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Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is a set of principles that assist a firm in becoming socially responsible.


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What is ESG?

ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. It is a term used to refer to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and societal impact of an investment in a company or business. It reports on a range of areas from environmental impact, employment practices, and accounting practices. ESG has become an increasingly important consideration for investors looking to align their investments with their values.

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How can ESG help Accountants?

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Attracting and retaining clients

ESG has become an important consideration for many companies and organisations. Being able to offer expertise in this area can be a competitive advantage.

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Growing revenue streams

The demand for ESG services is increasing as more companies and organisations recognise the importance of integrating sustainability into their operations and reporting.

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Enhancing firm reputation

Being seen as a leader in ESG can enhance your reputation and brand among clients, peers, and the wider community. This can lead to increased visibility and opportunities for growth.

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Managing Different Personalities in the Workplace

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Time to talk – starting a conversation about mental health

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Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance

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Electric Cars – Topical Q&A

Refresh your memory and prepare for questions that clients ask regarding electric cars.


Reduce exposure to cyber threats

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ISSA 5000 General Requirements for Sustainability Assurance

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Understanding the ‘E’ in ESG: Environmental Factors from a Business Perspective

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Going Electric - Fuel for Thought

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Helping Find the Path to Net Zero with The Business Climate Hub

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Skills, Management and Leadership Programme

Explore a range of courses designed to give you the knowledge and tools needed to effectively lead teams, manage projects, and navigate organisational dynamics in a compassionate way.

Topics include:

  • Wellbeing in the Workplace
  • Effective Communication
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Coaching Skills
  • Understanding Different Personalities
  • Emotional Intelligence

Narrative Reporting

Explore the requirements to include in narrative reporting for annual reports and accounts.

Learn about the differences in content for directors reports for small and medium/large companies. Gain an understanding of the purpose, materiality, and communication principles for strategic reports.

Demystifying ESG

The ESG framework now considered essential for many businesses across several industries.

This course is aimed to give attendees an understanding of what ESG is, the benefits to businesses, and how to start reporting sustainability. Our sister company ICA to offer Accountants an introduction course into ESG.