Sustainability & SDGs

Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

In this section Chartered Accountants Worldwide and our Member Institutes share our insights on how to promote and meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Chartered Accountants and the Global Goals

Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

The concept of sustainability is composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social—also known informally as profits, planet, and people.

Chartered Accountants Worldwide and our Member Institutes are committed to working with the financial sector to ensure that we meet the targets set out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Together we are working to encourage businesses to frame decisions in terms of environmental, social, and human impact for the long-term, rather than on short-term gains. Influencing them to consider more factors than simply the immediate profit or loss involved.

We believe that with everyones help, we can, in this decade, create a cleaner, greener, fairer world. We encourage companies to issue commitments to achieve the UN SDGs by 2030.

Insights on Sustainability & SDGs

Insights on Sustainability & SDGs

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What will it take to get the SME sector back on its feet?

SME development has been on the agenda since the days of the Mandela presidency – and yet, South Africa’s small businesses continue to founder.

Their precarious state has been placed under even more pressure by unforeseen events such as the pandemic lockdowns and July riots, and, with our unemployment rate now standing at more than 30%, it is more important than ever to take action. Will it ever come right?

Recover, Refocus, Rebuild

Key Insights from the Recover Refocus Rebuild Webinar

For almost two years the pandemic has challenged and changed the way we operate in business, travel and how we live our daily lives. But 2021 has been the year in which protection and resilience have made way for recovery.

Building Trust

From Chartered Accountants to change agents

Chartered Accountants now have a mandate to become agents of change in their organisations and in society at large: that was one of the clear conclusions from the ‘Rebuilding Trust’ webinar hosted by Chartered Accountants Worldwide, held to mark the launch of research into financial decision makers’ opinions of the profession.

Online Events & Webinars

Online Events & Webinars

One clear way that Chartered Accountant Member Institutes are rising to this challenge is in the creation and hosting of online events and activities.

We are working with the Institutes to present the events that have a global perspective and are available to Chartered Accountants everywhere.

Webinars on demand

Beyond Accounting - Building Trust

Beyond Accounting – Building Trust

In the ‘Beyond Accounting – Building Trust’ webinar we will share our global trust research and debate who should lead in ‘Building Trust’ and consider what matters most to business leaders as they build for the future, how we can integrate sustainability into future business models to build stronger, resilient businesses and economies and who should act as the guardians of data integrity to tackle the misinformation crisis. 

The power of mindset

Thrive is delighted to bring you this tailored event for men’s (and everyone’s) mental health where we will learn about the power of mindset.

Life coach and motivational speaker, Mark Fennell, will impart his knowledge on how mindset is the very foundation of our mental health, and how it impacts how happy and content we will be in life. Mark also shares his own experience of suffering from a nervous breakdown and how this would impact his life.

Step into Your Power – Women’s Mini Conference

This webinar is designed to support women in the accountancy profession and business world who encounter obstacles in realising their true potential.

Our panel of expert speakers will impart their wisdom and provide insights into how best to overcome key challenges, focusing on topics such as the realities of the menopause, addressing self-image and self-esteem, and showing us all how to become our authentic selves.

Be Social

A carbon border adjustment mechanism, or CBAM, puts a cost on the carbon footprint of imports.

Will the advent of CBAMs nudge up the carbon price? Common sense says it will, but politics and short-term interests could still play a part. Read more in @AcuityMag

#ClimateChange ...https://t.co/uSxl77Il2U

The EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) is set to start in 2023. How will it work? And will it do anything to reduce global carbon emissions? #CBAM
https://bit.ly/3fsV5F5
@Chartered_Accts

2nd interview in our #Governance Webcast Series launched featuring @DrennanIan, Director of Corporate Enforcement, @odce , & Niall Fitzgerald (@CharteredAccIrl ) discussing the role of corporate #enforcement & implications for company directors in Ireland. https://t.co/tbl2ynuzab

Join us this week for the Charity Conference taking place over two days. Hear expert updates on the areas of charity accounting, regulation, governance and taxation > https://t.co/iKawwqEsv3
#icaewCharity #icaewEvents

ICAEW Chief Executive and Chair of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Michael Izza, discusses non-financial reporting, public sector finances, and the big tech trends of 2022.

What to expect from 2022 – Part 2
https://charteredaccountantsworldwide.com/expect-2022-part-2/
...@MichaelIzza @ICAEW

As we approach the infamous Blue Monday (Jan 17th), we are conscious of those in our profession who may be struggling with their mental health. @CharteredAccIrl has compiled a list of tips to help you tackle those January blues.
https://charteredaccountantsworldwide.com/tackling-blue-monday/

ICAEW Chief Executive and Chair of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Michael Izza, looks at the biggest issues facing business and the wider economy, with help from experts from around the Institute.

What to expect from 2022 - Part 1
...https://charteredaccountantsworldwide.com/what-to-expect-from-2022-part-1/
@ICAEW @MichaelIzza

Don't miss this upcoming webinar from @ICASaccounting and @TheMarketingSoc, featuring Jonny Jacobs (@1jonnyj) and Geoff McDonald (@geoffmcdonald1)

'The importance of mental health and wellbeing as a strategic priority in business.' ...https://charteredaccountantsworldwide.com/event/importance-mental-health-wellbeing-strategic-priority-business/

January can be tough, so this month we are focusing on mental wellness in the profession. We have collated a range of great online resources from our member institutes to help you to overcome personal and professional challenges. https://bit.ly/januarywellness

In 2021, 197 Parties agreed the Glasgow Climate Pact at #COP26.

We finalised the #ParisAgreement and kept 1.5 degrees within reach.

This year, we all must go further and continue to step up #ClimateAction ahead of #COP27 🌍

Digitalisation is supercharging business practice, but it must not happen at the expense of accessibility and equality, Baroness Lane Fox tells @easthamlaurence.

👉 Read now in our CA magazine: https://t.co/S801vaKO95