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November IIA Luncheon
Sustainability & Climate Change and the Role of Internal Audit
Featuring Eric Hespenheide, Engagement Partner, Global Sustainability Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Luncheon: Registration and Networking: 11:30 AM
Lunch and Speaker: Noon until 1:00 PM
Location: NWEA, 121 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209
Parking is on the street and at the Smart Park one block away (33 Northwest Davis Street, Portland, OR 97209). MAX stop Old Town/Chinatown one block away.
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability is not just another issue that companies need to comply with. Issues such as the impact of CO2 emissions and the true cost of consuming natural resources such as oil and water will change the way companies do business. Companies that show they understand the importance of corporate governance and an active Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability program have a greater chance to rise above others.
Stakeholders are increasing pressure with regard to sustainability, and with regulations in this area changing even more rapidly, Internal Audit plays a vital role by adopting a broad concept of risk and risk assessment, and by focusing on monitoring controls to provide a good picture of the organization's corporate governance. Internal Auditors should be leaders in providing management confidence that these risks are managed today and in the future.
Eric will discuss the risks – social, economic, and environmental - and solutions. Eric will also describe the four-phase development of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability within a company and the corresponding changes IA should make to gradually shift from an isolated activity to an integrated process.
Eric Hespenheide serves as the Global Leader of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) member firms’ Sustainability group within Audit and Enterprise Risk Services. He represents DTTL in various forums such as the Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Deloitte’s Organizational Stakeholder for GRI and a member of the Working Group of the International Integrated Reporting Committee. He also chairs the Taxonomy Committee for IRIS (Impact Reporting and Investment Standards). He is also the former Global Leader of Deloitte & Touche LLP Internal Audit services.
Eric serves as the lead partner on a number of sustainability related engagements which include both sustainability assurance and advisory services in the US and internationally.
He is a frequent speaker and author on the topic of sustainability, particularly related to reporting and assurance matters. He also hosts Deloitte’s monthly Finance Executives Sustainability Dbriefs webcast series which is dedicated to bringing current topics regarding sustainability to the finance community. Eric is a CPA and has served numerous global companies during his 35 year career.
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