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Beyond Accounting – Accounting for Net Zero – Part Two

May 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

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Free – $20.00
Script for Beyond Accounting: Accounting for Net Zero Part 2


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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

For this event we are partnering with Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and focusing on Accounting for Net Zero.

This is part 2 of a two-part series, with the first part having been held on March 31st. In Part 2 we will continue to discuss 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. Also, to decide a few that are ‘most important’.

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:

  • Climate and Accounting / Reporting – a perspective from a senior analyst with the Carbon Tracker initiative. They specialize in assessing climate change risk, challenging value assumptions, accounting for impaired/stranded assets, investigation the capital raising proves and exploring the contradiction between climate policy and markets.
  • An international perspective on the accounting profession and ‘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 (Brad Sparks) to take questions from the audience and feedback on results from the breakout session.

Note this is Part 2 of a 2-part event. The first event was held on March 31st 2022, with a similar format and 2 different session 1 speakers.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learn Climate reporting is being carried out in practice and its challenges and opportunities.
  • How the accounting profession globally is facing up to its 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.

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.


Barbara Davidson

Topic: Accounting for Net Zero – the challenges and opportunities – Climate and Accounting

Barbara Davidson, a US CPA based in the UK Barbara is head of accounting, audit and disclosure at Carbon Tracker Initiative. She is a US CPA and also holds a master’s degree in environmental policy and Regulation. She has. A strong track record of working in regulatory activities and is the author of multiple articles and speaker on webinars and podcasts on environmental, social and governance topics as well as climate related issues and how they relate to the accounting profession.


Stathis Gould

Topic: Accounting for Net Zero – the challenges and opportunities – an international perspective

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.


SESSION 2: Panel discussion

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


Brad Sparks

Brad is Executive Director, The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Project. He is an ESG leader with more than 15 years of experience in corporate sustainability strategy, policy implementation, measurement and reporting.  He has extensive experience working with CFOs and senior finance leaders on sustainability issues. Brad is a verrsatile and motivated professional with proven success at designing and implementing sustainability programs with measurable results. He is globally minded with a strong ability to manage complex projects and collaborate across functions and cultures.



May 12, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Free – $20.00
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CAW Network USA
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