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More than a Number – ICAEW podcast series

Episode 1: 1.5°C – The hot topic Are businesses ill-prepared for climate change? We’re working on it, says Maersk’s John Kornerup Bang. However, businesses could do better, says ICAEW CEO Michael Izza. Well … they say a lot more than that, along with the opportunities for early adopters, the potential of working together across industries,… Read More More than a Number – ICAEW podcast series

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What auditors do – the scope of audit

The publication explains in simple terms what auditors do, why audits are necessary, and their current limitations. The paper will feed into the Brydon Review, but it is also intended to help directors, investors, politicians and policymakers in the UK and internationally understand the current model of UK audit. You can read this publication at… Read More What auditors do – the scope of audit

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Powerful ways accountants can volunteer

Employing their professional talents to make a difference outside work, ICAEW members are supporting myriad non-profits and worthy causes. David Adams outlines how accountants can use their powers for good. Accountancy plays a positive role in society, helping clients manage their finances and businesses effectively and ensuring the right amount of tax is paid on… Read More Powerful ways accountants can volunteer

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Unethical big data use could undermine social purpose of financial services

We urgently need an ethical framework for the use of big data or we risk undermining the social purpose of financial services, according to ICAEW. The accountancy and finance body is calling for businesses, consumers and regulators to work together to protect vulnerable people from being exploited by the growing use of data and artificial… Read More Unethical big data use could undermine social purpose of financial services

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Companies need to recognize the benefits of whistleblowing

Whistleblowing is central to the plurality of checks and balances which allow businesses to thrive. In its report, How whistleblowing helps companies, ICAEW’s Corporate Governance Faculty elaborates on the importance of effective whistleblowing and provides essential guidance for boards on how to create environments that encourage it. Whistleblowing can be of enormous value to companies,… Read More Companies need to recognize the benefits of whistleblowing