Accountants can save the planet while helping businesses flourish

February 22, 2021

By Richard Barker, Accounting Today

Few film directors would cast an accountant in the role of planetary savior. But accountants across the world must now take a pivotal role in tackling the climate emergency, while guiding businesses through an age of unprecedented change. This is because adaptation of zero-carbon business practices is now quite literally a do-or-die imperative for business and the planet alike, and these new ways of working will differ significantly from those of the past.

Past financial performance is therefore no longer a sufficient guide to economic viability, and additional information is needed to understand environmental and social impact. And that’s where accountants come in.

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