Accounting Standards

Accountancy bodies partner for race to net zero

Involved in the collaboration are the ICAEW, ICAS, and CAI

Three UK accountancy bodies have partnered for a campaign designed to promote and support chartered accountants who have committed to championing the UN’s race to net zero goals.

Involved in the collaboration are the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), and Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI).

Members of the three organisations can take part if they have already supported their firm in signing up to the race to zero, or if they can take action before November’s COP26.

Michael Izza, chief executive at the ICAEW, has urged “all chartered accountants” to join the groups in the “fight against climate change”.

He added: “We are pleased to be working with ICAS and CAI to ensure chartered accountants across the UK and Ireland help the organisations they work with reach net zero.

“As trusted advisers who help businesses make the right decisions, it’s crucial our profession plays its part in the race to a zero-carbon economy.”

Launched by the UN, the race to zero campaign sees groups pledge to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest.

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