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Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

The vital role our profession must play in reaching net zero

In the week that the Government lays out its plans to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the UK’s Net Zero Business Champion, MP Andrew Griffith, talks to us about the vital role the accountancy profession has to play in helping all of us reach the target by 2050.

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Protecting the public interest as a regulator

We act as an independent regulator to protect the public interest by making sure our firms, members, students and affiliates maintain the highest standards of professional conduct.

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Building a sustainable future

Climate change is a defining issue of our time. Acting now is key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals’ vision of fair and sustainable prosperity.

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Increasing trust in the profession

Audit is currently undergoing an unprecedented level of public scrutiny. ICAEW is at the heart of the international debate about the future of audit.

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Navigating the impact of Brexit

ICAEW is working to ensure that the chartered accountancy profession is able to operate as seamlessly as possible across Europe and further afield in the post-Brexit environment.

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