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

Finance for the Future Awards 2021

Finance for the Future Awards 2021

We are looking for examples of good practice that could be transformational in building a sustainable organisation, while highlighting the role the finance function plays in innovation and integrated thinking.

Sustainable Policy

Fee-earning opportunities from sustainability: Is your firm leaving cash on the table?

By: ICAS Sustainability Panel member Fiona Donnelly, CA Read about how the ever-evolving topic of sustainability creates ways to grow your business and further serve your clients. Sustainability comprises the many elements of environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics, that are evolving over time; vary across company, industry and country; […]

Does your board know how to make its net zero contribution?

Does your board know how to make its net zero contribution?

28 January 2021: Delivering the UK’s net zero ambition should be a priority for every board member – executive and non-executive director alike. Chapter Zero and ICAEW have come together to explain what net zero really means for businesses and their boards.

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

IFRS Standards and climate-related disclosures

IFRS Standards and climate-related disclosures

Join ICAEW’s Financial Reporting Faculty for this free and open to all webinar. Hear from Nick Anderson, member of the International Accounting Standards Board, as he explains how existing requirements within IFRS Standards relate to climate change and other emerging risks. Webinar Information Climate change continues to be the defining […]

The secret life of a CFO during restructuring & administration

The secret life of a CFO during restructuring & administration

Join this webinar from the Retail Community to hear a CFO share her experience of what it is really like to go through a business restructuring. The good, bad and ugly. Webinar Information Being a CFO during a restructuring is tough. Big decisions need to be made regarding redundancies, lenders […]

Building Resilience: Better Leadership, a better future

As young people enter the workforce, they are hungry for opportunities to learn, contribute and lift others alongside them to create a positive impact. With this event, we showcase what is possible and what real leadership looks like.

Be Social

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(1/3) #Budget2021 was an opportunity to build a bridge to #economicrecovery. To a significant extent, the extension to the #furlough scheme and to other financial support measures did that, and this will enable companies to plan effectively over the next six months….

The first #FinBiz2030 event of the year is coming up.

Join to learn about the business case for the sustainable development agenda, and hear from leaders who have innovated responsible business solutions.

Register here: https://t.co/AfWE2JEYfF

The #FinBiz2030 events are always fantastic and a great way to educate yourself on the increasing importance of sustainability related matters. Details and registration info for the next webinar on 25 March is outlined below - check it out...... https://t.co/omita1M7Ps

The next in the #FinBiz2030 'Building Resilience' #webinar series has just been announced🌟

Taking place Wed 25 March, 'The business case for doing good' webinar will be co-hosted by @IFAC, @AICPA, @CIMA_Media, @CharteredWW & @OneYoungWorld. https://fal.cn/3dMjD

The next in the #FinBiz2030 'Building Resilience' #webinar series has just been announced🌟

Taking place Wed 25 March, 'The business case for doing good' webinar will be co-hosted by @IFAC, @AICPA, @CIMA_Media, @CharteredWW & @OneYoungWorld. ...https://t.co/KS9uu5TrMm

Interested in #Chartered #Accountancy as a #career?
Hear first-hand from students & members that you don’t have to be a #maths nerd, how it’s anything but boring, and how it offers a #rewarding and #diverse career🌟https://t.co/BokPMa8tVc #BecomeACharteredAccountant

As I'm quoted as saying in the below article from yesterday's @thesundaytimes, we're frustrated at the slow pace of #audit reform and want to get it sorted.
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#FinBiz2030 Building Resilience is BACK!

Catch us in 4 weeks time as we are joined by our friends at AICPA & International Federation of Accountants to host: #Business Case for Doing Good.

Don't miss our 2021 launch... http://ow.ly/7tcQ50DJxnZ

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Building Resilience: The business case for doing good

Join us to learn more about the business case for the sustainable development agenda, and hear from leaders who have innovated responsible business...

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In today's #business landscape, #finance & #accounting professionals have a significant influence on companies & are well-positioned to embed #sustainability into a company’s strategy & business model.

Together we can be #Difference Maker's and do good in this ...evolving world.

#FinBiz2030 | Business Case For Doing Good | Don't miss out
One Young World https://charteredaccountantsworldwide.com/event/the-business-case-for-doing-good/

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Building Resilience: The business case for doing good

Join us to learn more about the business case for the sustainable development agenda, and hear from leaders who have innovated responsible business...

charteredaccountantsworldwide.com

🚨#FinBiz2030 Building Resilience is BACK 🚨

Catch us in 4 weeks time as we are joined by our friends at @AICPA & @IFAC to host: #Business Case for Doing Good.

Don't miss our 2021 launch... http://ow.ly/gRK050DJxeK