Climate Change

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is the most significant climate event since the 2015 Paris Agreement.

In this section Chartered Accountants Worldwide and our Member Institutes share our insights about why accountants 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.

Events

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

Climate Hub

Climate – What’s the role of the accountancy profession?

Climate change is a crucial issue for the accounting profession. Time is running out to take action, and ICAEW and its global community of members are driving the change to protect the environment for future generations. Are you professionally ready to mitigate the risk and maximise the opportunity of climate change? Find inspiration, information and practical resources to support the goals set out in the Paris Agreement and in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Paris Agreement

Paris-aligned accounts

The Paris Agreement aims to achieve net zero emissions globally by 2050. Reaching these goals will require action from all. ICAEW explores how accountants in business and practice can align corporate reporting to the Paris Agreement objectives.

Biodiversity

A Strong Business Voice is Critical for the Adoption of an Ambitious Global Agreement for Nature

Over half of the world’s  GDP, $44 trillion of economic value, is at moderate or severe risk due to nature loss.

More than 1,000 businesses around the world are calling on governments to adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade.

Climate for SME's

Climate for SME’s

Climate change is and will continue to affect businesses of all sizes. ICAEW is aiming to cut through the noise by providing tools and resources for small to medium sized businesses to build resilient business models. Here you will find guidance on where to start, how to mitigate the effects of climate change and adapt into the future. The stages outlined below will ask you simply: why, what, how and apply.

OYW Manchester 2022

One Young World 2022 – A Look Back

This year’s annual One Young World Summit took place in Manchester, England and brought together over two thousand of the brightest young leaders from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact both in-person and digitally. Delegates arrived from over 190 countries and were counselled by influential political, business, […]

Circular Economy

How the circular economy is becoming key to corporate longevity

Climate change has become a driving force in the way companies operate, and consumers and stakeholders are largely behind the push, experts say. As they become more aware of their carbon footprint, people are adjusting their behaviour accordingly—and organizations are catching up.

Webinars on Climate Change

Recorded Webinars on Climate Change

APAFest Change for Sustainability

APAFest – Change for Sustainability

APA Fest 2022 culminated in a joint session with FinBiz2030 – part of the FinBiz2030 Building Resilience event series. The webinar took place on the 10th of November 2022, with the theme “Change for Sustainability”.

Recover Refocus Rebuild

Building Resilience – Recover Refocus Rebuild

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.

Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant

Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant

‘Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant’ aims to inform Finance professionals about Environment, Social and Governance – challenges and opportunities for Accountants.

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.

Don’t forget to subscribe today on Apple Podcasts,  StitcherSpotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts and other podcast networks.

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