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Episode 5: Now is the time for CPAs to become ESG-literate

Roopa Davé CPA, CA, explains the importance of understanding data processes pertaining to climate solutions. Just as the digital revolution required an upgrade to digital skills, it’s now time for CPAs to become ESG-literate.

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In 2013, Peter Bakker wrote an article in the Harvard Business review titled Accountants Will Save the World. Almost 10 years later, Roopa Davé continues to share Bakker’s enthusiasm for the impact CPAs can have on the biggest issues facing our planet.

Davé is a partner in KPMG’s Sustainability Services practice. “The skillsets and abilities of the CPA coupled with those of others will be very important in coming up with solutions in the fight against climate change,” she says.

On this episode, she describes how the opportunity for CPAs to help solve important global issues adds purpose to the day-to-day work of accountants.

Roopa Davé says, now’s the time for CPAs to jump on board with sustainability initiatives. CPAs are increasingly expected to work with equal proficiency in both financial and ESG statements. And according to Davé, that expectation is only going to grow in the near future.


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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect those of CPA Canada

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