My work and projects

The following are projects and outputs I have had involvement in, both as a freelance researcher and furthermore in previous employment. Please click on the links to access the relevant work.
Filling the information black hole
Filling the information black hole

with ACCA

Living Wage Employers
Living Wage Employers

with University of Strathclyde and the Living Wage Foundation

Is natural capital a material issue
Is natural capital a material issue

with ACCA, FFI and KPMG

Filling the information black hole
Filling the information black hole

with ACCA

Reports and publications
​​

2016: Research consultant on report with ACCA reviewing reporting from fossil fuel companies, both traditional and integrated reporters, on the risk of 'stranded assets'.

Filling the information black hole: how are fossil fuel companies

reporting on the stranded asset risk?

 

2015: Co-author on knowledge exchange project with the University of Strathclyde and the Living Wage Foundation on the business case for the UK Living Wage. 

Living Wage Employers: evidence of UK Business Cases

 

2014: Research consultant contributing to a report with ACCA considering the sustainability requirements of 10 national exchanges in sub-Saharan Africa.

Stock exchanges in sub-Saharan Africa: capturing intent towards ESG requirements

 

2014: Research consultant on ACCA/FFI/KPMG briefing paper reviewing the corporate reporting of 5 key commodities sourced from natural capital (palm oil, soya, beef, cotton and sugar). 

Business and investors: providers and users of natural capital disclosure

2013: Research consultant on ACCA/FFI/KPMG briefing paper considering issues around the materiality principle and natural capital risk in corporate reporting.

Identifying natural capital risk and materiality

2012: Co-author on report with ACCA/FFI/KPMG evaluating the extent to which the accounting profession considers natural capital as a material issue.

Is natural capital a material issue?: An evaluation of the relevance of biodiversity and ecosystem services to accountancy professionals and the private sector

Communicating climate change
Communicating climate change

with Climate Disclosure Standards Board

Capitals: Background Paper for IR
Capitals: Background Paper for IR

by the International Integrated Reporting Council

ACCA blog- Global Virtual Conference
ACCA blog- Global Virtual Conference

for ACCA

Communicating climate change
Communicating climate change

with Climate Disclosure Standards Board

Other research and online content

​​

2016-17: Various blog pieces and briefing papers on interlinked themes of active travel, cycling, sustainability, adventure and place- including for: 

2013: Research and analysis of climate change related disclosure in the annual reporting of global oil and gas multinationals for Carbon Tracker Initiative and ACCA.

Carbon Avoidance?: Accounting for the emissions hidden in reserves

 

2013: Research and case study work for CDSB's (Climate Disclosure Standards Board) guide to their investor focused 'Climate Change Reporting Framework'.

Communicating climate change in mainstream reports

 

2013: Contributory research to the IIRC's (International Integrated Reporting Council) background paper on the incorporation of multiple capitals into integrated reporting.

Capitals: background paper for IR

2012: Author of a series of sustainability related blogs and articles to support ACCA's 'Global Virtual Conference' in October 2012.

ACCA insights blog (specific articles search term: 'James Bonner')

2012: Research and analysis for CPSL (Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership) on natural capital management within the pharmaceutical sector.

Urban mobility in practice
Urban mobility in practice

Urban mobility in practice
Urban mobility in practice

Previous work and other projects

​​

2010/11: Involvement in a project management and research capacity of EU FP7 Research project Carbon Aware Travel CHoices (CATCH), which aimed to reduce the carbon impact of urban transport.

 

2011 onwards: Voluntary ranger with UK cycling charity Sustrans, contributing to the upkeep and maintenance of a section of the National Cycle Network.  

 

2011: Freelance subject matter expert and tutor contributing to course material for the Environmental Studies A-Level produced by distance learning organisation ICS.

 

2007: Marketing and public information provision role with the Glasgow bus division of public transport operator First Group.