The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Davao Chapter hosted the Joint 28th PICPA Mindanao Geographical Area (Min GAO) and 39th Association of Certified Public Accountants in Mindanao (ACPAMIN) Conference last 16-17 June. Nearly 400 CPAs from the academe, government and public sector, and commerce and industry across Mindanao attended the event.BNV and Yna with Assurance Partner and PICPA Davao Chapter President Jose Raoul J. Balisalisa and other officers of PICPA Min GAO and ACPAMIN
CCaSS Partner Benjamin N. Villacorte (BNV) and Senior Associate Yna Antipala led the Conference’s fourth technical session titled How will Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Performance shape your future. They discussed the importance of ESG and non-financial reporting to investors based on the 2020 EY CCaSS Institutional Investor Survey. They provided an overview of global sustainability reporting standards and the materiality principle in sustainability reporting. They then presented the Security and Exchange Commission’s guidelines on sustainability reporting for publicly listed companies and sustainability reporting trends in the Philippines, emphasizing the results of the Beyond the Bottom Line: Sustainability Reporting in the Philippines report.
The webinar concluded with a Q&A portion where BNV and Yna addressed the participants’ questions. The webinar’s local organizing team included Assurance Manager Sharmaine Mamaed, Senior Associate Ellaine Lagura and Associate Xavierich Castañeda.