Date posted: 24/02/2020

How to get started on climate change

The accounting profession can play a significant role in achieving both climate change mitigation and adaptation, but it can sometimes be difficult to know where start. Here are our tips.

Here are 5 things you can do now to start becoming professionally ready for climate change.

  1. Increase your knowledge on climate-related financial disclosures. – listen to our webinar
  2. Be aware of what the financial regulators have said about climate change and disclosures: Regulator call for shift
  3. Understand the risks and opportunities of climate change for your business and/or clients.  
  4. Discuss these risks and opportunities with your colleagues – get everyone on board, including the leaders
  5. Take action. Bring climate-related considerations into your day to day work. Start with easy wins such as energy efficiency improvements, increase the use of renewables, reduce/reuse/recycle, have business continuity plans in place for extreme weather events.

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