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Feb 8, 2023

ESG is becoming an increasingly familiar acronym, standing for environmental, social and governance. Similarly, ESG analysis has become an increasingly important part of the tax compliance process and, for CPAs, it’s a key area to understand as part of a taxpayer’s overall financial snapshot.

On this Tax Section Odyssey episode, April Walker, CPA, CGMA, Lead Manager — Tax Practice & Ethics, AICPA & CIMA, chats with April Little, CPA, Partner, Tax Risk & Advisory Services — Grant Thornton, about the importance of ESG matters and why tax practitioners need to be part of the conversation.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • High level introduction to ESG and sustainability topics (0.54)
  • Why accountants are (and should be) interested in the ESG area (6.35)
  • Why all-sized firms, including smaller firms, need to get up to speed and focus on ESG (9.02)
  • Where tax specifically fits in with ESG (11.05)
  • A deeper dive into the “g” of ESG — governance (13.47)
  • What companies are currently doing around ESG and tax risk management (14.59)
  • A page from April Little’s travel journal (18.06)

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