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Financial Aspects of Sustainability

by Raheen Sacranie

Languages: English

Price (from): €1 / day

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About the trainer:

Raheen Sacranie is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), in the UK. Following a stint with KPMG in London, where he was involved in well over a hundred operational investigations and audits, he has worked as a financial and technology consultant, coach and trainer in over 700 companies across the world. His experience straddles all industries, in the commercial and the public sectors, and a career that spans over 25 years. He specializes in helping organizations address the knowledge gap between operations and finance, particularly in identifying and delivering customized consultancy and training solutions aimed at enhancing operational working practices, financial management, financial analysis, corporate governance, process re-engineering, project management, regulatory compliance, audit investigations, business writing & communications, IT collaboration tools, coaching/mentoring and other skill sets in line with competency frameworks and corporate objectives. He has managed and delivered several initiatives in these areas. He is also a keynote speaker at several industry conferences, including the GPCA Innovation Workshop and OSHRM HR Symposium.


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Financial Aspects of Sustainability by Raheen Sacranie

About the training

#Financial Aspects of Sustainability

All businesses are under pressure to demonstrate their responsibility and commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives. This is especially crucial in businesses involved in manufacturing products. Equally, Shareholders are becoming more conscious and active about how their investments are used in the business. Indeed, many are demanding greater accountability, transparency and practical solutions from the executives.

However, to minimise the impact on the environment affects the financial resources of the business. This course is designed to provide an insight into the various aspects that executives management need to consider as they develop their ESG strategies and policies.


Learning outcomes


REVISION OF CORPORATE PURPOSE • Current trends in financial and corporate governance • Shift in perception of corporate purpose • Profit motive no more the sole driver • Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) factors • Regulatory and political changes • Reputational and brand factors IMPACT OF FINANCIAL COSTS ON SOCIETY • What measures are missing in the cost of production? • Understanding the transference of environmental costs to society • Developing an awareness within the company • Long term effects of operational decisions and choices OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS • Lifecycle costs management • Adjusting unit costs for recyclability and circular economy • Utility and feedstock usage • Cost comparisons: renewables, recyclables and circularity • Types of costs relevant to sustainability accounting • Supply chain considerations • What financial data to gather and how? • Tax issues: Carbon, Landfill, Rebates, Tradeable Permits, Renewable energy Schemes etc. INVESTMENT IN SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES • What costs and benefits to consider? • Deriving the financial information/data • Tangible & Non-tangible costs • Tangible and non-tangible benefits • Measuring ROI – tools and techniques • Insight into Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) MONITORING & REPORTING • Reporting trends and best practices • Regulatory and voluntary reporting factors • ISAE 3000 • Internal and external reporting • Voluntary codes of disclosure and compliance • Relevant Financial Measures and Metrics • Operational and Financial Reports and the inter-relationship


  • Sustainability & Finance

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