Climate change is one of the hottest topics in business right now; at the recent World Economic Forum it was declared that the top five global risks were all linked to the environment. As consumers become more eco-conscious, "sustainability" has become a buzzword, and many companies say they are committed to reducing their "carbon footprint." But is enough being done by the finance world to stem the crisis, and what can accountants specifically do to contribute? Barbara Davidson is the former head of Investor Engagement at the International Financial Reporting Standards Board and has over 20 years of experience in the accounting and finance sector, as well as an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation. In this podcast she shares some of her wealth of knowledge and experience on this subject, including a discussion of the Sustainable Development Goals, and what individuals as well as organisations can do to bring about positive change.
Your ability to constantly evolve your technology skills – your digital quotient – is a pivotal competency that will keep your career, indeed your profession, in the game. This podcast explores the notion of DQ and how it affects the path of the contemporary accountant.
The modern era is a game-changer for business and promises to transform the role of leaders and the qualities demanded of them. This podcast looks at the attributes of leadership that have remained constant through time, and those that are distinctly relevant to the digital age.
Ethical behaviour and professionalism are becoming even more important in this increasingly digital age. In fact, ACCA's Ethics and Professional Skills module is a core component to becoming an ACCA member. This podcast explores what it means to be an ethical professional.