Sustainability & SDGs

December 11, 2020
future-of-food

The future of food

Coronavirus has transformed our relationship with our food. From the panicked stockpiling and empty supermarket shelves in March to the troubling times facing our pubs, cafes and restaurants, the questions about what we eat and how we go about putting it on our plates have become difficult to ignore. And even before the pandemic, the food industry was rising up the UK business agenda, with fears that a no-deal Brexit might inflate food prices and interrupt supply chains, or – on a worldwide scale – of global warming triggering harvest failure.
December 11, 2020
diversity

Board Diversity

by SEAH GEK CHOO WHY IT MATTERS AT THIS TIME Studies have repeatedly shown that increasing diversity is not only the right thing to do for an organisation’s culture, it also leads to better business outcomes. In this article, we explore three key thrusts that are powering the boardroom diversity […]
November 19, 2020

ICAEW Creates Sustainability and Climate Change Community

As the recession bites and business leaders get their bearings, it’s tempting to put values aside and seek short cuts to recovery. Writer and governance specialist Anthony Smith-Meyer recommends that ethics remain a driving force, not just for the good of society but also for economic survival and long-term growth.
October 26, 2020

The Human Cost of Doing Business

Sarah-Jayne Dominic CA, Senior Strategic Advisor at the Global Reporting Initiative and Chair of the ICAS Sustainability Panel, says accountancy should acknowledge the human cost of doing business
October 26, 2020

Ethics are Key to Survival and Growth

As the recession bites and business leaders get their bearings, it’s tempting to put values aside and seek short cuts to recovery. Writer and governance specialist Anthony Smith-Meyer recommends that ethics remain a driving force, not just for the good of society but also for economic survival and long-term growth.
October 26, 2020

The Consideration of Climate-Related Risks in an Audit of Financial Statements

The issue of climate change is at the forefront of the minds of many investors and other stakeholders as its impacts are becoming increasingly apparent. The IAASB has recognised that climate change is likely to have some impact on most, if not all, entities and, as a result, has implications for auditors.
October 9, 2020
Keeping Economies Moving Part 2: Steering towards safety

Keeping Economies Moving Part 2: Steering towards safety

In this second article in the series, we focus on the impact CAW member institutes made across their economies, the businesses in their countries, and their members.
September 29, 2020

Time to show up as leaders

Key insights from the Equality. Diversity. Opportunity. webinar
September 17, 2020
mergers and aquisitions

Forensic Data Analytics: No Longer Just a Supplementary Tool

While the current outlook in the region may seem grim, the trends that are emerging – and accelerating – give us a glimpse of different opportunities in different sectors that can lift businesses out of survival into recovery, and eventually to thrive post-Covid-19.
September 17, 2020
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ICAEW announces it is going carbon neutral

Chartered accountancy body ICAEW has today announced its intention to become carbon neutral in 2020. As a long-term champion of sustainability issues, ICAEW will be the first major professional body to be carbon neutral. This summer, ICAEW’s Board endorsed a plan to become carbon neutral, which also included a 10-year […]