CA magazine: July/August 2020
It would be an understatement to say that the world has experienced yet another turbulent month.
While there are signs that the worst of the pandemic’s health crisis is behind us – allowing many businesses across the UK to begin reopening their doors – we are now all confronted by a long road to economic recovery.
The importance of approaching this new set of challenges with optimism and creative thinking is the theme of this month’s issue – a new world – and is brilliantly championed by ICAS President Catherine Burnet CA. Across these pages, it is encouraging to hear from professionals approaching the new landscape of business and commerce with similar energy and vigour.
As always, ICAS is here for its members through difficult times of all kinds – to act as an umbrella in the rain. Our Covid-19 hub, webinars, mailouts, partnerships with other professional bodies, and work with government are all aimed at supporting our members. To ensure you receive the support you need during these times, I encourage you to keep up to date with ICAS news by reading your member email, CA Weekly, stay in touch with us via CA Connect, and follow us on our social channels. We are here to help.
In recent weeks, we have also experienced stark reminders of the scars that racism and discrimination leave on our society. ICAS is committed to encouraging, supporting, and actively promoting diversity, inclusion and equality. Back in December 2019, ICAS enshrined this commitment with the launch of the Guthrie Group. Named after Isabel Clyne Guthrie, who became the first female CA admitted to ICAS in 1923, the group underlines the centrality of diversity to ICAS’ thinking and business strategy.
As part of these efforts, we are inviting members to comment on the following mission statement by 31 July: “ICAS places equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of all that we do. With our partner organisations, we are committed to building a diverse membership and workforce that is beneficial for all, and that enable s our communities to learn, grow and advance together.”
It is with your ongoing feedback and participation that ICAS can best reflect its diverse members and voices. Let’s keep the conversation going on CA Connect and across the pages of CA magazine.
Read the July/August issue of CA magazine.