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Accountants Urged to Help Firms Worldwide Combat Climate Crisis

February 26, 2020 |

This article was originally published on The Guardian.

“The world’s accountants must put the climate crisis at the forefront of their work to spur global companies to adopt green policies and help prepare them for the risks, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and other industry groups.

They have called on a global alliance of accountants, representing more than 2.5 million professionals worldwide, to put their skills to use by helping companies prepare for a climate emergency.

…Michael Izza, the chief executive of the ICAEW, said it is crucial that chartered accountants use their “unique position” at the core of almost every business, government and non-governmental organisation to make the case for sustainability.

“Chartered accountants bring practical skills like measurement and management to the table, and can work with business to build green policies into their working practices. We need to make this a decade of transition for business; failure to make this move will make the inevitable adjustments required much more difficult,” he said.”

Read on at: the Guardian

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