The 2019 Chartered Accountants Ireland Annual Dinner took place in Croke Park on Thursday 7 February, attended by over- 550 business leaders from across the island of Ireland and beyond. In his address to the event, keynote speaker Pat Cox, former President of the EU Parliament, encouraged Chartered Accountants use their position as business leaders and advisers to rise to the challenge of climate change. “There is an accelerating institutional gearshift to mainstream the climate change imperative in which your profession of accountancy will be front and centre,” he said, noting that “…what counts has to be measured. What is measured has to be relevant. What is measured and relevant has to be validated.