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Introduction to Sustainability Accounting WEBCAST

Wednesday, October 12 7:00am - 9:00am PDT

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2.0 Credits

Member Price $79.00

Non-Member Price $109.00


Sustainability Accounting is now a recognized professional skill of increasing importance in larger organizations. It is the process of finding, measuring and managing the material metrics for sustainable performance and risk management. The goal is to bring these metrics into regular financial statements so leaders can act on them. This course teaches Sustainability Accounting basics with example from the restaurant industry. It is suitable for any professional or student who wants to learn fast about sustainability issues in specific industry sectors and how to integrate sustainability metrics into financial accounting and reporting.


History of Sustainability Accounting. Sustainability Metrics for Industry. Published Sustainability Standards. Roles of Accounting and Other Associations. Integrating Sustainability into Financial Reporting.



Designed For

Public and management accountants, CFOs, sustainability and environmental managers.


Why Sustainability Accounting is increasingly important to large organizations and to investors. Who are the leading organizations in SA and what are their roles. What have accounting associations published about SA. How to find sustainability metrics for specific industry sectors. How to find technical and management solutions for specific industry sectors. How to integrate with the financial reporting cycle.






Leader Bios

Burt Hamner

Burt Hamner is a true pioneer in Sustainability Accounting. After graduating from Harvard College, he earned Masters degrees in Marine Studies and in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1988. In 1993 he wrote the first Environmental Management Accounting Guidelines for the Washington Department of Ecology. These were and are fundamental in the development of SA into its new dimensions of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. Burt helped over 100 Seattle-area companies and organizations create profitable environmental improvement plans. In 1995, for WSCPA he presented the first USA course on SA for CPAs. He went on to become Professor of Environmental Management at two international business schools and a consultant to the US Agency for International Development, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the UN and others. He catalyzed and developed the first CPE for Accountants in environmental accounting for the Philippine Institute of CPAs. Since 1995 he has trained over 3000 business managers how to implement sustainability tools and practices to increase profits and decrease risk. Burt has received dozens of awards as a professional speaker and a “Chasing Genius” Award from National Geographic Society. In 2019 Burt presented a new version of the SA course for WSCPA and received 4.99/5 stars from 298 participants. In June 2020 he received the Certificate in “Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting, Level 1” from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. He recently formed a new Washington corporation, Sustainability CPE Inc, to develop new CPE courses on Sustainability Accounting and looks forward to making new friends in Washington’s accounting and finance community. He can be found on linkedin at:

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Non-Member Price $109.00

Member Price $79.00