AccountAbility Principles Course Now Available on Earth Academy, Expanding Training on Principles-Based Sustainability Management to Practitioners Globally

Apr 7, 2021 9:30 AM ET
Press Release

Global consulting and standards firm, AccountAbility, and Amsterdam-based sustainability education platform, Earth Academy, have together launched a self-paced AccountAbility Principles (AA1000AP, 2018) course – now available via Earth Academy’s digital learning platform.

The AA1000AP (2018) is an internationally accepted, principles-based framework that guides organizations through the process of identifying, prioritizing, and responding to sustainability challenges, with the goal of improving long-term performance. This practitioner-level course will detail how to apply the fundamentals of sustainability management rooted in the AccountAbility Principles of Inclusivity, Materiality, Responsiveness, and Impact. This CPD-certified course provides information about the evolution of AccountAbility, overviews AccountAbility’s AA1000 Series of Standards, and presents the four principles and how to apply them in practical sustainability settings.

The course is designed to support sustainability professionals who are responsible for sustainability report writing and/or assurance. Future courses on the AA1000 Series of Standards, including a deep-dive into AccountAbility’s Stakeholder Engagement Standard (AA1000SES, 2015), are planned for later in 2021. 

Sunil A. Misser, Chief Executive Officer of AccountAbility, expressed regarding the AccountAbility Principles course:

“We are pleased to launch this course, in partnership with Earth Academy, to expand the global awareness and application of the AccountAbility Principles of Inclusivity, Materiality, Responsiveness, and Impact. As sustainability has become increasingly more central to the global corporate agenda, training the next generation of business practitioners will help more organizations advance large-scale, integrated, and impactful ESG change.”

Regarding this partnership and course launch, Stefaan van Hooydonk, Dean of Earth Academy, shared:

“We are very excited to launch the AccountAbility Principles course together with AccountAbility. Sustainability management is increasingly becoming an area of focus for many organizations. The four AccountAbility Principles provide practical guidance on how to develop an accountable approach to sustainability performance. This self-paced course provides strong understanding of the principles in an enjoyable and interactive way.”

Learners registering for the course in the next 30 days will be offered a 25% discount using the code AApromo25. Learn more and sign up today on Earth Academy’s digital learning platform.


About AccountAbility
AccountAbility is a global consulting and standards firm that works with businesses, investors, governments, and multi-lateral organizations on ESG matters to achieve opportunities, advance responsible business practices, and transform their long-term performance. We focus on delivering practical, effective, and enduring results that enable our clients to succeed. Learn more at, email us at, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Earth Academy

Earth Academy is an Amsterdam based digital learning platform focusing on providing quality sustainability education to global audience. Learn more at, email us at, and follow us on LinkedIn.