August 31, 2015

CAQ Symposium 2015: Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting and the Role of the Auditor

The Seventh Annual CAQ Symposium was held on August 9, 2015 in Chicago. The event, which coincides with the American Accounting Association's Annual Meeting, is a key part of the CAQ’s ongoing dialogue with the academic community on how research can inform audit practice. 

This Symposium panel examined the current environment for assurance on information that organizations are providing beyond financial statements. The discussion focused on the types of reports that organizations are producing, such as sustainability reports, corporate responsibility reports, integrated reports, and other information outside the financial statements, as well as other matters on which assurance is being sought, such as cybersecurity. 

Moderator: Jim Powers, Crowe Horwath LLP

Panelists:
- Brendan LeBlanc, EY
- Beth Schneider, Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Roger Simnett, University of New South Wales