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Each year, the Master of Management & Professional Accounting (MMPA) program hosts a one-day MMPA conference on topics that deal with the forces that are shaping our changing landscape in the accounting profession. Given that we are part of the Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI), the MMPA conferences focus on innovations (technological and otherwise) and opportunities afforded by ongoing change. We explore how accountants apply their human skills/values and professional competencies to continually create value.
The MMPA program, which provides a unique combination of the MBA curriculum combined with the CPA pathway, hosts the conference series as part of the student curriculum, inviting academics, members of the accounting profession and practitioners from different disciplines to share their experiences and research to spark new ideas and ways of thinking. We are thankful for our partnerships with CPA Canada and the IMI BIGDataAIHUB (which acts as a sandbox, allowing stakeholders to gather, share idea and learn about big data and artificial intelligence).
Sustainability: A Call to Action
About the 2021 MMPA Conference
Sustainability involves understanding how we sustain our environment, our people, our organizations (including our governments) and our economy over the longer term. To practice sustainability, organizations must embrace a higher purpose and be held accountable for their economic, social, and environmental impacts.
This conference explores challenges and opportunities associated with embracing and practicing sustainability. We invited a group of sustainability experts and distinguished business leaders, including internationally renowned scholars, an IFRS trustee, co-chair of Canada’s Net-Zero Advisory Board, CPA Canada’s Director of Strategy, Risk and Performance, and a prominent aboriginal business leader to share their visions and insights on the actions we must take now to implement sustainability.
Nov 19, 2021
8:30 AM — 3:30 PM
Holcim (US), Inc. Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Read Bio
Executive Vice President, Finance, ScotiaBank, and IFRS Trustee. Read Bio
President and CEO, Transition Accelerator, Co-Chair of Canada’s Net-Zero Advisory Board. Read Bio
CA, Director of Strategy, Risk and Performance, CPA Canada. Read Bio
Questrom Professor in Management, Questrom School of Business, Boston University. Read Bio
MPA, FCPA, FCGA, CAPA, President and CEO of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (Canada). Read Bio
Professor of Accounting, Director of the MMPA Program, Director of BIGDataAIHUB. Read Bio
Pre-recorded Public Lectures
This year’s conference also features pre-recorded public lectures by two preeminent scholars in sustainability reporting.
Professor Emeritus, UNSW Sydney Business School, member of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, Former Chair and CEO of the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. Read Bio
Associate Professor, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Australian National University. Read Bio
Keynote and Speakers Agenda
Keynote Speech: Sustainable Enterprises
Professor Andy Hoffman
Developing Sustainability Reporting Standards
Canada’s Net-Zero Strategy and its impacts on Businesses
Dr. Dan Wicklum
Sustainability and Future Accounting Practices
Measuring Corporate Sustainability
Professor Andy King
Indigenous perspectives on Sustainability
Sustainability: the “Way Forward” CPA Competency Map
Professor Irene Wiecek
Pre-recorded Public Lecture: Sustainability Reporting and Assurance
Professor Roger Simnett
Pre-recorded Public Lecture: Environmental and Natural Resource Accounting
Professor Michael Vardon
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