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M23014 - Accountants and the Circular Economy and Carbon Neutrality (Online)

  • 15 Mar 2023
  • 13:30 - 16:45
  • Online Webinar

Registration


Register
Registration Time: 13:15
Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
Speakers: Mr Kurt Muscat
Venue:   Online Webinar
Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
MIA Members: €40.00
Non-MIA Members: €75.00
Retired Members: €20.00
Students: €30.00

*Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

In today's economy, we take resources from the Earth, manufacture items from them, and finally discard them as garbage - the process is linear. In a circular economy, on the other hand, we prevent waste from being created in the first place.
Accounting and financing are critical to the success of circular businesses and to achieving sustainable development. Creating circular businesses is a key path to accelerate the circular transformation and achieve major climate targets like net-zero emissions. However, there are some key challenges in implementing circular accounting approaches to capture the value of circular business models and help circular businesses be successful. These challenges will be discussed in detail in this session. 

Specific topics to be covered during the session

  • What is circular economy
  • What are the challenges of supporting the Circular Economy in financial accounting
  • What are the benefits of incorporating Circular Economy in financial reporting
  • What is carbon neutrality
  • How can businesses contribute towards carbon neutrality.

WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

Accountants are usually the first port of call for most business owners when they need to evaluate the feasibility of a project/product or to get general business advice. However, accountants might not have the time to focus on some areas such as environmental issues, meaning that they might not be in a position to properly guide their clients. This session will give a good general background on the topic while still entering into the details of the subject.  

Target Audience

  • Accountants and prospective accountants who work mainly on the provision of financial reporting beyond financial statements.
  • Accountants and prospective accountants in general.
  • Business advisors.
  • Business owners and self-employed persons who would like to transform their business into a more sustainable one.

Speaker's Profile

Kurt Muscat holds a Masters of Science degree in Economics from the University of Malta and an ACCA qualification
He started his career as an auditor with Grant Thornton before being seconded with St Julian's advisory for just over a year. During his time at St Julian's advisory he focused on financial modelling and future forecasts as well as raising debt and equity for several local and international companies.
Kurt has joined EMCS in January 2018 and is presently a senior executive for the Advisory service at EMCS. He worked on a number of product development costing analysis and economic impact assessments mainly for the appraisal of Malta council for science and technology (MCST) projects. Was also involved in the undertaking of various CBAs and feasibility studies for the public sector which range from waste and water management to the appraisal of projects that seek to address Malta's ever-increasing transportation problem.
Other work included business plans for EU funds, financial analysis and Corporate finance.

EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

3  Core


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