Event Details

Join AmCham Abu Dhabi for an in-person event on Sustainability, ESG and Finance: Key Imperatives for the C-Suite in partnership with IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), including other Abu Dhabi Business Councils and Chamber.

Despite the realization that environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives are clearly linked to organizational value creation, clear-cut implementation remains a challenge for CFOs and their organizations. There is a clear trade-off between short-term performance and the achievement of sustainability goals that will create long-term value for the organization and its shareholders. While CFOs realize that they need to embrace the trade-offs, the consensus on how to do so remains unclear. Just how ready are organizations and their leaders to take advantage of the opportunity? Is there a significant gap between the need to improve sustainability reporting, sustainability programs, and organizations' ability to respond?

This session will examine key elements now impacting the finance and accounting (F&A) profession and attempt to highlight the roadmap that better aligns sustainability practices and ESG from a F&A perspective. Russ Porter will dive into these emerging areas of importance to investors, customers, and regulators to explore a roadmap that will help the CFO and his team safeguard the interests of their companies and the challenges they stand to face in making the transition.

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to get ahead of sustainability and ESG issues and help shape the future
  • How to involve the finance function in both the macro and micro sustainability and ESG ecosystems of organizations.
  • Keys to designing and implementing optimal policies given those ecosystem conditions.

In-Person Event Details:

  • Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Venue: Auditorium, InterContinental Abu Dhabi
  • Entry: Free for AmCham Abu Dhabi and Dubai Members; AED 100* for Non-Members and Abu Dhabi Business Groups

*Price is inclusive of 5% VAT. The fee is non-refundable.

Participating Business Groups:

  • Australian Business Group Abu Dhabi
  • British Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi
  • Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi
  • CCI France UAE
  • Indian Business & Professional Group Abu Dhabi
  • Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi
  • Philippine Business Council Abu Dhabi
  • Swiss Business Council


  • It is an in-person event, not a hybrid.
  • To attend and access the venue, all attendees must present their Al Hosn Green Pass.


  • Russ Porter, CMA, CFM, CSCA (CFO and Senior Vice President for Strategy, Technology and Analytics at IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants))

    Russ Porter, CMA, CFM, CSCA

    CFO and Senior Vice President for Strategy, Technology and Analytics at IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)

    Russ Porter is currently the CFO and Senior Vice President for Strategy, Technology and Analytics at IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), a professional membership organization supporting and promoting the accounting and finance profession around the world.

    In this role, Russ is responsible for ensuring the financial well-being of the organization, as well as developing the long-term strategy to adopt and promote technologies that enhance team capabilities, including advanced analytics, both in the organization and in the broader accounting and finance profession.

    Russ worked in accounting and finance for the IBM Corporation for over 28 years before joining IMA in 2021.

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AmCham Abu Dhabi Member

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InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

If you have any questions please contact Zheny Carpio

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