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ICAEW’s student climate change essay competition invites entries

Author: ICAEW

Published: 01 Feb 2023

ICAEW’s essay competition on climate change aimed at students or newly qualified members invites entries ahead of its closing deadline of 28 February 2023.

The winner will receive a prize of £5,000 and their essay will be published on the ICAEW website. The prize has been generously funded by the Chartered Accountants’ Permanent Education Trust whose Trustees would like to motivate future leaders of the profession to consider how they can act on the climate crisis.

Entrants must submit a 5,000-word essay, video, podcast, or other media format to answer the great transition question, which asks: what do we need to do, and what role does the accountancy profession have to play, in the transition to net zero, the action needed to adapt to the changing climate and to mitigate further damage

Entrants might wish to consider the following areas in their essay:

  • How can the transition to net zero be achieved?
  • What role does the accountancy profession have?
  • What are the interdependencies of climate change, biodiversity loss, and broader social and economic issues?

Written essays have a 5,000-word limit plus or minus 10 percent. If an entry is in video or podcast format, judges would expect it to be approximately 15-20 mins in length.  Any data or literature referenced in the video or podcast must be submitted in written format alongside the audio/video file. Please ensure that the audio is of good quality to adequately assess an entry.

When submitting an entry please confirm student status by noting your degree and university or ICAEW student number. If post-qualified, please state the year in which you finished your studies.

Entries and any queries should be emailed to: sarah.reay@icaew.com.


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