Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Accounting, or carbon accounting, refers to the process of conducting assessments to quantify the total GHGs produced directly and indirectly from business operations and other organizational activities. This is also called the carbon footprint of a company. Reliable & comprehensive corporate GHG footprint accounting is the first step in the management of climate performance.
In this course, we discuss in detail why it is important for companies to conduct GHG accounting and how the investor community can use this information as part of their ESG & climate strategies. Further, we define scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, and explore frameworks and processes to support companies in preparing/analyzing a GHG inventory. GHG accounting information disclosed by a company is an important metric to evaluate climate change-related risks and understand a company’s approach to mitigating its GHG emissions.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
CFI’s Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Specialization offers skills including materiality analysis, building an ESG scorecard to measure company performance, integrating ESG factors into a financial model, and defining different types of ESG investing. From beginner to experienced professionals, this specialization is designed to provide a deep understanding of the ESG landscape and to prepare you to integrate this knowledge into your career.
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.