Risk Analysis and Assurance test on Carbon Credit Asset Management Program

The intern will be undertaking research with Carbon Credit Corp. (CCC), a designer of green strategies for public companies, to gain an understanding of the Canadian Carbon Market, as it evolves, with specific attention on carbon sequestration in tilled land in the Canadian Prairies. CCC is uniquely positioned in this eco-market to determine how carbon sequestration will be treated as a viable carbon credit resource. The intern will work with CCC to identify the inherent risks in the business process of agricultural carbon sequestration in each stage, from the farmer inputs to the sale of the credits. Risks may be in the form of human behaviour risk, business process risk, or system risk. CCC requires full understanding of these risks to build controls and tests into their software and meet the verification requirements of the environmental auditors. The Intern will be presenting the risk-mitigated software to the auditor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, for final testing and verification by the end of the internship period.

Intern: 
Kirk Hutton
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. James Tansey
Province: 
British Columbia
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