This course will discuss accounting and finance concepts focused on sustainable business practices. Businesses are realigning and in some cases, reinventing their organizations toward more sustainable business models. Accounting and Finance reporting techniques and analytical methods used by entities will be examined that enable organizations to reduce their firm’s negative environmental and social impacts while, in many cases, increasing assurance, profits, returns, and competitive advantage.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Evaluate the emerging field of "Accounting for Sustainability".
Interpret financial reporting of environmental liabilities.
Assess corporate financial reporting of sustainable business practices (Goodwill).
Analyse sustainable reporting based on Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines.
Evaluate sustainability reporting and assurance services.
Interpret green house gas accounting and reporting standards and guidance.
Generate capital budgeting analysis to comply with environmental regulation and emissions.
Assess the impact of environmental costs on product pricing.
Investigate Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and the returns generated.
Demonstrate the application of the Social Return on Investments (SROI).
Support the use and calculations of Carbon Credits, Climate Exchanges-Carbon Dioxide Permit Trading.
Describe the environmental sustainability index.
Effective as of Winter 2012
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