This month we look at the impact of the invasion of Ukraine and, in particular, what it means for finance professionals.

For example, a huge number of businesses’ supply chains involve Russian products and services. Identifying these links in the chain and finding alternative suppliers is a massive challenge, as we see in our feature ‘Supply chain pain’. We also look at the steps accountancy firms are taking to keep operations going and support staff in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, our main interview this month is with Elham Fardad FCCA, the CEO of Migrant Leaders, a charitable organisation that aims to address the root causes of why young migrants don’t fulfil their potential. One of the main focuses is mentoring these young people to develop the skills they need to get ahead.

Also on a skills theme, we look at the 12 competencies needed by finance professionals to succeed in green finance. As ACCA’s head of sustainability Emmeline Skelton warns: ‘Green job creation will be a huge part of the transition to net zero, and the finance community can enable business to kickstart the processes.’

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