ESG Accounting and Reporting

Business and Economics

About this course

New Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and Sustainability Reporting; Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), sustainability assurance. Sustainable finance, key principles and three stages, purpose of companies, long-term value creation, sustainable business model theory and circular business models.

NB! This course will take place in autumn semester 2024/2025 which starts on 2nd of September and ends 26th of January (you can find that information under Start date section). The real course start and end dates will be announced at the beginning of September at the latest.

Learning outcomes

Aftern completing this course, the student:

  • explains the key concepts of ESG reporting and regulations and can describe the latest developments and current situation in the field of ESG accounting and reporting;

  • describes and analyses main ESG related standards and governing documents including New Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related indicators, The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB); Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). ESG and IFRS, emerging standards and reporting practices;

  • prepares ESG reports and/or disclosures applying different techniques and standards, solves case studies outlining main ESG related problems and gives real life examples on implementation of ESG disclosures;

  • understands the importance of ESG in finance and investment and the benefits for stakeholders.


Final assessment can consist of one test/assignment or several smaller assignments completed during the whole course. After declaring a course the student can re-sit the exam/assessment once. Assessment can be graded or non-graded. For specific information about the assessment process please get in touch with the contact person of this course. For specific information about grade transfer please contact your home university

Course requirements

Prerequisite - English level B2


lectures, exercises

Additional information

  • Credits
    ECTS 6
  • Level
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    Natalie Aleksandra Gurvitš-Suits
  • Mode of instruction
    Online - at a specific time
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  • Start date

    2 September 2024

    • Ends
      26 January 2025
    • Term *
      Fall semester 2024
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      14 May - 29 Jul 2024
    Only 7 days to enrol
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These offerings are valid for students of DTU (Denmark)