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Accounting Educators Series: Save the Planet: Integrating ESG into the Accounting Curriculum

Description

With the increased focus on ESG (environmental, social, and governance), accountants and CPAs must understand how to integrate ESG strategy with finance and accounting to address innovation, risk management, and resource allocation decisions, the keys to effective ESG initiatives. But to best prepare students, ESG needs to be included in the accounting curriculum to a greater degree. This program provides guidance on how to integrate ESG in accounting courses.

Learning Objectives

This session will address how to integrate the following learning objectives into undergraduate and graduate accounting courses:

1. Describe the history and purpose of ESG accounting
2. Explain the science of sustainability and the impact on ESG and organizations
3. Compare and contrast ESG reporting with traditional financial reporting
4. Describe Global ESG regulatory requirements
5. Compare and contrast major ESG reporting frameworks
6. Define the accountants’ role in ESG auditing
7. Create business cases for ESG reporting
8. Evaluate an ESG performance report
9. Analyze and evaluate multi-national company’s ESG report and initiatives
10. Develop an ethical ecological self

Major Topics

1. Major issues driving ESG accounting
2. Global ESG reporting frameworks
3. Global ESG reporting mandates
4. ESG reporting challenges
5. ESG reporting and audit opportunities for CPAs

Provider
Colorado Society of CPAs
Course Level
Basic
CPE Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge
1
Who Should Attend

Academics and practitioners seeking an understanding of ESG issues.

Instructor(s)
Kris Brands
Prerequisites

None

Advanced Preparation

None

Location
Webcast
Event Information
When
Jan 30, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST
Location
Webcast
Total CPE Credits
1
Format
Webcast

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Accounting Educators Series: Save the Planet: Integrating ESG into the Accounting Curriculum


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