Sustainability & SDGs

March 9, 2022
How the circular economy is becoming key to corporate longevity

How the circular economy is becoming key to corporate longevity

As customers become more aware of their personal carbon footprint, they’re causing organizations to take a cold, hard look at their operations—and make some changes. Climate change has become a driving force in the way companies operate, and consumers and stakeholders are largely behind the push, experts say. As they become more aware of their carbon footprint, people are adjusting their behaviour accordingly—and organizations are catching up.
March 3, 2022
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The Finance+ insight series

ICAS has something new for 2022. The Finance+ insight series helps put you in the bigger picture, exploring the key issues and opportunities for today’s finance professional. Recent events have revealed the need for resilience and the readiness to grasp new ways of thinking, living and working. They have also shown that with change comes opportunity and demonstrated the role ICAS Members can play in shaping a better future for us all.
March 2, 2022
Why the chief sustainability officer is becoming more common

Why the chief sustainability officer is becoming more common

This rapidly growing role spans every area of an organization, from corporate strategy to disclosure. As organizations work toward becoming net zero and meeting the requirements of the Paris Agreement, jobs that help foster corporate sustainability are becoming more common, especially in the financial sector. One such position is the chief sustainability officer (CSO).
February 24, 2022
On the radar ; Key accounting themes from COP26

On the radar: Key accounting themes from COP26

What CPAs should know about the conference’s discussions that covered net-zero economies, a carbon market deal and reforestation strategies
February 21, 2022
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ESG momentum presents an opportunity for CPAs, experts say

As investor attention shifts, sustainability reporting is gaining ground
June 11, 2021
Chain reaction

Chain reaction

Pressure is growing for firms to demonstrate that they are operating responsibly. Ryan Herman hears how formalising the supply chain audit and harmonising ESG reporting could be the missing pieces.
June 11, 2021
Electric dreams

Electric dreams

The electric vehicle revolution is finally charging ahead. EDF’s Ren Baletti CA tells Ryan Herman why the utility giant will be powering the UK’s transformation towards a zero-emissions economy.
June 11, 2021
All Systems go

All systems go

From rainforest economies in Brazil to tackling plastic pollution in Indonesia, systems change company Systemiq confronts some of the planet’s most urgent challenges. CFO Andrew Morrow CA explains why accountants play a crucial role.
June 11, 2021
Embracing sustainability

CAs will bring about lasting change by embracing sustainability

Anne Adrain, Head of Sustainability and Assurance, says now is the time for CAs to spread their ESG skills throughout the business sector.
April 9, 2021
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What can we do for small business in South Africa?

As SAICA members, we should and can do more to support and develop small businesses and entrepreneurs in South Africa if we are to outlast and outperform this crisis and boost our economy.
October 26, 2020
The Human Cost of Doing Business

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
October 26, 2020
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The Consideration of Climate-Related Risks in an Audit of Financial Statements

The issue of climate change is at the forefront of the minds of many investors and other stakeholders as its impacts are becoming increasingly apparent. The IAASB has recognised that climate change is likely to have some impact on most, if not all, entities and, as a result, has implications for auditors.
April 23, 2020

CAs making a difference with AfID

“I’m deep in the heart of Guatemala, sitting in a courtyard overlooking the mountains, watching people coming and going from the local market,” describes retired finance director Agnes Kidd CA.
February 5, 2020

Finance & Business2030 to launch in South Africa

Finance & Business2030, an initiative that brings together finance professionals and business leaders to work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, will launch in Johannesburg this week.
February 3, 2020

Uniting the finance and business community to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

One Young World (OYW) and Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW), in collaboration with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), will be launching Finance and Business (FinBiz) 2030 in Johannesburg, South Africa on 6 February 2020 at Investec.
January 30, 2020
Davos

Reflections from Davos

The World Economic Forum always proves to be an annual highlight for anyone privileged enough to attend. At no other event do you find a gathering of such senior figures from business, politics, media and even the arts – all willing to exchange ideas and views in such a concentrated period of time.
January 16, 2020

A cohesive and sustainable world

Last year’s manifesto identified the evolving Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) as a time of fundamental transformation and called for a redesign of the processes and institutions which have until now served us well, maintained peace and delivered progress.
July 23, 2019

WWF launches Our Planet: Our Business as the Netflix series inspires businesses to tackle urgent environmental challenges

A new short film launching today entitled Our Planet: Our Business by conservation and environmental organisation WWF is challenging business leaders to fully recognise the critical link between nature and business prosperity and the critical role the private sector must play in tackling these threats.
June 4, 2019

A fair trade model for the B2B sector: how finance can apply innovation to tackle UN SDGs

After the launch of Finance & Business2030 conference in London, Chartered Accountants Worldwide surveyed more than 120 delegates for their thoughts and reactions following the event which featured finance and business professionals discussing ways to develop a plan of action towards achieving the goals. FinBiz2030 is a joint initiative between One Young World, Chartered Accountants Worldwide and the City of London.