The Accountant's Guide to Climate Change

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Ross Maynard

Ideas2Action Process Excellence Ltd

  • CPA
  • CMA
  • CGMA

Before starting this self study program, please go through the instructional document.


  • Climate Actions Trend Wheel9 mins
  • The Circular Economy12 mins
  • Zero Carbon Living15 mins
  • Sustainable Investing18 mins
  • The Power of People and Values21 mins
  • Business as a Force for Change26 mins
  • New Technological Solutions29 mins
  • Government Policy and Regulation33 mins
  • Climate Adaptation36 mins
  • People and Habitats on the Move38 mins

Course Description

Climate change is real, and it is having an increasing impact on organizations across the world. Accountants can play a key role in supporting their organizations to understand the costs and benefits of adapting to the impacts of climate change, and to carry out investment appraisal on the opportunities that climate change presents.

This course covers the main impacts of climate change on organizations, from the move to sustainable investing; to changing to zero-carbon; to the opportunities for technological innovation; to increasing regulation; and so on.

For each impact, the course identifies the opportunities for organizations and how the finance team can support the organization through this aspect of change.

The key message is that accountants need to remain flexible and develop their skills to understand the potential costs and benefits that climate change will inevitably bring to their organization.

Learning Objectives

  • To recognize the Climate Change Business Trends
  • To recall the Circular Economy
  • To recognize the Zero Carbon Living & sustainable investing
  • To recognize the power of People and Values
  • To identify business as a Force for Change

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Accounting Managers
  • Staff of Accounting Firm