Accountants are deeply concerned about social and environmental issues, according to a new global survey by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
The report found 90 percent of the 829 accountants and finance professionals polled by the ACCA want organizations to increase their efforts to become more environmentally sustainable and make a more positive impact on society after the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The vast majority (95 percent) of the accountants surveyed for the report agreed that finance teams have a role to play in building a more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable future. Three-quarters (75 percent) of the respondents admitted their own organizations need to change to better address social inequalities, while 85 percent felt the organizations would do less damage to the environment by adapting.
Over half the respondents (54 percent) believe they have the skills and training to address social and environmental impact management in their organization. But