Mobilising Malaysian Accountants To Be Net Zero Professionals – Techspace Africa

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media reach October 6, 2021 – CPA Australia has accepted the wake-up call for net zero greenhouse gas emissions and joined 12 global accounting bodies to launch a net zero accounting profession pledge. This commitment can enable local accountants to support Malaysia’s efforts to address climate change.

Priya terumalay: Accountants can have a significant impact on the response to climate change, as they work in all sectors of the economy.

Today’s launch is an initiative of the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Project Accounting Bodies Network (ABN), of which CPA Australia is a member. This network represents more than 2.5 million professional accountants and students in 179 countries.

As one of the largest professional accounting bodies in the world, CPA Australia is committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions within our organization and providing strong advice to governments for a just transition to a net zero emissions economy. . We are also committed to providing training and guidance to our members to help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their own organizations and businesses.

Andrew Hunter, CEO of CPA Australia, said “TThe accounting profession occupies a privileged position in the global economy. As trusted advisors, we are privy to deep business insights into sustainability risks and opportunities. This knowledge creates an obligation to use our skills to protect our environmental heritage. CPA Australia is a global organization in a global profession and we are proud to be part of the global response to climate change, ”he said.

CPA Australia’s net zero commitment is in line with the Malaysian government’s commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emission intensity of GDP by 45 percent by 2030 and become a carbon neutral country by 2050.

CPA Australia Malaysia National Director Priya Terumalay said: “CPA Australia is committed to providing our local members with the knowledge they need to be Net Zero Professionals, so that they can make a positive contribution to Malaysia’s commitments for 2030 and 2050. .

“Climate change is affecting our planet and each of us can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and allow future generations the same quality of life that we experience today.

“As accountants, we work in all sectors of the economy and can have a significant impact on the response to climate change. I am confident that Malaysian accountants will join us and help chart a course of action towards net zero emissions nationally and globally, ”he said.

CPA Australia is one of the few accounting bodies in the world to produce an Integrated Annual Report that has received Limited Warranty on the entire framework . We will report our progress against net zero commitment in our Integrated Report.

Read the Net Zero pledge here.

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CPA Australia is one of the largest professional accounting bodies in the world, with more than 168,000 members in more than 100 countries and regions, including more than 10,500 members in Malaysia. CPA Australia has been operating in Malaysia since 1956 and opened our Malaysia office in 1994. Our core services include education, training, technical support and advocacy. CPA Australia provides thought leadership on local, national and international issues affecting the accounting profession and the public interest. We engage with governments, regulators and industries to promote policies that stimulate sustainable economic growth and have positive business and public outcomes. Learn more at cpaaustralia.com.au.

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