Following the completion of the Building Carbon Literacy project funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, CSEAR is organising a series of events exploring how colleagues around the world teach carbon and climate change in their accounting programmes.
For the first event, we invited Dr Madlen Sobkowiak, Dr Maaya Konovalova and Professor Ian Thomson from the Birmingham Business School to share their experiences of integrating carbon into accounting programmes.
During the 90minute event, colleagues learned about the ‘Carbon Accounting towards Net-Zero’ initiate that aims to integrate carbon accounting into all BSc Accounting and Finance models with the aim of equipping future accountants with carbon accounting skills. The initiative comprised an initial audit of where carbon accounting featured in existing modules, conversations with colleagues in the department, and the learning developed through the process.
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Madlen Sobkowiak is a Lecturer in Accounting specialising in Social and Environmental Accounting, Accounting for Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Accounting at the Birmingham Business School. Previously she was a Research Fellow in Business and Ocean Stewardship, working on the Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS) initiative.
Maaya Konovalova is a Lecturer in Accounting specialising in Taxation, Anti-Money Laundering and International Transparency Standards.
Ian Thomson is Director of Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business. He is also Convenor of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research.
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