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World Economic Forum and ICAEW
For a week in January every year the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting at Davos is the centre of attention for the world’s statesmen, business leaders, academics, policymakers and media. It’s here where they can discuss the central issues confronting the world, whether they be technological change, the burden of debt, climate change or trade governance.
ICAEW represents the accountancy profession with the aim to help build a better and more sustainable world through the global collaboration that Davos represents.
This selection of articles gives a flavour of ICAEW's involvement.
World Economic Forum publication that explores some of the most severe risks we may face over the next decade. The report's authors conclude that as we stand on the edge of a low-growth and low-cooperation era, tougher trade-offs risk eroding climate action, human development and future resilience.
29 October 2020: Digital transformation in many organisations has accelerated this year. The need for accountants with data analytics skills has never been higher.
29 September: As pandemic measures continue to wreak havoc in economies around the globe, will we see an acceleration in the recent move towards protectionist trade policies?
Report from the World Economic Forum containing insights from its Global Network of Advanced Manufacturing Hubs. Discusses COVID-19’s impact on manufacturing in regions of the US, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Denmark and South Korea together with industry and government response efforts. Outlines best practices to help manufacturing across the globe address the challenges resulting from COVID-19.
27 April 2020: can accountancy rise to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and become part of the solution?
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Reskilling is the answer to a blizzard of challenges approaching financial services, according to an influential City report. But which skills are most important to acquire for current and future financial services employees?
4 February 2020: Michael Izza looks back on a climate-themed week at the World Economic Forum.
31 January 2020: following his visit to the World Economic Forum, ICAEW’s Chief Executive shares the moments that captured his attention and considers the key takeaways for accountancy in this special-edition podcast.
22 January 2020: accountants could be the climate heroes we all need, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). What does that mean?