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June 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

BDO CPE Webinars

Participants of the live webinar will be eligible for 1 free CPE credit.


At a time of increasing interest in enhanced and evolving sustainability disclosures and broad-based agreement on the immediate need for an established set of collaborative global sustainability reporting standards to supersede the numerous and non-mandatory reporting frameworks which currently exist, being responsive to stakeholder disclosure demands is challenging. However, many companies recognize the need for more robust disclosure to underscore the ability of their businesses to create long term sustainable value.

Join BDO and our guests, Bob Hirth, Vice Chair of the SASB, and Andrew Buchanan, BDO Global Head of IFRS and Corporate Reporting, as we discuss the current and future state of corporate reporting from both a global and a U.S.-based lens.

We will share views on how to be consider financially material sustainability issues that are decision-useful for investors and key stakeholders and cost-effective for public companies. This includes contemplating standardization around providing more complete public information about a company’s risks and opportunities, including smaller companies where such disclosures can serve as further differentiators in the market.

Attendees are eligible to receive 1.0 CPE credit in the field of Audit

Learning Objectives:

  • Define sustainability reporting and the related corporate activities that maintain or enhance the ability of the company to create value over time and link this to the interconnectivity between narrative reporting and amounts included in financial statements.
  • Highlight how current financial reporting standards require sustainability to be considered, in particular for climate-related matters.
  • Examine how the current status of sustainability reporting is evolving from a myriad of standards to a highly anticipated global set of reporting standards.
  • Explore benefits and concerns associated with providing sustainability disclosures and how such can serve as a further competitive differentiator.


Delivery: This webinar will be delivered via the BDO Online CPE Network
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 1.0 CPE credit in the field of Audit
Program Level: Basic
BDO USA, LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org
Andrew Buchanan
Global Head of IFRS and Corporate Reporting
BDO Global

Bob Hirth
Vice Chair of The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB); Senior Managing Director

Amy Rojik
Partner, BDO Center for Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting

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