ICAEW Creates Sustainability and Climate Change Community

A collective ambition for change

ICAEW have become the first major professional body to announce they are becoming carbon neutral – they are offsetting all of their emissions and working towards shrinking their carbon footprint. As part of their ongoing commitment, ICAEW has now created the Sustainability and Climate Change Community. Its purpose is to provide inspiration, insights and collective ambition for professionals delivering on sustainability and acting on climate change.

The Sustainability and Climate Change Community is open to both ICAEW Members and non-members alike. (Note: Non-members will need to create an account on the ICAEW website in order to join)

Benefits at a glance

Improve your understanding of this area as we share diverse perspectives and practical guidance in our regular-ebulletin.

Learn from like-minded individuals on how to integrate sustainability and climate change into your role.

Stay up to date with access to best practice, case studies and thought leadership guidance.

Take a look at some of our content

Sustainability and the future of business

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Lockdown and its impact on climate change

Andrew Ratcliffe on whether lockdown will lead to sustained action by individuals, government and business.

Advisory Members

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Andrew Ratcliffe

Chair, Sustainability Committee

Andrew Ratcliffe is a past President of the ICAEW and continues to be a very active member. He spent his full-time career with PwC, leading large international audit engagements in a range of industries and carrying out other advisory work.


Richard Spencer

Director of Thought Leadership & Head of Sustainability

Richard Spencer joined ICAEW in 2005 to set up the sustainability practice within the Technical Strategy department. During this time Richard has led on the ICAEW’s thought leadership and engagement programme in sustainability.


Francesca Sharp

Technical Lead, Climate Change

Francesca is responsible for ICAEW’s strategy for delivery of the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development and Climate Change. She is also Lead Assessor for the Finance for the Future Awards run in partnership with HRH the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project and Deloitte.