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“This is part of our job”

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”

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Accountants take on climate change

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

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Sustainability is good business

By Aaron Watson Nobel Peace Prize winner, philanthropist and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on immigration, democracy and the need for chartered accountants to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Chartered accountants work across many industries in many countries. What can they do to influence business and political leaders to support the UN Sustainable Development… Read More Sustainability is good business

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A is for sustainability

The Prince of Wales’ initiative to mobilize accountants to address the challenges facing the world, Accounting for Sustainability, is going global. A Plus speaks to Jessica Fries, its Executive Chairman, on its plans to set up in Hong Kong. A gap year backpacking through Asia had a profound influence on the Executive Chairman of the… Read More A is for sustainability

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Major ICAS/FRC research explores audit skills of the future

By Michelle Crickett, ICAS Director of Research Major ICAS/FRC research explores the ideal composition of modern audit teams and how they can best meet future demands. New research by ICAS and the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has investigated the skills required for the audits of the future.

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Time for an overhaul?

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?