Dancers from the Global Girls campaign highlight the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Recognising the importance of the 17 interconnected SDGs, ACCA says its commitments demonstrate that ACCA and its community can make the most significant contribution towards nine of them.

These include offering access to a quality finance and accountancy education that is free from artificial barriers, committing to ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2030, and working in partnership to build an inclusive global profession that supports the development of ethical, sustainable and successful businesses and economies.

‘Setting out our commitments is an important and necessary step in ensuring ACCA and its community plays a key role in the transformational change business and society needs to see over the next decade,’ said ACCA chief executive Helen Brand. ‘Publishing them brings transparency and accountability to our work and is a logical progression for an organisation that has a proud history of championing sustainability.

‘Our purpose, values and strategy to 2025 already align closely to the SDGs, and this latest development shows our whole-hearted commitment to delivering on them, reporting on them annually and engaging with appropriate partners to help us do this.’

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