The course provides a concise overview of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting. This is an emerging system of non-financial record-keeping and governance. Around the world, organizations of all sizes and kinds are under increasing pressure from regulators, consumers, employees, and other stakeholders to provide a fuller and more integrated picture of the way in which entities operate, invest, and create value. This includes taking into account how their operations impact financial, manufactured, intellectual, human, social, relationship, and natural capital. Participants will walk away with an increased situational awareness of ESG reporting, and an ESG starter strategy. This can be used immediately to position themselves for ESG success in an era of growing expectations for conscious capitalism, ethical investing and moral leadership.

Topic Covered:

  • What is ESG?
  • Key Technology, Economic and Social Drivers of ESG
  • ESG Current Landscape
  • Issues in Shifting from Theory to Practice
  • COP26: Implications for the Accounting Profession
  • Technical Examples of ESG Reporting
  • The ā€œSā€ in ESG: Social Metrics
  • The ā€œGā€ in ESG: Governance Ethics
  • ESG as an Emerging Client Advisory Service
  • ESG Reporting Best Practices
  • ESG and Blockchain
  • Leading ESG Reporting Frameworks
  • ESG Certifications
  • Prominent ESG Software and Calculators
  • ESG Starter Strategy

Who Should Attend:
Practitioners who want a basic, non-technical understanding of ESG reporting and how to set themselves up for long-term success in an era of growing demands for non-financial disclosures.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify and understand at least 10 technological, business and social trends driving ESG adoption.
  • Explore and explain at least five leading trends in the current ESG landscape.
  • Discover and appraise at least 10 key considerations when operationalizing ESG and shifting from theory to practice.
  • Identify and point out at least 10 leading case studies of ESG reporting.
  • Recognize and summarize at least five ways practitioners can prepare for ESG success.
Last updated/reviewed: December 29, 2023
Course Complexity: Advanced
No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Course Agenda7:16
  What is Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)?18:30
  ESG: Current Landscape15:12
  ESG: Current Landscape Cont'd17:04
  ESG: Theory to Practice15:42
  ESG: Theory to Practice Cont'd16:52
  COP 26 - Implication for Accounting Profession4:42
  Technical ESG Accounting Reporting Guidance9:36
  The G in ESG Spotlight n Governance Metrics3:14
  ESG Best Practices4:32
  Key Takeaways3:36
  Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting for Accountants1:56:16
  Slides: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting for AccountantsPDF
  Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting for Accountants GlossaryPDF