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Brad Sparks

Lecturer, Impact@Anderson
“Accounting and finance play an essential role in delivering a sustainable future. CFOs, treasurers, investors, and other finance leaders are beginning to recognize the benefits of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. My aim is to help MBA students navigate the evolving landscape for sustainable business practices and to understand the relevance of ESG for financial decision-making.”


Brad Sparks is a lecturer for Impact @ Anderson. His primary focus is on the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues within accounting and finance. He currently teaches MGMT 298E (Accounting, Finance & ESG).

Brad is the Executive Director for Accounting for Sustainability (A4S). A4S was established by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2004 to inspire action by finance leaders to drive a fundamental shift towards resilient business models and a sustainable economy. Brad works with Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), finance teams and the capital markets to embed sustainability within financial and investment decision-making. Brad was previously an Executive Director at KPMG working with clients to integrate sustainability, respond to ESG-related risks, and assess corporate sustainability performance. His prior experiences also include leading KPMG’s global sustainability strategy and advancing citizenship initiatives across the KPMG global network.

Brad serves on the Board of GRID Alternatives, a non-profit that advances economic and environmental justice through renewable energy. In addition to his involvement with UCLA Anderson, Brad is also an Executive-in-Residence at Cornell University’s Center for Global Sustainable Enterprise.


MBA, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, 2004
MS Accounting, Appalachian State University, 1998
BSBA Accounting, Appalachian State University, 1997