Sustainability assurance – micro course

This micro course is aimed at financial professionals with limited experience in sustainability assurance principles and concepts. It focuses on applying the applicable standards for completing a sustainability assurance engagement.

Reporting on environmental, social and government (ESG) matters is becoming increasingly common. Regulators and external reporting standard setters in Australia (e.g. the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Corporate Governance Council) and New Zealand (e.g. the External Reporting Board (XRB) New Zealand) encourage entities to obtain external assurance over their ESG or sustainability reports.

This micro course is designed to be your first step in providing assurance on your client's sustainability reports. It will help you to understand what sustainability assurance is, why it is important, and the steps needed to complete a sustainability assurance engagement.

By attending this micro course, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain sustainability assurance and its value to clients, stakeholders and report users
  • Evaluate client sustainability assurance needs
  • Apply the relevant assurance standard in planning, performing, and completing a sustainability assurance engagement.
  • Explain current developments in sustainability assurance

Benefits of attending this course:

  • Enable you to understand what sustainability assurance is, why it’s important and how to complete a sustainability assurance engagement
  • Increase value that assurance practitioners can add by providing this service to their clients
  • Build future-focused capability in the assurance space

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Group discounts are available for 5+ participants. Please submit an enquiry and you will be directed to an account manager to discuss your training needs.

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This micro course series will be taught on the CA ANZ My Capability - Learn Learning Management System, which can be accessed via computer, laptop or other similar technology. For an excellent experience, the technical requirements below are recommended, however the course will function with lower specifications.

Operating system

  • Windows 10 (latest version)
  • Mac OSX Catalina (10.15)

Internet speed

  • 10 Mbps download
  • 4 Mbps upload

Web browser

  • Chrome (latest version)
  • MS Edge (latest chromium version)

RAM (random access memory)

  • 8 GB (<75% used)

Screen resolution

  • 1280 x 1024 px

Webcam resolution

  • 1280 x 720 px

Hardware requirements

  • Headset with microphone


Topic: Future Focused

Sub-Topic: Sustainability

Format: Blended Learning

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: Upto 6 hours