Climate Change - Net Zero and Carbon Accounting (Sustainability Part 2)

The second in our sustainability series taking an in-depth look at different aspects from Carbon Footprints and Net Zero to the effects on accounting practices for you and your clients.


  • Recap from the previous session (Sustainability Part 1) - Sustainability what does this mean to accountants? An overview. Stakeholder pressure, Investors, Insurers, Providers of capital, Customers and employees.
  • Net zero, goals and strategies - The climate scenarios and different international responses?
  • Calculating Carbon footprints and planning for net zero - Scope 1,2, and 3 emissions, accounting system add-ons, Offsetting how to plan for net zero.
  • Effect on how Accountants manage the finances and accounting for clients and organisations - Risks and opportunities, how climate issues will monetise over time. The drivers of change to an organisation’s finances, how to scenario plan and stress test an organisation’s finances.


1 hour (1 CPD unit)


Dr Peter Ellington

Peter is the founder and CEO of Triple Bottom Line Accounting (TBLA), a rapidly growing accountancy practice that supports SMEs with Compliance and Advisory solutions.

He is an Associate Professor in Accounting at the University of East Anglia, where he teaches Accounting for Sustainability on the MBA programme. He recently completed a Doctorate in Education, which criticises the state of accounting education, arguing that it needs to develop to include the increasing needs of the environment and society.

Peter is focused on the latest developments in Accounting for Sustainability and is a thought leader on how accountancy develops to address the climate crisis.


Fran Ellington

Fran works at Triple Bottom Line Accounting (TBLA), an Accountancy practice that is helping SMEs adapt to the challenges of Climate Change and Environmental and Social issues.

She has successfully launched the TBLA Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impact service. Fran runs workshops and consults with SMEs to initiate their net zero strategy. She is teaching sustainability on a Net Zero Leaders Level 7 apprenticeship. She is a member of the Norfolk Business Climate Leaders Advisory Board.

Andrea Finegan

Andrea has a number of non-executive roles, including Chair of the Schroders Greencoat valuation committee, an investment manager in the renewable energy sector with c. £9bn under management.  She is also Non-Executive Director of Pantheon Infrastructure PLC from IPO and consultant to Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund (a FTSE 250 Investment Trust) Board’s Risk and ESG Committees.

Andrea is a fellow of the Institute of Directors. She has spent 30 years in investment banking and investment management for European financial institutions. She is a visiting fellow at the University of East Anglia, where she teaches Sustainable Finance on the Executive MBA programme. Andrea has an MBA in Strategic Carbon Management.

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