FREE VIRTUAL Sustainability Accounting 1 CPE ,Sept 19

When:  Sep 19, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM (MT)
Associated with  AZ Valley of the Sun Chapter

FREE VIRTUAL Sustainability - ESG Reporting and Accounting Pragmatic Update -

1 CPE ,Sept 19, 6pm MDT (Like California time)

6:00 to 6:20pm Arizona time- Networking

6:20-7:10pm –  Speaker: Dr. Stephen Orpurt, Clinical Professor of Accounting at Arizona State University and

 Nicole Holden, Ph.D., CPA, Assistant Professor of Accountancy at Boise State University

1 hour CPE- Field of Study :Regulatory Ethics (Technical): Public Interest and Responsibilities

TOPIC: The purpose of this sustainability (ESG) reporting update is to highlight the many recent changes to frameworks and standards, including recent ISSB standards, which incorporate the TCFD framework and SASB standards. A review of ESG rating agency efforts accompanies the update. Pragmatic suggestions, short case illustrations, and recent sustainability reporting trends will support the update. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the learning session, you should have acquired the ability to:

• Describe the current state of sustainability (ESG) reporting, including standards, frameworks, and regulations (recently enacted and pending).

• Articulate the business case for sustainability (ESG) reporting illustrated with pragmatic examples.

• Evaluate recent sustainability (ESG) rating agency issues and trends.


Nicole Holden Ph.D., CPA, is currently an Assistant Professor of Accountancy at Boise State University. She has a unique blend of academic achievements and professional experiences. Earning Accounting and Biology degrees from Arizona State University, she also further expanded her academic reach with a year of Zoology study at The University of British Columbia. Nicole’s career encompasses both tax and audit, including a role at Deloitte NYC. Nicole's research interests lie in the areas of Sustainability Accounting Framework Integration and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting.

Professor Orpurt earned his MBA and Ph.D. at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His dissertation garnered the 2004 American Accounting Association International Section dissertation of the year award.

At Arizona State University, he teaches ESG Reporting and Ethics, a Master of Accountancy course cross-listed with ASU’s first-in-the-nation School of Sustainability. Recently he earned the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)’s Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting FSA Credential. He was previously the Associate Director of the School of Accountancy. Before joining ASU, he was an Assistant Professor at Singapore Management University and held visiting professorships at The University of Chicago and Purdue University. He has taught various accounting courses at Boston University, INSEAD, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, among others. He has won teaching awards at different universities across three continents.

His recent research focuses on the Statement of Cash Flows with top-tier publications and in-person presentations to the International Accounting Standards Board Members. 

Before his academic career, he was a CPA with KPMG, a portfolio manager (Franklin Templeton), and a litigation expert leading expert testimony efforts on behalf of JPMorgan Chase & Co. regarding their Enron class action lawsuit defense. 

Professor Orpurt’s vita is at

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