Corporate Climate Reporting Standards and Regulations

A four-week course covering climate-related financial disclosures and reporting requirements that have increasingly become mandatory in markets across the world.

Course level: Intermediate

About this course

This course covers existing and upcoming climate reporting regulations, which are now required by law in large global markets such as California and the EU. We’ll dive into the details of landmark frameworks for climate-related financial risk reporting, such as TCFD, and mandatory disclosure regulations, such as EU CSRD, California SB 253, and SB 261. You’ll learn how to determine regulatory climate reporting requirements for your company and practice building scaffolding for sustainability reports.

You will walk away from the course with an understanding of how climate reporting is becoming more integrated with financial reporting and why sustainability and finance professionals within organizations will increasingly be working together.

Who is this program for?

Sustainability professionals

Prepare for the upcoming wave of regulation that will impact your work

Investment analysts

Understand how to leverage increased reporting for your climate data research and analysis

Financial reporting professionals

Learn the fundamentals of sustainability reporting and the key differences between it and financial reporting

Newly appointed ESG controllers

Set yourself up for success by ensuring you can speak the language of both sustainability and finance functions

What climate skills you'll learn

Navigate climate disclosures

Decipher the mandatory and voluntary climate disclosures across the globe, with a focus on newly passed EU and CA legislation

Understand TCFD recommendations

Gain insight into the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, the cornerstone of global corporate climate frameworks and regulations

Assess materiality

Determine what data is material (and doubly material) to a company

Comprehend integrated reporting

Integrate climate data into financial reporting

Event concluded

2024: The Year Corporate Climate Reporting Takes Off

Join Katherine Markova as she discusses a major shift that is underway in the world of corporate sustainability – from the alphabet soup of voluntary reporting to a common global standard for mandatory disclosure.

The difference

Live lab groups

You will meet weekly with the instructor and fellow learners to share perspectives

Skills-based learning

You will engage in individual real-world assignments to immediately apply the skills you’ve learned

Personalized attention

Meet with the instructor 1-on-1 and get individualized feedback on your assignments

Asynchronous and synchronous learning

Flexible learning options to fit your learning style

Meet the course creator

Katherine Markova

Climate Consultant, former Big 4 Director

Katherine pivoted into climate work following a 20-year career in accounting and reporting with KPMG, during which she advised many of the world’s largest companies. Katherine’s main areas of expertise are corporate sustainability and transparency. In her most recent role with 3Degrees Group Inc., Katherine supported corporate clients with greenhouse gas emissions measurement, climate target setting, climate risk assessment and sustainability reporting.

Katherine is also an active member of several climate advocacy groups that are working towards enhanced corporate transparency through strengthened regulations. She was involved with the recent passage of SB 253 and SB 261 in California in a volunteer capacity and has detailed knowledge of these bills.

Course schedule

Week One: Voluntary and mandatory climate financial disclosure reporting requirements: recent trends and future developments
  • Readings/viewing: Navigating California’s SB 253 and SB 261
  • Readings/viewing: Sustainability Standards: What Next?
  • Assignment: Assess which mandatory frameworks a company has to comply with
  • Readings/viewings: TCFD Knowledge Hub, and guidance on the use of scenario analysis
  • Readings/viewings: Integrated Report review and summary of key takeaways
  • Assignment: Develop a contents page for a sustainability report

Pricing and expected commitment

Previous fellows say it best

Akhila Kosaraju

"I was into Climate and learning organically when I came across, but it was a great way to find the community and learn so comprehensively! I would highly recommend anyone thinking about understanding the landscape of climate change to join the community!"

Co-founder and Design Lead at What if Design (USA)
John Ellison

" accelerated my climate action journey and helped me find my unique contribution in just a few months. The best part was meeting brilliant people from all over the world who have left incredible companies like Amazon, Twitter, Apple and Slack to fight climate change."

Director at Regenerate Earth Ltd (England)

Frequently asked questions

Future program dates will be announced soon.

Corporate sustainability professionals looking to add a reporting dimension to their current role or new role. Financial reporting professionals looking to develop advanced knowledge of climate reporting frameworks and regulations.

We welcome participants from all backgrounds and regions of the world to participate.

This course focuses on the standards that companies use to report on their climate performance, including, but not limited to, carbon accounting and, disclosure regulations that they are increasingly subject to. This data is ultimately used by the ESG investor community to make capital allocation decisions.

Several organizations have learning or professional development budgets for their employees. We encourage you to enquire about and utilize this budget to attend the course. will help you get reimbursed for the course by providing an invoice, a certificate, and any other documentation you need. If you have approval from your company, we can also arrange for your company to pay directly.

We expect to run more cohorts given ongoing demand for this course.

Financial aid is not available for this course.

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