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ESG Certificate Launched

Social responsibility 1 A Fundamentals of ESG Certificate has been introduced by the America Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The certificate provides foundational knowledge about issues related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting and assurance.

The two organizations, which comprise the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, cited demand for ESG data from investors, lenders, customers and policymakers.

Professionals interested in the certificate can take a nine-hour course which instruct them on fundamental concepts of and latest developments within the ESG field. When they have completed the course, individual can display a digital badge in their online profiles.

The course is designed to provide certificate holders to do the followng in each area of Environment, Social and Governance:                                                                                                                                                                     *Recognize the expectations of investors and the impact on business;                                                                                                                                             *Assess the responsibility of businesses for key ESG issues                                                                                                                                                           *Recognize the business case for implementing sustainable practices                                                                                                                                             *Identify the role of the accounting and auditing profession in sustainability                                                                                                                                 *Recognize the current sustainability reporting frameworks and reporting requirements.

Pricing and further details of the program are available on the certificate home page

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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