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.
Making COP26 Count
An Intergenerational discussion on how to make a just transition. CAW are partnering with ICAS to bring you a lively event to discuss the outcomes of COP26 and the findings of our global climate research amongst young leaders.
Insights on Climate Change
Insights on Climate Change
ICAEW Chief Executive and Chair of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Michael Izza, discusses non-financial reporting, public sector finances, and the big tech trends of 2022. At the end of 2021, we saw some significant developments towards a coherent framework for non-financial reporting standards. The formation of the International Sustainability Standards Board […]
ICAEW Chief Executive and Chair of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Michael Izza, looks at the biggest issues facing business and the wider economy, with help from experts from around the Institute. The global economy is going through significant change at the moment, some of it long term, some of it short. For […]
Over 1,300 people from 68 countries joined our final FinBiz2030 event of the year: Making Cop26 Count hosted in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland, reflecting on the outcomes of COP26. A diverse panel of speakers came together to share how they are taking action to mitigate the […]
More than nine out of ten Chartered Accountants and finance professionals believe accountants have an important role to play in climate change, and there is broad optimism within the profession about the measures agreed during the recent COP26 summit.
After the recent COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, sustainability is an even more urgent focus for governments and businesses. Accountants in practice and finance teams in SMEs can play a leading role in the transformation the world needs.
For almost two years the pandemic has challenged and changed the way we operate in business, travel and how we live our daily lives. But 2021 has been the year in which protection and resilience have made way for recovery.
Webinars on Climate Change
Recorded Webinars on Climate Change
It is critical for nations to invest in innovation and to design sustainable ecosystems for everyone to succeed in. This generation of young leaders must be part of the change. Join as we hear from leaders who will provide a local and global perspective on the shared challenges facing us all.
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?
Building Resilience: A #FinBiz2030 Podcast
Building Resilience: A FinBiz2030 Podcast
Thousands of people from over one hundred countries have attended in the Building Resilience Webinars. Hear some of the inspiring stories told by young leaders from around the world in the Building Resilience Podcast.
Each short episode, contains a single story from one of the webinar contributors. Join us to learn about how they are providing global leadership through taking local action. And find out how you can help create a sustainable future and meet the greatest challenges of the 21st Century.
Watch every episode on YouTube
Episode 1: Nathaniel Japhta - Overcoming adversity
Episode 2: Kalm Paul-Christian - Triumphing over adversity in society, education and work
Episdode 3: Dr. Mosima Mabunda - what looks like a closed door is actually a growth opportunity
Episode 4: Angelique Pouponneau - The importance of finance in saving the oceans
Episode 5: Gareth Parkin - The business case for sustainability
Episdode 6: Jonny Jacobs - Each time we share a story, we send a lifeboat of hope to somebody else
Episode 7: Caroline McGroary - Financial literacy and gender equality
Episode 8: Ravi Abeywardana Embedding sustainability into an organisation
Episode 9: Marc Alain Boucicault - The importance of building a great network
Episode 10: Farwiza Farhan - Understanding one another is key to saving the environment
Episode 11: Dr Raghu Kiran Appasani - Building resilience through the power of community
Episode 12: Sheree Atcheson - what it means to be an actionable ally
Episode 13: Selva Montealegre - Leaders are accountable
Episode14: Kayvan Kian - Building Resilience by concentrating on the things you can control.
Episode15: Nomindari Enkthur - How sustainable finance is driving change.
Episode 16: Monica Moisin - Integrity and values matter
Episode 17: Hauwa Ojeifo - Mental health needs to be a priority for everyone
Episode 18: Innandya Irawan - Kindness and Humility - key traits for real leaders
Episode 19: Girish Ananthanarayanan - Why Building Trust is essential for leaders
Episode 20: Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe - Resilience, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship