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March 19, 2020

How Three CAs are Transforming the World of Finance

As we enter a new decade, trust in business and financial literacy are at an historic low – a ticking time bomb for society. ICAS members have the skills to help says President Mike McKeon CA.
March 12, 2020

Digitalisation in Accountancy Practices

Jeremy Clarke, ICAS Assistant Director, Practice, talks to The CA about traditional ways of working, embracing new technology – and why you can still have the best of both worlds.
February 17, 2020

6 Key Business Issues for 2020

Chartered accountants will play a key role in both rebuilding business trust and redefining success in a new Gen Z-led decade. Bruce Cartwright CA, Chief Executive Officer of ICAS, reveals the key issues for all CAs to keep in mind, from cyber security to shouting louder…
February 17, 2020

Championing Young Leaders at One Young World

With her One Young World movement, Kate Robertson is championing the young figureheads who’ll shape the future. The needs of society and those of business are as co-dependent as the blades on a pair of scissors.
February 17, 2020

Tokyo calling: Relocating to a New Country Can be a Positive Move

Accountancy is a mobile profession and, increasingly, globally mobile. The CA talked to ICAS member James Hitchings CA, Associate Partner at EY, now relocated to Tokyo, about embracing new areas of expertise and a very different culture.
February 17, 2020

Make a Difference

As we enter a new decade, trust in business and financial literacy are at an historic low – a ticking time bomb for society. ICAS members have the skills to help says President Mike McKeon CA.
February 5, 2020

Finance & Business2030 to launch in South Africa

Finance & Business2030, an initiative that brings together finance professionals and business leaders to work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, will launch in Johannesburg this week.
January 30, 2020
Davos

Reflections from Davos

The World Economic Forum always proves to be an annual highlight for anyone privileged enough to attend. At no other event do you find a gathering of such senior figures from business, politics, media and even the arts – all willing to exchange ideas and views in such a concentrated period of time.
January 16, 2020

A cohesive and sustainable world

Last year’s manifesto identified the evolving Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) as a time of fundamental transformation and called for a redesign of the processes and institutions which have until now served us well, maintained peace and delivered progress.
December 17, 2019

More Than a Number

An engaging and thought-provoking podcast series that taps into some of the major issues of today by providing clarity and understanding about the relevance – and power – of the number, with leading experts and thought leaders providing insight.
October 7, 2019

The Governance Framework for AI

If you think artificial intelligence or AI belongs in futuristic movies and science fiction novels, you might want to think again. You would be surprised to know that AI is involved in helping you complete a myriad of tasks, such as filing your income tax on the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) portal.
September 30, 2019

1.5°C – The hot topic. Are businesses ill-prepared for climate change?

Are businesses ill-prepared for climate change? We’re working on it, says Maersk’s John Kornerup Bang. However, businesses could do better, says ICAEW CEO Michael Izza.
September 5, 2019

Combating white-collar crime?

White-collar crimes are increasingly sophisticated and transnational. The nature and scale of recent cases have been mind-boggling. In April 2018, forensic accountants from RSM Corporate Advisory highlighted issues involving possible roundtripping transactions, fabrication and alteration of transaction documents, as well as possible fraudulent and erroneous claims under the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) tax scheme, with the involvement of senior company officers at a local listed company, Trek 2000 International.
July 23, 2019

WWF launches Our Planet: Our Business as the Netflix series inspires businesses to tackle urgent environmental challenges

A new short film launching today entitled Our Planet: Our Business by conservation and environmental organisation WWF is challenging business leaders to fully recognise the critical link between nature and business prosperity and the critical role the private sector must play in tackling these threats.
June 4, 2019

A fair trade model for the B2B sector: how finance can apply innovation to tackle UN SDGs

Applying fair trade concepts more widely across industry, promoting cooperatives, and sharing financial expertise with grassroots organisations are all ways in which the finance community can help towards meeting the 2030 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs).