Corporate Carbon Disclosures Conference

This conference focused on the emerging practice of global corporations to disclose their current and/or intended future greenhouse gas emissions.

About the Sustainability Research Conference Series

The Stanford Initiative on Business and Environmental Sustainability Research Conference Series is hosted by Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.

Some observers have heralded the emergence of these disclosures as a potentially significant development in the effort to limit the damaging effects of climate change. At the same time, critics have dismissed this increasingly common practice as another form of greenwashing.

The conference organizers assembled a cross-section of academics, industry representatives, and policy makers to examine these questions. Specific topics fitting the overall conference theme included:

  • Corporate Carbon Accounting
  • Carbon Reporting
  • Net-Zero Pledges
  • Capital Market Reactions to Corporate Carbon Disclosures
  • Mandatory vs. Voluntary Carbon Reporting
  • Offsets and Voluntary Carbon Markets


Wednesday, December 14, 2022: 1:00pm–9:00pm
Thursday, December 15, 2022: 8:00am–12:30pm

Full Conference Agenda

Stanford Initiative on Business & Environmental Sustainability: Podcast

Listen as Professor William P. Barnett and Stanford student Ingrid Ackermann host a discussion with faculty member Stefan Reichelstein to discuss the takeaways from this conference.

Conference Organizers