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Greenhouse Gas Accounting Course Overview

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Accounting (which includes carbon accounting) refers to the process of calculating the total GHGs emissions produced directly & indirectly from business operations and other organizational activities. With climate change becoming an increasingly important issue for industry, government, and society at large, GHG Accounting has become a crucial element for maintaining regulatory compliance amongst increasing climate and ESG disclosure regulations, as well as meeting stakeholder expectations for corporate action on climate change.

This course covers an overview of GHG Accounting and the underlying science of Greenhouse gasses, their impacts, and the risks they present to the global economy. We discuss the key principles of GHG accounting set forth by the GHG Protocol and the steps in setting operational and legal boundaries. From there, we dive into scope 1, 2, 3 emissions and discuss how to collect and organize data to calculate all emissions scopes as accurately as possible. 

Finally, we highlight how corporations and investors use this information and interpret emissions reports to better understand a company’s underlying risks and opportunities. 

Greenhouse Gas Accounting Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain GHG accounting, why it’s an important corporate issue, and how investors and corporations generally use this information.
  • Recognize the connection between GHG emissions, global warming, & climate risks from regulatory, scientific, & financial perspectives.
  • Describe the overall process for calculating corporate GHG emissions and perform basic calculations.
  • Analyze and interpret an emissions report.
  • Leverage reliable and relevant resources to enhance skills within the field.


Who Should Take This Course?

This course is perfect for investment professionals, management consultants, and financial analysts of all walks, as GHG accounting and disclosure is an increasingly important consideration for all companies, particularly public issuers.

Greenhouse Gas Accounting

Dr. Seth Sheldon
Led by Dr. Seth Sheldon
Noah Miller
Led by Noah Miller
Dr. Aurora Ginzburg
Led by Dr. Aurora Ginzburg
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  • Skills Learned ESG Analysis, ESG Integration, ESG Investing, ESG & Business Intelligence
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Learner Reviews

This course is well designed and helps you understand otherwise complex terms and concepts in simple fashion
This course is well designed and helps you understand otherwise complex terms and concepts in simple fashion

Praveen Agnihotri

The course is awesome
I recommend the course to every ESG professional

Pradeep More

Very Informative Course
The course was structured in a very good way.

Gabriella Borda

GHG Accounting
The course pdf is very informative Few concepts needs to be explained with more examples Live data can be incorporated

Swapnil Satyajit Vaidya

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