Sustainability & SDGs

February 4, 2021
Does your board know how to make its net zero contribution?

Does your board know how to make its net zero contribution?

28 January 2021: Delivering the UK's net zero ambition should be a priority for every board member – executive and non-executive director alike. Chapter Zero and ICAEW have come together to explain what net zero really means for businesses and their boards.
February 4, 2021
carbon-neutral economy

The Significance Of The Paris Agreement

South Africa’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change will require collaboration between government and business to achieve its stated carbon reduction goals
February 4, 2021

The Next Big Thing in Financial Reporting

The world is already in a transition to a low carbon economy, driven by climate change and technical development. This presents a set of climate-related risks which business should address through the recommendations of the task force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Global climate policy is moving slowly but relentlessly, […]
January 12, 2021
Carbon Neutral

ICAEW shares lessons learned on the path to going carbon neutral

Chartered Accountants Worldwide member ICAEW has already passed several milestones on its journey to becoming the first professional body in the UK to work towards being carbon neutral. But it’s not stopping there. In this article, COO Vernon Soare and project leader Caroline Kearns talk about ICAEW’s achievements to date, share lessons learned, and outline plans for the future.
January 8, 2021

Disclosures and Risk Management

Trends, Gaps and Best Practices The latest Singapore Governance and Transparency Index (SGTI) study, released in August 2020, showed that although Singapore-listed entities had improved overall, there are still many gaps that require urgent improvement, especially in the area of risk management disclosures.
December 13, 2020

SIACA Sustainable Development Goals 2020 Report

SA’s Chartered Accountancy Profession working towards the SDGs The 2020 SA’s Chartered Accountancy Profession and the UN SDGs Report illustrates not just the unique challenges posed by the SDGs on both a global and local front, but also celebrates the unique contributions of individuals and companies as they pertain to the Global Goals.
December 11, 2020

The future of food

Coronavirus has transformed our relationship with our food. From the panicked stockpiling and empty supermarket shelves in March to the troubling times facing our pubs, cafes and restaurants, the questions about what we eat and how we go about putting it on our plates have become difficult to ignore. And even before the pandemic, the food industry was rising up the UK business agenda, with fears that a no-deal Brexit might inflate food prices and interrupt supply chains, or – on a worldwide scale – of global warming triggering harvest failure.
December 11, 2020

Board Diversity

by SEAH GEK CHOO WHY IT MATTERS AT THIS TIME Studies have repeatedly shown that increasing diversity is not only the right thing to do for an organisation’s culture, it also leads to better business outcomes. In this article, we explore three key thrusts that are powering the boardroom diversity […]
November 19, 2020

ICAEW Creates Sustainability and Climate Change Community

As the recession bites and business leaders get their bearings, it’s tempting to put values aside and seek short cuts to recovery. Writer and governance specialist Anthony Smith-Meyer recommends that ethics remain a driving force, not just for the good of society but also for economic survival and long-term growth.
October 26, 2020

The Human Cost of Doing Business

Sarah-Jayne Dominic CA, Senior Strategic Advisor at the Global Reporting Initiative and Chair of the ICAS Sustainability Panel, says accountancy should acknowledge the human cost of doing business