Media Advisory - Experts from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Suncor, Sustainalytics and Telus to address Calgary conference on how Canada's finance professionals can embrace the 'green economy'

Calgary conference hosted by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) will bring together senior finance professionals and corporate sustainability leaders to learn how Canadian companies can transition to the green economy

CALGARY, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Tomorrow in Calgary, experts from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Suncor, Sustainalytics and Telus will speak about how Canada's finance professionals can embrace the green economy - and how their organizations will benefit when they do.

The event, themed 'Is Corporate Canada Ready for the Green Economy?', is hosted by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), and held in collaboration with Stratos Inc. and CBSR (Canadian Business for Social Responsibility.)

"The event will bring together senior finance professionals and sustainability leaders to examine how Canadian companies can transition more efficiently to the green economy," said Suzanne K. Godbehere, Head of ACCA Canada. "We'll be encouraging big ideas, open dialogue and wide-ranging debate."

The conference, the third in a series of ACCA-hosted Green Economy events (2012 events took place in Toronto and Vancouver), will feature outstanding speakers. They include:

  • Nelson Switzer, Director and Leader, Sustainable Business Solutions, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Gordon Lambert, Executive Advisor Sustainability and Innovation, Suncor
  • Bob Mann, Chief Operating Officer, Sustainalytics
  • Andrea Goertz, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, Telus

Following the panellist presentations and a question-and-answer session, audience members will engage in moderated discussions on the five "pillars" of the green economy, featured in ACCA's 'Canada and the green economy' report.

WHO:            Nelson Switzer of PricewaterhouseCoopers
  Gordon Lambert of Suncor
  Bob Mann of Sustainalytics
  Andrea Goertz of Telus
   
WHAT:           A 'Green Economy' conference hosted by ACCA (the Association of Chartered
Certified Accountants)
   
WHEN:          Wednesday, October 16
  8:00 am to 10:45 am (Registration begins at 7:30 am)
   
WHERE:       The Ranchman's Club
                      710 13 Avenue SW, Calgary


Note to Editors

About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants with 162,000 members and 428,000 students in 173 countries.

We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

We work through a network of 89 offices and centres and more than 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through our public interest remit, we promote appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

ACCA Canada has 2,500 members and 1,200 students in Canada.

ACCA is not affiliated with any chartered accountant (CA) organization.

www.accaglobal.com

Twitter: @accacanada

SOURCE: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

For further information:

Jillian Couse
ACCA Canada 
647.534.5937
jillian.couse@accaglobal.com

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