Leadership in Sustainable Accounting

Leadership in Sustainable Accounting

Lundquist College senior lecturer Michele Henney is among the first 60 individuals in the world to earn a Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential.

According to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, the FSA Credential “is designed for professionals who benefit from understanding the link between material sustainability information and a company's financial performance."

The credential entails mastery of the historical, legal, and investing context for how materiality is understood in capital markets, industry-specific approaches to identifying the sustainability information that is most likely to be financially significant, and the business case for sustainability, as well as the implications of material sustainability information, among other topics.

Henney is a senior lecturer II of accounting and serves as program manager for the Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis. She earned the James E. Reinmuth MBA Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 and 2009 as well as the MAcc Outstanding Faculty Award for 2007 and 2009.

Among the other first 60 individuals that have earned the FSA credential is alumnus Jaxon Love, MBA '11, MActg '12. Love was among the first to take the exam for the FSA Credential.

The achievements further bolster the Oregon MBA's reputation for sustainable business. In October, the University of Oregon earned the number one spot for a second consecutive year in the category of Best Green MBA as ranked by The Princeton Review.