Paul Druckman speaks out on social and environmental sustainability and accountants

In this video Paul Druckman, CEO of the IIRC, talks with Carol Adams about his interest in social and environmental sustainability issues, their relevance to business and their place in the training of accountants. Paul’s interest in sustainability led to him taking a Diploma in Environmental Management. He explains his concern regarding the lack of […]

Video: panel discussion with Paul Druckman: Normalising integrated reporting

This video records a panel discussion with Paul Druckman the CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Carol Adams and Richard Slack both Professors of Accounting at Durham University Business School and Anne Adrain, Deputy Director, Sustainability and Assurance at ICAS. The key highlights of each presentation are summarised below. More information about the […]

CIMA’s progress on integrated reporting: making the right decisions

prepared by Carol Adams The President of CIMA is quick to point out (first sentence in his statement) that the previous report was “voted best practice in reporting the business model and value creation at the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) annual conference”. The members and students of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ (CIMA) […]

CFO: A misnomer?

By Ken Weldin and Carol Adams From recent discussions with the members of our network serving as CFOs, a common theme has emerged. Having reached the pinnacle of their career claiming the cherished CFO title, most feel professionally fulfilled and mentally stimulated, but the role is far wider reaching than when they assumed it. It […]

Engaging with organisations in pursuit of improved sustainability accounting and performance

by Carol A. Adams and Carlos Larrinaga‐González  Published in the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. At the time of posting this article has been downloaded over 11,000 times since 2013 from the journal website.  It is in the top 50 most cited articles published in the journal’s 30 year history. Citations to article are here Executive Summary/Abstact […]

Accountants taking a lead on sustainable development

By Carol A Adams, Monash University Accountants around the world are currently considering how the organisations they work for can meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. As experts in measurement and data controls, analysis, reporting and monitoring, it makes sense for them to take a lead. The goals and targets integrate economic, social and environmental […]

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB): A response to the consultation draft Framework

by Carol A Adams The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) seeks to increase the amount and quality of environmental information included in “mainstream” reports.  It is a consortium of eight business and environmental organisations seeking to help investors make informed decisions on the allocation of financial capital in a manner which supports environmental protection.  The […]

Divestment backlash shows companies need to improve sustainability reporting

By Carol A Adams Tony Abbott’s criticisms of the ANU’s divestment decision will come back to bite him. The tide of change is such that Vice-Chancellor Ian Young and the ANU Council will be seen as leaders. Others will follow. Abbott has added his voice to a growing chorus condemning the decision by ANU to […]

The International Integrated Reporting Council: a call to action

by Carol A Adams This paper sets out the case for integrated reporting and its potential to change the thinking of corporate actors leading to the further integration of sustainability actions and impacts into corporate strategic planning and decision making. It calls for academics to engage with the process and to contribute to the development […]

The real story behind Brazil’s ‘greenest World Cup’

By Carol A Adams This year’s World Cup was supposed to be the “greenest ever”, with FIFA taking measures to account for the event’s greenhouse gas emissions, including an estimated 2.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide. As the biggest sporting event on the planet, FIFA is under pressure to take its sustainability measures seriously. It […]