Seminar: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues
University of Vaasa, Fabriikki, F251 and online (Zoom)
The University of Vaasa welcomes Sirpa Pietikäinen, the Member of the European Parliament, to join a seminar devoted to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues on September, 4th.
In recent years, ESG reporting has become one of the major factors in how companies and corporations achieve investor and public trust. Investors increasingly make decisions based on objectives for reducing risk, augmenting returns and generating positive sustainability impacts. Pressure from stakeholders and investors is combined with recent changes to reporting regulations to drive an ESG boom, and ESG is increasingly being integrated into enterprise value. Most notably, the European Commission has very recently formally adopted the first set of 12 European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) on the 31st July 2023. In the seminar we will discuss the latest changes to ESG reporting and the ongoing research projects conducted by researchers from School of Accounting and Finance, the University of Vaasa.
The program of the seminar:
10:15-10:30 Opening words, Rector, Minna Martikainen
10:30-11:00 Speech by MEP, Sirpa Pietikäinen: New paradigm - ESG on the same level with finance governance and reporting
11:00-11:10 Introduction of the School of Accounting and Finance, Dean, Marko Järvenpää
11:10-11:20 Ongoing ESG and Sustainability Projects by the Accounting and Auditing Research Group, Vaasa Associate Professor, Tatiana Garanina
11:20-11:30 Ongoing ESG and Sustainability Projects by the Finance and Financial Accounting Research Group, Professor, Sami Vähämaa
11:30-11:45 Discussion and closing of the seminar
The seminar will take place in a hybrid mode, room F251 (Fabriikki) and Zoom.
Please register by September, 1st if you want to join the seminar in person (max 40 people).
To join online, please, use the following Zoom link