The course provides a concise overview of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting -- an emerging system of non-financial record-keeping and governance. Around the world, organizations of all sizes and kinds are under increasing pressure from regulators, consumers, employees, and other stakeholders to provide a fuller and more integrated picture of the way in which entities operate, invest, and create value. This includes taking into account how their operations impact financial, manufactured, intellectual, human, social, relationship, and natural capital. Participants will walk away with an increased situational awareness of ESG reporting, and an ESG starter strategy. This can be used immediately to position themselves for ESG success in an era of growing expectations for conscious capitalism, ethical investing, and moral leadership. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.
After attending this presentation you will be able to...
- Identify at least 10 technological, business and social trends driving ESG adoption
- Recognize at least five leading trends in the current ESG landscape
- Recall at least 10 key considerations when operationalizing ESG and shifting from theory to practice
- Point out at least 10 leading case studies of ESG reporting
- Distinguish at least five ways practitioners can prepare for ESG success
The major topics that will be covered in this class include:
- What is ESG?
- Key Technology, Economic and Social Drivers of ESG
- ESG Current Landscape
- Issues in Shifting from Theory to Practice
- COP26: Implications for the Accounting Profession
- Technical Examples of ESG Reporting
- The "S" in ESG: Social Metrics
- The "G" in ESG: Governance Ethics
- ESG as an Emerging Client Advisory Service
- ESG Reporting Best Practices
- ESG and Blockchain
- Leading ESG Reporting Frameworks
- ESG Certifications
- Prominent ESG Software and Calculators
- ESG Starter Strategy