Fundamentals of ESG Certificate

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Course

Fundamentals of ESG Certificate

  • Format

    Course - Online

  • Level

    Basic

  • Duration

    9h

Kick-start your understanding of ESG (Environmental protection, Social inclusion, and Governance) issues with this course, designed to help you learn how the landscape has developed and the key role CPAs and finance professionals have to play.

£255.00 (CIMA members only)

£340.00

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Overview

Take advantage of the introductory price through December 31, 2022!

Are you a CPA, a CGMA or a finance professional looking to understand the impacts that ESG and sustainability issues will likely have on a company’s financial condition or operating performance? ESG has rapidly become a hot topic with significant implications for businesses as there is a strong link between sustainability performance and financial performance. This is the perfect course for you!

This course will help you recognize the importance and the implications of sustainability and ESG in today’s business environment and the increasing stakeholder demand for sustainability information from businesses. This course provides an overview of environmental protection, social inclusion, and governance that will help you develop a baseline understanding of what issues each pillar entails. It also introduces the key bodies which have created suitable reporting standards, guidelines, frameworks, and requirements that have evolved and merged in a drive toward a global baseline. Receive a certificate and digital badge to showcase your new knowledge in this developing area. Get started on your ESG journey today!

Key Topics

  • What is ESG?
  • Expectations of investors, stakeholders, and shareholders
  • Accountant role within ESG
  • Existing reporting requirements
  • Standards and frameworks that drive reporting
  • Key global bodies that set the baseline for reporting and frameworks

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the key aspects in each area of Environment, Social, and Governance
  • Recognize the expectations of investors and the impact on business
  • Assess the responsibility of businesses for key ESG issues
  • Recognize the business case for implementing sustainable practices
  • Identify the role of the accounting and auditing profession in sustainability
  • Recognize the current sustainability reporting frameworks and reporting requirements

Who Will Benefit

  • Any accounting or finance professional who wants to understand more about the current governing bodies, frameworks, and reporting requirements for ESG.
  • Accounting and finance professionals who provide ESG assurance or advisory services for clients and need to stay well informed about the current requirements and evolving nature of ESG.
  • Management accountants who have a key role to play in driving sustainable strategic and operational decisions for which it is crucial to understand the business case for ESG, what it means for investors, stakeholders, and businesses.

Professional development

This Course - Online offers 9 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Accounting
Prerequisites:None
Programme level:Basic
Duration:9h
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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£255.00 (CIMA members only)

£340.00

VAT calculated on checkout

  • Steven Shamrock

    Steven E. Shamrock has been a CPA for 30 years. He has a CMA certification and an FSA Level I certification from SASB. Steve is also an author and adjunct professor of accountancy at 2 Chicago-area universities. His experience includes numerous years in public accounting, including his own firm, and serving as an accounting and finance leader in several companies. His industry experiences include oil and gas, chemicals, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, and bio-tech. Steve is currently an accounting and finance consultant with Resources Global Professionals, a publicly-held consulting firm based in Irvine, CA. Steve has an undergraduate degree in accounting from John Carroll University, an MBA in Applied Economics from DePaul University, and a Master’s in Taxation from the University of Cincinnati.

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