NOTE: Registrations will close an hour before to the scheduled start time.

5th Colloquium: Enterprise Value Creation

13 May 2021 @ 07:00 - 11:00 *
* Coordinated Universal Time, UTC + 0:00

Colloquium Overview

The error of corporate leaders in the 20th century was to focus on increasing the wealth of shareholders instead of focusing on increasing the long-term health of the company. This "primacy of the shareholder" was unsustainable and has been replaced by enterprise value creation, preservation and erosion.

Organisational success will no longer be measured by increased profit, dividends or share price but rather by the value that its activities and its outputs add to society. Enterprise value must be seen through the lens of how the three critical dimensions for sustainable development namely the economy, society and the environment, impact on a company's financial condition, its balance sheet, its operating performance, its income statement and cash flow, its risk profile, and its cost of capital.

Join us to see how corporate reporting is changing and the impact this will have on your organisation.


This event is unprecedented in its panel of global thought leaders who include:

  • Professor Mervyn King, Good Governance Academy Patron

  • Helen Brand, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Chief Executive

  • Jonathan Labrey, International Integrated Reporting Council Chief Strategy Officer

  • Kevin Dancey, International Federation of Accountants Chief Executive Officer

  • Paul Druckman, World Benchmarking Alliance Chairman

  • Outcomes

    Attendees will be equipped to:

  • Understand the need for sustainability reports and a single sustainability reporting standard

  • Describe how and why sustainability reporting standards bodies are collaborating and merging

  • Interpret sustainability and enterprise value creation

  • NEWS

  • 22 April 2021: Risks and Rewards of Sustainability Reporting webinar videos are available on the Community Portal, Go Govern

  • 7 May 2021: IFAC publishes press release which CEO Kevin Dancey is asking Colloquium attendees to use as pre-reading for his presentation.

  • 24 May 2021: Memorandum of proceedings published for the event.

  • Colloquium Agenda and Speakers

    The agenda for the colloquium and the speaker profiles are detailed below or click here.

    Event Schedule

    (Click on speaker image to view profile.)

    Welcome & Logistics

      07:00 - 07:10         Carolynn Chalmers

    Introduction to the Colloquium

      07:10 - 07:30         Prof. Mervyn King

    The Value Reporting Foundation

      07:30 - 08:10         Helen Brand

    The importance of sustainability in enterprise value creation

      08:10 - 08:50         Jonathan Labrey

    10 minute Break

      08:50 - 09:00         Break

    International Sustainability Standards Board

      09:00 - 09:40         Kevin Dancey

    Conceptual Framework for International Sustainability Reports

      09:40 - 10:20         Paul Druckman

    Q&A with speakers

      10:20 - 10:40         Facilitated Discussion

    Colloquium Summation

      10:40 - 11:00         Prof. Mervyn King


    13 May 2021
    07:00 - 11:00
    Time Zone:
    Coordinated Universal Time, UTC + 0:00


    Online Conference