Acccountants in Africa have admitted that their organisations contribute to the damage of the environment in Africa.
Consequently they called on their organisations to change to do less damage to the environment, stressing that members of the finance team should support the work of others in ensuring an inclusive and sustainable environment.
This is one of the highlights of a survey 829 accountants and finance professionals conducted by the The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, ACCA.
Participants in the survey include 120 accountants in Africa.
In a statement highlighting results of the survey, ACCA said, ” Amongst the 120 experts polled across Africa, 82 per cent said that it was time for their organisation to change to do less damage to the environment, with 58 per cent saying finance teams should support the work of others, compared with 40 per cent who said accountants should be leading the change.”
Additionally, the survey revealed that globally, accountants and finance professionals are deeply concerned about social and environmental issues, with 90 per cent of respondents saying they want organisations to increase efforts to become more environmentally sustainable and make a more positive impact on society after the pandemic.
Consequently, the accountants expressed readiness to spearhead this change, with 95 per cent globally agreeing finance teams have a role to play in building a more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable future.