Building a Better Future
Building a better future
While the battle against COVID-19 is far from over, with governments, businesses and people around the world continuing to grapple with the human and economic consequences, thoughts are also turning to the future. When we look beyond the crisis response towards recovery and the shape of the economy that might emerge, a key question is: how do we rebuild for greater resilience? At A4S we have been in close contact with our networks to understand and shape the answer to this question.
We have collated these insights and stories into two short reports, a series of podcast episodes, interviews and viewpoint articles from global thought leaders.
Our first report, Building a Better Future, looks at the crisis response, the recovery and the shape of the economy that might emerge, exploring how we can rebuild for greater resilience. A4S has been working with the finance and accounting community around the world to identify lessons from the crisis, and the practical actions that can be taken to build resilience, address environmental and social risks and, ultimately, achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Building a Better Future report explores insight and practical examples that will help us to rebuild for resilience across three stages:
- Response: what lessons can we learn from the initial response to the pandemic?
- Reset: what actions do we need to take to redirect the economy onto a sustainable trajectory?
- Recovery: what might a resilient, sustainable recovery look like?
The second report looks at how members of A4S’s Accounting Bodies Network are responding to COVID-19. The report details the accountancy bodies' immediate response to the pandemic by exploring insights and highlighting key examples. It then moves on to explore the actions accountancy bodies will take in order to reset and rebuild a more sustainable economy.