Published: June, 2022
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:
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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.
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