September 9, 2016

Sustainability reporting examples

Internationally, many entities now publish a report on their sustainability progress and policies on an annual basis.
September 8, 2016

The G20 embraces green finance

The G20’s finance ministers and central-bank governors have begun to undertake a stunning shift in mindset.
September 8, 2016

Centre screen: Zarin Patel

Zarin Patel has finance in her blood. One of her most vivid childhood memories is going with her father, a bank manager for Barclays, to his place of work and playing in the vaults. “It was one of those old-fashioned branches where the manager would sit on a raised platform literally overseeing everything.
September 8, 2016

Rising to the challenge: Sizwe Nxasana

Sizwe Nxasana has a personal philosophy that a CEO should lead an organisation for no longer than 10 years. “It’s important – not only for your own personal growth but for the development of the company. After 10 years, it’s time to create opportunities for others to take a firm forward and create new challenges for yourself.”
September 8, 2016

Born for business: Ronan Dunne

Ronan Dunne admits to being a bit of a financial geek as a child, reading the Financial Times and managing his own small share portfolio. “It’s fair to say I’ve been fascinated by business from an early age,” he smiles.
September 8, 2016

Giving fashion a business edge: Rhys Faleafa

When Rhys Faleafa was General Manager of iconic New Zealand streetwear brand Huffer, he would pitch up at business meetings with people expecting him to be streetwise and enterprising. But what they don’t always expect is that he’s a qualified Chartered Accountant with a wealth of consultancy, lecturing and audit experience behind him.
September 8, 2016

The sky’s the limit: Martin Murray

When Martin Murray, finance director of Cathay Pacific Airways, recruits someone, he admits the Chartered Accountancy qualification can have a lot of sway. It has been well over 20 years since he himself qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in Glasgow – but it’s an experience that still lives with him vividly.
September 8, 2016

The change maker: Ian Livingston

Ian Livingston admits one of his defining traits is an impatience to make things happen. “It’s a belief, a knowledge, that things don’t have to be the way they are – you can change things if you are passionate, you care and you are willing to put in the hard work.”
September 8, 2016

View from the top: Belinda Hutchinson

Belinda Hutchinson almost gave up on Chartered Accountancy before she had barely started. “I was two weeks into my training in Sydney and thought, ‘I’m not cut out for this – I’ve made a dreadful mistake. What do I do?’” she says. “A partner at the firm suggested I stick it out and I moved into consulting, becoming more involved in helping clients with their business opportunities and problems – I found I really enjoyed it.”
September 8, 2016

Taking a world view: Shane Fitzsimons

Shane Fitzsimons reckons he flies 100,000 miles every quarter – “that’s like travelling from London to New York ten times a month. It’s amazing how your perception changes of what ‘far’ is when you’re in a job like this.”