Sustainability risks are the main threats to business and life today and in the future, and they’re increasing in intensity and impact. Recently, the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Risk Report 2022 ranked climate inaction, extreme weather and biodiversity loss as the top three global risks by severity over the next ten years. Here in Malaysia, we have already experienced the devastating impacts of climate change in the recent floods, lived through the health and economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic believed to have a zoonotic origin, and deforestation activities in the name of economic development which releases stored carbon back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide (CO2) contributing to global warming.

To manage these sustainability risks, businesses need to rethink and re-evaluate their impacts on environment and society and take corrective action in the form of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. As financial and strategic experts, accountants will have to help steer their organisations in thinking through and implementing their ESG agenda for long-term business resilience and sustainability.

To support accountants in navigating the latest developments in ESG and sustainability, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) is proud to present the MIA International Accountants Conference 2022, coming to you virtually for the second year as a state-of-the-art meeting and exhibition platform that facilitates connectivity, learning and collaboration.

Focused on the theme of Leading ESG, Charting Sustainability, the MIA International Accountants Conference 2022 is designed to guide accountants on how organisations can adopt and integrate ESG issues such as climate change, carbon reporting and sustainability into the business agenda, while harnessing technologies and digital tools for long-term agility, resilience and relevance. Come join the profession’s global leaders and over 3,000 local and international delegates at this Conference that is geared to transform and future-proof accountants for a world that is being irrevocably shaped by digital disruption as well as the global ESG and sustainability agenda.

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