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?
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.
Recovering the costs of OPBAS: Feedback on CP19/13 and consultation on fee-rate for 2019/20
ACCA welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on FCA's proposed fee-rate for OPBAS 2019/20.
In the absence of any clarity or assurance on OPBAS’s strategic plan and costs for 2019/20, ACCA is unable to form a clear opinion on the reasonableness of the proposed variable fee-rate.
To read in full, please download the consultation response.
ACCA is grateful for the opportunity to respond to the consultation paper published by the LSB, and for the continuing discussions between our two organisations. This response has been prepared in consultation with the Chairman of ACCA's Regulatory Board.
Scale-ups: converting vision into strategy and governance
On 28 November 2018, ACCA, Barclays, ecoDa and SMEunited organised an event on Scale-Ups: converting vision into strategy and governance, to discuss how policy-makers, investors and corporates can support high-growth companies in Europe.
This report sets out key issues for companies to think about when considering their long term business model and strategy. It examines the interrelation between businesses and the context in which they operate, encouraging them to embrace good practice that facilitates long term growth.
Corporate culture encourages behaviours that support or impede the achievement of organisational objectives. The challenge is understanding how to nurture a culture that promotes behaviours consistent with organisational objectives. The ACCA culture-governance tool seeks to support organisations with their culture goals.
Risk affects all organisations. It can have far-reaching consequences in terms of economic performance, environmental and safety outcomes, and professional reputation. Managing risk effectively and risk optimisation, therefore, will help enterprises of all sizes and in all business sectors to perform well in an increasingly uncertain environment.
Innovation and ERM: partners in managing the waves of disruption
A joint report with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) looking at how enterprise risk management (ERM) and innovation together can provide businesses with the tools to combat waves of disruption.
Cyberwarriors with calculators: the role of accounting and finance professionals in a company's cybersecurity
Computers, servers and the Internet are indispensable tools for financial professionals – and they are under relentless attack. For accountants, measures must be taken to ensure
that the sensitive personal and corporate financial information they handle is safe: accountants need to be at the forefront of cybersecurity.
This report examines how the quality and value of risk reporting can be improved. It reviews current practice in risk reporting, the barriers to better risk reporting, the wishes of users, and the concerns of preparers.