SGV Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) Partner Katrina F. Francisco (KFF) and Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Small and Medium-Sized Entities (SMEs) & Small and Medium-Sized Practitioners (SMPs) Development Committee Member and CCaSS Director Crystal Aleli R. Cornell joined the PICPA 2023 SMEs and Practitioners Summit with the theme “Play it Forward: Securing a Sustainable Future through SMEs and SMPs,” on 27 February 2023 via Zoom. The Summit aimed to update the participants from SMEs and SMPs on current regulatory policies and pronouncements affecting their operations, as well as on IT and new business trends that will enhance their operational efficiency.
Katrina (top left), Crystal (bottom left), PICPA SME & SMP Development Committee Chair Jacqueline Yu Villar (top right) and PICPA National Committee on Sustainability and ESG Reporting Chair Michael C. Gallego (bottom right)
Katrina receives Plaque of Appreciation from PICPA
Katrina talked about sustainability and SMEs’ role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She discussed how the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into business models, decision-making, and capital allocation can transform businesses and enable sustainable development. She mentioned that SMEs are critical to the health, stability, and sustainability of the global economy. She also discussed the benefits of ESG integration to SMEs and how SMEs can approach, measure, and report their SDG contributions.
In the open forum, Katrina answered questions related to her discussion while Crystal served as the moderator. The webinar concluded with the presentation of plaques of appreciation to the resource speakers.
The webinar is part of the three-day SMEs and Practitioners Summit organized by the PICPA National SMEs & SMPs Development Committee.