The five stages of climate change adaptation and roles for accountants (Brief 3)

Most organizations will move through a series of five stages as they adapt to a climate change. At each stage, you, as an accountant, have a role to play.

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Climate change is becoming a widely accepted business issue. More extreme weather events and shifting rainfall patterns have clear impacts on operations and markets for Canadian businesses.

Just as with any other business issue, accounting skills can be used to help organizations adjust — and even thrive — in a changing environment. In this brief, you will learn some of the different roles that CPAs can play in the five stages of climate change adaptation.

Also of interest

This publication is the third brief in a three-part series. The other two briefs are:

If this is an area of interest to you or your organization, please contact: Sarah Keyes, principal – Strategy, Risk and Performance, Research Guidance & Support.