By DAVEN ROBERTS
Chartered Accountant Worldwide Network USA presented the second conference of its 2021 Beyond Accounting Series on Tuesday, May 25th. The event, Beyond Accounting – Climate Change – Why it Matters to Accountants, acknowledged that finance professionals have a greater responsibility than just bookkeeping and budgeting. Companies are now calling for in-depth sustainability and climate reporting and accountants should not only be prepared for this task but be active champions of related reporting of it as well.
The well rounded panel of speakers educated the event audience about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their relation to climate change, the International Federation of Accountants perspective on their role in environmental protection, and the ways in which the island of Fiji is working to raise awareness and fight big business’ contribution to climate change.
The speakers shared insightful thought leadership on a variety of topics and below are some highlights. To discover more about all the ideas they introduce and enjoy the entirety of the conference, you can find the full conference recordings here Climate Change.