Accounting for a Better World

by Carol Baker

Discover ways that as an accountant, you can take the lead in becoming a potential force for good in a business. Explore how to develop a growth mindset that will transform relationships and how to foster a culture of accountability and transparency that supports business resilience and growth.

price £75+vat
cpd hours 4 CPD hours
access 120 days' access

This course will enable you to

  • Help counteract fraud and corruption and maintain an ethical outlook
  • Understand what climate change is, its impact on businesses and the problem of greenwashing
  • Establish an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy
  • Develop a sustainable business model and measure sustainability
  • Recognise technology’s role in environmental considerations

About the course

As an accountant, you have a key role to play in making the world a better place. Whether involved in helping to combat fraud and corruption, improving climate-related disclosures in annual accounts, measuring and managing carbon emissions, creating sustainable businesses, or simply providing an ethical foundation for a business, you are at the heart of the business and a potential force for good.

Discover the various ways you, as an accountant, can take a lead role in the drive towards a more sustainable and fair economy. You'll explore how to develop a growth mindset that will transform relationships and you’ll understand how to foster a culture of accountability and transparency that supports business resilience and growth.

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Contents

  • Being the force for change
    • Saving the world
    • How to save the world
    • Using real-time dashboards
    • Driving climate reporting
    • Biodiversity and standards
    • Creating a more sustainable business
    • How do I ensure I’m taken seriously?
  • Addressing climate change
    • Understanding climate change
    • How are companies adapting?
    • Reversing the effects of climate change
    • The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact
    • What is greenwashing?
    • Watching out for greenwashing
    • How accountancy can become green
  • Creating a sustainable business
    • How to operate sustainably
    • Developing sustainability plans and goals
    • Making sustainability a priority
    • Putting together a sustainable business model
    • Developing a sustainable business model
    • Measuring sustainability
  • Embracing technology
    • A wake-up call for the world
    • Creating a better world
    • Document management systems – the green solution
    • Data, data, everywhere
    • Using technology to create a greener business
  • Counteracting Fraud and Corruption
    • Preventing fraud and economic crimes
    • How can accountants help to identify fraud?
    • Resetting the moral compass of the enemy within
    • Money laundering – why be concerned?
    • Engaging with the developing world
    • Mitigating corruption
    • Anti-corruption laws
  • Being ethical and accountable
    • Technology for sustainable change
    • With sustainability comes accountability
    • Being an ethical accountant
    • Accountants and ethical compromise
    • What makes a business ethical?

Author

Carol Baker

Carol Baker is Editor-in-Chief at Credit Control Journal and Asset & Risk Review, IT for CEOs & CFOs, and PROPERTY FINANCE & lifestyle. The author of a number of books, she specialises in areas ranging from asset and risk management to technology, from compliance and governance to corporate strategy and development. She has been a journalist for a number of years including for the ICAEW, the Financial Times, and the Guardian. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management.

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Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours4 unitshourshours
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Total CPD unitshourshours21 units20 hours21 hours
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Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
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Keep your whole team up to date.

Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours800+ unitshourshours
Access period12+ months
Audit-proof CPD completion certificate
Immediate access to our entire CPD catalogue
Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
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