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What Really Is ESG for Accountants? Donny Shimamoto

Rob Brown and Donny Shimamoto discuss ESG strategies for accountants, environmental and social governance in accounting, ESG accountancy opportunities.

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In today’s episode 22, “What Really Is ESG for Accountants? Donny Shimamoto.”

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Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA

Donny is the founder of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, an advisory-focused CPA firm accelerating innovation and organizational development for small and mid-market businesses and nonprofits. He is recognized as a global thought leader and educator in the fields of accounting innovation, IT risk management, and performance management.

Key questions addressed in this episode :

☛ what exactly is ESG and is it just a new hyped concept?

☛ why is it important for accountants to become familiar with ESG?

☛ what is different about ESG and what is known as Integrated Reporting?

☛ of the many facets of ESG, which are most important for accountants?

☛ What constitutes good governance for accountants, particularly in the areas of innovation, cybersecurity and ethics?

☛ why is ESG being driven by the accounting profession?

​Donny co-chair of the National Conference of Lawyers and CPAs, past chairman of the AICPA’s Information Management and Technology Assurance Executive Committee, and former member of its Governing Council, Assurance Services Executive Committee, and numerous other AICPA committees and task forces. He is also a past member of the IFAC Technology Advisory Group. Donny was recognized as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012 to 2022, Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting (2013/2014/2017-2021) by Accounting Today, received the 2009-2010 President’s Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs, was named to CPA Technology Advisor’s 40 Under 40 list in 2007 & 2009 & 2014, and was also a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004.

Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn/Twitter: @donnyitk​


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