High profile Australian Jane Diplock AO will address the Bond Business Leaders Forum this Thursday, September 1 on the challenges of financial stability and sustainability in the 21st century.
Currently the Director of the Singapore Exchange, Ms Diplock is the former Chairman of the Executive Committee for International Organisation of Securities Commissions. She also served as Chairman of the New Zealand Securities Commission for ten years.
In March this year, she was honoured by the Australian Government as one of the “Advance 50” current and emerging Australian women leaders globally.
Speaking on the topic “People, Planet and Profits: Reporting for the 21st Century”, she will discuss the lessons of the Global Financial Crisis and the role of markets in determining the future shape of the global economy, in particular the carbon and other commodities markets like oil, gas, food and water, which she says are necessarily focused on sustainability.
Ms Diplock asserts that companies are now required to report on the social, environmental and governance aspects of their enterprise in a holistic, integrated way and that the International Integrated Reporting Committee has assembled a stellar group of international standard setters to address this. She will discuss this reporting framework as the way forward for business.
Presented by the Bond University Business School, the Bond Business Leaders Forums are an exclusive series of presentations from high profile Australian and international business leaders. Providing invaluable development and networking opportunities for business professionals, the local community and beyond, they have gained a reputation as a must-attend event for Gold Coasters in the know.
Held over a formal lunch, guests will have the opportunity to network prior to Ms Diplock’s presentation, after which they will be invited to participate in a question and answer session.