Sustainability Accounting Overview and Hands-On

  • Accountant
  • CPA (CA)
  • CPA/CFF
  • CFE
  • CGFM
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • CA - ICAEW
  • CFA
  • IAP
  • QIAL
  • ACCA
  • CIPM
  • CBA/MCBA
  • FPAC
  • CA - Ireland
  • CA - Scotland
  • CPA - Ireland
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: December, 2020

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
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Course Description

Overview

  • Who Cares About Sustainability Accounting and Why
    10 mins
  • Sustainable Development Goals and Topics
    10 mins
  • Sustainability in Financial Statements
    10 mins
  • Guidance from Accounting Associations
    30 mins
  • Finding Metrics That Matter
    20 mins
  • Implementation Cycle - Restaurants
    25 mins
  • Leadership for Sustainability
    10 mins
  • Resources
    5 mins

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 these metrics into regular financial statements so leaders can act on them.  Over 90% of the Fortune 500 corporations are using sustainability accounting now, and 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 course covers the origins of Sustainability Accounting, the published guidance from accounting associations, the roles of the major actors, and a practical implementation approach. Upon completion you will know how to help your organization and clients improve their performance and reduce risk and be a sustainability leader. This course does not have any background requirements and is suitable for any professional. It was developed with the Washington Association of CPAs. Over 350 CPAs have taken this course with WSCPA and given it 5-star reviews.

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
  • Activist
  • Business Student
  • Business Teacher
  • CFO/Controller
  • Economic Development Manager
  • Environmental Manager
  • Facility Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Journalist
  • Management Consultant
  • Operations Manager
  • Policy Maker
  • Risk Managers
  • Sustainability Manager

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2 CPE Credit of Accounting & Auditing for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Accounting for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 2 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Ireland (CAI)
  • 2 CPD Credit for CPA - Ireland
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Scotland
  • 2 CPD Credit for CA - ICAEW
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 2 CPD Credit of Accounting for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 2 CPD Credit of Financial Reporting for Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Accounting for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Financial Accounting for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Financial accounting for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 2 PL Credit for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • 2 PL Credit for Certificate In Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Financial accounting for Certified Business Appraiser/Master Certified Business Appraiser (CBA/MCBA)
  • 2 CRE Credit for Certified Corporate FP&A Professional (FPAC)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    2
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Burt Hamner

President, Cleantech Mentor LLC

Burt Hamner is a pioneer in Sustainability Accounting (SA). In 1993 he wrote the first Environmental Management Accounting Guidelines for the Washington Department of Ecology. These were and are fundamental in the development of SA into its new dimensions of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues.   Since 1995 he has trained over 5000 business managers in 20 countries how to implement sustainability tools and practices to increase profits and decrease risk. Burt has received dozens of awards as a professional speaker and a “Chasing Genius” Award from the National Geographic Society.   He developed this course for the Washington Society of CPAs and it has received 4.99/5 stars from 384 participants. He has earned the Credential in “Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting” from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.

About Company

Cleantech Mentor LLC

www.sustainabilitycpe.com/

We teach Sustainability Accounting to Certified Public Accountants CPAs for their accredited Continuing Profession Education. We help accountants become sustainability leaders and better accountants.

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