To mark World Environment Day 2021, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Pakistan Business Council’s Centre for Excellence in Responsible Business (CERB) are holding a high-level corporate roundtable to discuss climate action.
Super-connecting country’s top corporate leaders, the roundtable will explore how organisations can effectively transition towards being more sustainable and environmentally responsible and create an environment for business leaders to learn from each other and be more collaborative in tackling the challenges.
‘Business professionals are in a unique position to make real, impactful change and be at the centre of sustainable development. Several of the SDGs place the responsibility on business to consider the effects of their activities and decisions on social and environmental systems.
ACCA has a sound framework to support leaders in future-proofing their business and working our way towards a more sustainable world. Through this roundtable, we hope to super-connect all stakeholders and help businesses to deliver the net-zero innovation the world needs and start to look beyond the bottom line to their social, economic and environmental footprints.’ – Sajjeed Aslam, head of ACCA Pakistan
‘Pakistan is the eighth most vulnerable country to climate change. This will require all stakeholders to work together with corporate leaders at the heart of any proposed solutions. On this World Environment Day, let’s vow to protect the lands and the oceans through dedication and ambition.’ – Ehsan Malik, CEO, Pakistan Business Council
In recognition of this year’s theme ‘’Ecosystem Restoration’, the conversation is structured to give participants an opportunity to openly and constructively discuss the pressing climate and sustainability challenges of today, and exchange views and solutions on what can be done to help the corporate sector here and around the world to play its part.
Observed by United Nations to facilitate global awareness and inspire climate action, World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5.
Annually, responsibility is assigned to a country to host the event and offer a platform to discuss SDGs and encourage a wider conversation among individuals and organisations on supporting each other in a transition to a net-zero world. Pakistan is hosting the World Environment Day this year that also marks the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030.