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1,000 Chartered Accountants

ICAEW, Chartered Accountants Ireland, and ICAS want to celebrate our members who are acting on the climate crisis. This may be by taking their organisation or enabling other organisations to develop on their journey to net zero carbon emissions.

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Accountants are well-placed to drive climate action within their, and their clients’ organisations. Many organisations have already pledged to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible, and by 2050 at the latest. Some have also joined one of the United Nations’ Race to Zero initiatives or national and regional initiatives such as the UK Government’s Together for our Planet initiative.

Could you be one of the 1,000 Chartered Accountants leading this charge towards a decarbonised economy?

Our vision is a ‘race’ that everyone can join and, together, win.

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What is the 1,000 Chartered Accountants initiative?

1,000 Chartered Accountants is a joint initiative of the three professional accountancy bodies for Chartered Accountants in Ireland and the United Kingdom: ICAEW, Chartered Accountants Ireland and ICAS. We aim to celebrate and support 1,000 Chartered Accountants who have committed, or want to commit, to begin their journey to net-zero carbon emissions. Signing up to a Race to Zero initiative is not required to be part of this initiative.

Why should I take part?

As a chartered accountant you are well placed to be a trailblazer in the business community. By signing up to being one of 1,000 Chartered Accountants, you can celebrate your success while using your voice to inspire others to sign up to net-zero.

How can I take part in the 1,000 Chartered Accountants initiative?

You can take part in the 1,000 Chartered Accountants initiative if:

  • your organisation - or your client organisation - has begun a journey to net zero and you have been instrumental in that process; or
  • your organisation – or your client organisation - has already or intends to join a UNFCCC Race to Zero initiative; or
  • you have inspired action either within your organisation or another organisation to drive action on the climate crisis and decarbonise the economy

How will your Institute recognise you?

  • Listing you in our Roll of Honour.
  • Linking to your organisation.
  • Celebrating you across our communications.
  • Some applications will be developed into a longer case study, providing inspiration and leadership to other members.

Your next steps


Check eligibility under ‘How can I take part in the 1,000 Chartered Accountants campaign?’


Fill out this form to join and become one of 1,000 Chartered Accountants.


We may contact you for further information and/or to take part in a case study.


Know anyone else doing outstanding work? Nominate a fellow Chartered Accountant!

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