This digital event looking at climate change now and into the future is free for ICAEW members, students and the ICAEW Sustainability and Climate Change Community. Non-members are able to attend by joining the Sustainability and Climate Change Community, for more information please click here.
The programme covers areas from governance and disclosure to personal leadership. Alongside a live sessions each day, we have a whole host of supporting content to ensure you gain practical insights to build a more resilient future.
18 October 2021 - Climate disclosure
- The Trouble with Scenarios
- Navigating TCFD: are you prepared?
- Accountability and the Paris Agreement
19 October 2021 - Climate governance
- Boardroom blind spots: are you addressing climate risk?
20 October 2021 - Climate finance
- Integrating sustainable finance
21 October 2021 - Climate for SMEs
- How to get started on your journey to net-zero
22 October 2021 - Climate leadership
- Greening your finances
- Climate skills and education
- Careers in climate
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There will be an array of experts from various organisations joining each of our live sessions. Come back soon to find out more…
Julie is Remuneration Committee Chair at Ebiquity plc, Senior Independent Director of Marshall of Cambridge, and Co-Director of the Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Change Engagement, at Cambridge. Julie is Chair of the Chapter Zero Board, helping its network of non-executive directors to discuss the risks and opportunities of climate change in the boardroom.
Bridget is a Partner in KPMG’s Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy team helping clients understand the physical and transition risks that they will face under various climate change scenarios, the impact of these risks on their operations and the strategy they need to put in place to mitigate these risks as well as to take advantage of any opportunities arising. Bridget has over 13 years’ experience in climate change and decarbonisation, spanning a variety of private and public sector roles including banking, Government advisory and strategic consulting.
Jan's work focuses on issues that emerge at the intersections between sustainable development concerns and accounting scholarship and has published on topics such the Sustainable Development Goals; sustainability science; motivations and rationales for standalone reporting; carbon accounting; sustainability assessment and accounting education.
Riona moved into KMPG’s ESG team last year and has worked on a range of climate risk engagements, performing scenario analysis, and helping companies understand the range of risks posed by climate change. Riona is passionate about the role of the Accountancy profession in dealing with the climate emergency.
Gemma joined CDSB in 2016 to support CDSB's technical and engagement work after being an educator in London. As training and education lead, Gemma manages the TCFD Knowledge Hub including authoring the e-learning courses on climate-related financial disclosure. She also leads on CDSB’s supporting services, helping companies improve their disclosure practice.
Bruce Davis is Co-founder and joint Managing Director of Abundance Investment, the UK's leading investment crowdfunding platform for green and socially positive businesses and projects. Since launch, Abundance investors have collectively funded more than £115m of investments including recently the UK's first green municipal bonds from West Berks and Warrington Council.
Jessica Fries is Executive Chairman of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), established by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in 2004. She has led A4S since 2008, working with the finance community to catalyze a shift to a sustainable economy, with a focus on practical actions and targeted interventions capable of achieving global change.
Andrew is MP for Arundel and South Downs and the UK’s Net Zero Business Champion. His role aims to support UK businesses to make credible plans to net zero by 2050 and to showcase the UK’s place as a global leader in tackling climate change in the run up to COP26.
David is a senior campaigner, policy specialist and strategy professional, with over a decade’s experience in the international development sector. David’s career also includes periods in strategy consulting, working at Accenture Development Partnerships, Bridgespan International, and Citi Private Bank in New York.
Mark Jerome is the Head of the Green Climate Fund’s Internal Audit Office. He was previously an audit partner at KPMG, where he focused on emerging economies and the development sector. He was also a member of KPMG’s international steering committee on the development sector from 2007 to 2016.
Mark Sait is known for his pragmatic approach to sustainability. His experience is in identifying and starting businesses that simplify fragmented markets to help move new technologies/solutions into the mainstream. SaveMoneyCutCarbon is his latest venture and is recognised as the “go to people for homes and organisations that want to reduce their energy and water bills”.
Richard joined ICAEW in 2005 to set up the sustainability practice within the technical strategy department. During this time Richard has led on the ICAEW’s thought leadership and engagement programme in sustainability.
Alan is a NED with Diageo where he has been on the board since 2014 and chairs the Audit Committee. He was a NED and Audit Committee chair of Games Workshop Group from 1996 to 2009 and a NED at Tesco Personal Finance Ltd (Tesco Bank) from 2017 to 2021. Alan was a founder member of the A4S CFO network which he co-chaired for some four years until his retirement and is a member of Chapter Zero.
Helena has over 10 years of audit and advisory experience at KPMG in the UK, working across a broad range of sectors. She has recently established KPMG UK’s Corporate Reporting Advisory team bringing together financial reporting and ESG specialists to provide advice to clients on all aspects of UK corporate reporting.
Iain Wright joined ICAEW as Director of Corporate and Regional Engagement in June 2018. Iain trained as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche and worked for the firm until 2003.
Ready for climate change?
Climate change, or the climate emergency is an issue that is defining our time. Are you professionally ready to mitigate the risk and maximise the opportunity of climate change? We at ICAEW are committed to enabling our members and the broader profession to respond to these challenges. Find resources, information and inspiration on the ICAEW Climate Hub. The time for business to act is now.