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 nature: time to think about a new type of capital

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta talked to ICAEW about his landmark review on the economics of biodiversity, his hopes for the future, and what it means for members.

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‘We’re all asset managers now’ – why the finance sector must get serious about nature

The Dasgupta Review on biodiversity is unprecedented in its scope and approach.

Philippa Kelly spoke with Thomas Viegas, economic advisor to the Review about the implications for the finance sector.

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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.

Building Resilience: A #FinBiz2030 Series

Building Resilience: Sustainability and Innovation

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.

#FinBiz2030 Insights

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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.

Climate Change: Global Leadership Local Action

6 Contributor Insights from the “Climate Change: Global leadership, local action” Webinar

Over 1,000 people from 105 countries joined the second #FinBiz2030 online series of 2021 to learn more about the global leadership and local action required to tackle climate change.

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

A big thank you to everyone who joined us today for #FinBiz2030 and to our amazing line up of speakers, and to our very special hosts! @OneYoungWorld @ICAN_NGR

Thank you for having me take part in this insightful conversation on how finance professionals can help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

If you take care of the Planet, it will take care of the People, and the people will take care of the Profit. https://t.co/e3ydCLVR5r

Finally, introducing speaker No. 9: Kaveto Tjatjara who is the current CEO and founder of Flushh. He will be speaking at the #FinBiz2030 @ICAN_NGR Webinar: #Sustainability & #Innovation.

WATCH him in action Saturday 12th- http://ow.ly/ugzk50F39AS

"It is time to stop talking and to start acting." The final words that should resonate with us all at the #FinBiz2030 webinar today.

An unfortunate experience in #Haiti was an opportunity for me to test the power of the ecosystem I was building.

Keep building Networks Nigeria 🇳🇬!

Thank you for your kind words @chimere_ulukwu!

Thanks for having me @CharteredWW @ICAN_NGR and my family ...@OneYoungWorld!

"Every generation has a responsibility… our generation, our responsibility is to fight against poverty in our communities" Kaveto Tjatjara's explains his motives for remaining in Namibia #FinBiz2030

"Build strong partnerships, don’t go at this alone, there is always someone who can help you move forward… build partnerships everywhere." @marcalainb's wisdom this morning at the #FinBiz2030 webinar @OneYoungWorld @ICAN_NGR