Reports / Insight

September 12, 2018

Business Performance Management – working with tensions

Leading on business performance management (BPM) is challenging and our members say some help grounded in organisational reality would be valuable. Based on the experience of Philip Smith, a successful turnaround specialist, the report focuses on dealing with the inevitable tensions in organisations such as coping with conflicting stakeholder needs. As well as comprehensive analysis the report includes six real-life case studies.
August 23, 2018

The future of blockchain

New technologies are driving growth of the digital economy, with one of these being distributed ledger technology (DLT), and its most common application – blockchain. Blockchain began as the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin, but the potential applications for its use extend far beyond this [...]
July 17, 2018
Harnessing big data for greater business insight

Harnessing big data for greater business insight

Numbers have always been the lifeblood of the accountancy profession. Now, the trends of big data and analytics promise to increase the volume and velocity of this information flowing to finance professionals. Just as commerce thrives on information [...]
July 10, 2018

Here’s how to embed a culture of integrity in an organisation

Much aspired to but little understood, integrity is the subject of a major new report that aims to give organisational leaders and HR professionals the tools to embed a culture based on ethical values.
July 4, 2018

Disruptive technologies: risks and opportunities

Thanks to technological change, a future with robots and sprightly centenarians isn’t unrealistic – we’re already seeing it. As technological change gathers pace how will business keep up? This paper considers the potential impacts of technological disruption [...]
July 4, 2018

Accounting for digital disruption: how the finance profession can get to grips with technological transformation

As digital disruption takes hold in society and in business, it has the potential to improve the way accountants work and enable valuable new services. But if the profession fails to adapt, it risks becoming marginalised. A new report [...]
May 16, 2018

New report considers the public interest and accountants’ role in it

What is the public interest, and where does it apply? Does it apply equally in all cases? And how does it apply to the role of accountants?
February 27, 2018

How to attract top accountancy and finance talent

Attracting the best candidates into the world of accountancy and finance is something of a preoccupation for ICAEW. To appeal to the brightest brains out there, it’s important to ensure pathways into the profession are appropriate for a fast-changing world.
November 14, 2017

The Regulator of 2030: regulating our digital future

This paper explores the rapidly changing landscape brought about by technology and how it undermines many of the barriers that protect public authority. We examine the readiness of regulators in 2030 and beyond.
September 26, 2017
Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals – New approach that aligns with doing business

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – A report has been published by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and ICAS, in partnership with the Green Economy Coalition outlining a new approach that supports businesses looking to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs as part of [...]