The Role of the Profession
Financial Reporting and Assurance
COP27 and beyond
Monday 21 November - The Role of the Profession
- Report back from COP27
- How can the profession be enablers of change
Tuesday 22 November - Resilience
- What does a resilient city look like?
- What are the best levers from government to change behaviours?
Wednesday 23 November - Climate Finance
- Driving Green Finance
- Capacity building: filling the gaps
Thursday 24 November - Financial Reporting and Assurance
- Climate-related financial disclosures
- Climate Assurance
Friday 25 November - COP27 and beyond
- Transition to Net Zero
- ICAEW Sustainability Certificate
James joined UKSIF as Chief Executive in October 2020, with a strong vision and mandate to further enhance the organisation’s key role in promoting and expanding sustainable investment and finance in the UK. James has a background in international climate finance and infrastructure finance as well as many years’ experience in leadership roles in membership organisations.
Tom has 8 years of professional experience in the fields of IT, data and digitalisation, having worked in major roles ranging from system business analysis, end-to-end smart meter implementation, data governance, and analytics. He has been involved in pioneering programmes for utilities and worked on projects in the UK, India and Singapore.
Adam is the Head of Qualifications strategy and development at the ICAEW, overseeing the development of the ACA, the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification. This involves working closely with key stakeholders, including employers, tuition providers and students, to ensure that the ACA remains one of the most advanced learning and professional development programmes available.
Simon Brammer is Head of Cities at Ashden, a climate change charity working to discover the most effective climate solutions from around the world and here in the UK. Simon and his team, work with local authorities to help them deliver their climate action plans at speed and scale. Simon has a background in social policy, public health and sustainable transport. When not at work, you will usually find him afloat.
Steve has hands-on experience of both delivering and providing assurance on major capital projects and significant business change programmes. He connects detail to the bigger picture which enables him to make sense of and solve complex problems.
Lee qualified as a chartered accountant with one of the UK’s top 10 practices and has spent a number of years in various senior finance roles with a number of publicly quoted and privately owned organisations, both in the UK and overseas. This insight has provided first-hand experience of the challenges that businesses face and has led to significant projects advising companies on how to improve their long term approach to carbon solutions and procurement. He is an associate consultant to the British Standards Institute (BSI Associate Consultant).
After an early career running restaurants and bars in London and then offshore facilities management, Simon joined Good Business as Senior Partner in 2006 to lead the climate team, subsequently developing long-term working relationships with clients such as eBay, Virgin Media, Vitality and Quilter. In 2010 Simon co-founded the Sustainable Restaurant Association to make sustainability advice available to SMEs in the hospitality sector and remains involved as a co-owner and non-executive director.
Pauline is a South African qualified chartered accountant with over 20 years experience in financial and non-financial assurance. As leader of PwC's ESG Assurance Methodology team, Pauline is at the forefront of ESG regulatory and reporting developments in the UK and globally. Following her recent secondment as project director to the IAASB's Extended External Reporting (EER) project, Pauline has led PwC’s assurance solutions on a broad range of ESG-related topics, including TCFD and green financing.
Cara is Cities Manager at Ashden, which has been awarding pioneers in climate change action in the UK and developing world since 2001. Cara led Ashden's UK Green Skills Award in 2021 and also runs a regional learning network for local authorities in the South West, focused on retrofit of buildings. She manages the alumni network of 90 UK-based Ashden Award winners across sustainable buildings, transport and energy, helping them to scale up their work, and to embed their approach into policy and practice.
Hannah helps businesses scale up their social and environmental impact by working with them as their Outsourced Chief Impact Officer. Hannah has 20+ years experience at director and board level in innovation, project delivery and finance. She knows how to run a financially successful business; and how to deliver transformation & change.
Keith Pogson is the Executive Sponsor for EY’s Global Regulatory Network and leader of EY’s Global Central Bank Network. Keith is the standard Setter (chair of Committee) for the disclosure rules for ESG & CG for the Hong Kong Exchange and all companies listed thereon - looking after the EY Global relationships with the BCBS and FSB.
Sarah works within the sustainability team leading on ICAEW's climate change thought leadership work, with the aim of supporting the Institute and its members to achieve SDG 13 Climate Action.
James co-leads our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Assurance practice in the UK. He spends much of his time talking to boards and non-execs about the fast-developing landscape of ESG reporting including the changing regulatory, stakeholder and investor requirements. He’s also responsible for developing Deloitte’s ESG assurance propositions in areas including PRI report assurance, ESG-linked finance assurance and ESG reporting assurance.
Richard joined ICAEW in 2005 to set up the sustainability practice within Reputation and Influence department. During this time Richard has led on the ICAEW’s thought leadership and engagement programme in sustainability.
Simon was appointed as Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute in 2007 after working for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in Central & Eastern Europe, and for the International Federation of Accountants. Under his leadership, the Institute has grown to become the largest professional body for bankers in the UK, with nearly 35,000 members and students in more than 100 countries.
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The ICAEW Climate Summit was a great opportunity for those working at the forefront of sustainability to exchange views with likeminded people.
This was probably the best ICAEW programme I have ever been lucky enough to participate in. Very concise, well-organised virtual sessions with excellent speakers exploring themes both familiar and new. I now feel not just better qualified to tackle some of these issues in my own organisations but inspired and motivated to do so.
Good coverage of the subject with some excellent speakers and discussion. Time well spent.
An excellent array of webinars focusing on the problems at hand. I found them informative and inspiring.
This was an excellent series of talks. Extremely thought provoking, and equally importantly, highly practical. The speakers were both passionate and knowledgeable, and left me with actions and a desire to learn more.
ICAEW Sustainability Certificate
This interactive and practical programme will equip you with the knowledge to better integrate sustainability strategies in day-to-day business, and therefore management accounting.
Are you professionally ready to mitigate the risk and maximise the opportunity of climate change? Find resources, information and inspiration here.
Read about our members and students acting on the climate crisis and be inspired by their valuable contributions. Are you working hard to decarbonise? Let us know; we want to celebrate your achievements.