Robert’s research focuses on carbon accounting, studying the way this emerging form of accounting translates global climate objectives into budgets, risk assessments and targets within organisations. His research pays particular attention to the role of carbon accounting – as well as climate performance indicators – in aligning efforts across multiple sectors with the international climate objectives. In conducting this research, he has worked with organisations such as the United Nations Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative as well as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Robert’s fieldwork has been conducted primarily within standard-setting processes at the intersection of climate change and the financial sector. This formed the empirical core of his PhD, which he received from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and remains central to his current research activities.
Robert has presented his work at numerous international conferences and doctoral colloquia, including those organised by the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Accounting (IPA) and the European Accounting Association (EAA). During his time at the LSE, he was a Doctoral Fellow of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR).