Force for Change: Mobilising the public sector for a sustainable economy

3 June 2021, 14:00-15:30 Avenue d'Auderghem, 22-28, B-1040 Brussels View on Google Maps

The public sector represents around half the economic activity of many developed countries. It has the potential to drive sustainability (and ESG issues in general) through regulation, through influence on its supply chain and by undertaking ESG policies itself. And reporting on them.

However, in many countries the public sector has been slow to take on the challenge of ESG issues in a concerted and coordinated way.

In this webinar, a panel of experts considered how the public sector can most effectively drive the sustainability agenda and how wider adoption of ESG/non-financial reporting in the public sector can facilitate this.


Watch everything that happened on 3 June here:


Welcome & setting the scene:


Moderated by Peter Welch, Chair, Accountancy Europe’s Public Sector Policy Group


  • Welcome

    Paul Gisby, Senior Manager, Accountancy Europe

  • Setting the scene

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, CEO, Accountancy Europe

  • Panel discussion

    Vivi Niemenmaa, Deputy Director, National Audit Office of Finland
    Wim Bartels, Chair, Accountancy Europe’s Sustainability Policy Group
    Cecilia Ekholm, Ambassador for Sustainable Business, Government Offices, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
    Carol Adams, Professor of Accounting, Durham University Business School

    Moderator: Peter Welch, Chair, Accountancy Europe’s Public Sector Policy Group

  • Q&A

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