Global accounting leaders discuss AI and sustainability at PrimeGlobal forum in Edinburgh

Global accounting leaders discuss AI and sustainability at PrimeGlobal forum in Edinburgh

Attendees of the PrimeGlobal Business Leader Forum

International business leaders conference, the PrimeGlobal Business Leader Forum, exploring the impact of artificial intelligence and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors on the future of businesses worldwide, recently took place in Edinburgh.

The 3-day event, organised by Scottish member firms Henderson Loggie and Hall Morrice, attracted more than 160 accountants and business advisers from 19 countries, including the US, Japan, Nigeria, El Salvador, Singapore, and various European nations.

Key discussions revolved around how businesses can meet sustainability objectives and the increasing demands of investors concerning ESG factors. The panel discussions, led by Gavin Black, partner at Henderson Loggie, focused on the role of new technology trends and their capacity to drive innovation and business growth.

Led by Mark de Lat of Eshuis Accountants en Adviseurs in The Netherlands, co-author of PrimeGlobal’s B Corp Workbook, delegates also explored the benefits of adopting B Corp principles, balancing purpose and profit to strengthen brand reputation.

Steve Heathcote, PrimeGlobal CEO, said: “We brought business leaders from around the globe to discuss the transformative power of AI, sustainability reporting, ESG advisory, and B Corp principles.

“Our business leaders conference serves as a catalyst for innovation, bringing a global perspective to common business challenges and fostering a deeper understanding of critical topics.

“Our aim is to empower our members to add value to the services they provide and play a key role in shaping a future where businesses thrive while making a positive impact on society and the environment.”

David Smith, managing partner at Henderson Loggie, said: “We were delighted to co-host this year’s PrimeGlobal leadership conference, this gathering of fantastic firms from around the world creates invaluable connections and inspires innovation to help advisory and accountancy firms shape the future of the accountancy profession.”

Shonagh Fraser, partner at Hall Morrice, added: “We enjoyed an impressive line-up of speakers who sparked lively debate around key challenges and opportunities facing businesses everywhere, and gained fresh insights and an international perspective that our own clients will benefit from”

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