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Beyond Accounting – Climate Change – why it matters to accountants

May 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Beyond Accounting Climate Change
‘Beyond Accounting – Climate Change – Why it matters to accountants’ aims to inform Finance professionals about climate change and the issues that surround reporting on sustainability and climate impact. This is the second in the Beyond Accounting series from Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA.

Program Description

In the opening session our speakers focus on:

  1. United Nations SDG goals and especially those linked to climate change. Purpose is to inform attendees about them and a call to action to get involved.
  2. Climate change perspective from IFAC and how accounting bodies globally are taking action. Plus sharing recent research highlights.
  3. Climate change from the front lines – impact on Fiji.

In our second session, moderator Praneet Singh interviews our speakers in a panel session including audience questions.

Date: 25 May 2021
Time: 8am Fiji, 1pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern, 9pm UK/Ireland
Price: $30 (discounts for members, see below)
CPE: Up to 2 credits

Discounts available for members

Attendance is free for members of ICAEW, ICAS, SAICA, CA ANZ and CA Ireland. If a CPE certificate is required (1.8 credits) there is a cost of $20. ICAEW, ICAS, SAICA, CA ANZ and CA Ireland members should use the following discount codes:

  • ba2free – If you just want to attend with no CPE certificate (cost is free)
  • ba2cpe – If you want to attend and be eligible for a CPE certificate ($10 off the $30 base price)

For members of other institutes to attend and/or obtain CPE credit the cost is $30.

To get more information please email: chiefexecutive@cawnetworkusa.com

Learning objectives

Finance leaders / Chartered Accountants have a responsibility beyond bookkeeping and financial reporting. More and more companies are reporting on sustainability and climate impact.

By the end of the session, attendees will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and why are they important to me as an accountant?
  • What are accounting bodies globally doing to support this and what initiatives are underway:
  • How can I as an accountant make a difference?
  • What is Fiji (at the front line for climate change) doing to promote awareness and how is it being impacted?


Amir Dossal

Amir Dossal

Amir Dossal F.C.A. (ICAEW) is Founder and President of the Global Partnerships Forum – a not-for-profit knowledge platform to provide changemakers with tools to build innovative partnerships for the SDGs. Amir co-founded the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development and serves as Executive Vice Chair. Amir is a 25-year veteran of the United Nations and was the UN’s Chief Liaison for Partnerships.


Aliza Ayaz

Aliza Ayaz

Rising star Aliza Ayaz, a college student and the world’s youngest UN goodwill ambassador, is a symbol of change in health & environment. Between living in Pakistan and attending college in the United Kingdom, Aliza straddles many worlds. But no matter where she is, she works to combat a globe-threatening issue: climate change. She jointly won the United Kingdom Youth Outstanding Commitment to Sustainability Award at University College London, and has spoken at United Nations, Pakistan and UK Parliament.


Gabriella Kusz

Gabriella Kusz

Principal, Strategic Initiatives at the International Federation of Accountants. Board Director at Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association. Gabby is a thought leader with >17 years in financial services public policy and sustainable programming innovation. Global Experience in Latn America, Carribbean, Middle east, Africa and Europe.


Vineil Narayan

Vineil Narayan

Vineil is Climate Finance Specialist with the Government of Fiji. He is in charge of enhancing the nexus between finance and climate change through incorporating climate finance into national budgetary planning/processes and performing strategic analysis of existing and potential sources of climate finance. In doing so, he represents Fiji at international climate negotiations on matters related to climate. finance.


Praneet Singh

Praneet Singh (moderator)

CA ANZ member. Trade Commissioner for the government of the republic of Fiji to North America. Praneet was originally responsible for establishing the Fijian Government’s first Diplomatic Trade Mission in San Francisco, USA. He is now responsible for representing the interests of the Government of Fiji and all Fijians through promoting free trade and mutual economic growth. As a Senior Diplomat and Government Official, his duty is to facilitate International Trade, Investment, and Export promotion on behalf of the Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport.



May 25, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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