Dr. Thomas Schneider
Thomas Schneider is an associate professor of accounting in the School of Accounting and Finance at the Ted Rogers School of Management. His research focus is on social and environmental accounting. It ranges from exploring the capital market effects of environmental related accounting rules and securities regulations to the triple bottom-line implications of energy policy at the grass-roots level. His teaching focuses on preparing students for careers in which social, environmental and ethical considerations are becoming more and more important. This applies whether they aspire to work as financial analysts, to work in the rapidly growing area of sustainability reporting and auditing, or to work in more traditional accounting related jobs.
His practical work has helped to inform practitioners and academics about the detailed differences between US GAAP and IFRS requirements on the financial reporting of environmental liabilities. Professor Schneider is a member of the Expert Group on Resource Classification (EGRC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The EGRC is tasked with developing and implementing resource classification and evaluation standards that can be applied by all member nations of the UN. Current work related to the work of the EGRC is on incorporating social and environmental dimensions into the classification of fossil fuel, mineral and renewable reserves and resources.
Social and environmental accounting, natural resource accounting and resource valuation