European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her second ‘State of the European Union’ speech this week, outlining flagship initiatives for the Commission in the coming year.
COVID-19 has given us the opportunity to build back better, and for the profession to participate in a green and fair recovery.
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Peter James, ICAEW’s Head of Regulatory Policy, provides an insight into how probate firms have paved the way and how firms benefit from adopting a solid diversity reporting policy.
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.
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.
The European Banking Federation (EBF) has adopted the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in 2019 to generate better opportunities for women when interacting with member banks.
The European Commission has adopted a sweeping set of legislative proposals to deliver climate neutrality by 2050. The package paves the way for a transformation of the EU’s policies over the next decade.
Our chart this week is on the OBR Fiscal Risks Report, highlighting how delaying action to achieve net zero could double the cost to the public finances compared with acting more quickly.
A new report maps out the uneven impacts of climate change for the EU financial sector and warns that failure to act could lead to a decline in global GDP of up to 20% by 2100.
Faced with a declining working age population, EU countries need to address the economic and budgetary consequences of ageing when carrying out COVID-19 recovery reform and investment plans in order to preserve longer-term fiscal sustainability.
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.
3 March 2021: At a Cyprus green finance conference co-organised by ICAEW, finance, sustainability and political leaders discussed what needs to happen to ensure that COVID-19 recovery delivers lasting improvement.<a name="P"></a>
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.
Free on-demand event looking at what we can do to lead and support business in a green recovery.
A response dated 14 July 2020 to a consultation published by EC on 8 April 2020.
16 November 2020: The Chancellor has set out the government’s plans to make the UK a world-leader in green finance and financial technology.