3. April 2024

Sustainability Standards
Conference 2024 – Invitation

In cooperation with the IFRS Foundation, the German Standard-Setter DRSC, Goethe University Frankfurt and the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE are inviting you to the Sustainability Standards Conference 2024. With further support from the House of Finance and Deutsche Börse Group, the conference will address topics related to the current standard-setting activities of the ISSB both from a practical and an academic perspective.

The conference will take place on 10 June 2024 at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Also possible is an online participation. The conference will be held in English. Registration is open via the following link: Sustainability Standards Conference 2024 (safe-frankfurt.de).

Prof. Dr. Ralph Alexander Lorz (Minister of Finance of the State of Hesse) will open the conference at 9:00 am. We are looking forward to welcoming Emmanuel Faber (ISSB Chairman) and Sue Lloyd (ISSB Vice-Chair) as well as numerous other ISSB members and ISSB staff members who will provide insights into their work.

The panel discussions and presentations will address the following questions: How to achieve global comparability? What are the results of research and what is recommended by researchers? What are first experiences from practice? How do sustainability disclosures affect policy makers’ agendas? and How can sustainable business models, investment decisions and reporting requirements be shaped in the future?

We are expecting leading representatives from practice, research and regulators, including Dr. Stephan Leithner (Deutsche Börse AG) and Prof. Dr. Axel Weber (Center for Financial Studies). Other speakers and panellists include Prof. Dr. Kerstin Lopatta (University of Hamburg, Vice-Chair of EFRAG-SRB), Prof. Dr. Tobias Berg (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main), Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese (Senkenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre), Adam Pradela (DHL Group), Mark Vessen (KPMG), Gülşah Günay (KGK). Current research findings on an improved corporate carbon accounting and the relevance of biodiversity data for investors will be discussed by Prof. Stefan Reichelstein, Ph.D. (University of Mannheim) and Prof. Dr. F. Alexander Wagner (University of Zurich).

The conference will end at 17:30. We look forward to an insightful event with you. The conference will conclude with a get-together, where you will have an opportunity to share your impressions, comments and suggestions.

A detailed agenda will follow.