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Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) - data, accounting and reporting (Virtual Classroom)

Course Details

Code:9010v
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Virtual Classroom
23 Aug - 26 Aug 2021
Level
Overview
CPD
16 Hours
Time
13:00-17:00
Location
Virtual Classroom
Cost
£1,850.00
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Introduction

This online Environmental, Social and Governance training is being delivered live in 4 individual sessions which run on consecutive days. The sessions will run each day from 13:00 – 17:00 London (UK).

You can learn more about our virtual, online courses and how they work on our course FAQ page. Or view our Virtual Classroom schedule to see what else is being delivered live in our online classrooms. If you don’t see the Environmental, Social and Governance training topic, you are looking for, or if you would like an online classroom in another timezone, please tell us.

The course is focused on providing a sound understanding of the range of standards and frameworks that exist for climate accounting and more broadly ESG disclosures. The two the interactive course includes mini-cases and case work on ESG data and ESG disclosures in Annual reports. The course will address the interlinkages between financial reporting and ESG reporting.

Participants will gain technical understanding that will equip them to understand, among other things; carbon accounting, materiality matrixes and voluntary versus mandatory ESG disclosures.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors: 

Environmental:

  • Climate Change
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Resource depletion, including water
  • Waste and pollution
  • Deforestation

Social:

  • Working conditions, including slavery and child labour
  • Local communities, including indigenous communities
  • Conflict and humanitarian crises
  • Health and safety
  • Employee relations and diversity 

Governance:

  • Executive pay
  • Bribery and corruption
  • Board diversity and structure
  • Fair tax strategy

During this course participants will get:

  • Comprehension and knowledge of voluntary and mandatory standards and regulations that govern environmental and carbon accounting, ESG reporting and disclosures (including the EU Directive 2014/95/EU on non-financial reporting, EU Guidelines on reporting climate-related information, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures);
  • Knowledge of a range of ESG reporting standards and frameworks, including the SDGs and their indicators
  • An understanding of how to apply selected tools (SDG indicators, materiality matrix, carbon accounting etc.) covered in the course, to real life cases to prepare ESG reports and disclosures;
  • Introductory knowledge of the EU taxonomy for sustainable activities and the EU Green Deal
  • An appreciation for environmental, social and economic responsibility of an organization and understand data, measurement and reporting challenges.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise and explain voluntary and mandatory standards and regulations that govern carbon accounting, ESG reporting and disclosures (including the EU Directive 2014/95/EU on non-financial reporting, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
  • Interpret and analyse the range of ESG reporting standards and frameworks, including the SDGs and their indicators
  • Apply tools (SDG indicators, materiality matrix, carbon accounting etc.) covered in the course, to real life cases to prepare ESG reports and disclosures
  • Discuss some of the problems associated ESG data, reporting and disclosures

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for accountants, managers and others who are involved the ESG reporting cycle or who more broadly engages with impact and sustainability within a public sector entity or a private company.

Topics

  • Introduction
    • Introduction to social sustainability; environmental sustainability; economic sustainability; and governance structure and management systems in firms.
    • EU taxonomy for sustainable activities and the EU Green Deal are introduced
    • Introduction to themes in ESG reporting, such as climate, human rights and social sustainability.
    • Understanding different forms of capital and the use of the concept of the ecosystem in the context of companies, and more explicitly in relation to accounting and reporting.
  • The EU Directive on Non-Financial reporting
    • The EU Directive on Non-Financial reporting. Mandatory requirements for ESG reporting and an introduction to sustainable finance in the EU
    • The EU Guidelines on reporting climate-related information 
  • Voluntary standards for ESG reporting and disclosures. Understanding the concept of shareholders and stakeholders in the context of ESG reporting.
    • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their indicators
    • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
    • Integrated Reporting (IR)
  • Task Force on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD
    • Task Force on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), measurement methods, the link to natural science and reporting under TCFD
  • Social data, ethics and human rights reporting
  • Carbon Accounting and reporting
    • The Greenhouse gas protocol

Teaching Method

  • Group live instruction and illustrative examples
  • Review & interpretation of ESG information to illustrate key points
  • Interactive participation will be encouraged
  • All participants will receive the presentation slides, handouts and other course materials

Instructors

The instructor for this course will be drawn from one of our core faculty of subject matter experts. Further details will be published at the earliest opportunity.

Venue

Our seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, generally in city-centre hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands. Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered delegates by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

CPE/CPD Accreditation

IASeminars is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

 

Field of study: Accounting

Prerequisites

No advance preparation is required for this course.