Online Seminar

ESG and Sustainability Reporting Trends: What CPAs Need to Know

Mar 27, 2023



MAR 27



8:30 AM - 12:30 PM




4 Hours


4 Hours


Registration closed on

Mar 22, 2023


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The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and sustainability reporting landscape is rapidly evolving and CPAs need to keep pace with standards and regulations. The new International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) is developing global sustainability reporting standards to enable consistent disclosure by organizations to their investors. The Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB) – set to be operational by April 2023 – will work with the ISSB to implement the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Sustainability Standards in Canada.

In addition, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have both issued new proposed mandatory climate change disclosure requirements. Both rules were developed in alignment with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD). These rules are expected to be finalized in 2023 and come into effect in 2024.

This course will address how CPAs can help organizations navigate the complex landscape of sustainability reporting. It will help CPAs in audit prepare for assurance over sustainability reports. Participants will learn about the current and proposed reporting and disclosure requirements and their implications for Canadian organizations, including small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and both publicly traded and privately held companies. This course will highlight opportunities where CPAs can leverage their skills and competencies to help meet evolving disclosure requirements.


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the evolving sustainability reporting landscape and implications for Canadian organizations
  • Guidelines to help your organization evaluate and select a sustainability reporting framework
  • Guidance on how to navigate compliance with new standards and regulations, including criteria to assess suitability and target audiences
  • Consider how the skills and competencies of a CPA can be help Canadian organizations adopt new standards and regulations
  • Develop a roadmap for future sustainability reporting and compliance


CPAs working in industry, audit and assurance and those who are interested in sustainability and would like to break into this emerging area. CPAs tasked with responsibility for oversight of the organizations’ sustainability reporting would also benefit as well as those in leadership roles such as CFOs and Board members would gain insight on this critical topic that affects all businesses.


$163.00 Personal Passport

$190.00 Organization Passport

$261.00 Member

$261.00 Student

$317.00 Public

Status: Registration closed on Mar 22, 2023




Sarah Keyes, FCPA, FCA

CEO at ESG Global Advisors

Sarah is an ESG and climate change expert with over a decade of work experience as a thought leader, consultant, facilitator, and auditor. She regularly presents to Executive teams and Boards of Directors on the link between ESG and climate change with financial and operational performance and long-term value. Sarah helps her clients establish ESG and climate change strategies that align with strategic priorities, enabling effective integration with existing risk and strategy processes.


This course is a live webinar. You must attend the live course to receive verifiable CPD hours. We recommend you join five minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. To get the full experience of this interactive course, use a computer that has video and microphone capabilities.

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