Robert Charnock

Robert Charnock

Research interests

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.

His 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.

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, London School of Economics and Political Science, The (LSE)

    Accounting and Climate Change: The two degrees target and financing the transition to a low-carbon economy

    30 Sep 2012 - 30 Sep 2016
  • Master in Science, London School of Economics and Political Science, The (LSE)

    M.Sc. Accounting, Organisations & Institutions

    30 Sep 2011 - 13 Jul 2012
  • Bachelor of Science, London School of Economics and Political Science, The (LSE)

    B.Sc. Accounting & Finance

    30 Sep 2006 - 16 Jul 2010

Professional Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Full certificate), PGcertHE

    30 Sep 2012 - 14 Dec 2017

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Interested in supervising qualitative research projects in the following areas:
Carbon Accounting
Environmental Risk and Regulation
Environmental Standard Setting (Related to the previous point)
Climate Finance
Civil society / activism
Governmentality Studies
Science and Technology Studies (STS)