In this course we explore the various standards and systems available to organizations to identify, monitor and report social and environmental impact, and investigate why you need to be aware of these processes.

We start with an investigation of historical and current perspectives on accounting for sustainability and dive into the four most often referenced reporting standards/organizations.  This leads into a conversation about which standards, certifications, and frameworks are most appropriate for your organization and why. We look at what organizations are currently reporting under various standards and who’s paying attention to what they report. 

This course serves as an introduction to integrated sustainability reporting and will give accounting and finance professionals an understanding of how this will impact their organization and what next steps to take.

Learning Objectives

  • Discriminate between historical and current perspectives on accounting for sustainability
  • Differentiate between Frameworks, Principles and Tools; Models, Assessments and Standards; and Analytical Reports
  • Examine different reporting standards
    • GRI-4
    • SASB
    • B-Corp
    • IRIS
  • Explore how to improve your bottom line and returns to investors
  • Identify who’s already implementing different types of reporting and
    • Who’s reading/analyzing these reports
    • How these processes can improve employee engagement and
    • Enhance well-being among all stakeholders
Last updated/reviewed: April 23, 2018

2 Reviews (8 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
Material was very relevant and well-organized, however, the presentation was not very engaging. Found the variety of thought leadership on sustainability very surprising. Interesting course.
5
Anonymous Author
I'm so happy to see this course offering. I believe reporting on sustainability will become more common going forward and this is a good introduction.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Exposure to SEC reporting requirements and I would suggest visiting the following websites to familiarize yourself with value proposition each one has to offer:

Advanced Preparation: None

 

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 .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  12:40Benefits of Reporting
  9:07Choices: Frameworks, Standards, Assessments and Certifications for Your Industry
  7:22Results and 10 Steps for Moving Forward with Accounting for Sustainability
  10:37Key Takeaways
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Accounting for Sustainable Business
  PDFPractical Application
  PDFSustainability Glossary/Index
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM