ABOUT

Sustainability CPE Inc.

SCPE was founded in 2020 to help financial professionals become vital partners in our global drive for a more sustainable world. We will help make Sustainability Accounting a standard and popular topic for Continuing Professional Education of CPAs and others.   Anyone ready to make a sustainable difference is welcome to follow and learn with us. 

Cathy DeHart, CPA

Lecturer of Accounting,

Gonzaga University

Burt Hamner speaks at the 2009 Cleantech

Burt Hamner, MBA, MMA

Founder, 

Sustainability CPE, Inc.

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Nancy Reid, CTFA

Principal,

Tyche Consulting Services

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Burt Hamner, MBA, MMA

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 5000 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. He has received the Credential in “Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting” 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. Connect on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/burtonhamner

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