questions: How to achieve global comparability? What are the results of research and what is recommended by researchers? What are first experiences from practice? How do sustainability disclosures affect policy makers’ agendas? and How can sustainable business models, investment decisions and reporting requirements be shaped moving forward?

We are expecting leading representatives from practice, research, and regulators, including Dr. Stephan Leithner (Deutsche Börse AG) and Prof. Dr. Axel Weber (Center for Financial Studies). Other speakers and panellists include Prof. Dr. Kerstin Lopatta (University of Hamburg, Vice-Chair of EFRAG-SRB), Prof. Dr. Tobias Berg (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main), Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese (Senkenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre), Adam Pradela (DHL Group), Mark Vessen (KPMG), Gülşah Günay (KGK) Prof. Dr. Loriana Pelizzon (SAFE). Current research findings on an improved corporate carbon accounting and the relevance of biodiversity data for investors will be discussed by Prof. Dr. Stefan Reichelstein (University of Mannheim) and Prof. Dr. Alexander Wagner (University of Zurich). 

The conference will end at 5:30 p.m. You will have the opportunity to share your impressions, comments and suggestions at a get-together following the conference.