- NY Credits : 2.0
- TX Credits : 2.0
There is a strong correlation between future financial results of companies and high scores on sustainability/ESG-oriented measurements of their business operations. Studies consistently show that companies having stronger environmental policies and practices than their competitors, and who are better stewards to their communities than their competitors, produce future stock prices that significantly outperform their competitors in the same sector. Accountants are in a unique position to assist clients as sustainability gains a more prominent role in their clients' operations. Ethics is the underpinning of the accounting profession, acting always in the public interest. By the same measure, accurate financial information is the hallmark of the accounting profession just as accurate sustainability-oriented information is the hallmark of the growing field of sustainability and sustainability and ESG reporting.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the user should be able to:
recognize the basic concepts of sustainability and what sustainability reporting includes,
identify the sustainability metrics being used and what additional services accountants can play in the development of sustainability metrics,
recognize how the term sustainability has been changed in the business world to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), and
recognize some of the competitive advantages organizations can gain by developing and reporting better sustainability metrics than their competitors.