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The Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales joins GEC

By GEC · 08th January, 2014
We are delighted to welcome The Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW) to the GEC.

ICAEW, the first professional membership organisation to join the Coalition, supports over 140,000 chartered accountants around the world. Through their technical knowledge, skills and expertise, they provide insight and leadership to the global accountancy and finance profession. They are also a founding member of the Global Accounting Alliance with over 775,000 members worldwide. 

“ICAEW get the big picture. They know that externalities compound together to create systemic risks for businesses, finance organisations, our economies and our broader society.  They have shown consistent leadership in tackling these big issues, creating understanding, bold partnerships and real change.  We are delighted to be working with them.” 

Oliver Greenfield, Convenor of the Green Economy Coalition

“ICAEW shares GEC’s understanding of, and commitment to, a green economy as one that brings a better quality of life for all, within the limits of the planet.  The unifying theme of our sustainability thought leadership work is looking at how organisations, markets and other systems can provide sustainable outcomes. Our ambition is to drive these outcomes through behaviour change and working in collaboration with the coalition we can achieve far more.” 

Richard Spencer, Head of Sustainability for ICAEW

ICAEW will work with the Coalition on our three core activities: creating a dialogue to ensure that the voices of all communities are represented; building knowledge by sharing expertise to generate a compelling narrative for change; and speaking with ‘one voice’ on the green economy policies that can bring about the transition to a more sustainable economy. ICAEW will contribute to our thematic work on financial reform to drive the transition to a green economy,  using natural capital accounting to support the management of natural systems and measuring what matters by aligning elements of progress towards a green economy.

For more information on ICAEW's sustainablity work, click here.

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