Sustainability workshops at Globe Forum 2020

Stakeholder expectations about sustainability are dramatically shifting. Whether you’re running a small business or a large firm, good environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices are essential for success.

Event Details

Jointly Presented By:

CPA Canada and Globe Forum 2020

Location and date:
Vancouver February 10, 2020 - 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PST

Companies that integrate strong planning around environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues outperform their competition in the market. Help your organization keep up with the pace of change by developing a strategic plan to manage ESG factors for your business – and boost your bottom line.

That’s why CPA Canada is proud to present two upcoming workshops at the GLOBE Forum.

Practical Application of Sustainability Reporting Frameworks

Join experts from the Climate Disclosures Standards Board (CDSB), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and ESG Global Advisors to learn about the fundamentals of SASB standards and the CDSB framework. Plus, get tips on how to practically implement both to meet recommendations from the Task Force on Climate Disclosure (TCFD).

Throughout the workshop, you will be able to develop a deeper understanding of how these tools can complement your organization’s current reporting model with hands-on exercises. And, through interactive examples, you will gain clarity on both identifying and reporting on material ESG and climate-related issues for your organization. Build skills to help you leverage these frameworks as a tool to better manage ESG issues and communicate performance to investors.

The New Era of Ethics, Social and Financial Responsibility

Given the changing nature of ethics and stakeholder expectations today, CPAs have a responsibility to uphold the highest ethical and professional standards in business, which go beyond internal controls and profit-driven interests. Recent events in every sector have brought to the forefront the need for companies to consider more than ever their ethical responsibility in ESG issues and effective reporting of those risks and opportunities.

So, when you are navigating the challenges of business in a socially responsible context, what is the best way to mitigate risks and opportunities, then share that information with your stakeholders? Learn about the changing nature of ethics and how it affects the role of CPAs and the CPA ethical code. We will move to articulating ESG type risks and opportunities to stakeholders and review common tools to manage, mitigate and communicate with stakeholders, including: tying performance to ethical responsibilities; promoting a constructive culture and tone at the top; and, an overview of proper disclosure of some of the key risks and opportunities in ESG areas covered.

Special offers/promotions

This workshop will be presented at the GLOBE Forum in Vancouver. CPA members receive a special 15 per cent members discount to attend GLOBE Forum. Enter the code: G20CPAmembers at the checkout.

Note: Attendance at GLOBE Forum would account for additional PD hours to what is stated for the workshops below.

Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.


3 CPD hour(s)
Pricing & registration

Who should attend?

For workshop #1:
  • CPAs responsible for financial reporting
  • sustainability professionals
  • specialists in risk management
  • business leaders
For workshop #2
  • CPAs
  • business leaders

More Details:

Venue[s] and Accommodation[s]


Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

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