With the climate agenda becoming a growing consideration in the accounting profession, internal audit has a part to play in driving action. This event will explore what TCFD means to organisations and how internal auditors must develop their skills to help their organisations adapt. Aimed primarily at internal auditors within medium to large businesses, this session will provide insights to help improve how they plan for and mitigate against relevant risks, and how they assess climate-related changes and build resilience.
The speakers will discuss the role that internal audit will play in driving action on climate change within organisations. In addition, they will examine what skills and expertise internal auditors must be prepared to develop to achieve this.
Cecilia May, Head of Audit, Lloyds Banking GroupCecilia is a member of ICAEW and a Head of Audit at Lloyds Banking Group responsible for audit assurance across a diverse portfolio including sustainability and climate risk. Cecilia qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in their Government and Not for Profit assurance practice and has extensive experience in risk management.
Carolyn Clarke, Founder and CEO of Brave ConsultancyCarolyn brings more than 25 years of experience in governance, audit, assurance, risk, compliance and control. She is passionate about working with companies to develop ethical and responsible practices, whether that be through acting as a Non-Executive Director, advising the Board, or providing consultancy services to second and third-line functions primarily. Carolyn is the Founder and CEO of Brave Consultancy as well as chairing the Board of the international development and humanitarian charity, Care International UK, and chairing the Audit and ESG Committees of Starling Bank and Agilyx, a pioneer in the plastics recycling sector. Carolyn was responsible for the ICAEW’s report on the Audit and Assurance Policy recommendations contained in Sir Donald Brydon’s Review and is now working with ICAEW to develop practical guidance on assurance over climate risks, particularly to enable companies to meet the expectations of reporting under TCFD requirements in the future.
Gavin Hayes, Head of Policy and External Affairs, Chartered Institute of Internal AuditorsGavin has been Head of Policy and External Affairs at the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors since July 2018. In this role Gavin leads the Institute’s policy, research and thought-leadership programme, public affairs and advocacy, as well as overseeing PR and media relations. Gavin has played a key role in the development, and successful launch of the Institute’s new Internal Audit Code of Practice, leading the secretariat that supported the independent committee that helped to develop the Code. Gavin has a background in public policy campaigns and communications. His previous roles include Aviation Campaign Director at the business membership organisation London First, where he led the organisation’s airport expansion campaign ‘Let Britain Fly’; Editorial Director at the public policy events and communications specialist Neil Stewart Associates and prior to that General Secretary of the centre-left political campaign group Compass.
ICAEW members and non-members are welcome to join. This webinar is being run by the ICAEW Sustainability and Climate Change community and the Business and Management Faculty.
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