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


Chartered Accountants checklist for small businesses impacted by natural disasters

This checklist can be used by members in Australia impacted by natural disasters or to help them better advise clients who have been impacted.


Accountants no longer can afford to ignore climate risk

Significant developments bring climate risk further into the domain of accountants


People, planet and the corporate balance sheet

Can accountants link profit and the fate of our planet? Corporate reporting could help shift us to a low-emissions economy.

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

ICAS Insights: Risk, resilience and sustainability

Join us as we explore the risk and opportunities for businesses in their transition to a more sustainable economy

Ask ICAS: Company climate change reporting and audit – What you need to know about the future

In 2020 the FRC undertook a thematic review of climate-related considerations by boards, companies, auditors, professional bodies and investors.

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 solutions, and contributed to a changing culture around positive impact.

Be Social

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

Join us as we explore some of the reasons for the lack of adoption of emerging technologies in the assurance space.

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In case you missed it: This week @raviabeywardana spoke at a #FinBiz2030 ‘Building Resilience’ event co-hosted by @ICAEW, @CharteredWW and @OneYoungWorld. You can watch the recording of the event "Climate Change: Global leadership, local action" here:

Well done to the UK #FinBiz2030 Task Force & @ICAEWSustain @ICAEW on hosting a really important topical webinar this evening discussing #ClimateChange and the vital role we all have in making a difference! Check out for more #SDG events & content 😀

A big thank you to everyone who joined us today for #FinBiz2030, to our amazing line up of speakers, and to our very special hosts! @OneYoungWorld @ICAEW

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"As young professionals, you shape this greener future through your work"- @annietrev @Conservatives on #FinBiz2030 today

We are honoured to have @annietrev, @Conservatives Minister of State (Minister for Business, Energy & Clean Growth) as our FinBiz2030 webinar keynote speaker to close out today’s session #FinBiz2030 @OneYoungWorld @ICAEW