Bean Counters’ New Tool: Credential in Sustainability Accounting

Are sustainability factors material to the company? There's now a credential for the financial professionals charged with analyzing such issues.

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), a non-profit organization, has established a credential to help professionals identify the issues that can impact the financial performance of a company.

The  Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential consists of a two-part test: a Level I exam, which focuses on principles and practices and the Level II exam, which emphasizes  application and analysis. The Level I exam is now available, and the second part will be launched in 2016.

“The markets need professionals who can identify what sustainability information is material to a company, and use that information to make better decisions,” said Jean Rogers, SASB's founder and CEO.

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