By Karen McWilliams APRA sets a new green horizon. What’s on the horizon for accountants in 2018? Sustainability, including climate change risk, is one of the headline issues and 2018 is shaping up to be an important year in this area in terms of business reporting. For CFOs and accountants drawing up annual reports for… Read More Why climate risks matter to business in 2018
By Judith Wylie and Anne Marie Ward Chartered Accountants can add significant value to an organisation’s CSR activity. In this article, we explain how with examples from NI Water. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has escalated up the policy agenda in Ireland in recent months with the enactment of the European Union (Disclosure of Non-Financial and… Read More How to capture the value of CSR
By Lachlan Colquhoun A workplace can offer practical – even life-saving – support to victims of domestic violence. For Lisa McAdams, the workplace was not only her place of employment, it was her refuge. With an abusive partner at home, going to work for McAdams was a break from the relentless barrage of verbal and… Read More Protecting people
By Jennifer Black Why finance professionals have a responsibility to help their organisations create resilient businesses and a more sustainable world. Finance professionals have a big role to play in developing sustainable, resilient business models, says the Germany-based former CFO of sportswear manufacturer Adidas. But Robin Stalker, the New Zealander who headed the company’s finance… Read More “This is part of our job”
Regardless of one’s belief about the causes, global warming is a reality – this was the message conveyed by a recent survey of finance leaders that reveals the impact of global warming on the environment and business operations. Jemelyn Yadao finds out from Hong Kong CPAs how environmental issues affect companies and how they can… Read More Accountants take on climate change
Non-financial reporting from Ireland’s largest companies lacks consistency, making it almost impossible for stakeholders to compare one company’s performance easily and accurately with that of another, writes Caroline Pope. The European Directive on Non-Financial Reporting was introduced in December 2014 and EU member states have two years to implement it. Although vague in detail, the… Read More Time for an overhaul?