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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.
13 February 2020: while experts have hailed the cross-border cryptocurrency strategy outlined in Davos as a potential tipping point, major regulatory and legal hurdles still block the widespread adoption of digital currencies. Mark Taylor reports.
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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?
21 January 2020: as bookings for private jet charter soar in the build-up to Davos, many will ask: “What was the hype all about?” Here are five reasons our CEO, Michael Izza, attends the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) Annual Meeting each year (and not on a private jet).
15 January 2020: ahead of his visit to the World Economic Forum, ICAEW’s Chief Executive previews the manifesto and some of this year’s big initiatives.
To help NEDs understand the implications of climate change for the corporate sector, the Chapter Zero forum has been launched as part of the World Economic Forum’s global climate governance initiative
The World Economic Forum in Davos has come in for much criticism, but it provides an unrivalled opportunity to get to grips with the challenges of the future