Our Charter requires us to act primarily in the public interest and the ICAS Code of Ethics, by which all our members and students are bound, seeks to maintain the professional reputation of the accountancy profession. Many argue that this public interest responsibility must now include helping organisations to address the issue of climate change.
Who are ICAS’s Members?
Our existing skills and expertise help deliver and drive meaningful change and this is now being extended to the existential threats and challenges that climate change presents. Identifying material risks with financial consequences and providing the information needed to make decisions are the domain of the accountancy profession. Acting together with organisations of all types, we can help to deliver and drive environmental, social and economic sustainability.
How does green finance affect ICAS’s Members?
What is ICAS doing to support its Members?
In the medium term, we will engage with our key stakeholders, including policymakers, regulators, researchers and practitioners, to identify and promote impactful and effective best practices in green and sustainable finance and work with employers to integrate green finance into our initial and continuing professional development.
Green Finance Education Resources Available
Find out more about our support for the Green Finance Education Charter:
ICAS is working towards embedding sustainability across the CA Syllabus and CPD offering in the medium term. As part of our Learning Transformation programme, we will be moving to a blended delivery model for learning and we are currently already running computer-based virtual exams.