20th & 21st February 2023
NOVOTEL HOTEL – DUBAI, U.A.E.
ESG issues are becoming increasingly financially material and companies and public sector entities are experiencing increasing pressure to improve sustainability disclosure and performance.
This course will provide the foundations in a number of key standards and frameworks used for ESG disclosures and reporting and will empower managers in the private and public sector to understand and apply a range of standards and tools that underpins Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting.
This includes the consideration and disclosures of environmental factors such as climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, resource depletion, waste and pollution, and deforestation; social
factors such as working conditions (including slavery and child labour), local (including indigenous) communities, conflict and humanitarian crises, health and safety, and employee relations and diversity; governance factors such as board diversity and structure, executive pay, bribery and corruption, and fair tax strategy.
The objectives of the seminar are to enable delegates to:
- Knowledge of the voluntary and mandatory standards and regulations that govern environmental and carbon accounting, ESG reporting and disclosures
- Knowledge of key EGS reporting standards and frameworks, including the SDG’s and the SDG indicators
- Understand how to apply tools such as SDG indicators, materiality matrix, carbon accounting, etc. to real-world cases in preparing ESG reports and disclosures
- Awareness of the environmental, social and economic
responsibility of an organisation and understand data,
measurement and reporting challenges.
Who Should Attend:
Accountants, managers, and others who are involved in the ESG reporting cycle or who more broadly engage with impact and sustainability within a public sector entity or a private company.
The teaching method is live online using comprehensive course materials of which participants will receive a copy. Through the use of illustrative examples and real-world case studies, interactive participation is encouraged. Tools such as polls and breakout rooms are used to facilitate participation.