Articles, podcasts and webinars

 

This page collates content created by Chartered Accountants Ireland, as articles published in Accountancy Ireland, webinars run by the Institute, or podcasts recorded to complement Accountancy Ireland issue themes. 

Articles

Why the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are good news for business
Caroline Pope considers the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and their relevance as a framework to rebuild resilient companies as the economy emerges from the COVID-19 crisis.
Author: 

Caroline Pope

Published:

June 2020
Rebooting Ireland sustainably

Before COVID-19, sustainability policies were nice-to-have. Now, Johnny Meehan argues, they are essential to rebooting Ireland’s economy.


Author:

Johnny Meehan
Published:

June 2020
Getting to know Topic Area 4 - sustainability, corporate social responsibility & integrated reporting
John Munnelly and Claire Bergin from the FAE lecturing team discuss their expectations and the importance of Topic Area 4 of FAE Core.
Author:

John Munnelly & Claire Bergin
Published:

May 2020
Will sustainability prevail through economic uncertainty?
An economic downturn will be inevitable after COVID-19. How can organisations weather this storm?
Author:

Lorraine McCann
Published:
April 2020
How does the sustainability agenda push forward?
What does COVID-19 mean for climate change and sustainability?
Author:

Diarmuid Torney
Published:

April 2020
Will the current crisis make or break the business world's adoption of sustainability?

Will companies be able to find the time and resources to focus on sustainability after COVID-19?

Author:

Laura Heuston

Published:

April 2020
Developing a framework for climate related risk
As climate-related threats increasingly dominate our environment, attention is now turning to the impact on global financial stability. Mark Kennedy looks at the effect on the financial services industry and how the regulatory landscape is likely to change.
Author:

Mark Kennedy

Published:

April 2020
Chartered Accountants Ireland signs global pledge to counteract climate change

Project led by Prince Charles urges accountants to act on climate emergency 

Author:

Chartered Accountants Ireland

Published:

February 2020
London Society rises to the challenge of climate change
Chartered Accountants Ireland London Society has partnered with the Irish Embassy to examine the environmental and business impact of Sustainable Finance.
Author:

Chartered Accountants Ireland

Published:

February 2020
How organisations can support the sustainable development goals
Companies are not only talking about sustainability; they are also beginning to act.
Author:

Elise McCarthy


Published:

1 April 2020
The business case for sustainability

 Kate van der Merwe explains why businesses must incorporate sustainability in all financial decision-making processes in order to remain relevant.

Author:

Kate van der Merwe

Published:

December 2019
Three steps to delivering sustainability projects

Decarbonising our economy to limit global warming is not a choice; it is a must-do.

Author:

Féilim Harvey

Published:

November 2019
Creating a sustainable lifestyle

Fiona Smiddy ACA, founder of Green Outlook, an eco-friendly ecommerce shop, is running a one-woman business with an ethical approach.

 

Author:

Fiona Smiddy


Published:

September 2019
Can finance and sustainability go together?
Kate van der Merwe considers the interplay between Finance and sustainability against a backdrop of increasingly extreme weather events.
Author:

Kate van der Merwe



Published:

August 2019
Ireland remains competitive but threats to economic sustainability are growing

The Chairman of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC), Professor Peter Clinch, recently launched Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard 2019.

 

Author:

Stephen Tormey



Published:

July 2019
Sustainability's hidden investment gems

Craig Bonthron outlines seven companies that are working for their investors as well as the planet and the people on it. 

Author:

Craig Bonthron
Published:

June 2019
Five questions about sustainability and regulation answered

In such a dynamic landscape, there are five questions set to shape the conversation over the coming months as oultined here by Mark Kennedy of Mazars. 

Author:

Mark Kennedy

Published:

January 2019
Chartered Christmas - committed to environmental sustainability

Why you should buy a real tree at Christmas. 

Author:

Susan Rossney

Published:

December 2018
Sustainability assurance

Professional judgement and intuition pervade materiality decisions in the arena of sustainability assurance. 

Author:

Mary Canning, Brendan O’Dwyer & George Georgakopoulos

Published:

October 2018
How to capture the value of CSR

Chartered Accountants can add significant value to an organisation’s CSR activity. This article explains how with examples from NI Water.

Author:

Judith Wylie, Anne Marie Ward

Published:

December 2017

Webinars

Investigating Sustainability in the Current Climate
Speakers:

Alan McInerney, PwC; Barbara Anne Richardson, Heineken; Fergus Sharkey, SEAI

Recorded:

June 2020

Podcasts

Sustainability and Climate Change
An Accountancy Ireland podcast on why accountants should care about climate change. The panel also examines the Government's Climate Action Plan and explores how the profession can help create a sustainable future.
Speakers

Kate van der Merwe, Lorraine McCann and Cróna Clohisey
Recorded:

June 2019
Collaboration
A discussion on collaboration and how you can make it work in your career, organisation and global movements, such as acheiving the Sustainable Development Goals
Speakers

Maighread Kelly (Collaboration Ireland), Susan Rossney (Chartered Accountants Ireland) and Teresa Stapleton (Stapleton Coaching)
Recorded:

April 2020