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Sustainability and climate change

ICAEW Climate Summit

18-22 October 2021

A five-day virtual summit of events, videos, podcasts and articles to help chartered accountants act on climate. This is the first such summit bringing ICAEW members from across the profession together on the issue of climate change.

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ICAEW Climate Summit 2021

Forward looking

This digital event looking at climate change now and into the future is free for ICAEW members, our wider communities and students. The programme covers areas from governance and disclosure to personal leadership. Alongside a live session each day, we have a whole host of supporting content to ensure you gain practical insights to build a more resilient future. 

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The programme

Climate disclosure
This day will provide practical insights into climate disclosure looking at how and why your firm is using disclosure to drive climate decision-making. Speakers will provide their expert advice and resources curated to help with regulatory changes and what you should be disclosing.
Climate finance
This day will assess how financial institutions, banks, insurers, and asset managers are managing climate risk and embracing green finance. What does climate friendly borrowing look like?
Climate governance
This day will consider the skills side of climate governance and decision-making on climate risk. Is your board equipped with the right skills? Is there a skills gap with the rush to net zero and actually delivering on it?
Climate leadership
The final day will look at personal leadership, both in a professional and private capacity. This day will be split into three parts looking at personal finance, education, and careers in climate.
Climate for SMEs
This day will provide practical solutions for small and medium sized businesses, looking at how they can get started and make progress on climate action including tips from ICAEW’s own journey to carbon neutrality.

All sessions

On demand The role of business in delivering the UK's Net Zero ambition
  • Webinar
  • 07 Jun 2021
  • 00:00 - 14:20 BST

Join Emily Farnworth, who led the World Economic Forum's work on Climate Governance, in conversation with Chris Stark, as they explore business' role in delivering the UK's Net Zero ambition and the 6th Carbon Budget.

On demand More Than a Number - profiting from the planet
  • Webinar
  • 07 Jun 2021
  • 00:00 - 14:23 BST

This session considers how the challenges businesses are currently facing because of the pandemic can also present an opportunity to rebuild business for a new sustainable economy.

On demand ICAEW GCSEA launch of Our planet: too big to fail
  • Event
  • 07 Jun 2021
  • 00:00 - 14:24 BST

Join the virtual launch of our second instalment of the widely successful "Our Planet" series. Hear what our panel of experts have to say about how we can play our part in saving our planet Earth.

On demand Charting economic recovery to integrate green financing
  • Webinar
  • 07 Jun 2021
  • 00:00 - 14:21 BST

Can recovery packages and measures reset the global economy to address climate change or will we resume existing practices locked into an autopilot of destructive behaviour? Can we turn this crisis into a positive opportunity that will benefit us and generations to come?

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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…

Andrew Griffith MP is Net Zero Business Champion and a speaker at ICAEW's Climate Summit 2021
Andrew Griffith MP Net Zero Business Champion

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.

Richard Spencer
Richard Spencer Director of Technical Thought Leadership and Head of Sustainability, ICAEW

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.

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.

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