The CFRM 26th Conference on Financial Reporting took place on June 1, 2022. The theme was ESG Accounting: The Present and Future of Environmental, Social, and Governance Disclosures.

The June 1 conference featured an SEC commissioner, the CEO of the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board, Bloomberg’s head of ESG research, the CEO of As You Sow, the global head of ESG investing at State Street, a senior Wall Street Journal editor, and leaders from law and Big 4 accounting firms.  The conference panels approached ESG accounting from four main angles: disclosure, assurance, standardization, and valuation and investing.  Panelists and moderators represented a wide range of perspectives, including ESG strategies, scoring and indexing, investing, regulation, and sustainability reporting standards.

To learn more about the 2022 conference please see the agenda and two articles from the Haas Newsroom below.


9:00AM – 9:30AM          Check-in/Breakfast/Networking

9:30AM – 9:45AM          Welcome Remarks

Ann E. Harrison, Dean, Berkeley Haas

9:45AM – 10:45AM      ESG Measurement & Disclosure

Moderator: James Webb, Executive Director, CFRM, Berkeley Haas
Joe Allanson, EVP, Chief Accountant and Controller, Salesforce
Tori Hack, Senior Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
Pamela Marcogliese, Partner, Freshfields
Marjorie Whittaker, Managing Director, Grant Thornton

10:45AM – 11:00AM      Break

11:00AM – 12:00PM      ESG Advisory & Auditing

Moderator: Andrew Behar, CEO, As You Sow
John DeRose, Partner, PwC
Sam Jeffery, Partner, KPMG
Jon Raphael, Partner, Deloitte
Colleen Rozillis, Partner, Moss Adams

12:00PM – 1:00PM      Lunch/Networking

1:00PM – 1:45PM        ESG Reporting Regulation – Keynote

Moderator: Stavros Gadinis, Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Speaker: Hester M. Peirce, Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission

1:45PM – 2:30PM        ESG Reporting Standards – Keynote

Moderator: Stavros Gadinis, Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Speaker: Janine Guillot, CEO, Value Reporting Foundation

2:30PM – 2:45PM      Break

2:45PM – 3:45PM       ESG Valuation & Investing

Moderator: Panos N. Patatoukas, Associate Professor, Berkeley Haas
AJ Lindeman, Head of Index and ESG Research, Bloomberg LP
James Mackintosh, Senior Columnist, Markets, WSJ
Karen Wong, Head of ESG & Sustainable Investing, State Street Global Advisors

3:45PM – 4:00PM       Closing Remarks

Panos N. Patatoukas, Associate Professor, Berkeley Haas