ICAEW Climate Summit 2021
Dates: October 18-22, 2021 (COMPLETED)
This October the Institute Of Chartered Accountants In England And Wales (ICAEW) will hold a five-day virtual summit of events, videos, podcasts, and articles to help chartered accountants act on climate. This is the first such summit bringing members from across the profession together on the issue of climate change.
The event aims to support ICAEW members, their wider communities and students to help them look at climate change now and into the future. The programme covers an array of areas from governance to personal leadership. As well as live sessions each day, they have a whole host of supporting content to ensure you gain practical insights to build a more resilient future.
Programme (Times are in BST)
|18/10/2021||Climate Disclosure||09:00 - The Trouble with Scenarios |
The TCFD believes that scenario analysis is an important tool for organisations to utilise when assessing the potential business implications of climate-related risks and opportunities. In this session, chaired by Lois Guthrie from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, we will discuss with our panellists how we can assist organisations with gaining the confidence to sign off on this analysis and how to use an interpretive lens to bridge the gap between organisation and investor perspectives. How can businesses use disclosure to tell their story?
10:30 - Navigating TCFD: are you prepared?
Join this session with KPMG for an in-depth discussion and roadmap on integrating climate disclosures into reporting using the TCFD recommendations. Learn about the climate disclosures that are decision-useful for external stakeholders and how these flow into back-half reporting. What parts of the TCFD recommendations are hard to implement and why? Why is the Finance function core to the implementation of a climate strategy? Joining the session are Bridget Beals who is Partner in KPMG’s Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy team, and Helena Watson, KPMG.
12:00 - Accountability and the Paris Agreement
Meeting the net zero emissions goals by 2050 will require businesses to actively reduce their carbon emissions now. To demonstrate action, investors are demanding Paris-aligned financial statements. Join the panel as we discuss potential options and what could be included. How can the financial statements promote accountability and behavioural change? What types of emissions should be included, and what about wider environmental impacts?
08:30 - Boardroom blind spots: are you addressing climate risk?
|20/10/2021||Climate Finance||08:30 - Integrating sustainable finance|
Join this session to be inspired about what is happening in the sustainable finance space, including how Aviva is integrating sustainable finance into their business and encouraging others to do the same.
|21/10/2021||Climate for SMEs||09:00 - How to get started on your journey to net-zero |
Many SMEs know why the journey to net-zero is important, but it is the how that can bring difficulties. In this session we will discuss the support available through BEIS and delve into the specifics of how to get things done from our speakers who have implemented these steps in practice. Joining this session will be Scott Johnson from Kung Fu Accounting and Mark Sait, CEO, SaveMoneyCutCarbon.
08:30 - Greening your finances