Hosted by: Institute of Public Accountants

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


The global economy is experiencing a legitimacy crisis fueled by mismanagement of natural resources, mistrust of the worldwide technocracy, and mismeasurement of human activity. Our social, economic, and natural environments have all changed, but our thinking about measuring success has not kept pace. All over the world, people believe that the way we measure our economic success does not reflect their financial reality. How will we conduct and measure financial success to ensure our impact on nature and economic development becomes more realistic, responsible, and sustainable? This links directly to SDG 8.4.


Wednesday, June 1, 2022 Australia | 10:00-14:00 Australia EDT 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 US | 19:00-23:00 US Eastern Time


The virtual conference hosted at

Conference Chairs:

Vicki Stylianou, Group Executive Advocacy and Policy

Ayman ElTarabishy, President & CEO, ICSB


Conference Chair Welcome (10:00-10:05)

Vicki Stylianou, Senior Vice President, Development, ICSB 

ICSB Chair Welcome (10:05-10:15)

Dr. Winslow Sargeant, ICSB Chair, Senior Advisor for Globalization and Head of Capital Markets for Genaesis

ICSB Keynote Remarks (10:15-10:50)

Mr. Andrew Mcdonald, Chair of the small business committee, EBRD

The kind of society we build depends on the way we do our accounts because it determines how we put a value on things. The current economic measures have become disconnected from the outcomes we as a global society are trying to achieve. This panel will discuss how we should change how we measure success and innovation. 

Panel Chair

Paul Smith, Technology Editor, The Australian Financial Review. Paul Smith edits the technology section of The Australian Financial Review and has been a leading writer on the sector for almost 20 years. He covers big tech, how businesses are using technology, fast growing start-ups, telecommunications and national innovation policy. 


Dr. Winslow Sargeant is the Senior Advisor for Globalization and Head of Capital Markets for Genaesis. In this role, he syndicates opportunities with unaffiliated third-party capital partners – both domestically and internationally – facilitating optimized valuations and deal structures. He is the 2021 Chair of the Board of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). 

Emeritus Professor Robert. S Kaplan Corporate advisor and former Harvard Business School Professor Robert S. Kaplan is one of the world’s foremost authorities on performance and risk management, strategy execution, and value-based systems. Widely known as co-originator of the Balanced Scorecard – which revolutionised conventional thinking about performance metrics and still remains among the most widely used strategic management tools in the world – Kaplan backs his pragmatic frameworks with research, case studies and decades of experience, helping companies around the world strategically measure and drive performance. His inclusive framework has become even more valuable during the pandemic now that companies are examining how to make their supply chains more resilient and inclusive, a key component for future business success. More recently, he has been working with global agribusiness firms on sustainable and inclusive growth strategies, showing leaders how to drive profits while creating a responsible sourcing ecosystem that benefits all stakeholders. The results are proof positive that corporations can continue to seek profitable opportunities while increasing the incomes and employment of those previously left behind by global growth. Inclusive growth shows how companies can profit, ethically and with integrity, by connecting local farmers and suppliers to global supply chains for their products, services, and talent. 

Emeritus Professor Roy Green is Special Innovation Advisor at the University of Technology Sydney. Roy graduated with first class honours from the University of Adelaide and gained a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge.  Professor Green has published widely on innovation and business, having  undertaken research projects with the OECD, European Commission and other international bodies. He has also chaired the Australian Government’s Innovative Regions Centre, CSIRO Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council, NSW Manufacturing Council and Queensland Competition Authority.. More recently, Professor Green  joined the Research Advisory Committee of the Centre for Policy Development, the Board of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC and the newly established Australian Design Council. He is currently Chair of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Hub and the Port of Newcastle.

Kushal Chadha is Partner and Asia Pacific ESG Lead for Deals & Private Equity at PwC. Kushal works closely with the global and regional private equity houses, infrastructure funds and their investee companies to accelerate the integration of ESG factors across the lifecycle of their investments to help generate sustainable risk-adjusted returns. This involves working closely with investment teams to identify and quantify material ESG risks and value creation levers during the pre-investment stage of a deal, and developing and implementing post deal ESG value delivery and decarbonation plans.

This session will look at the various structural impediments to sustainable and small business entrepreneurialism and the opportunities disruptors, such as cryptocurrency developers, have found in circumventing barriers to entry and in capitalising on it. This panel will also examine the opportunities and challenges entrepreneurs face while aspiring to accelerate decarbonisation, create sustainable agribusinesses and green the economy.

Panel Chair

Paul Smith, Technology Editor, The Australian Financial Review. Paul Smith edits the technology section of The Australian Financial Review and has been a leading writer on the sector for almost 20 years. He covers big tech, how businesses are using technology, fast growing start-ups, telecommunications and national innovation policy. 


Ms. Violet Roumeliotis AM is a social entrepreneur and the CEO of Settlement Services International (SSI), a social business building entrepreneurial capacity in refugee and vulnerable communities. She has taken SSI from a Sydney-based organisation with 68 staff to an 900-plus workforce that supports more than 37,500 people nationally each year, recently leading its global expansion. In 2020, she was made a member of the Order of Australia for outstanding service to the community. Violet is also a 2019 Telstra Australia Business Woman of the Year, who sits on the board of the Australian Council of Social Service and the Council on Economic Participation for Refugees.

Mr. David Masters is the Director of Global Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Australia’s NASDAQ-listed $2 billion unicorn Atlassian Corporation. He is also the Chair of the Information and Communication Technology Industry Reference Committee providing industry advice to the Australian Government. He had previously served as ICT Practice Director for public affairs consultancy Parker & Partners and Corporate Affairs Director for Microsoft Australia. David has worked for the Australian Government as a senior public servant and adviser on a range of policy issues, most notably in the information technology space. 

Mr. Nick Kamper is the Chief Executive of Purpose Bureau, Australia’s largest ESG business bureau. Frequently covered in international and national media, Purpose Bureau’s novel intelligence on every business in Australia is used by policymakers, corporates, and financial institutions to better understand the stakeholder economy. Previously Nick served as the National Economist for the Australian Workers’ Union where he worked with government, capital markets, and the private sector on the development of competition and industry public policy programs. Nick has been a contributing-editor of economic textbooks for 5 years.

Mr. Robert Jauncey is Chief Investment Officer, Australian Infrastructure Finance Facility for the Pacific with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The AUD$2 billion Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) was established in 2019 to partner with Pacific governments and the private sector to finance high-impact infrastructure projects with a combination of loans and grants. Prior to joining AIFFP, Rob spent 20 years with the Asian Development Bank and World Bank, including as ADB’s Regional Director for the South Pacific and as the World Bank’s Regional Coordinator for the Pacific. In these roles, Rob was involved in mobilizing over US$1.2 billion in new financing for the region.

Dr. Katia Passerini is a nationally recognized knowledge management scholar with extensive higher education experience, and serves as the new Provost and Executive Vice President of Seton Hall University.

Ms. Dina Petrakis is Chief Executive Officer of Ethnic Community Services Co-operative (ECSC). From community development in Northern Thailand to working as an adviser for the Solomon Islands Prison Service, Dina’s diverse career led to a deep understanding of the challenges facing migrants and refugees hoping to start businesses. Dina led the development of a customised and culturally appropriate model that provides targeted support to entrepreneurs building a new life in a new country. Since its inception in 2012, with Dina at the helm, SSI’s Ignite Small Business Start Ups program has gone from strength to strength. As a founding member and the Ignite Global Manager, Dina was instrumental in supporting the expansion and customisation of the model, to assist other host countries meet the challenges of refugee and newcomer settlement. She is a global expert in and a passionate advocate for building entrepreneurial capacity in the global refugee and migrant populations.

This panel will give a voice to the next generation of entrepreneurs, policy thinkers and young leaders that will influence the socio-economic landscape for the rest of our century. 

Panel Chair

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, ICSB President and CEO & Deputy Chair & Teaching Professor, Department of Management, The George Washington University School of Business


Ms. Chantal Line Carpentier currently serves as Chief, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) New York office of the Secretary-General since 2014. Previously, as Major Groups Coordinator for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) Division for Sustainable Development, she facilitated the engagement of and consultation with worldwide non-State actors (NGOs, women’s groups, business and industry, etc.) in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) negotiations and the United Nations Rio+20 Conference. As Sustainable Development Officer for DESA (2007-2010), she served as focal point for food security, sustainable agriculture and sustainable consumption and production (SCP) where she successfully supported the negotiations of the 10 Year Framework of Program on SCP, now SDG12.

Dr. Ki-Chan Kim is a Professor of Management at the Catholic University of Korea. Professor Kim envisions a world where SMEs and established companies work in partnership. Professor Kim teaches various MBA tracks including Humane Entrepreneurship, Platform Strategy, and Korea Management (K-Management). He served as Vice-Chancellor of the University and before that, he served as the Dean of the Business School. Professor Kim advised numerous startups, SMEs, as well as more established enterprises such as Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Motors. He continues to advise these companies – for them to achieve a sustainable business model and eco-system. He believes with the right humane partnership model, the business will attract the most qualified workers, which will bring longevity to the industry.

Dr. Mariya Yesseleva-Pionka is an Associate Professor in Finance and Dean of Business and Law School at De Montfort University & Associate Editor Journal of International Council for Small Business (JICSB).

Mr. Jan Zlatan Kulenovic is a Director of Programs with Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO), Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia). He was a founding CEO of the social innovation incubator Munja in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has worked with over 100,000 young people around the Western Balkan region to build entrepreneurial capacity and facilitate youth employment. Over the past two decades, Jan has engaged, consulted and written on peacebuilding, capacity development and social entrepreneurship in post-conflict societies. He is also a founder of the largest youth information centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mr. Martin Hu is National Assurance Leader for Deloitte, China. He is a senior member of CPA in China, who has done extensive global and local work across the private and public sector for Deloitte, China.

Conference Chair Closing Remarks

Vicki Stylianou, Senior Vice President, Development, ICSB 

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, ICSB President and CEO & Deputy Chair & Teaching Professor, Department of Management, The George Washington University School of Business

Mr. Andrew Conway, Group CEO – IPA Group at Institute of Public Accountants

All times presented are Australia EDT


Ms. Vicki Stylianou
Winslow Sargeant
Dr. Winslow Sargeant
Mr. Paul Smith
Dr. Katia Passerini
Dr. Roy Green
Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy
Ms. Dina Petrakis
Mr. David Masters
Dr. Robert Kaplan
Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier
Mr. Kushal Chadha
Mr. Nick Kamper
Mr. Robert Jauncey
Mr. Jan Zlatan Kulenovic
Dr. Mariya Yesseleva-Pionka
Dr. Kichan Kim
Mr. Andrew Conway
Mr. Martin Hu

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