Course Detail(PAIB2022 : From Why to Why not: Sustainability for Growth and Innovation)

UTAP Funding

PAIB2022 : From Why to Why not: Sustainability for Growth and Innovation NEW

5.25 CPE Hours (Category 1Category 5, Others)
Classroom

This is a hybrid conference event. The page here is for physical conference registration, with networking lunch at 11.30am.
If you wish to attend the virtual conference, please click here for registration.

*Corporate account holders can register for 3 and more non-members to enjoy a 10% group discount

 

Highlights of 2021 PAIB Conference
 

 

Programme Objective

The highly anticipated flagship ISCA conference for Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) is back to offer you deeper insights and updates from seasoned experts on the latest and current industry hot topics!

Bringing back the in-person conference experience after running virtually for the past two years, this year’s PAIB Conference will be held in a hybrid format, catering to differing interests and needs. The conference will see a continued and deeper look into the sustainability agenda, as we explore from why to why not, sharing how business leaders, in particular, finance and accountancy professionals can steer their organisations towards sustainable, inclusive growth.

With an exciting content line-up, our esteemed speakers and panelists will delve into how organisations and accountancy professionals can play critical roles in driving the sustainability agenda and disclosures. Speakers will also discuss the impact and opportunities brought about by the growing sustainability agenda on skills and jobs, energy landscape and financial reporting. As Singapore and the rest of the world adapt and grow amidst the challenges posed by the pandemic and geopolitical risks, the conference also aims to tackle how organisations can innovate supply chains and proactively manage the ever-evolving cyber risks.

Join us in-person or virtually in the discussions and presentations on the varied topics, curated especially to equip professional from the private and public sectors, that will enable you to progress ahead and contribute positively in the growing sustainability space!

 

Programme Outline

 TimePlenary
11.00amNetworking Lunch (for physical participants)
11.30amRegistration (for physical participants)
12.15pmWelcome Address by ISCA
12.30pmKeynote Address by Guest-of-Honour
12.45pmSustainability: What is ahead for Jobs and Skills in the Accountancy Profession?

Sustainability is re-shaping the accountancy profession. The establishment of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in late-2021 signals the normalisation of sustainability across all organisations, all over the world. How will sustainability shape regulatory and compliance requirements? What happens when sustainability reporting becomes an essential skill set for preparers and assurance service providers? What does that mean for jobs and skills in the accountancy profession? Where are the opportunities for the accountancy professional?


In this session, ISCA will be sharing research findings that delve into the thick of changes surrounding sustainability. Join us to uncover trends in jobs, skills, and career opportunities for the accountancy profession.

Speaker(s) and Panellists: TBA
2.15pmSupply Chain - The Next Disruption

COVID-19 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are two prominent examples of major disruptions that dramatically exposed the vulnerabilities of the global supply chain and accelerated its transformation. Advances in digital technologies - such as automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and new approaches to risk management and resilience, is giving rise to a 'smarter' supply chain. This is converging with new innovations and stakeholders' focus on ESG considerations to create greener and more sustainable supply chains. What will the next phase of the global supply chain(s) look like?

Speaker(s): TBA
2.45pmIFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards - What to expect and how Accountants can drive these disclosures 

Almost a year on from the establishment of the ISSB at COP 26 and with the recent issuance of two exposure drafts, the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards are set to be issued by the end of 2022. All eyes are on this highly anticipated global baseline of sustainability disclosure standards which will help to converge the current sustainability reporting practices.

Join us to find out what you can expect from this global push towards harmonisation and how you, as an accountant, can have a critical role to play in driving sustainability disclosures.

Speaker(s): Eric Lim, Chief Sustainability Officer, United Overseas Bank Limited
3.15pmTea break (for physical participants)
3.45pm Energy – Re-drawing Power Boundaries

Singapore is pulling out all stops to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, with maximising solar panel deployment as one of the recent proposed strategies by energy experts. Last year, Singapore unveiled one of the world’s largest floating solar farms that will support our transition to a more sustainable energy landscape. With rising interest in green energy technology and innovation, solar energy capacity will continue to be ramped up in the years ahead.

In this session, the speaker will discuss how the public and private sectors stakeholders of the solar energy sector, such as regulators, investors, infrastructure providers and property owners, can collaborate to progress towards Singapore’s net-zero emissions goal. As the world is on the cusp of re-defining its energy portfolio, what are the trends to look out for and what are their impacts on Singapore’s energy security?


Speaker: Lawrence Wu, Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer, Sunseap Group
4.15pmAdvancing Cyber Risk Management: From Security to Resilience
As organisations’ work arrangements and the cyber risks landscape continues to evolve, so should their strategies to upkeep cyber resilience. Although the transition to hybrid work has offered greater flexibility in our work locations and devices, it has also widened the attack surface for malicious cyber threat actors. Professional accountants and finance leaders play an important role in driving enterprise risk management and should always have a clear and updated understanding of their organisations’ internal cyber risk posture in this digital age.

In this session, the speaker will discuss the considerations for different cybersecurity capabilities, including cloud security, to enhance cyber governance in remote environments. The speaker will also share how organisations can bring their vigilance to the next level by proactively managing cyber risks and being prepared with an adaptive strategy.

Daryl Pereira, Director (Office of the CISO, Google Cloud), Google
4.45pm Financial Reporting Implications - Environmental, Social & Governance in Focus

A day never goes by without someone urging companies to prioritize goals around sustainability and ESG considerations. As professional accountants, we should not underestimate the financial reporting implications arising from climate-related risks and other ESG considerations. The opening presentation of this segment will shed light on some of these implications.

Following the presentation, there will be an insightful panel discussion focusing on carbon emissions and related matters. As announced in Singapore Budget 2022, Singapore is set to increase its carbon tax from 2024 onwards. This would have a direct and immediate impact for carbon emitters in their operating costs, and in turn affect their bottom lines. Our experienced panel will share their views on Singapore's efforts in reducing carbon emissions as well as how these bring about opportunities and challenges for professional accountants to assist corporates in navigating the journey towards a net zero emission goal.

Speaker(s) and Panellists: TBA
6.00pmEnd of Conference
*Programme is subject to changes without further notice
 

Note on Safe Management Measures:
In accordance with prevailing safe management measures:

  • All participants entering or remaining in the event venue must be fully vaccinated.
  • There will be designated food and beverages arrangement (in group size and seating arrangements).

Training Methodology
Hybrid Conference

Strategic Partners

                             

 

Supporting Partner

Closing Date for Registration:
1 day before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

Professional Accountants in Business (Private and Public Sector)

Competency Mapping

Category 1 = 1.75 Hours
Category 5 = 0.50 Hours
Others = 3.00 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

25 Aug 2022 (11:30 AM - 6:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 513.60   $ 436.56
For Non-Members: $ 616.32   $ 524.30
Discount till 31 Jul 2022

Programme Facilitator(s)

Team of Professionals (PAIB2022)

Venue

10 Bayfront Avenue
Level 3
Marina Bay Sands
Singapore 018956

Testimonial

Funding

1] NTUC Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

  • NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).
  • NTUC members aged 40 years old and above enjoy enhanced UTAP funding support from $250 to $500 (50% x course fee, capped at $500) from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2022.

Members Eligibility for UTAP Application (For information)

Please note that members are required to fulfil the following conditions to be eligible for UTAP reimbursement:

  • Paid-up union membership before course commencement, throughout whole course duration and at the point of claim
  • Course by training provider must be supported under UTAP, and training must commence within the supported period
  • Course must not be funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding
  • Unfunded course fee must be S$20.00 and above
  • Member must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any
  • UTAP application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion

Should you have queries on the funding scheme, you can email to UTAP@e2i.com.sg or call NTUC Membership Hotline at 6213-8008.

Programme Facilitator(s)


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Mr Daryl Pereira
Director, Office of the CISO, Google Cloud
Google
 
As the regional CISO, Daryl leads the Office of the CISO for Google Cloud in the Asia-Pacific. He partners with Google's clients across Singapore, Australia, India, Japan and other APAC countries, and provides executive sponsorship and guidance to c-suite and senior technology leaders to help them navigate cyber security, risk and regulatory challenges throughout the cloud adoption lifecycle. Daryl has over 25 years experience in solving business-IT problems. He was previously the founding Partner & Head of the Cyber Security Consulting practice at KPMG Singapore from 2011 to 2022. He led a team of 4 partners and 100 professionals focusing on cyber security, IT risk, outsourcing governance, business continuity, cyber laws & tech regulations, and privacy. Prior to KPMG he spent 9 years in investment banking IT in Australia and Singapore leading global functions. In his last role at Deutsche Bank, Daryl was the global lead for the GBIT Program Management Office overseeing governance for €700 million portfolio of projects. Daryl is a Past President of ISACA Singapore, and is currently serving as a Governor at the Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore. He is certified as a CISM, CISA, CRISC, and CPA (Australia), and holds a MBA from Manchester Business School and a Master of Information Technology from the University of Canberra.
 
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Mr Lawrence Wu
Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer
Sunseap Group
 
Lawrence has more than 22 years of experience in corporate finance and investments, specializing in M&A and restructurings, reverse takeovers, schemes of arrangements and delisting of public companies, as well as capital fund raising. Prior to founding Sunseap Group, Lawrence held appointments at DBS Bank (Vice President), Macquarie (Vice President) and BNP Paribas (Director).
 
Lawrence spearheads the group's efforts in capital raising, playing a vital role in raising the requisite funding for the group, and put in place the capital structure required for its Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) projects. These efforts helped set the foundation for the group's subsequent projects. Lawrence also carries with him more than 7 years of venture capital investing in the sustainability space and is a Partner and Director of TRIREC Pte Ltd, a renewable energy venture capital firm that focuses on companies in the de-carbonization arena.
 
Lawrence was named an honouree of the Spirit of Enterprise Award in 2017, an achievement he shares with his Co-Founder, Frank. Lawrence graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with First Class Honours in Accountancy in 2000, and he is both a Certified Public Accountant (Singapore), an ISCA Infrastructure and Project Finance Professional and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
 
 
Mr Eric Lim
Chief Sustainability Officer
United Overseas Bank Limited

 

Mr Eric Lim is the Chief Sustainability Officer at UOB. He leads a dedicated corporate sustainability office that is focused on achieving the Bank's sustainability objectives of helping businesses to advance responsibly, steering consumer wealth to sustainable investments and fostering social inclusiveness and environmental well-being.  

Concurrently, Eric is also the Head of Group Finance, where he is responsible for the Bank’s core finance functions spanning financial strategy, capital management, regulatory and financial reporting, tax management, business finance and performance management. 

Eric holds positions in other key UOB management committees, including Chairperson of the Group Sustainability Committee. He is also a member of the Asset and Liability Committee and the Management Committee, and holds directorships in UOB affiliated companies.

Prior to joining UOB, Eric was Managing Director and Head of Wholesale Banking Finance, Singapore and Southeast Asia for Standard Chartered Bank, responsible for driving the strategic partnership between the wholesale business and finance teams. During this time, Eric was responsible for the finance functions covering commercial banking, financial markets and investment banking.

Eric began his career with GE Capital where he took on various executive positions in the areas of financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, audit and controllership. He lived and worked in more than 20 countries, with particular focus in the USA and Japan during that time.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

This is a hybrid conference event. The page here is for physical conference registration, with networking lunch at 11.30am.
If you wish to attend the virtual conference, please click here for registration.

*Corporate account holders can register for 3 and more non-members to enjoy a 10% group discount

 

Highlights of 2021 PAIB Conference
 

 

Programme Objective

The highly anticipated flagship ISCA conference for Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) is back to offer you deeper insights and updates from seasoned experts on the latest and current industry hot topics!

Bringing back the in-person conference experience after running virtually for the past two years, this year’s PAIB Conference will be held in a hybrid format, catering to differing interests and needs. The conference will see a continued and deeper look into the sustainability agenda, as we explore from why to why not, sharing how business leaders, in particular, finance and accountancy professionals can steer their organisations towards sustainable, inclusive growth.

With an exciting content line-up, our esteemed speakers and panelists will delve into how organisations and accountancy professionals can play critical roles in driving the sustainability agenda and disclosures. Speakers will also discuss the impact and opportunities brought about by the growing sustainability agenda on skills and jobs, energy landscape and financial reporting. As Singapore and the rest of the world adapt and grow amidst the challenges posed by the pandemic and geopolitical risks, the conference also aims to tackle how organisations can innovate supply chains and proactively manage the ever-evolving cyber risks.

Join us in-person or virtually in the discussions and presentations on the varied topics, curated especially to equip professional from the private and public sectors, that will enable you to progress ahead and contribute positively in the growing sustainability space!

 

Programme Outline

 TimePlenary
11.00amNetworking Lunch (for physical participants)
11.30amRegistration (for physical participants)
12.15pmWelcome Address by ISCA
12.30pmKeynote Address by Guest-of-Honour
12.45pmSustainability: What is ahead for Jobs and Skills in the Accountancy Profession?

Sustainability is re-shaping the accountancy profession. The establishment of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in late-2021 signals the normalisation of sustainability across all organisations, all over the world. How will sustainability shape regulatory and compliance requirements? What happens when sustainability reporting becomes an essential skill set for preparers and assurance service providers? What does that mean for jobs and skills in the accountancy profession? Where are the opportunities for the accountancy professional?


In this session, ISCA will be sharing research findings that delve into the thick of changes surrounding sustainability. Join us to uncover trends in jobs, skills, and career opportunities for the accountancy profession.

Speaker(s) and Panellists: TBA
2.15pmSupply Chain - The Next Disruption

COVID-19 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are two prominent examples of major disruptions that dramatically exposed the vulnerabilities of the global supply chain and accelerated its transformation. Advances in digital technologies - such as automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and new approaches to risk management and resilience, is giving rise to a 'smarter' supply chain. This is converging with new innovations and stakeholders' focus on ESG considerations to create greener and more sustainable supply chains. What will the next phase of the global supply chain(s) look like?

Speaker(s): TBA
2.45pmIFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards - What to expect and how Accountants can drive these disclosures 

Almost a year on from the establishment of the ISSB at COP 26 and with the recent issuance of two exposure drafts, the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards are set to be issued by the end of 2022. All eyes are on this highly anticipated global baseline of sustainability disclosure standards which will help to converge the current sustainability reporting practices.

Join us to find out what you can expect from this global push towards harmonisation and how you, as an accountant, can have a critical role to play in driving sustainability disclosures.

Speaker(s): Eric Lim, Chief Sustainability Officer, United Overseas Bank Limited
3.15pmTea break (for physical participants)
3.45pm Energy – Re-drawing Power Boundaries

Singapore is pulling out all stops to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, with maximising solar panel deployment as one of the recent proposed strategies by energy experts. Last year, Singapore unveiled one of the world’s largest floating solar farms that will support our transition to a more sustainable energy landscape. With rising interest in green energy technology and innovation, solar energy capacity will continue to be ramped up in the years ahead.

In this session, the speaker will discuss how the public and private sectors stakeholders of the solar energy sector, such as regulators, investors, infrastructure providers and property owners, can collaborate to progress towards Singapore’s net-zero emissions goal. As the world is on the cusp of re-defining its energy portfolio, what are the trends to look out for and what are their impacts on Singapore’s energy security?


Speaker: Lawrence Wu, Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer, Sunseap Group
4.15pmAdvancing Cyber Risk Management: From Security to Resilience
As organisations’ work arrangements and the cyber risks landscape continues to evolve, so should their strategies to upkeep cyber resilience. Although the transition to hybrid work has offered greater flexibility in our work locations and devices, it has also widened the attack surface for malicious cyber threat actors. Professional accountants and finance leaders play an important role in driving enterprise risk management and should always have a clear and updated understanding of their organisations’ internal cyber risk posture in this digital age.

In this session, the speaker will discuss the considerations for different cybersecurity capabilities, including cloud security, to enhance cyber governance in remote environments. The speaker will also share how organisations can bring their vigilance to the next level by proactively managing cyber risks and being prepared with an adaptive strategy.

Daryl Pereira, Director (Office of the CISO, Google Cloud), Google
4.45pm Financial Reporting Implications - Environmental, Social & Governance in Focus

A day never goes by without someone urging companies to prioritize goals around sustainability and ESG considerations. As professional accountants, we should not underestimate the financial reporting implications arising from climate-related risks and other ESG considerations. The opening presentation of this segment will shed light on some of these implications.

Following the presentation, there will be an insightful panel discussion focusing on carbon emissions and related matters. As announced in Singapore Budget 2022, Singapore is set to increase its carbon tax from 2024 onwards. This would have a direct and immediate impact for carbon emitters in their operating costs, and in turn affect their bottom lines. Our experienced panel will share their views on Singapore's efforts in reducing carbon emissions as well as how these bring about opportunities and challenges for professional accountants to assist corporates in navigating the journey towards a net zero emission goal.

Speaker(s) and Panellists: TBA
6.00pmEnd of Conference
*Programme is subject to changes without further notice
 

Note on Safe Management Measures:
In accordance with prevailing safe management measures:

  • All participants entering or remaining in the event venue must be fully vaccinated.
  • There will be designated food and beverages arrangement (in group size and seating arrangements).

Training Methodology
Hybrid Conference

Strategic Partners

                             

 

Supporting Partner

Closing Date for Registration:
1 day before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

Professional Accountants in Business (Private and Public Sector)

Competency Mapping

Category 1 = 1.75 Hours
Category 5 = 0.50 Hours
Others = 3.00 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

User-added image
 
Mr Daryl Pereira
Director, Office of the CISO, Google Cloud
Google
 
As the regional CISO, Daryl leads the Office of the CISO for Google Cloud in the Asia-Pacific. He partners with Google's clients across Singapore, Australia, India, Japan and other APAC countries, and provides executive sponsorship and guidance to c-suite and senior technology leaders to help them navigate cyber security, risk and regulatory challenges throughout the cloud adoption lifecycle. Daryl has over 25 years experience in solving business-IT problems. He was previously the founding Partner & Head of the Cyber Security Consulting practice at KPMG Singapore from 2011 to 2022. He led a team of 4 partners and 100 professionals focusing on cyber security, IT risk, outsourcing governance, business continuity, cyber laws & tech regulations, and privacy. Prior to KPMG he spent 9 years in investment banking IT in Australia and Singapore leading global functions. In his last role at Deutsche Bank, Daryl was the global lead for the GBIT Program Management Office overseeing governance for €700 million portfolio of projects. Daryl is a Past President of ISACA Singapore, and is currently serving as a Governor at the Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore. He is certified as a CISM, CISA, CRISC, and CPA (Australia), and holds a MBA from Manchester Business School and a Master of Information Technology from the University of Canberra.
 
User-added image
 
Mr Lawrence Wu
Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer
Sunseap Group
 
Lawrence has more than 22 years of experience in corporate finance and investments, specializing in M&A and restructurings, reverse takeovers, schemes of arrangements and delisting of public companies, as well as capital fund raising. Prior to founding Sunseap Group, Lawrence held appointments at DBS Bank (Vice President), Macquarie (Vice President) and BNP Paribas (Director).
 
Lawrence spearheads the group's efforts in capital raising, playing a vital role in raising the requisite funding for the group, and put in place the capital structure required for its Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) projects. These efforts helped set the foundation for the group's subsequent projects. Lawrence also carries with him more than 7 years of venture capital investing in the sustainability space and is a Partner and Director of TRIREC Pte Ltd, a renewable energy venture capital firm that focuses on companies in the de-carbonization arena.
 
Lawrence was named an honouree of the Spirit of Enterprise Award in 2017, an achievement he shares with his Co-Founder, Frank. Lawrence graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with First Class Honours in Accountancy in 2000, and he is both a Certified Public Accountant (Singapore), an ISCA Infrastructure and Project Finance Professional and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
 
 
Mr Eric Lim
Chief Sustainability Officer
United Overseas Bank Limited

 

Mr Eric Lim is the Chief Sustainability Officer at UOB. He leads a dedicated corporate sustainability office that is focused on achieving the Bank's sustainability objectives of helping businesses to advance responsibly, steering consumer wealth to sustainable investments and fostering social inclusiveness and environmental well-being.  

Concurrently, Eric is also the Head of Group Finance, where he is responsible for the Bank’s core finance functions spanning financial strategy, capital management, regulatory and financial reporting, tax management, business finance and performance management. 

Eric holds positions in other key UOB management committees, including Chairperson of the Group Sustainability Committee. He is also a member of the Asset and Liability Committee and the Management Committee, and holds directorships in UOB affiliated companies.

Prior to joining UOB, Eric was Managing Director and Head of Wholesale Banking Finance, Singapore and Southeast Asia for Standard Chartered Bank, responsible for driving the strategic partnership between the wholesale business and finance teams. During this time, Eric was responsible for the finance functions covering commercial banking, financial markets and investment banking.

Eric began his career with GE Capital where he took on various executive positions in the areas of financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, audit and controllership. He lived and worked in more than 20 countries, with particular focus in the USA and Japan during that time.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.


Upcoming Schedule

Date & Time

25 Aug 2022 (11:30 AM - 6:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 513.60   $ 436.56
For Non-Members: $ 616.32   $ 524.30
Discount till 31 Jul 2022

Programme Facilitator(s)

Team of Professionals (PAIB2022)

Venue

10 Bayfront Avenue
Level 3
Marina Bay Sands
Singapore 018956