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Climate change resources for accountants

Accountants play a valuable role in helping organizations adapt to climate change. Check out our resources to learn how you can help build a business case for climate action within your organization.

Climate change is a serious business issue – its complex environmental impact will have profound implications for society and businesses, if not managed proactively.

As an accountant, you have a significant opportunity to take a leading role in the development and execution of long-term business strategies – aimed at climate-change mitigation and adaptation. Explore our resources to get a sound understanding of the climate change implications for your business, and how you can lead the development of an effective response. 


Climate change impacts: What does this mean for your organization

Close up of businessman's tie that is made up of a leafA Primer on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Organizations of all types and sizes have two primary options in addressing climate change: mitigation and adaptation. This primer describes why both are necessary responses and showcases two forward-looking organizations.

Group of business people assisting in holding a plant in dirtHow CPAs Can Help Organizations Adapt to Climate Change
Most organizations will move through a series of five stages as they adapt to climate change. At each stage, you have a role to play.

View all our resources on climate change adaptation.

Greenhouse gas emissions: What should you consider?

CO2 emissions emission Carbon dioxide clean air pollution reduction road sign zone conceptGHG emissions management: Linking strategy, risk and performance management (Guideline)
Gain a competitive advantage and lower your carbon footprint? Find out how to apply a step-by-step process to reduce GHG emissions for your organization.

Air pollutionGHG emissions management: Case study
Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Learn how VeriForm successfully acted on climate change and increased their competitive advantage.

Climate-related financial disclosures: Guidance and best practices

Business woman holding papers behind her back and looking at different coloured globes.Study of Climate-related Disclosures by Canadian Public Companies: Summary report
Learn what leading Canadian public companies are disclosing about climate-related risks and opportunities

A photograph of shelving holding grey binders with one green one pulled out half way. A Primer for Environmental and Social Disclosure
Learn how to get started on reporting the environmental and social (E&S) aspects of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters impacting your organization, or how to enhance existing E&S disclosure in your regulatory filings.

View all our resources on climate-related financial disclosures.


two people urban planning using windmills and miniature models of trees and buildingsScenario Analysis and TCFD Climate Risk Disclosure: The next frontier in corporate reporting? (Webinar)
Get an introduction to the rapidly evolving field of climate-based scenario analysis. Learn how it can be used to inform a company's materiality assessment of climate-related risks.

Small plant growing in soil against a bright sunny skyInvestor Trends and Perspectives on TCFD Recommendations (Webinar)
Learn about how investors are integrating climate change issues into investment decisions and utilizing the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.


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