The reliability of corporate reporting of greenhouse gas estimates: Determinants, consequences, training for accountants and policy initiatives (LP100100076)

Fundamental to the successful re-allocation of resources to address climate change is that greenhouse gas estimates reported by firms are reliable. The first outcome from this research is the development of tools to assist and train the Australian accountancy profession in the estimation of reliable emissions. The second outcome is identification of factors associated with the inaccuracy and bias of greenhouse gas emissions reported by companies and the consequences of the inaccuracies for the share market's valuation of emission liabilities. These research findings will identify issues that need to be addressed by regulators to ensure that the greenhouse gas estimates reported by companies are reliable 

Researchers A/Prof Matthew PinnuckProf Gregory Clinch, Prof Carol A Adams, Prof Ivan Marusic, Prof Gordon Richardson, Prof Peter M Clarkson, Dr Michael J Brear
Award $132,000 from Australian Research Council 2010 - 2012
Partner Organisation CPA Australia