ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Sri Lanka organised a workshop recently to highlight the importance of sustainability for Sri Lankan businesses and the role of technology as a key enabler. The workshop held at ACCA Headquarters in Parkland Building, Colombo was partnered by Goodera, a sustainability and citizenship management technology platform.
The event had a participation of more than 40 professionals from companies across Sri Lanka including Expo Lanka, Seylan Bank, John Keells and many other blue chip companies, who were keen to understand more in depth the value and benefits of the role of technology in sustainability.
The session deep dived on topics that ranged from global sustainability trends and its effect on the Sri Lankan economy, to how investors perceive sustainability performance of companies. This covered the sustainability ranking systems and guidelines from Thomson Reuters Eikon, ReobecoSam, SASB, GRI and Integrated Reporting, amongst others.
The workshop also examined how technology is integral to driving sustainability in an organisation as well as how Goodera Technology Platform provides corporates with automation and intelligence across the sustainability and citizenship lifecycle by monitoring and evaluation, impact measurement, grant making, reporting, employee volunteering and giving. Case studies on how sustainability is strategic to generating business value and reputation management were also discussed.
Each of these sessions were presided over by some of the key personnel of ACCA Sri Lanka that included by Adrian Perera, Chairman, Member Network Panel for ACCA Sri Lanka and Nilusha Rangasinghe, Head of ACCA Sri Lanka. Richa Bajpai, Founder, Co- CEO of Goodera, Chulendra De Silva, Country Representative of Goodera Sri Lanka, and Abhisekh Shah, Manager Consulting and Head Sri Lanka for Goodera facilitated the sessions.