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ESG 101: What is Environmental, Social and Governance?

  • 09/28/2022
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Webinar-ACPEN

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The newest acronym in the business community is ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance). Investors’ demand enhanced information about how companies are approaching environmental sustainability. (Sustainability accounting).

The foundation of sustainability reporting is for an organization to identify and prioritize its impacts on the economy, environment, and people - to be transparent about their impacts. The foundation of sustainability reporting is for an organization to identify and prioritize its impacts on the economy, environment, and people - to be transparent about their impacts.

This session is an introduction to the topic of ESG and what accountants and management should know.

          Learning Objectives: 

          • Identify and evaluate the concepts involved in ESG
          • Discover and determine responsibilities of accountants, management, and the board
          • Explore and examine various accounting considerations
          • Identify and consider impacts on financial reporting and DCP

          Key Topics:

          • Environmental, Social and Governance concepts in today’s world
          • Areas of accountability for ESG
          • How ESG impacts Financial Reporting
                                                                                                              Designed for:  Any profession engaged in financial reporting whose company is involved with any issues related to environmental, social and governance issues

                                                                                                              Level: Basic

                                                                                                              Instructor: Lynn Fountain

                                                                                                              Developer: MICPA

                                                                                                              CPE Credits: 2

                                                                                                              Area(s) of Study: Business Management & Organization - Non-technical

                                                                                                              Prerequisite: None


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