Chattogram, Bangladesh-The Subcommittees of the Members Advisory Committee (MAC) of ACCA Bangladesh came up with an idea to gather the future members and the members situated in the coastal region of the country to undergo a cleanup awareness campaign.
Bangladesh is considered to be the most climate-vulnerable country in the world. Lots of plastic waste doesn’t get collected due to lack of a proper waste management system. In order to mitigate plastic waste pollution in the ocean and to overcome the challenges in waste management and meet UNSDGs, a Beach Cleanup campaign took place at Patenga Sea beach, Chattogram in association with ACCA, Bangladesh Petrochemical Company Limited (BPCL) & Professional School of Business (PSB).
Before the start of the cleanup campaign, everyone was briefed about the segregation of waste in order of organic from inorganic waste. Among inorganic waste some are recyclable and some are not, and among the recyclable plastic waste, most of them were different types of plastics such as PET,PP,LDPE,HDPE.
The primary objective is to minimize our environmental footprint, improving conditions in surrounding areas, thus providing a better way of life for everyone. It was not only a waste collection campaign all along but also a knowledge-obtaining session for finance and accounting professionals regarding the upcoming Sustainability Reporting Standards issued by International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). Final versions of ISSB’s first two standards: IFRS S1, General Requirements for Disclosure of Sustainability-related Financial Information, and IFRS S2, Climate-related Disclosure, will be released by the end of Q2 2023, with a 1 January 2024 effective date.
For the cleanup initiative, Future Members were divided into 5 groups namely ISSB (International Sustainability Standard Board), ESG (Environmental Social Governance), IFRS S1, IFRS S2, and Climate-related-disclosure. After the cleanup activities, future members were given 15 minutes to gather knowledge on the given topic i.e. the name of their designated team. Later on, they were requested to present their understanding of the topic to everyone. Seeing the future members’ energy and enthusiasm everyone present was very impressed. The passion the young ones have, to seek knowledge was praiseworthy. This awareness campaign and knowledge-sharing session had a positive impact on everyone’s mind. Hopefully, it will encourage more people in the future to arrange such kinds of events for noble causes.
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