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Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Our planet, our business

Enabling a world of sustainable economies

We believe our global community can and should be a force for good, supporting prosperity in ways which are both responsible and resilient – not just financially, but socially and environmentally too.

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ICAEW Chartered Accountants are talented, ethical and committed professionals, part of a trusted global community.

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Our strategic themes

Our vision is that ICAEW Chartered Accountants enable a world of sustainable economies. Our Strategic Themes group together major new activities that we will undertake to achieve our key strategic outcomes.

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Strengthen trust in the profession

We will contribute to fundamental reform of audit and corporate governance in the UK, and establish ICAEW Chartered Accountants as key partners in combatting economic crime.

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Help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

We will make a leading contribution to achieving the UN SDGs. We will use our expertise and influence to enable successful transformative action by governments.

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Support the transformation of trade and the economy

We will support a global economic recovery from COVID-19, work with tax authorities to reform taxation systems, and help achieve sustainable public finances.

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Master technology and data

We will redefine the data skills expected of our members, equip them to be leaders in the exploitation of new technology and data, and ensure they are trained and equipped to deter and detect fraud and other cybercrime.

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Strengthen the profession by attracting talent and building diversity

We will ensure that the profile of our members and students fairly reflects the societies it serves, and support the professional development of all members.

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Insights specials

Our Insights Specials focus on a particular subject relating to our strategic themes. In each special we interview the key people, identify developing trends and examine the underlying issues.

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