Our TU Dublin colleagues, Mary Jane Webberley and Linda McWeeney, have published a nice article in the August 2021 edition ACCA’s AB Magazine.
“It is essential that businesses understand how sustainability will impact their future financial position, as reflected in their income statement, cash flow statement and balance sheet. The financial impact is driven by the risks and opportunities to which a business is exposed and the decisions it makes to manage those risks and opportunities
Linda Mc Weeney and Mary Jane Webberley
Susan Rossney, Public Policy Officer with Chartered Accountants Ireland
Áine Martin HR, Purchasing and Green Manager at Hotel Doolin
Alan McInerney, Adobe, Risk Consultant
Brian O’Kennedy CEO of Clearstream Solutions
Linda Mc Weeney and Mary Jane Webberley organised a Sustainability webinar with 4 panelists for a very informative session on Sustainability, reporting of and impact on business, and the future trends in this area as part of TU Dublin Green week. Susan Rossney, Public Policy Officer with Chartered Accountants Ireland, Chair of the Institute’s Expert Working Group on Sustainability, and member of the Sustainability Expert Working Group of the Global Accounting Alliance. Áine Martin HR, Purchasing and Green Manager at Hotel Doolin, Ireland’s first and only certified carbon neutral hotel. Alan McInerney, Adobe, Risk Consultant In his previous role as a Manager with PwC Alan worked with some of Ireland’s leading companies assisting them to build out sustainability policies, best practices, and their sustainability reporting. Brian O’Kennedy CEO of Clearstream Solutions, a leading independent carbon management, and corporate sustainability consultancy. Clearstream helps many local and international companies to measure and report responsible business practices in their organisations, products, and supply chains. A passionate believer in the positive impact business can have on sustainability.
Nearly 300 attended the webinar and a survey was sent out after the webinar for the attendees to complete. The results of the survey showed a large increase in attendees knowledge about this subject area.
A member of the SDGLiteracy.ie team Alacoque McAlpine recently wrote an article for the RTE Brainstorm series “10 ways to become a sustainable fashion consumer”
Find the article here: https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2020/1214/1184346-10-ways-sustainable-fashion/
Thanks to Susan Rossney, Education Manager at Chartered Accountants Ireland for explaining the growing importance of sustainability in the accounting profession. Chartered Accountants Ireland is working on embedding sustainability throughout our activities. Its Strategy24 reflects our ambition to build a more sustainable profession and institute in all aspects of its work. The Institute was one of 14 accounting bodies worldwide to become signatories to a call to action on climate change issued by A4S in February 2020. In 2020, Chartered Accountants Ireland launched its Sustainability Hub with information, guidance, and supports to help members understand sustainability and meet the challenges it presents.