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Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) - data, accounting and reporting

This ESG course is available as a face to face event or as a virtual, online training!

It is focused on providing a sound understanding of the range of standards and frameworks that exist for climate accounting and more broadly ESG disclosures. The two the interactive course includes mini-cases and case work on ESG data and ESG disclosures in Annual reports. The course will address the interlinkages between financial reporting and ESG reporting.

Participants will gain technical understanding that will equip them to understand, among other things; carbon accounting, materiality matrixes and voluntary versus mandatory ESG disclosures.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors: 

Environmental:

  • Climate Change
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Resource depletion, including water
  • Waste and pollution
  • Deforestation

Social:

  • Working conditions, including slavery and child labour
  • Local communities, including indigenous communities
  • Conflict and humanitarian crises
  • Health and safety
  • Employee relations and diversity 

Governance:

  • Executive pay
  • Bribery and corruption
  • Board diversity and structure
  • Fair tax strategy

During this course participants will get:

  • Comprehension and knowledge of voluntary and mandatory standards and regulations that govern environmental and carbon accounting, ESG reporting and disclosures (including the EU Directive 2014/95/EU on non-financial reporting, EU Guidelines on reporting climate-related information, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures);
  • Knowledge of a range of ESG reporting standards and frameworks, including the SDGs and their indicators
  • An understanding of how to apply selected tools (SDG indicators, materiality matrix, carbon accounting etc.) covered in the course, to real life cases to prepare ESG reports and disclosures;
  • Introductory knowledge of the EU taxonomy for sustainable activities and the EU Green Deal
  • An appreciation for environmental, social and economic responsibility of an organization and understand data, measurement and reporting challenges.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is ideal for accountants, managers and others who are involved the ESG reporting cycle or who more broadly engages with impact and sustainability within a public sector entity or a private company.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise and explain voluntary and mandatory standards and regulations that govern carbon accounting, ESG reporting and disclosures (including the EU Directive 2014/95/EU on non-financial reporting, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
  • Interpret and analyse the range of ESG reporting standards and frameworks, including the SDGs and their indicators
  • Apply tools (SDG indicators, materiality matrix, carbon accounting etc.) covered in the course, to real life cases to prepare ESG reports and disclosures
  • Discuss some of the problems associated ESG data, reporting and disclosures

CPE credits are available for all courses.

Training Course Content

This course is designed to cover the following key topics:

  • Introduction
    • Introduction to social sustainability; environmental sustainability; economic sustainability; and governance structure and management systems in firms.
    • EU taxonomy for sustainable activities and the EU Green Deal are introduced
    • Introduction to themes in ESG reporting, such as climate, human rights and social sustainability.
    • Understanding different forms of capital and the use of the concept of the ecosystem in the context of companies, and more explicitly in relation to accounting and reporting.
  • The EU Directive on Non-Financial reporting
    • The EU Directive on Non-Financial reporting. Mandatory requirements for ESG reporting and an introduction to sustainable finance in the EU
    • The EU Guidelines on reporting climate-related information 
  • Voluntary standards for ESG reporting and disclosures. Understanding the concept of shareholders and stakeholders in the context of ESG reporting.
    • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their indicators
    • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
    • Integrated Reporting (IR)
  • Task Force on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD
    • Task Force on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), measurement methods, the link to natural science and reporting under TCFD
  • Social data, ethics and human rights reporting
  • Carbon Accounting and reporting
    • The Greenhouse gas protocol

Why choose IASeminars

We've trained over 18,000 participants since 2002.

50% of our business comes from returning clients.

We offer both instructor-led and self-study courses, with instructor-led training being delivered over Zoom during the pandemic.

Expenses

The cost of this training course is £1,950 + VAT for face to face events and £1,850 + VAT for virtual events. 

In-House Training

In addition to the scheduled dates and locations, IASeminars can also run this course as in-house training, to meet the specific requirements of your team. Contact them here to request a customised training solution for your team.

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Average rating 4.6

Based on 7 reviews.

Catherine J, Corporate Affairs
The instructor's knowledge and ability to communicate to an online class was extremely impressive. The pace and tempo of learning was just right. Would definitely recommend.
Anonymous
Caroline did a fantastic job in explaining the many different standards relating to ESG. It made it much more understandable.
Franciska C, Accountant, Tanzania
I have attended two of your virtual seminars, am happy to say I am a satisfied customer.
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