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The ABCs of ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting

  • ACCT/BK
  • CPA/ABV
  • CPA (CA)
  • CFF
  • CFE
  • CGFM
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • CA - ICAEW
  • CFA
  • IAP
  • QIAL
  • ACCA
  • CIPM
  • CBA/MCBA
  • FPAC
  • CA - Ireland
  • CA - Scotland
  • CPA - Ireland
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

The original use of the term ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) dates back to 2004 when the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan invited 55 CEOs of major financial institutions to participate in an international project to integrate ESG into capital markets. That group produced a study in 2005 entitled ‘Who Cares Wins’, which set out the business case for embedding ESG factors into investment decisions, thereby improving the sustainability of markets and leading to better outcomes for society.

These three pillars are the central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of investments. A growing number of investors rely on these factors to determine whether they ultimately want to invest or continue to invest, in a given business. The practice places value on companies’ choices to be environmentally conscious, ethically aware, and forward-looking.

There is an emerging consensus that capitalism needs to work for all stakeholders involved to create value that is sustainable for the long term. The majority of large companies in the US are already providing sustainability reporting voluntarily and, with some parts of the world already mandating ESG disclosures, there is a strong indication that ESG reporting could soon be a requirement in the US as well.

This 1-hour CPE webinar is the perfect introduction to the ESG basics from the background of sustainability reporting leading up to current day developments including:

The recent commitment from the five leading voluntary framework-setters to work towards one common global standard of ESG reporting.

Recently issued a set of 21 core metrics to measure Stakeholder Capitalism by the World Economic Forum International Business Council.

In this CPE course, the speaker will also discuss why companies should voluntarily adopt ESG reporting, how companies can get started and how support functions (IT, HR, Compliance, Investor Relations, Internal Audit, etc..) can be partners on this journey.

Key Topics covered in this online CPE Accounting webinar:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Diversity & Inclusion 
  • Anti-corruption
  • Training
  • HSES (Health, Safety, Environmental & Security)
  • Pay Equality
  • Green House Gases
  • Climate Change

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss the background of ESG reporting.
  • To identify the core ESG metrics recommended for measuring performance.
  • To identify initial steps for implementing ESG reporting.
  • To analyze HSES (Health, Safety, Environmental & Security).
  • To discuss Green House Gases.

Recommended For

  • This CPE course is recommended for CPAs, CIAs, CMAs, Managers, Business Leaders, Financial Reporting Managers, Audit Managers, Compliance Officers, and other professionals desiring to learn about ESG reporting.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting and audit managers/practitioners
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Auditors
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • HR Professionals
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CPE Credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Accounting for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 1 PL Credit for Certificate In Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Business Appraiser/Master Certified Business Appraiser (CBA/MCBA)
  • 1 CRE Credit for Certified Corporate FP&A Professional (FPAC)
  • 1 PL Credit for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookkeeper (ACCT./BK)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - ICAEW
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Ireland (CAI)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Scotland
  • 1 CPD Credit for CPA - Ireland

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Linh Truong

Advisory Board member, Women's Venture Fund

Linh Truong is currently an executive advisor and professional speaker focusing on topics including governance, corporate culture and auditing best practices. Linh was formerly the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) at Orthofix Medical, a global medical device company focused on improving patients' lives by providing superior reconstructive and regenerative orthopedic and spine solutions to physicians worldwide. Linh has 30 years of audit / consulting experience including being the former CAE of Kosmos Energy and Alon USA where she built the respective audit functions from ground zero, including developing all templates for risk assessments, audit programs, audit reports, and Board Audit Committee presentations.  

She has also worked at Hunt Oil, ACS (now Xerox), Credit Suisse Group, and KPMG. Her audit career has provided her the opportunity to live and work in Germany and Switzerland for four years as well as travel throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, parts of Africa and Yemen. She has spearheaded Fraud Risk Assessments and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) initiatives at multiple companies. She has implemented first year SOX at three companies and have streamlined SOX compliance efforts, saving millions of dollars. She has been a speaker at many IIA training events, including the IIA GAM’s Conference in 2019 and the International Conference in 2020, as well as for ISACA and MISTI.


About Company

Women's Venture Fund

womensventurefund.org/

Women's Venture Fund turns our clients’ passions and creativity into.profitable and sustainable businesses that can help drive the economy.The organization has served more than 17,000 firms, helping to launch more than 3,200 small businesses through a range of services including entrepreneurial training, technical assistance, advisory services, and small loans. The organization is a Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). By troubleshooting specific challenges and encouraging women to share their experiences with other entrepreneurs, WVF is able to expedite the growth of businesses participating in our programs.

Since 1996, The Women’s Venture Fund (WVF) has supported women entrepreneurs in New York and New Jersey by launching more than 3,200 small businesses, providing assistance and support to over 17,000 firms and assisting with loan services to 1,700 owners. With a team of dedicated volunteers from the corporate sector, WVF helps clients succeed as business owners who eventually hire employees and contribute to the health of their local economies. Through our individualized advisory services, business training and loan products, WVF shows women how to build their businesses into sustainable enterprises that can exceed their original revenue goals.

Because our clients have established businesses but still face many challenges, WVF expertly guides our clients through issues surrounding credit-worthiness, understanding financial statements, and business development skills. We are committed to helping women access resources and information needed to succeed. WVF is proud of our clients and their determination to live their entrepreneurial dreams.

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