The Committee was established in 1991 to provide for a dialogue between government and business on environmental issues, both of an immediate topical interest and of a longer term nature.
Membership consists of senior business leaders drawn from a range of sectors. Acher is the first accountant in public practice to be appointed to it.
Commenting on his appointment Acher said: 'Business will face enormous challenges over the next few years as the world is forced to adopt more sustainable economic models.
'Only those businesses that start considering environmental and social issues as being equally important as the economic will succeed.
If issues such as climate change and loss of biodiversity are not to be treated as side-shows, public reporting on social and environmental performance must become as important as financial reporting.
I am determined to play an active role through ACBE in revolutionising business's approach to the issues and to how they report on their performance.
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