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.
Practitioners who want a basic, non-technical understanding of ESG reporting and how to set themselves up for long-term success in an era of growing demands for non-financial disclosures.
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
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