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Sustainability Accounting Overview

  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
Sustainability Accounting Overview

2 Credits


Subject Area


Webinar Qualifies For

2 CPE credit of Accounting for all CPAs

2 CPE credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)

2 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

Course Description

Sustainability Accounting is now a recognized professional skill of increasing importance in larger organizations. It is the process of finding, measuring and managing the material metrics for sustainable performance and risk management. The goal is to bring key metrics into regular financial statements for leaders to access key decision drivers and act on them.

Identifying the importance of the Sustainability Accounting, recognized institutions have taken following steps:

  • Over 90% of the Fortune 500 corporations are using sustainability accounting now.
  • The Big 4 accounting firms have recently (Oct 2020) announced a joint program to develop uniform sustainability accounting standards. They are following the path of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) which has already published detailed metrics for 77 industry sectors.
  • The AICPA has created a standard for Attestation Engagements for Sustainability Reporting.
  • The International Federation of Accountants has published detailed implementation guidance (IFAC 2015: Sustainability Framework 2.0: Professional Accountants as Integrators).

This webinar covers following key topics: 

  • The origins of Sustainability Accounting
  • The published guidance from accounting associations
  • The roles of the major actors
  • A practical implementation approach. 

Upon completion attendees will know how to help your organization and clients improve their performance and reduce risk and be a sustainability leader.

Learning Objectives

  • To explain the origins of Sustainability Accounting and the major actors today.
  • To demonstrate how sustainability metrics can be presented in financial statements.
  • To find the sector-specific metrics for a client.
  • To integrate sustainability management into annual financial and public reporting.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Professional Accountant
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA


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