Financial Reporting Issues

Sustainability Reporting: What It Is, Why It Matters

Course Overview
One can argue that US GAAP and the regulatory system reporting have created the most transparent and trustworthy financial reporting system the world has ever known. Yet, today, many find themselves asking: Is it enough? Here, Richard Kravitz, Editor-in-Chief of the CPA Journal, and Michael Kraten, Associate Professor at Providence College, discuss sustainability reporting. They explain what it is and why accountants should be aware of it. Behind this movement is the belief that a more socially responsible company, one that practices an ethic of sustainability, will create higher value, deliver better performance and achieve long-term stability.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Recognize what sustainability reporting is and what it is not;
  • Identify examples of sustainability reporting measurements;
  • Recognize the level of sustainability reporting in the U.S. and the European Union;
  • Recognize the results of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) survey of students.

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Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

Work experience in financial reporting or accounting, or an introductory course in accounting

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Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows or Mac OS


Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $24.95


Course Code : 99SPK30

Release Date : 05/09/2018
Expire Date : 05/09/2020
Credits :
CPE 1.00
QAS 1.00

Length : 50min
Course Level : Update
Course Type : Self-Study
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Accounting

Theme : Financial Reporting Issues

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