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

Climate Hub

Climate – What’s the role of the accountancy profession?

Climate change is a crucial issue for the accounting profession. Time is running out to take action, and ICAEW and its global community of members are driving the change to protect the environment for future generations. Are you professionally ready to mitigate the risk and maximise the opportunity of climate change? Find inspiration, information and practical resources to support the goals set out in the Paris Agreement and in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainability Terminology

Understanding the alphabet soup of sustainability terminology

As accountants we are accustomed to the use of acronyms such as IFRS, FRS, LBTT and most of us are probably familiar with many of them.

Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

It is estimated there are more than 40 million people in the world living in conditions of slavery or working under forced or compulsory conditions. In the UK, thousands of cases are reported each year, and authorities estimate there are well over 100,000 victims living in the country.

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.

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Webinars on demand

APAFest Change for Sustainability

APAFest – Change for Sustainability

APA Fest 2022 culminated in a joint session with FinBiz2030 – part of the FinBiz2030 Building Resilience event series. The webinar took place on the 10th of November 2022, with the theme “Change for Sustainability”.

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Difference Makers Discuss – Sustainability: Connecting the Dots

This event showcased Chartered Accountants who have risen to the challenge of connecting stakeholders to sustainability issues and driving positive change within organisations. Across all sectors, every department is connected to the finance function. It is the nexus for strategic decision making and resource allocation.

mental health matters

Difference Makers Discuss… Mental Health Matters

In this, our first episode, our Difference Makers discuss ‘The Value of Diversity’. Our guests have all worked to battle discrimination in their lives and bring a unique perspective on how to tackle these issues on a personal and professional level. They tell their stories and discuss what the business & finance industry needs to do to stamp out discrimination.

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Overview of ESG Phenomenon

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