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Non-financial reporting & the role of finance & IA

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Learning objectives:

How nonfinancial sustainability reporting is reshaping the role of those in finance and internal audit. The session will cover how companies of all sizes and across industries are being impacted by market pressures to disclose non-financial information.


John DeRose
Executive Director, Climate Change & Sustainability Services
Ernst & Young, LLP


John has more than 22 years of reporting, assurance, compliance, and risk management experience serving large multinational organizations. He works with companies across all industries, including; technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, apparel and footwear, and banking.


John serves as EYs sustainability Practice Leader for Non-financial Reporting Advisory and Assurance Services. He is also the Practice Leader for the Western US region. John is a CPA and has experience leading engagements and working with those responsible for financial and non-financial reporting including; operations, compliance, sustainability, general counsel, investor relations, supply chain, internal audit, and their operating teams to develop leading edge sustainability programs and reporting processes.

John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Assurance Services Executive Committee Sustainability Task Force and the AICPA Accounting Standards Board Sustainability Task Force. He is also a member of Society for Corporate Governance’s Environmental and Social Working Group.

John has helped develop and apply international standards, frameworks and third party certification programs and has worked with the Global Reporting Initiative, IIRC, B Corporation, CSA America, and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.

John has experience assisting companies in developing modelling and forecasting tools to evaluate the quantitative environmental impact of capital expenditure projects. This includes developing forecasting tools to measure the top line revenue, gross margin, and impact on share price of various sustainability goal setting initiatives. These included considerations for material mix, pricing, market share, cost, and economies of scale.

John is frequently published on sustainability topics and is often asked to present at conferences, universities, trainings and on webinars.

John also served as a member of the University of Colorado’s Denver Business School Managing for Sustainability Advisory Council, which is a select group of Colorado sustainability professionals whose objective is to discuss current issues and practices in sustainability and how they should be integrated into the MBA and other sustainability education programs.

John is also a representative to the Sustainability Outlook Program, a joint project with the Institute for the Future. He has a BS in Business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


Victoria (Tori) Hack
Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability Services
Ernst & Young, LLP


Victoria is a manager in the Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice in the San Jose, CA, office. She originally joined EYs Audit practice in 2012. During her involvement in Audit, she provided services to both public and private companies, serving both tech and agricultural industries.

Victoria specializes in sustainability reporting, assurance and advisory services, conflict minerals advisory and assurance services, greenhouse gas reporting, environmental liability assessments, and asset retirement obligation assessments.

She has more than five years of experience and serves both public and private clients. She has worked on numerous sustainability reporting and assurance engagements for companies across the technology, consumer products, waste management and oil and gas industries. She has experience in planning and executing audit procedures in integrated audit engagements, including the evaluation of internal controls over financial and non-financial reporting.

Victoria is knowledgeable on Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank and has provided conflict minerals advisory services and independent private-sector audits (IPSA) for conflict minerals reporting.

She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Santa Clara University.

She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California; member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants; and Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Meal Type



CPE Credits

One and a half (1.5) CPE credits available. Field of Study: TBD

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