The UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow will bring together countries from around the world to accelerate moves to tackle the climate crisis. Time is running out to take action, and ICAEW and its global community of members are driving the change to protect the environment for future generations. Are you professionally ready to mitigate the risk and maximise the opportunity of climate change? Find inspiration, information and practical resources to support the goals of COP26 and explore why it represents a critical time for the profession.
Proportionality and cooperation key to future of sustainability reporting
The UK government aims to lead on mandating climate-related financial disclosures and adopting international sustainability reporting standards but acknowledges requirements must not be excessively costly or onerous for business, says Lord Callanan.
The crusade to achieve the SDGs and the role of accounting
Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals is no mean feat, but progress must be made. Josette Caruana talks us through the work she is doing with Giovanna Dabbicco on the Global Reporting Initiative, and its relevance for the achievement of SDGs.
Let’s hear it for the blue economy
The oceans capture carbon, regulate temperatures, and protect from severe weather events. They are also our heroes in helping us achieve the sustainable development goals so let’s applaud them.
Sustainability: changing behaviours through changing priorities
Embedding sustainability into a business – even in a fledgling way – is, of course, to be celebrated. But that is no longer enough.
Sustainability reporting: an enabler of company value creation
Leadership in sustainability is directly linked to a company’s ability to create enduring value and build long-term resilience. Transparent reporting that is authentic to how the business is run can inspire trust and enhance enterprise value.
Accountants sit in pole position for race to net zero
CFOs from top UK companies define the paramount role finance professionals play in the race to net zero. With the Prince of Wales placing accountants ‘at the very heart of the transition’.
The circular economy: beyond lip service to sustainability
Companies looking to control their costs and embrace a circular economy business model would do well to follow the example of sugar producer AB Sugar, which has transformed its business by turning waste products from its manufacturing process into a significant revenue stream.
Addressing the climate emergency in the UK public sector
The UK has a lot of work to do and a dwindling amount of time in which to do it.
Accountancy’s role in fighting the climate crisis
The UN’s COP26 climate summit demands far more than warm words; world leaders must explain how they will curb emissions and prepare their countries to cope with all the risks the climate crisis will bring. Accountants have a pivotal role to play over the next decade and beyond.
Adapting to the climate crisis: Turning risky business into opportunity
Many businesses aspire to meet net-zero carbon emissions in the future, but the changing climate is already reshaping the way some are operating today. We speak to companies adapting their business models.
The vital role our profession must play in reaching net zero
Andrew Griffith FCA, MP is the UK’s Net Zero Business Champion. He discusses the core role the profession has to play in helping all of us reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner.
Towards a smarter, more flexible energy system for GB
In this sponsored article, Smart Energy GB urges businesses to install smart meters to help control their energy costs and better manage supply and demand as we move towards a more sustainable future.
ICAEW joins global accountancy drive to achieve net zero
Thirteen professional accountancy bodies from around the world including ICAEW, AAT, ACCA, ICAS and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants have joined forces to fight climate change.
Issuers, investors and the planet: abundantly served
An FCA-regulated crowdfunding platform that enables the public and others to invest directly – even as little as £5 – in opportunities they care about has to be good for everyone.
How to assess the sustainable value of investments
Triodos has been in the business of green banking for 40 years. Its UK CEO explains how it weighs up environmental and financial risk.
Green savings: an opportunity to clean up?
For those wanting to green their personal finances, this Budget offers new ways to put your money to work for the benefit of the planet. ICAEW’s Philippa Kelly highlights what savers and investors might want to look out for.
ESG reporting for real estate investments and COP26
What does the rise in Environmental, Social and Governance reporting mean for property investors when there is no internationally recognised standard approach? And what changes are expected in the coming months and years?