Sustainability for Financial Practices

Brief About the Program

This comprehensive course is designed to equip Chartered Accountants with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively integrate sustainability principles into financial practices. As businesses around the world recognize the importance of sustainable practices, accountants play a crucial role in guiding organizations toward environmentally and socially responsible financial decisions. This course covers the fundamental concepts of sustainability, its relevance to financial reporting, and strategies for incorporating sustainability into financial planning and analysis.

Key Benefits

  • Enhanced Professional Relevance
  • Better Climate Risk Management
  • Better Opportunity Identification
  • Understand ESG Reporting
  • Better Investor Relations
  • Meet Compliance and Regulatory requirements
  • Career Advancement

Who Should Attend?

  • Chartered Accountants
  • Finance Professionals
  • Auditors


Introduction to Sustainability and its Importance

  • Understanding the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic
  • Exploring the business case for sustainability and its impact on long-term value
  • Overview of global sustainability frameworks and standards (e.g., GRI, SASB, TCFD)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Financial Integration

  • Deep dive into the United Nations’ SDGs and their relevance to businesses
  • Identifying SDGs that align with financial practices
  • Case studies on companies successfully integrating SDGs into financial strategies

Environmental Accounting and Reporting

  • Introduction to environmental accounting principles
  • Measurement and reporting of carbon emissions, water usage, and other environmental indicators
  • Understanding the concept of carbon pricing and its implications

Social Responsibility and Human Capital Reporting

  • Analyzing social and human capital factors in financial decision-making
  • Reporting on diversity and inclusion, employee well-being, and labor practices
  • Case studies highlighting the connection between social responsibility and financial performance

ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) Integration

  • Exploring ESG factors and their influence on investment decisions
  • Integration of ESG considerations into risk assessment and management
  • Using ESG metrics in financial analysis and reporting

Sustainable Investment and Financing

  • Overview of sustainable finance instruments (green bonds, social impact bonds, etc.)
  • Analyzing the role of sustainability in investment decision-making
  • Case studies on companies accessing capital through sustainable financing
Virtual Instructor Led / Physical
4 Hrs

Upcoming Batch

November6th (9:00am to 1:00pm)

November20th (2:00pm to 6:00pm)

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