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Understand the vital role CPAs can play to help organizations address emerging environmental, social, and governance (ESG) related risks, challenges, and opportunities.
Canada’s net-zero emissions target, the establishment of an International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), recent social change movements, and the economic and social impacts of COVID-19 have increased the spotlight on ESG issues. Incorporating sustainable business practices and accounting for ESG factors has become an important focus area for organizations.
Stakeholders want greater transparency on how organizations are managing their ESG risks and opportunities and integrating them into their business strategy. By virtue of their role as strategic advisors and stewards of value and data, CPAs are uniquely positioned to help companies navigate the complexity of these issues and build resilience. CPAs are well-equipped to connect the strategic and financial pieces when it comes to quantifying and disclosing ESG risks and opportunities. Roles will range from business planning, governance, reporting and assurance, to risk assessment and analysis.
ESG factors play a key role in an organization’s ability to create short and long-term value for all stakeholders. Viewing your organization through an ESG lens can help identify the sustainability risks and opportunities that are material to your organization and help assess their impact on long-term business performance and value creation.
Step beyond a traditional accounting role and into a position as a value-added leader, decision maker, and key influencer on ESG matters.
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November 6, 2023
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November 13, 2023
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November 22, 2023
On November 21, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance released the federal government’s 2023 Fall Economic Statement (FES), which contained some new tax announcements along with an update on previously announced tax measures.