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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.

Sustainability reporting: why should SMEs care?


The penny is finally dropping that environmental and social reporting is becoming the responsibility of all practitioners and companies, says Johan Barros, EU Policy Manager at Accountancy Europe.

ICAEW members around the world see accelerating net zero action


As ICAEW’s Climate Summit gets underway, engagement with international members points to increasing measures by businesses around the world to tackle carbon emissions, with a focus on the opportunities as well as the risks associated with the transition to net zero.

EU sets out to reform insurance and reinsurance sector


The European Commission has come forward with some key changes to the regime for insurers and reinsurers, addressing capital requirements and requiring more attention to climate change in risk management.

2021 marks step-change in corporate action on ESG reporting


More mainstream investors are seeing ESG as real investment issues and are calling for companies to provide better disclosure - something which ramps up the need for improved information systems, says former FASB chairman Bob Herz.

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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.