Professional Accountants In Business Hybrid Conference 2022

From Why to Why not: Sustainability for Growth and Innovation


Highlights of 2021 PAIB Conference

Highlights of 2021 PAIB Conference


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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!


Registration (For physical participants)
11.30amNetworking Lunch (For physical participants)
12.00pmLog in for virtual participants
12.30pmAddress by ISCA

Keynote Address

Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance, Second Minister for National Development


Sustainability: 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.

Dr Wang Jiwei, Associate Professor of Accounting (Practice); Programme Director, Master of Professional Accounting and
Master of Science in Accounting (Data & Analytics), Singapore Management University

Mr Samir Bedi, Partner; ASEAN Workforce Advisory Leader; Singapore Government & Public Sector Leader, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte Ltd

Dr Holly Yang, Associate Professor of Accounting; Co-Director (Academic Research), School of Accountancy Research (SOAR),
Singapore Management University

Mr Samir Bedi, Partner; ASEAN Workforce Advisory Leader; Singapore Government & Public Sector Leader, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte Ltd
Mr Michael Tang, Head, Listing Policy & Product Admission, Singapore Exchange Regulation
Ms Beh Siew Kim, Chief Financial & Sustainability Officer, Lodging, CapitaLand Investment Ltd


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.

Ms Kok Moi Lre, Member, Financial Reporting Committee (FRC) Core Sub-Committee; Partner, Sustainability Technical Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Ms Kuldip Gill, Assistant Chief Executive, ACRA
Ms Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
Prof. Vish S Viswanathan, Director, Center for Business Sustainability, Nanyang Technological University
Ms Pamela Fan, Partner, ESG Assurance Leader, KPMG

3.15pmTea Break (for physical participants) / Screen Break (for virtual participants)

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?

Mr Lawrence Wu, Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer, EDPR Sunseap


Advancing 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.

Mr Daryl Pereira, Director (Office of the CISO, Google Cloud), Google


Supply 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?

Dr Bo Huang, Expert Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company


IFRS 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.

Mr Eric Lim, Chief Sustainability Officer, United Overseas Bank Limited

6.00pmEnd of Conference

*Programme is subject to changes without further notice

For attendees participating physically only.

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).


Esther AnSamir BediBeh Siew Kim

Esther An
Chief Sustainability Officer
City Developments Limited

Samir Bedi
ASEAN Workforce Advisory Leader;
Singapore Government &
Public Sector Leader
Ernst & Young Advisory Pte Ltd

Beh Siew Kim
Chief Financial & Sustainability, Lodging
CapitaLand Investment Ltd

Pamela FanKuldip GillBo Huang

Pamela Fan
ESG Assurance Leader

Kuldip Gill
Assistant Chief Executive,
Accounting & Compliance Group
Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority
Bo Huang
Expert Associate Partner
McKinsey & Company
Moi LreEric LimDaryl Peirera
Kok Moi Lre
Financial Reporting Committee (FRC)
Core Sub-Committee;
Partner, Sustainability Technical Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Eric Lim
Chief Sustainability Officer
United Overseas Bank Limited
Daryl Pereira
(Office of the CISO, Google Cloud)
Michael TangVish S ViswanathanWang Jiwei

Michael Tang
Listing Policy & Product Admission
Singapore Exchange Regulation

Vish S Viswanathan
Center for Business Sustainability
Nanyang Technological University

Wang Jiwei
Associate Professor of Accounting (Practice); Programme Director, Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Science in Accounting (Data & Analytics)
Singapore Management University

Lawrence WuHolly Yang
Lawrence Wu
Co-Founder &
Chief Financial Officer
EDPR Sunseap
Holly Yang
Associate Professor of Accounting;
Co-Director (Academic Research),
School of Accountancy Research (SOAR),
Singapore Management University



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