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Deep Dive into Sustainability – Understanding E, S, and G

Deep Dive into Sustainability – Understanding E, S, and G - This product is available in the following media types: On-Demand CoursesOn Demand - Online Course
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Continue your journey with a deep dive into sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and governance). This course provides in-depth analysis into ESG topics that are impacting various organizations across most sectors and industries.

This is the second of four courses within the certificate program: A New Frontier, Sustainability and ESG for CPAs.

CPA Canada partners with external virtual platform providers to deliver this program. By registering for this program, you acknowledge your understanding that CPA Canada will share your personal information with those parties who require it to ensure your access. Personal information may include your name, company, email address and Store account number. Also note that you may be asked to create a profile on the external platform that we use to deliver the program, and your information may be visible to other registered attendees on that platform. To learn more about how CPA Canada collects, uses and discloses personal information, please refer to our privacy policy.

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Sustainability and ESG certificate

This is the second of four courses within thecertificate program: A New Frontier, Sustainability and ESG for CPAs.

The certificate is comprised of four courses:

Courses will be a mix of asynchronous (on-demand) learning and synchronous (virtual classroom) learning.

Course Outline

The course is comprised of six online modules:

  1. Materiality
    1. Overview of sustainability and identifying sustainability issues
    2. Materiality Assessment
  2. Environmental
    1. Overview and Importance of Environmental Topics for CPAs
    2. Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change
    3. Other Environmental Topics
  3. Social
    1. Overview and Importance of Social Issues for CPAs
    2. Regulatory and Compliance Issues
    3. Social Issues: Human Rights
    4. Social Issues: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    5. Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Communities
    6. Organizational Issues
  4. Governance
    1. Governance Perspective
    2. ESG’s Financial Implications
    3. ESG Implementation Challenges
  5. Economic
    1. Economic Sustainability Overview
    2. Economic Sustainability in Action
    3. Sustainable Procurement
  6. Financial
    1. Financial and ESG Data

The course includes interactive e-Learning slides, audio, video, knowledge checks and an end-of-module multiple-choice quiz (needing 80% or higher with unlimited attempts).

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  • Discretionary refund available within 30 days of purchase if product materials have not been accessed.
  • No refund will be processed once the registrant has accessed program materials.
  • Refunds are at the discretion of CPA Canada after an assessment of product access has been performed.
  • No refunds available after 30 days of purchase.

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