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When Chartered Accountants Save the World

The world is changing – and so is the role of chartered accountants. Our major new content series explores how chartered accountants are helping to tackle some of the most urgent social challenges within the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and considers how the profession could do even more in the future. Are you ready?

Our first theme looks at the tumbling levels of trust in the information produced by governments and organisations, and considers the role that chartered accountants play in safeguarding data and information that is accurate and objective. Later this year, we’ll look at diversity and inclusion, climate risk and access to education, and consider how these themes will shape the profession for the next decade and beyond.

Peter Bakker

It’s time for chartered accountants to save the world

  • Article
  • 30 Apr 2021
  • ICAEW Insights

Chartered accountants must understand their unique role in making a sustainable future happen, argues Peter Bakker, CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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The crisis of trust in data and information

 

How chartered accountants can help to safeguard trust in society

  • 30 Apr 2021

Crumbling levels of trust in data information is a part of our drop in trust more generally. Learn how chartered accountants will be called on to help, now and in the future.

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Trust in data has helped us raise $45bn to tackle global epidemics

  • 30 Apr 2021

Tracy Staines, Inspector General at The Global Fund, has built on her core accountancy skills to ensure huge amounts of money are spent appropriately where they’re needed most.

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Tracy Staines

Shaping the Public’s Trust in Data and Information

  • 30 Apr 2021

Ed Humpherson holds the UK government to account for the data that it publishes. He argues that chartered accountants have a key role to play.

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Ed Humpherson

Don’t Make Accounting a Foreign Language

  • 30 Apr 2021

As chartered accountants increasingly help colleagues or clients, they must to learn to become better communicators, argues Peter Margaritis, author of ‘The Accidental Accountant’.

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Peter Margaritis