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Our video library contains a range of material from pieces that explore topical issues in business, to information on how the profession is changing, evolving and dealing with global challenges.

In this episode, Ravi Abeywardana, Technical Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board speaks about how to ensure climate sustainability commitments are embedded within an organisation and not simply ‘corporate green-washing’.

It’s easy to see that accountants have all the skills to support climate action within the companies we operate in; doing what we do best, challenging and testing positions and assumptions and ensuring comparable and consistent opinion.

Ravi talks about learning how to turn knowledge into action - “the good thing is that the accountant does not need to be an expert in climate, but you do need to ask the correct questions and understand how climate change could impact the numbers we manage in our books on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, my suggestion to you is take free courses, such as those on the TCFD knowledge hub, and put them into action. It’s not revolutionary but you can start today.”

He also speaks about the importance of collaboration and bringing others on the journey. “Work with your sustainability department or a good consultant to ask questions and find ways to collaborate. Connect with your financial controllers, financial directors and CEOs to advocate for the implementation of climate related disclosures.  

The audio in this episode is a little bit glitchy due to technical difficulties at the time of recording.  However, the message is well worth listening to and we hope you enjoy it.

In this episode, Ravi Abeywardana, Technical Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board speaks about how to ensure climate sustainability commitments are embedded within an organisation and not simply ‘corporate green-washing’.

It’s easy to see that accountants have all the skills to support climate action within the companies we operate in; doing what we do best, challenging and testing positions and assumptions and ensuring comparable and consistent opinion.

Ravi talks about learning how to turn knowledge into action - “the good thing is that the accountant does not need to be an expert in climate, but you do need to ask the correct questions and understand how climate change could impact the numbers we manage in our books on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, my suggestion to you is take free courses, such as those on the TCFD knowledge hub, and put them into action. It’s not revolutionary but you can start today.”

He also speaks about the importance of collaboration and bringing others on the journey. “Work with your sustainability department or a good consultant to ask questions and find ways to collaborate. Connect with your financial controllers, financial directors and CEOs to advocate for the implementation of climate related disclosures.

The audio in this episode is a little bit glitchy due to technical difficulties at the time of recording. However, the message is well worth listening to and we hope you enjoy it.

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Episode 8: Ravi Abeywardana Embedding sustainability into an organisation

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Meet Yvonne Chapuswike, ZICA delegate to One Young World 2021. 

Yvonne Mwaka Chapuswike is a Business Analyst at MTN Zambia Limited (A multinational Telecommunication Company), a role she enjoys as it focuses both on financial and non-financial analysis. She has also worked as a Business Analyst Manager at MTN Eswatini for a 6-month secondment period, from October 2019 to March 2020. During her time in Eswatini, she was privileged to receive recognitions of, “Everyday Heroes celebrations” twice, both in 2019 and in 2020. This is an accolade given out by the MTN Eswatini Exco to individuals that outdid themselves during the month of presentation. 

After completing the her studies, she joined BDO Zambia as an external Auditor were, she worked for a period of 3 years and received promotion each year. Yvonne is an Associate Member of ZICA and an Associate member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). She is a holder of a Master of Science in Economics and Finance. She graduated as the overall best student at the 2020 graduation, this achievement made her one of the first two females to graduate with the prestigious CA Zambia in the country. 

Yvonne’s mission is inspiring others to achieve great things and becoming the best version of themselves through her story and her writing skills, more inclined to education as this is her passion. She intends to further her studies and later become a part-time lecturer and Accounting consultant. 

Yvonne enjoys Science, History, Economics and Business related documentaries and webinars; writing Business and Economics articles; Reading about successful people; Exploring new places; Volunteering for charity work; reading and listening to audio books; spending time with friends and family; listening to music and watching TV shows.

Meet Yvonne Chapuswike, ZICA delegate to One Young World 2021.

Yvonne Mwaka Chapuswike is a Business Analyst at MTN Zambia Limited (A multinational Telecommunication Company), a role she enjoys as it focuses both on financial and non-financial analysis. She has also worked as a Business Analyst Manager at MTN Eswatini for a 6-month secondment period, from October 2019 to March 2020. During her time in Eswatini, she was privileged to receive recognitions of, “Everyday Heroes celebrations” twice, both in 2019 and in 2020. This is an accolade given out by the MTN Eswatini Exco to individuals that outdid themselves during the month of presentation.

After completing the her studies, she joined BDO Zambia as an external Auditor were, she worked for a period of 3 years and received promotion each year. Yvonne is an Associate Member of ZICA and an Associate member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). She is a holder of a Master of Science in Economics and Finance. She graduated as the overall best student at the 2020 graduation, this achievement made her one of the first two females to graduate with the prestigious CA Zambia in the country.

Yvonne’s mission is inspiring others to achieve great things and becoming the best version of themselves through her story and her writing skills, more inclined to education as this is her passion. She intends to further her studies and later become a part-time lecturer and Accounting consultant.

Yvonne enjoys Science, History, Economics and Business related documentaries and webinars; writing Business and Economics articles; Reading about successful people; Exploring new places; Volunteering for charity work; reading and listening to audio books; spending time with friends and family; listening to music and watching TV shows.

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Meet Yvonne Chapuswike

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Episdode 6: Jonny Jacobs - Each time we share a story, we send a lifeboat of hope to somebody else

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Angelique Pouponneau talks about the threat of climate change to the oceans and the economies of small island communities.  She explains the importance of public finance, private finance and people power, in creating partnerships to save the oceans.

The audio in this episode is a little bit glitchy due to technical difficulties at the time of recording.  However, the message is well worth listening to and we hope you enjoy it.

Angelique is the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust. Currently worth about $22 million, the trust supports community-led projects on marine conservation and climate change.

She is a lawyer (Seychelles and UK,) and she holds an LLM in Environmental law specializing in the law of the sea and natural resources law. She is also a trained climate change negotiator under the AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Programme at the United Nations.

Angelique has worked in different countries in the Caribbean, Pacific and the Indian Ocean on a wide-range of projects relating sustainable fisheries, sustainable management of marine biodiversity within and beyond national jurisdiction, and climate change – in particular, climate adaptation, loss and damage and climate finance. Further, she served as a legal expert of the African Group of the Sixth Committee in works of oceans and law of the sea at the United Nations.

Moreover, Angelique has experience working with civil society as a co-founder for a not-for-profit organization in Seychelles, and a Board member of a Commonwealth-wide youth-led organization.

Angelique Pouponneau talks about the threat of climate change to the oceans and the economies of small island communities. She explains the importance of public finance, private finance and people power, in creating partnerships to save the oceans.

The audio in this episode is a little bit glitchy due to technical difficulties at the time of recording. However, the message is well worth listening to and we hope you enjoy it.

Angelique is the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust. Currently worth about $22 million, the trust supports community-led projects on marine conservation and climate change.

She is a lawyer (Seychelles and UK,) and she holds an LLM in Environmental law specializing in the law of the sea and natural resources law. She is also a trained climate change negotiator under the AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Programme at the United Nations.

Angelique has worked in different countries in the Caribbean, Pacific and the Indian Ocean on a wide-range of projects relating sustainable fisheries, sustainable management of marine biodiversity within and beyond national jurisdiction, and climate change – in particular, climate adaptation, loss and damage and climate finance. Further, she served as a legal expert of the African Group of the Sixth Committee in works of oceans and law of the sea at the United Nations.

Moreover, Angelique has experience working with civil society as a co-founder for a not-for-profit organization in Seychelles, and a Board member of a Commonwealth-wide youth-led organization.

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Episode 4: Angelique Pouponneau - The importance of finance in saving the oceans

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Gareth Parkin, CFO and Senior Vice President at Messer Americas, explains the business case for doing good.

Gareth began by examining the fundamental role of deploying capital and the need to move on and think about organisational portfolios and how to increase spend on sustainable objectives. Gareth described his own experience and how ESG is now an embedded part of his organisation’s credit rating and what his investors want to know about. He also shared examples of trends that will deliver true economic value and deliver sustainable impact, e.g. in the US decarbonisation economy, hydrogen mobility was a pipe dream a few years ago and needed government backing previously; this isn’t the case anymore. Gareth believes that we are now on the cusp and if corporations are aligning the quality of their earnings with sustainability, it is a process that will be here for decades.

Gareth’s Top Tips; building a business case for investment in sustainable growth A traditional business case and a business case for doing good are not mutually exclusive but you need to sometimes think of these larger investments in a slightly different way. 1) Think long-term, this goes beyond a traditional contract term of 15-20years into generational terms. You need to shift the mindset 2) Look at how to lower capital costs and risks eg. look to partner with people to share some of the financial risks or some of the technology risks. 3) As a CFO, don’t just look at the risk, look at the strategic opportunity.

Gareth Parkin, CFO and Senior Vice President at Messer Americas, explains the business case for doing good.

Gareth began by examining the fundamental role of deploying capital and the need to move on and think about organisational portfolios and how to increase spend on sustainable objectives. Gareth described his own experience and how ESG is now an embedded part of his organisation’s credit rating and what his investors want to know about. He also shared examples of trends that will deliver true economic value and deliver sustainable impact, e.g. in the US decarbonisation economy, hydrogen mobility was a pipe dream a few years ago and needed government backing previously; this isn’t the case anymore. Gareth believes that we are now on the cusp and if corporations are aligning the quality of their earnings with sustainability, it is a process that will be here for decades.

Gareth’s Top Tips; building a business case for investment in sustainable growth A traditional business case and a business case for doing good are not mutually exclusive but you need to sometimes think of these larger investments in a slightly different way. 1) Think long-term, this goes beyond a traditional contract term of 15-20years into generational terms. You need to shift the mindset 2) Look at how to lower capital costs and risks eg. look to partner with people to share some of the financial risks or some of the technology risks. 3) As a CFO, don’t just look at the risk, look at the strategic opportunity.

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Episode 5: Gareth Parkin - The business case for sustainability

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