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When Chartered Accountants Save the World

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The world is changing – and so is the role of chartered accountants. Our major 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 final theme looks at the power of capitalism and how we all have a role to play in making it work better. It examines the vital role that chartered accountants play in this transition, particularly in helping everyone else understand how to continually refine and improve it, and how this issue will shape the profession for the next decade and beyond.

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It’s time for chartered accountants to save the world

  • Video
  • 30 Apr 2021
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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Climate risk and communication

What it’s like being a climate activist in Uganda

  • Video
  • 17 Nov 2021
The world needs activists to bring the biggest problems into stark relief, argues Evelyn Acham – the more the better.
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Evelyn Acham

Adair Turner: The mistakes we’ve made on climate, and where to focus now

  • Video
  • 11 Nov 2021
The inaugural chair of the Climate Change Committee explains how the climate crisis breaks down into two distinct problems and discusses our chances of resolving them.
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Adair Turner

Michael Izza on members’ core role in tackling the climate crisis

  • Video
  • 03 Nov 2021
ICAEW’s chief executive explains why and how chartered accountants must help solve the biggest problem the world’s ever faced.
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Michael Izza

Climate risk is an “inescapable” part of chartered accountants’ remit

  • Article
  • 01 Nov 2021
For those looking to future-proof their career, being able to embed climate change and wider sustainability issues into business strategy and planning, risk management, procurement and performance management is essential.
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Targeting decision makers in the fight against climate change

  • Article
  • 26 Oct 2021
The climate crisis poses an existential risk to our homes, our businesses, and ultimately our whole way of life. Empowering decision-makers to put the climate at the heart of all they do will help significantly.
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Why chartered accountants must become climate activists

  • Video
  • 25 Oct 2021
We all have a part to play in solving this crisis; chartered accountants have a particularly important one
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How the City of Toronto turned climate rhetoric into action

  • Article
  • 15 Oct 2021
Chartered professional accountant Heather Taylor took an incremental approach to sustainability, blazing a trail for other organisations to follow.
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Addressing the climate emergency in the UK public sector

  • Article
  • 01 Oct 2021
The UK has a lot of work to do and a dwindling amount of time in which to do it.
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Accountancy’s role in fighting the climate crisis

  • Article
  • 17 Sep 2021
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.
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Climate crisis

Adapting to the climate crisis: Turning risky business into opportunity

  • Article
  • 16 Sep 2021
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.
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Business climate change

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