Date posted: 23/05/2022

2022 Climate Survey

Findings from the annual survey shows members want more advocacy and education in climate and sustainability.

In brief

  • Over 900 members responded to the 2022 Climate Survey
  • Members report that the severity of climate-related impacts on their organisations is increasing
  • CA ANZ will continue to advocate and educate on climate-related matters

The 2022 results from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s (CA ANZ) annual climate survey are in and it has found that 79% of members are supportive of CA ANZ taking an active role in advocating on climate-related matters, up 12% from 2021.  

Undertaken between 22 February and 8 March 2022, the survey received input from 961 members and was extended to the full membership base for the first time, including provisional members, rather than focused to the Member Insights Panel. 

Members report that the severity of climate-related impacts on their organisations is increasing, with a jump of 6% of members rating the impact as high severity (≥8). 

CA ANZ Business Reform Leader Karen McWilliams says “this reflects the growing awareness of climate and environmental related issues amongst the membership”.  

As members look to upskill in this space, CA ANZ will continue to provide support through education and advocacy activities. This includes liaising with regulators and other stakeholders on the role the accounting profession plays in supporting a just transition, as well as developing a range of informative resources and events such as our recent webinar on the International Sustainability Standards Board’s consultation on draft sustainability and climate standards. 

CA ANZ is also supporting climate-related impacts by committing to its own action plan, which has a commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.  

Moving forward, and in light of the survey results and ongoing support from members, CA ANZ will continue to be an advocate for, and supporter of, a just transition to low-emissions economies.  

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