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.
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'.
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.
2014: Research consultant contributing to a report with ACCA considering the sustainability requirements of 10 national exchanges in sub-Saharan Africa.
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).
2013: Research consultant on ACCA/FFI/KPMG briefing paper considering issues around the materiality principle and natural capital risk in corporate reporting.
2012: Co-author on report with ACCA/FFI/KPMG evaluating the extent to which the accounting profession considers natural capital as a material issue.
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:
Welcome to Fife: Cycling the Fife coast
Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) Scotland: Exploring interactions in (inter)national measurements linked to sustainable development: from Scotland to Iceland, Active Travel in Scotland, Committee on Climate Change – Reducing Emissions in Scotland Progress Report 2016 and Making the most of places – a shift towards sustainable tourism (£ or free to LGiU members)
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.
2013: Research and case study work for CDSB's (Climate Disclosure Standards Board) guide to their investor focused 'Climate Change Reporting Framework'.
2013: Contributory research to the IIRC's (International Integrated Reporting Council) background paper on the incorporation of multiple capitals into integrated reporting.
2012: Author of a series of sustainability related blogs and articles to support ACCA's 'Global Virtual Conference' in October 2012.
2012: Research and analysis for CPSL (Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership) on natural capital management within the pharmaceutical sector.
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.