Accounting for climate change

Accounting for climate change

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

FinBiz Sustainability Webinar

FinBiz Sustainability Webinar

Organisers:
Linda Mc Weeney and Mary Jane Webberley

Speakers:
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.