Global Trade / Insight

July 3, 2019
sustainable energy

Innovative technologies like blockchain can unlock sustainable development goals

Innovative technologies like blockchain can bring transparency and traceability to ensure progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and chartered accountancy and finance professionals have a key role to play in analysing and interpreting the data new technology brings. This was the key finding from young professionals at Finance&Business2030. […]
July 3, 2019
sustainable development in business

Chartered Accountants call on finance sector to lead by example in promoting sustainability and diversity

Chartered Accountants are encouraging finance companies to share their knowledge widely, and promote diversity, as ways to work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Following the launch of Finance & Business2030, Chartered Accountants Worldwide polled over 120 delegates from the public, private and third sectors for their reactions.
June 25, 2019

Chartered Accountants can play a role in balancing technology and trust in an A.I. powered world

Accountants can play a valuable role to ensure broad public trust in technologies like artificial intelligence. At the same time, accountants also need to upskill to stave off the threat of automation replacing the process-driven parts of their jobs. 
June 4, 2019

A fair trade model for the B2B sector: how finance can apply innovation to tackle UN SDGs

Applying fair trade concepts more widely across industry, promoting cooperatives, and sharing financial expertise with grassroots organisations are all ways in which the finance community can help towards meeting the 2030 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs).
April 3, 2018

The ASEAN edge

The bright lights and glamorous image of cities such as London, New York and Tokyo often lure young professionals seeking an overseas work experience. However, those with an astute sensitivity to the changing winds in the business world will know that a stint within the ASEAN region will be no less enriching to their careers.
November 30, 2016

Cybersecurity: Identify the weakest link

Do forensic accountants have a role to play in investigating cybercrime? Rachel Richardson ACA and Paul Kelly ACA consider the forensic accountant’s skillset against the backdrop of this new and rapidly growing type of fraud.
November 30, 2016

Accountancy firms thriving in volatility

Adaptable firms are finding they can chart the right course despite market volatility, reports Robert Outram.
September 2, 2016

What we can learn from foreign exchange rate volatility

James Ducker charts the startling rise and fall of foreign exchange rates during the EU referendum, and what can be learned from the way the markets moved.
August 24, 2016

How to do business around the world without offending anyone

Do you shake hands, bow or hand over a business card when doing business in other countries?
August 10, 2016

Manage currency exposure

Uncertainty from Brexit requires businesses with exposure to the UK market to manage currency risks or see hardwon profit margins eroded, writes Philip Ahearne.