This month, we hear from Steven Exley FCCA, group finance director of The Ageas Bowl, the home of Hampshire Cricket. With a finance background at professional football clubs and retail giants in the UK, Exley talks about exciting plans to develop the international cricket ground as a multi-use venue.

In our article on how sustainability accounting will support governments, we look at why the public sector needs its own set of sustainability standards, and how professional accountants should lead on this. And we consider the growing concerns over ethical behaviour in the fallout from exam cheating scandals at some of the Big Four firms.

Columnist Chris Davis writes on how initial public offering activity in Hong Kong is ramping up after a sluggish start earlier this year, and why the new space economy could offer opportunities for economic growth.

Some of the greatest stories can engage and delight readers. In our article on telling your corporate story, we get some tips on how companies can think about ways to create a compelling annual report and share their journey with stakeholders.

In our careers section, Dr Rob Yeung looks at the personality traits of those who are most likely to be destined for the C-suite. Do you have what it takes to get noticed and put in charge? We also find out whether having a career gap in your CV enhances or hinders your employability. 

Finally, don’t forget to sign up for our virtual Accounting for the Future conference, to earn up to 15 free CPD units. This year’s event runs from 29 November to 1 December.

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