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Last updated: 18 Sep 2023 09:30 Posted in: Sustainability

In collaboration with the world’s leading accountancy and finance bodies, AIA urges the UK Government to take transformative action to achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

AIA’s Chief Executive, Philip Turnbull, signed an open letter to the Prime Minister alongside 10 other professional bodies including ICAEW, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, The Chartered Banker Institute, The London Institute of Banking & Finance, Association of Corporate Treasurers, Chartered Insurance Institute, CFA Society of the UK, The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (The CISI), ICAS and CIPFA.

The letter stresses that we’re halfway to the 2030 deadline to hit the UN Sustainable Development Goals, yet the world is only on track to meet 12% of its targets. Time is running out!

‘The science shows us that, not only are we failing to collectively tackle the climate and nature crises, but inequalities are also growing at an alarming rate. This isn’t just a crisis of people and planet, it’s a crisis of our economies and global financial system.’

Read the open letter here.

"As accounting and finance professionals working across all areas of the economy, we know first-hand the costs of inaction to the businesses and organisations we lead and advise.
"Acting now is an investment that will not only improve the lives of millions of people but safeguard our future economic prosperity and business resilience".
Open Letter to UK Government, 2023