COP26 & Climate Change Hub

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) takes place in Scotland this year and will be the most significant climate event since the 2015 Paris Agreement was signed by 191 countries.

In this section Chartered Accountants Worldwide and our Member Institutes share our insights about why Climate Change matters to accountants and why they are instrumental in bringing about a greener future.

Chartered Accountants and Climate Change

Globally, over 100 countries have committed to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 including the European Union, Canada, United States and United Kingdom.

This will require a significant re-organisation of global priorities. The UN estimates that the economic and societal shifts caused by climate change could result in 69 trillion dollars in global financial losses this century, if the risks are not properly managed.

Chartered Accountants globally will play an integral role in whether governments and businesses have what is required to meet their commitments and tackle climate change at scale. Paul Polman, acclaimed businessman and campaigner, captured the significance of our role in the fight against climate change saying “you cannot treasure what you cannot measure”.

Chartered Accountants Worldwide and our Member Institutes believe that Chartered Accountants have all the skills to support climate action within the companies in which they operate, by doing what they do best. The profession needs to recognise and embrace the opportunities we face to make a positive difference.

This hub is a global resource to learn more and inspire you to take action.

Insights on Climate Change

Insights on Climate Change

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Accounting for Climate Change: How our members engage with governments & regulators on climate action

Tackling the climate crisis is a joint effort, which is why Chartered Accountants Worldwide member institutes are working closely with governments and regulators in their respective countries to help the push towards achieving sustainability goals.

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Accounting for climate change: our members respond

One of the most urgent issues of our time, the climate crisis is spurring a response among businesses everywhere – and Chartered Accountants Worldwide member institutes are contributing to the global effort.

We surveyed our member institutes to find out what practical steps they are taking to tackle climate change and sustainability. This is the first of a five-part series of articles where we outline our members’ responses.

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Key Insights from ‘Building Resilience’: Sustainability & Innovation

Leaders within Nigeria and beyond featured in the third #FinBiz2030 Building Resilience online series of 2021.

Over 1,600 finance and business professionals from around the world joined the live webinar which sought to address the local and global perspectives on the shared challenges we all face to build a better future.

Building Resilience: A #FinBiz2030 Series

#FinBiz2030 Insights

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Key Insights from ‘Building Resilience’: Sustainability & Innovation

Leaders within Nigeria and beyond featured in the third #FinBiz2030 Building Resilience online series of 2021.

Over 1,600 finance and business professionals from around the world joined the live webinar which sought to address the local and global perspectives on the shared challenges we all face to build a better future.

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Chartered accountants’ key leadership role in achieving net zero goals – Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP

Later this year, the UK hosts COP26 in November and also the G7.

It hopes to use that opportunity to demonstrate climate leadership and, at the same time, to show that businesses and investors share the same ambition, to reduce the levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Vincent Egunlae’s Open Private School

Vincent Egunlae is a Chartered Accountant, full time employee at Grant Thornton, whilst also being the co-founder of his charity the Open Private School. We asked Vincent a number of questions about his charity project, his motivation for joining the UK FinBiz2030 taskforce and how you can get involved to make a difference.

Webinars on Climate Change

Recorded Webinars on Climate Change

Building Resilience: Climate Change: Global leadership, local action

Building Resilience: Climate Change: Global leadership, local action

The challenges presented by the climate crisis are often acutely local in focus, but the leadership required to tackle them is global. How can young leaders in business and finance help connect the two?

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CA Capability+ Launch: The Evolution of Work

The official launch of CA Capability+, your new tool designed by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand to help CAs take control of their professional development.

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Is your business fit for the future?

Stefan Rüegg, Sustainability Consultant at Proxima speaks with Miranda Siu (CA) on the global system pressures facing Australia and New Zealand organisations. They discuss the future fit business model and a transformational case study.

Be Social

Have you displayed your @CharteredWW logo?

When displayed in conjunction with your #ICAS CA designation, you’ll gain additional local and global prestige.

Watch the how-to guide here: https://t.co/8aA5mA55Hc

Find out where to download the logo here: ...https://t.co/bXjBm5BJeR

We are delighted to be partnering with @BusinessGreen
at this year's #NetZeroFestival. Our event will feature high-profile speakers & provide the actionable advice required to develop #netzero strategies.

Join us: https://bit.ly/2Vd5m10
#AchievingZero #FasterTogether

Funding opportunity!
OYW & @ThisIsReckitt have teamed up to provide a #Lead2030 challenge for #SDG2.

If you have a project that’s tackling malnutrition, apply to win $50,000, a year of mentorship, and a place at #OYW2022. How to end hunger by 2030? https://t.co/DGwUEBY3VP

Today on the Building Resilience #podcast we feature @hauwa_ojeifo, Mental Health advocate, Human Rights Activist and #FinBiz2030 webinar speaker.

Listen here as she discusses burnout & resilience in the workplace- https://youtu.be/VBOa7eQMZcM

Congratulations to ICAEW member @annietrev for being appointed UK International #Trade Secretary. A critical role as the UK transitions to a post-pandemic, post-Brexit world. She joins fellow ICAEW members @AlokSharma_RDG and @kitmalthouse in attending govt cabinet meetings.

Brush up on Blockchain and get to grips with Bitcoin, join @ACAUS_tweets today in their Cryptocurrency webinar.

Register here- http://ow.ly/qkRv50G7BDc

Throughout September, @saica_ca_sa are bringing you their CA of the Future Webcast series.

Whether you're a member or not, join today to prepare for the current and future changes in the world of work, business and the profession http://ow.ly/4fvT50G7BuF #work #finance #business

This week's Building Resilience podcast features Monica Moisin, a #FinBiz2030 speaker from our Leadership, Purpose and Ethics #webinar hosted by ICAS - The Professional Body of CAs

Listen here- http://ow.ly/YeBS50G7Ndf

This week's Building Resilience podcast features @MoisinMonica, a #FinBiz2030 speaker from our Leadership, Purpose and Ethics #webinar hosted by @ICASaccounting

Listen here- http://ow.ly/YRBN50G7Mxw