Essential guide to running an eco-friendly business
Every business can benefit from minimising its environmental impact. Complying with environmental laws and doing your bit to help the planet also delivers direct business benefits.
Reducing waste has an immediate effect on your bottom line. Customers and other business partners prefer to work with firms that are environmentally responsible. A reputation for taking the right approach can be a key competitive differentiator for you.
Public consultation on the Corporate Sustainability Directive - DETE
ACCA welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the member state implementation of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). ACCA is strongly supportive of the CSRD and believes it will significantly elevate the corporate reporting landscape, ensuring meaningful environmental, social and governance data on an organisation’s value chain.
Sustainability Disclosure Standards – coming ready or not?
For those of us who may be sceptical about the likelihood of global sustainability standards any time soon, it is worth remembering the global adoption of the IFRS Accounting Standards, issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). In the ‘Use of IFRS Standards around the world’ published by the IFRS Foundation in 2018, 144 of the 166 profiled jurisdictions require the use of IFRS Standards. This significant milestone was achieved in less than 20 years as it was only from 1 April 2001 when the standard-setting work of the IFRS Foundation was carried out by the IASB.
As part of EU Skills Week 2022, ACCA, IFAC and Green Finance Platform are thus delighted to welcome you to discuss with renowned experts from the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Investment Fund, the OECD, academics and the accountancy profession what are the skills and education needed for finance professionals to play their part in contributing to the Green Transition.
Event: Fostering taxpayer education to enhance public trust in tax and help achieve SDGs - 8 February 2022
ACCA and IFAC, in collaboration with the OECD, are delighted to invite you to a lively discussion revolving around three main approaches around taxpayers education - teaching tax; communicating tax; and supporting taxpayers directly in compliance - and how to foster effective collaboration among the key actors, with experts from the OECD, EU policy makers, tax administrations, academics and the accountancy profession.
Looking at AI through an ESG lens: how do ethical issues, interconnect with ESG issues?
ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and EY are delighted to invite you to a lively session to look at AI through an ESG lens, and discuss questions such as: how can AI be used to advance research about our rapidly changing planet? How can we make sure that AI contributes to a just and safe operating space, and help us understand and address urgent social environmental and ethical challenges? What type of regulatory insight and oversight for AI-based technologies do we need to ensure transparency, safety, and ethical standards, while not hampering innovation? How can looking at AI through an ESG lens help us understand and categorise AI ESG risks and opportunities? What are the synergies between methods for AI risk assessment and ESG risk assessment methods?
European Business and Nature Summit 2021 - Scaling up business action for nature
Business leaders and policymakers will meet on 30 November and 1 December at the 2021 European Business and Nature Summit (EBNS) - a high-level political and technical forum - to capitalise on the growing awareness that businesses impact and depend on nature and the ecosystem services it provides. ACCA is one of the organising partners.
ACCA calls on policy-makers, regulators and standard-setters for good quality reporting that should cover a wide range of value drivers for organisations, beyond financial performance and position but equally beyond environmental or social impact.
Accounting for Skills and Human Capital Online Event
ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) , Adecco Group, SMEunited and CDSB (Climate Disclosure Standards Board) are delighted to invite you to a lively online event to discuss the possible pathways to increase transparency on what companies are doing to invest in skills, human capital and continuous training, and what are the best ways to reflect skills and human capital in the balance sheet.
Scaling-up efforts towards Paris alignment and supporting the SDGs in the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership
This webinar – organized by the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), Green Finance Platform and the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) – will focus on scaling up efforts towards Paris alignment and supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership. Agenda 2063 goals on climate resilient economies and taking responsibility for finance address this important topic, as well as how Africa sees itself engaging internationally, and its approach to development funding.
Creating value managing impact through integrated sustainability disclosure event
To combat climate change and work towards the objectives of the UN SDGs and of the Paris Agreement, it is vital to establish a global approach for integrated decision-making, resource-allocation, measurement and tracking that can steer the change that is needed. Against the backdrop of Covid-19 and the changing shape of markets and global value chains, the redefinition of risks and the resilience imperative, how can we – policy makers, standards setters, framework providers, business, accountancy profession, civil society- all work together to create the required zero pollution transformation, while rebuilding our economies to support societies to thrive?
ACCA's response to the EC's consultation on Sustainable Corporate Governance
ACCA welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the EC consultation on a Proposal for an Initiative on Sustainable Corporate Governance, and foremost agrees that sustainability needs to be further embedded into corporate governance frameworks. Covid-19 has forced companies to re-think their purpose and strategy for the long-term and now is a better time than ever to introduce more effective measures to make sure this happens, otherwise businesses will not be able to survive, thrive and make better impacts on people, the environment and society at large. As we have noted before, sustainable corporate governance is not only about compliance it is also about creating value and building a viable recovery.
IFRS Foundation - Consultation on Sustainability Reporting
ACCA welcomes the opportunity to provide views in response to the IFRS Foundation’s
consultation paper on sustainability reporting. This has been done with the assistance
of members of ACCA’s Global Forum for Corporate Reporting.
European Business & Nature Summit, 8-9 December 2020
ACCA is an organising partner of the European Business & Nature Summit on 8-9 December 2020.
Join us for two days of stimulating discussion and knowledge exchange on “Green economic recovery – Reshaping business for nature and people”
ACCA's response to EU Green Deal – Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive
ACCA welcomes the opportunity to provide our views to the proposed revision of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD). We fully support the stated aims of this revision: by sending price signals, taxes are, indeed, an important lever in changing business and consumer behaviour. We particularly welcome the Commission’s intention to shift the tax burden from labour taxation to environmental taxation. ACCA believes that this holistic and system-wide policy response is key to addressing the scale of the environmental and social challenges currently facing not only EU member states, but countries around the world.
EU GREEN WEEK 2020 Virtual Conference: Incorporating Nature In The Heart Of Business Decision-Making And Disclosure
ACCA, Capitals Coalition and Deloitte are delighted to invite you to their joint session on Day 3 called “Incorporating Nature In The Heart Of Business Decision-Making And Disclosure”, on 22 October, from 12.00 till 13.00h CET.
Linking SDGs and green inclusive recovery post COVID-19
As part of the EU Sustainable Development Week, Eva Lindström, Member of the European Court of Auditors, and ACCA are thus delighted to invite you to a lively discussion via Microsoft Teams on 7 October.
Online Event - European Skills Agenda & Meaningful work for the digital professional
As part of the European Vocational Skills Week 2020, ACCA and EY are delighted to invite you to a lively discussion on European Skills Agenda & Meaningful work for the digital professional- what are the skills needed for successful green and digital transitions?
Fostering Economic Recovery through Green Finance Education
On 14 October 2020 at 11.00 CET, the Green Finance Platform and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will host a webinar, “Fostering Economic Recovery through Green Finance Education” to discuss many of these issues.
Tax as a force for good: rebalancing our tax systems to support a global economy fit for the future
On 27 February 2019, ACCA and Deloitte jointly organised an event in Brussels called Tax as a force for good: rebalancing our tax systems to support a global economy fit for the future, in order to explore how shifting tax from labour to natural resource use, pollution and consumption could help meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and an inclusive, circular economy.
Event report: Collaborative economy and new business models’ challenges
ACCA, UEAPME and European Movement International are delighted to invite you to a lively panel discussion to discuss the main features of these new business models, the opportunities but also their limits, and how policymakers can support innovation while also protecting consumers, workers and communities.
Save the date - Collaborative economy and new business models' challenges: from promoting innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship to protecting consumers and workers
ACCA and UEAPME are delighted to invite you to a lively panel discussions to discuss the main features of these new business models, the opportunities but also their limits, and how policymakers can support innovation while also protecting consumers, workers and communities.
Empowering businesses to engage with sustainable finance and the SDGs
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Barclays are delighted to invite you to a lively discussion on the proposals from the European Commission Action plan and the alignment of business strategies and corporate reporting contribution in meeting the SDGs and sustainable finance objectives.
This report sets out to demonstrate why
the SDGs matter to professional
accountants; the role of the private sector
in their delivery and how professional
accountants can be part of a collaborative
group of actors working together to
achieve the aims of the 2030 Agenda