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Why net zero is fundamentally an accounting concept

This article looks at how the term net zero can be applied to the accounting concept of double entry.

Key Insights from ‘Building Resilience’: Sustainability & Innovation

Leaders within Nigeria and beyond featured in the third #FinBiz2030 Building Resilience online series of 2021.

Over 1,600 finance and business professionals from around the world joined the live webinar which sought to address the local and global perspectives on the shared challenges we all face to build a better future.

ICAEW helps shape Charter for Climate Action for professional bodies

ICAEW is among eight professional institutions that have shaped a new Charter for Climate Action, a commitment to support members in prioritising the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.

Moving through crises

The COVID-19 pandemic, a global health emergency with profound economic and social ramifications, has shown us the importance of being prepared when crises hit.

Like an earthquake, in its wake the COVID-19 crisis will result in aftershocks that will permanently reshape the world. It’s also a defining moment for humanity in which we can look further into the distance to imagine […]

The future of investment

The new normal is redefining the new investment landscape, but is it really that bleak for Africa?

Wellness

Beyond Accounting: Mental Fitness Conference Highlights

Catch some of the top moments with our prestigious speakers at the recent CAW Network USA Beyond Accounting: Mental Fitness conference.

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Does the future of work put you first?

SAICA embraces the call on the accountancy profession to focus increasingly on people.

A people-centric profession will ensure that employees are able to bring their best and authentic selves to the work environment.

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Four ways Chartered Accountants can boost mental wellbeing in the workplace

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, CAW had a virtual sit down with Mental Fitness champion Jonny Jacobs. Often, mental health is not a subject that finance professionals talk about, but it is now time for this to change.

In this article Jonny details the steps you can take to shine a spotlight on this topic in your business, whilst also outlining steps which you can take to help both yours and others’ mental wellbeing. 

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Gain an hour a day and take back your life

Seneca said: “People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as comes to squandering time, they are true most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.”

Sustainability & SDGs

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Key Insights from ‘Building Resilience’: Sustainability & Innovation

Leaders within Nigeria and beyond featured in the third #FinBiz2030 Building Resilience online series of 2021.

Over 1,600 finance and business professionals from around the world joined the live webinar which sought to address the local and global perspectives on the shared challenges we all face to build a better future.

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One year since the launch of the first Green Finance Education Charter

June 2021 marks the first anniversary of the launch of the Green Finance Education Charter.

The first of its kind, the Charter commits its twelve signatories to integrate green and sustainable finance principles into their education and training programmes.

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Why net zero is fundamentally an accounting concept

This article looks at how the term net zero can be applied to the accounting concept of double entry.

Climate Change

Key Insights from ‘Building Resilience’: Sustainability & Innovation

Leaders within Nigeria and beyond featured in the third #FinBiz2030 Building Resilience online series of 2021.

Over 1,600 finance and business professionals from around the world joined the live webinar which sought to address the local and global perspectives on the shared challenges we all face to build a better future.

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ICAEW helps shape Charter for Climate Action for professional bodies

ICAEW is among eight professional institutions that have shaped a new Charter for Climate Action, a commitment to support members in prioritising the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.

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One year since the launch of the first Green Finance Education Charter

June 2021 marks the first anniversary of the launch of the Green Finance Education Charter.

The first of its kind, the Charter commits its twelve signatories to integrate green and sustainable finance principles into their education and training programmes.

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Why net zero is fundamentally an accounting concept

This article looks at how the term net zero can be applied to the accounting concept of double entry.

Digital Disruption

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Cryptocurrency: accountants look beyond the horizon

Fintech academic and chartered accountant Gavin Brown examines the advancements of the volatile crypto market and outlines what may lie in wait for accountants managing such decentralised currencies.

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Intelligent Automation

Enterprises, in their endeavours to accelerate digital transformation, have been increasingly adopting smart automation technologies to enhance business performance and process efficiency, and also to reduce costs.

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Why are accountants and auditors so hesitant to embrace new technologies?

We explore some of the reasons for the lack of adoption of emerging technologies in the assurance space.

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Moving through crises

The COVID-19 pandemic, a global health emergency with profound economic and social ramifications, has shown us the importance of being prepared when crises hit.

Like an earthquake, in its wake the COVID-19 crisis will result in aftershocks that will permanently reshape the world. It’s also a defining moment for humanity in which we can look further into the distance to imagine […]

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The future of investment

The new normal is redefining the new investment landscape, but is it really that bleak for Africa?

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Increased cybersecurity awareness during the pandemic

The coronavirus has impacted businesses and the lives of many around the world.

As the pandemic intensifies, cybercriminals are using this time to take advantage of vulnerable users. The number of cyber attackers, whether they are using phishing attacks, hacking or other malicious attacks, is increasing in organisations and they are now using the pandemic to further deploy such attacks.

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Optimism among finance leaders about reopening

As work sites slowly start to reopen, CFOs are optimistic they can keep their customers and employees safe

Economics

The many strategic roles of the CFO

We talked to a wide range of interviewees who discussed the roles that the CFO plays in strategy. Clarifying these roles and how they can be combined to form a strategic leader is an important starting point for creating the role that best suits your organisation.

Cryptocurrency: accountants look beyond the horizon

Fintech academic and chartered accountant Gavin Brown examines the advancements of the volatile crypto market and outlines what may lie in wait for accountants managing such decentralised currencies.

Ethics

Auditing Profession in Peril

If the audit profession in South Africa is serious about restoring trust it will need to reassert the primacy of professional scepticism and independence.

There needs to be a balance between radical thinking and practical solutions. Greater clarity and transparency in the profession will ultimately result in a regime that allows auditors to better assess, assure and inform. Only then can real change come about.

Diversity

Gary Motherwell CA: “The greatest thing that allies of any minority group can do is demonstrate their support through their actions”

Gary Motherwell CA, Finance Director at Golden Charter, discusses overcoming his fear of coming out, how he has witnessed attitudes towards the LGBT+ community shift during his career and how CAs can support their LGBT+ colleagues.

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ICAEW helps shape Charter for Climate Action for professional bodies

ICAEW is among eight professional institutions that have shaped a new Charter for Climate Action, a commitment to support members in prioritising the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.

Global Trade

6 Contributor Insights from “The Business Case for Doing Good” Webinar

Over 1,500 people from 96 countries joined first #FinBiz 2030 online series of 2021 to learn more about the business case for the sustainable development agenda.

The webinar was an opportunity to hear from leaders who have innovated responsible business solutions, and contributed to a changing culture around positive impact.