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The ‘G’ in ESG - Reporting on Governance parameters (Virtual Classroom)

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This online ESG training is being delivered live in one 4-hour session which runs from 13:00 – 17:00 London (UK).

The course is focused on providing a sound understanding of the range of standards and frameworks that exist for governance reporting. This practical course includes mini-cases and case work on governance disclosures in Annual reports. The course will address the interlinking between financial reporting and governance reporting.

Governance reporting also requires consideration with regards to assurance of the integrity of the report. To advance governance reporting process within organisations overall information that provides an overview of the activities of the organisation is required. This raises issues such as the organisations policies that safeguards the governance. In addition, data availability and data management is relevant.

Participants will gain technical understanding that will equip them to understand, among other things; procurement practices, anti-corruption, anti-competitive behaviour and tax.

At the end of this seminar participants will be able to:

  • Comprehension and knowledge of voluntary and mandatory standards and regulations that govern governance reporting.
  • Comprehension of the role of governance reporting within the wider requirements for ESG reporting
  • Understand EU regulations on governance reporting (light coverage)
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and governance reporting
  • Be able apply selected areas a range of international reporting standards and frameworks, including the SDGs and their indicators
  • Comprehension of recent developments in the field

Learning Objectives

  • To identify voluntary and mandatory standards and regulations that govern governance reporting
  • To recognise the range of reporting standards and frameworks, including the SDGs and their indicators, that can be applied in the preparation of governance disclosures
  • To apply tools (SDG indicators etc.) covered in the course, to real life cases to prepare governance disclosures
  • To discuss some of the problems associated governance 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.


  • Introduction
    • Introduction to governance reporting within the broader umbrella of ESG reporting.
    • EU taxonomy for sustainable activities and the link to governance reporting
  • Voluntary international standards for governance reporting and disclosures, herunder;
    • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their indicators
    • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Governance reporting includes, but is not limited to:
    • Procurement practices
    • Anti-corruption
    • Anti-competitive behaviour
    • Tax

Teaching Method

  • Group live instruction and illustrative examples
  • Review & interpretation of social disclosures and information to illustrate key points
  • Practical workshop exercises using realistic scenarios, case studies, examples of best practice and the models you can use back in the workplace
  • Interactive participation will be encouraged
  • All participants will receive the presentation slides, handouts and other course materials


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.


Our seminars take place in professional conference facilities, usually situated within a carefully chosen and well-located hotel. We use prestigious brands such as Radisson Blu, Hilton and Marriott.

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. Refreshments and lunch are provided at our events.

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


No advance preparation is required for this course.