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Sustainable recovery

COVID-19 has given us the opportunity to build back better, and for the profession to participate in a green and fair recovery.

Don't miss out on our daily summary of the actions governments are taking to combat the impact of the virus on their populations and the global economy. We also produce daily summaries of the actions that regulators are taking and how global business and markets are recovering from the pandemic.

Gender mainstreaming in practice: lessons from the EU budget


ICAEW’s Women in EU Finance Network recently hosted an online panel debate looking at how incorporating a gender perspective into fiscal planning and budgetary processes can help with the assessment and targeting of the effects of policy actions and public spending on different genders.

Businesses face diminishing window to make climate-related disclosures


With COP26 putting climate change and sustainability under the spotlight, listed businesses with accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021 realistically have less than six months to get their house in order, says Maria Kepa, a director in EY’s corporate governance team.

Broader consensus needed for G7 tax deal to achieve aims


Finance ministers from the G7 have agreed a principle that would see multinationals pay tax of at least 15% in each country they operate, but clear, worldwide consensus will be needed if it is to deliver a fair and sustainable recovery, according to ICAEW.

Country rankings shift in the Green Finance Index


A new index ranking financial centres according to their green credentials has warned that Europe’s domination is under increasing pressure from Asia Pacific and North American financial hubs.

Chart of the week: The debt of G7 nations


This week’s chart looks at how the pandemic has driven government debt levels higher, a topic that will be on the agenda at the G7 summit in Cornwall in six weeks’ time.

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Green finance

ICAEW joins the movement to green finance professions

2 July 2020: Leading financial professional bodies including ICAEW have launched the first Green Finance Education Charter, an initiative designed to boost awareness and training in green finance and sustainability.