Zurich accelerates net zero commitmentsBY RACHEL ALEMBAKIS | THURSDAY, 7 JUL 2022 4:58PM
Zurich's local operation has committed to reducing the carbon intensity of its investment portfolio by 25% by 2025 while committing to hit net zero for its operations by 2030.
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POLICY ADVISER CORPORATE REGULATION
The accounting profession has evolved rapidly from being seen as just calculating debits and credits to a provider of holistic financial information, including ESG and climate risk metrics. In the last two decades, CPA Australia policy adviser corporate regulation John Purcell has participated in and guided that evolution, and sees the accounting profession as being fundamental to future developments around sustainability.