Date: Thursday 5th June 2013 @ 9am to 1pm

Venue: ECCI, 15 South College St, Edinburgh. EH8 9AA

Cost: £95 pp (plus vat) - lunch and refreshments inc

(*50% Funding available for suitable Scottish SMEs - details below)

                              

In 2012 a forward looking survey was conducted by ECCI in partnership with the Accountancy Bodies, SEPA and Sustainable Opportunity Solutions regarding the awareness, knowledge and application of carbon accounting and reporting by accountants working in Scotland.

A significant response from members of ACCA, CIMA, ICAS, and ICAEW Scotland contributed to the survey and this event will share the survey findings, highlight key issues and facilitate further discussion.

This Event will appeal to accountants interested in:

    • Developing a new service to clients

    • Enhancing technical skills and competencies

    • Understanding how to identify hidden efficiencies for clients

    • Strengthening reputation

    • Understanding the opportunities

Agenda

8.30 - 9.00 Coffee & Refreshments on arrival from

9.00 - 9.30 Introduction, Accountancy Survey Results and Overview  

                Dave Gunn, Business Manager Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

9.30 - 10.00 Overview of current carbon accounting standards, methodologies, and legal requirements

                  Gary Davis, Operations Director Ecometrica

10.00 - 10.30 Carbon Information – impacts for the supply chain

                   Fraser Wilson, Director, PricewaterhouseCooper LLP

10.30 - 11.00 Business Efficiency: The Role of Carbon information

                   Paul Adderley, Managing Director, Sustainable Opportunity Solutions Limited

11.00 - 11.20 Coffee Break

11.20 - 12.00 Implementing carbon accounting into an organisation– Industry representative

                   Facilitated Discussion - identifying & supporting opportunities & solutions. 

12.00 - 12.30  Meeting skills gaps, influencing policy and regulation planning

12.30 - 13.00 Lunch and networking

*Skills Development Scotland can offer 50% skills training for Scottish SMEs undertaking low carbon skills training. This skills workshop qualifies for this support but applicants MUST apply PRIOR to the event taking place.To apply please go to www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/our-services/services-for-employers/training/low-carbon-skills-fund. for more details)