Making COP26 Count
An Intergenerational discussion on how to make a just transition
What we do in the coming decade to tackle the climate crisis will define the kind of world we and future generations will live in. Throughout November 2021, all eyes have been focused on the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Glasgow and the commitments Governments make. Chartered Accountants and finance professionals will be instrumental to ensure that the agreements and targets are implemented and met over the coming years.
In this event, 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. Our speakers, spanning across different generations, will provide alternative perspectives on the shared climate challenges facing us all.
Through our COP26 Survey We’ve gathered your thoughts, we’ve listened to your answers and now we want to address your concerns and drive action.
Let’s address the elephant in the room together
Note: In this event Sarah Becker mentions a playbook for accountants in practice and finance teams in small and medium-sized organisations seeking to take sustainable action. The name of this publication is “How SMEs can create a more sustainable world“. More information and a download link is available on this publication by clicking here.
After leaving school David Nussbaum qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, moved into venture capital with 3i, and then into manufacturing, becoming the Financial Director of Field Group plcIn 1997 David left the world of business and finance and joined Oxfam as FD and Deputy CEO and was later seconded to head up Oxfam’s operations in India.
David went on to become Chair of Transparency International, the leading global anti-corruption organisation, CEO of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) UK, and until recently was Chief Executive at The Elders.
The Elders are an independent group of global leaders working together for peace, justice and human rights. They were founded by the late Nelson Mandela, and are currently chaired by Mary Robinson.
Claire is the Associate Director at Grant Thornton. She supports sustainable growth & business resilience plans.
She works with a range of businesses, providing support in developing and implementing a strategy when additional funding is required to capitalise on growth opportunities or where their continued outlook is uncertain.
Claire is a member of our UK Restructuring Energy team, actively involved in projects focusing on renewables, energy suppliers and energy transition, and unlocking what energy transition means for businesses financially and commercially.
In 2019, she was seconded for a year to the Scottish Government’s Directorate for Energy and Climate Change, working on a range of policy and commercial matters in a fascinating and developing area critical to global climate change ambitions and the UK and Scotland’s Net Zero targets for 2050 and 2045 respectively.
Sarah Becker FCA is the Managing Director of Becker and Co, a trusted Chartered Accountancy buisness advisory firm based in Rockhamption, Queensland, Australia. She is driven by her passion for the beef industry, her love of all things rural, regional Australia, driving change through policy and being an active member in the board room and in the cattle yards of the family’s operation.
She also sits on numerous boards for client groups, community and professional groups.Within Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Sarah chairs the National Rural and Regional Advisory Committee and has been an active member of the Queensland Regional Council since 2019. She is also a member of her local Rockhamption Regional Committee.
Sarah is a strong beliver of supporting CA ANZ to ensure regional members are represented by the organisation.
Mavis works at a climate science research institute, Climate Analytics as an Executive Assistant to the CEO where she supports strategy work, organizational development and provides tailored support to the Executive Management Team.Climate Analytics is one of the consortium partners of the Climate Action TrackerShe is also a Co-founder and Director at Oak Foundation Ghana. Through Oak Foundation Mavis supports girls from poor and rural communities to gain access to education and encourage them to stay in school.
She also promotes entrepreneurship as a key instrument to financial independence among women and the youth of Ghana through agribusiness and vocational training initiatives.She is pursuing a second graduate degree in women and gender studies at the Saint Mary´s University, Canada.
Mavis is a One Young World Ambassador, Queens Young Leader, a Climate Reality Leader, a DAAD Scholar, a Global Shaper and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.
Wen-Yu Weng (she/her) is an experienced consultant and strategist in low carbon energy and infrastructure. She works across a wide range of commercial, economic, financial, technical and regulatory issues across energy, sustainability and business. Through her work, she engages with the whole ecosystem of stakeholders required for urgent climate action: innovators, OEMs, corporates, investors, consumers, international development organizations, civil society, and governments.
Outside of her consulting career, she is the co-founder of numerous sustainability leadership programs, and a strong advocate on issues pertaining to education reformation and diversity.