Welcome to the first newsletter for the ICAEW Sustainability and Climate Change Community.
I’m sure, like me, you have found 2020 to be a year of enormous change. The issues of sustainability and climate change engage us now not just as citizens but have entered the mainstream as business issues. We are proud that over 7,000 of you have recognised this and have chosen to join this community. This is set to be an exciting year for us all, particularly with the UK hosting the G7 in Cornwall in June and the long-anticipated climate talks at COP26 in November.
Making the most of this Community
Whilst this is a new community for ICAEW, launched in November 2020, there is already plenty of material that you might find of use. ICAEW has several hubs providing insight, guidance and resources relating to sustainability and climate change. These include the sustainable recovery hub, the climate hub, the global goals hub and the finance for the future awards hub.
The community has hosted two events to date. In November, we asked how can finance professionals that are already qualified upskill and transition to the greener approach that is so urgently required to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss? In January, we hosted a conversation with Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change in partnership with Chapter Zero on the role of business in delivering the UK's Net Zero ambition. You can find upcoming and on-demand community events from the homepage.
Upcoming events in 2021
Finance for the Future will be celebrating its 9th annual awards in October and it is now open for entries.
We have a number of events in the pipeline for 2021, including for members working in internal audit, the public sector, corporate governance and more. Check on the events page to find out more.
Andrew*The views expressed are the author’s and not ICAEW’s.