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Richard Barker (University of Oxford)

Sustainability Reporting Standards – Global and European

Social Sciences Conference Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 19:00 hours Madrid

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Venue: Fundación Ramón Areces - salón de actos. Calle Vitruvio, 5. 28006. Madrid.

Attendance is free, but it is necessary to register. Please refer to the following address to register: Patricia Casado: info.macam@uam.es

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Cátedra “UAM-Auditores Madrid” de Información Financiera Corporativa


Leandro Cañibano Calvo Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Beatriz García Osma Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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EU law requires all large companies and all listed companies to disclose information on what they see as the risks and opportunities arising from social and environmental issues, and on the impact of their activities on people and the environment. A broad set of large companies, as well as listed SMEs, will be required to report on sustainability – approximately 50.000 companies in total. Prof. Barker, currently a member of ISSB (standard regulator on this issue) will discuss the upcoming regulation on sustainability reporting as well as existing perspectives in Europe and Worldwide.

Tuesday,  30 May

19:00 h.

Sustainability Reporting Standards – Global and European

Richard Barker
University of Oxford / International Sustainability Standards Board.


 Richard Barker 

Richard Barker was appointed as a full-time member of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in June 2022, effective 8 July 2022. Before joining the ISSB, he served as deputy dean and professor of accounting at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK. In this capacity, he led Oxford Saïd’s sustainable business initiatives. He has published a wide range of academic research papers on accounting and sustainability disclosures. He has chaired the expert panel of Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) and served as a member of several committees and bodies focused on corporate reporting in the UK and Europe, including the UK Corporate Reporting Council (UK accounting standard-setter), the Financial Reporting Advisory Board and the European Accounting Association’s Accounting Standards Committee. Professor Barker served as a research fellow at the International Accounting Standards Board from 2001 to 2007.



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