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Beyond Accounting – Accounting for Net Zero – Part One

March 31, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

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Free – $20.00
Beyond Accounting Accounting for Net Zero


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Discounts available for members:

Attendance is free for Members and Associates. This includes members in good standing with ICAEW, ICAS, CA ANZ, SAICA, Chartered Accountants Ireland and paid-up associates from other institutes. This includes a CPE certificate for up to 1.6 credits, if the attendee requests it and complies with NASBA guidelines (answers polls and time attending) 

Non-members can select from  2 ticket types

  • Other Attendees include members of other CAW institutes, CPA Canada, Students or Guests – attendance only – FREE
  • Other Attendees (as above) but requesting a CPE certificate for up to 1.6 credits, and complies with NASBA guidelines – $20 non-refundable

To get more information please email: chiefexecutive@cawnetworkusa.com

Fordham University Gabelli School of BusinessSUMMARY: In our first 2022 Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA Beyond Accounting on-line event, we are partnering with Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and focusing on Accounting for Net Zero.

We will outline the huge opportunity for our accounting profession to take ownership and establish clear governance, over this critical measure of how business in general is performing in achieving a net-zero target.

Our first session runs for about 30 minutes and includes two 15-minute presentations. We will then take a discussion break for 12 minutes where we will allocate attendees to groups. When they arrive in the groups, they will be met by a group leader – one of our CAW Network USA executive team. They will then discuss the key takeaways they have from the presentations.

We will then reconvene in a plenary session and group leads will be asked to share the most important takeaways. (8 minutes). Then we bring the speakers back, introduce our moderator and move to Q&A for the remaining time (Est. 30 minutes). Total time including introduction and polls 90 minutes.

This presentation will cover:

  • An industry perspective on the urgency to address ‘Net Zero’ and ask why the accounting profession is not taking a clearer leadership role.
  • A response from a former Big 4 partner, specializing in ESG reporting, on what the profession is doing to actively address Net Zero.
  • This will be followed by attendee discussion of the key items and priorities arising.
  • Our speakers will then return, along with a guest speaker (Stathis Gould) to take questions from the audience and feedback on results from the breakout session.


By the end of the sessions, attendees will be able to answer the following questions:

  • Learn how companies are / aren’t measuring up to accurate assessment of their ‘Net Zero’ compliance against stated goals.
  • Where there is overlap and inconsistency and how the accounting profession has an opportunity to become the trusted advisor and assessor of compliance.
  • Identify key questions arising and discuss their potential impact and how accountants / auditors can help.
  • Implications for the accounting profession and set the stage for a follow on ‘Part 2 discussion’.

CPE Credits

Participants will earn 1 CPE credits (for the first 50 minutes of the program 1 CPE credit is awarded but only if the program is 50 minutes. For each additional complete 25 minutes of program time an additional 0.5 CPE credits can be awarded.) We can agree the exact credit for the program once we know the exact start /end times.

Note: In order to be awarded the full credit hours, you must attend / participate in the full session.

FIELD OF STUDY: Personal Development

PREREQUISITES: No prerequisite provided attendees are qualified CAs and/or CPAs. Other non-CPA interested parties are also invited to observe.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Open to members and associates of CAW Network USA and their guests.




REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY: No fee for members or guests, $20 for non-members requesting a CPE certificate. Will refund if cancellation occurs prior to the event commencing.

COMPLAINT RESOLUTION POLICY: For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies (as relevant), please refer to https://cawnetworkusa.com or contact [email protected]


Gerard Reid

Topic: Accounting for Net Zero – the challenges and opportunities – a view from industry

Gerard is based in Berlin. He spoke last year at our Sustainable Accountant event and is a former advisor to the UK government on renewable energy policy. Gerard is a Co-founder and Partner at Alexa Capital, an independent financial services business committed to mobilizing capital towards achieving net-zero. He is a Fellow at the Institute of the Environment at the University of Minnesota and a member of the Global Future Council on Advanced Energy Technologies at the World Economic Forum. He is also the co-host of “REDEFINING ENERGY” podcast, which explores how Finance, Technology, Innovation, Markets and Regulations are radically redefining the world of energy.


Topic: Accounting for Net Zero – the challenges and opportunities – the view from the profession

Tim is based in New York. He has been an adjunct faculty member of Fordham University since 2010, and recently took on the position of executive in residence. Prior to this Tim was a partner with PwC for over 20 years and specialized in forensic services. He is the co-author of several books on regulatory compliance and managing risk and fraud. He also chairs the ESG committee if the Connecticut Society of CPAs.


SESSION 2: Panel discussion

Q&A session brings back the speakers from session 1 and introduces moderator Dr. Barbara Porco and 3rd guest speaker Stathis Gould.
Barbara Porco

Barbara is an accounting professor and Associate Dean at Fordham University, New York. She specializes in Ethics in Financial Markets and Sustainability Innovation and Reporting. She is a CPA and holds a PhD in Accounting / Ethics/Business (Fordham University) as well as a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University,


Stathis Gould

Stathis is a Director with the International Federation of Accountants, based in New York. He leads knowledge activities on the role of finance professionals in delivering organizational success. This includes working with the global profession to develop and share best practices and thought leadership. Stathis’s specialisms include embedding sustainability into organizational management practices and reporting, as well as integrated sustainability and governance reporting.



March 31, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Free – $20.00
Event Category:




CAW Network USA
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