Accountants can show the way on sustainability, says insider

They can effect change given their work with businesses, says head of UK accounting body

Mr Michael Izza, head of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, said private enterprise now has more opportunity than ever to make an impact.
Mr Michael Izza, head of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, said private enterprise now has more opportunity than ever to make an impact.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Professionals like accountants can be agents of change, especially when it comes to tackling global issues like sustainability, according to a visiting British executive.

Mr Michael Izza, head of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), told The Straits Times that private enterprise now has more opportunity than ever to make an impact.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2019, with the headline 'Accountants can show the way on sustainability, says insider'. Print Edition | Subscribe