Accounting for the Future

An interview with Carol Adams by Chris Sheedy First published by ICAS, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. You can view the original article here. Accounting and sustainability are inseparably linked says Professor Carol Adams CA, who considers  by herself a citizen of the world. Last time we spoke, Professor Carol Adams CA was in her office […]

The future of corporate reporting, the Sustainable Development Goals and capital markets

In this video Paul Druckman talks about the future of corporate reporting and accounting for sustainable development. He discusses the need to incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals into the thinking of capital markets. He argues for increased take up of integrated reporting and the need for convergence across the various standard and guideline setters. Whilst […]

Better corporate reporting: challenging credibility

In this interview Paul Druckman talks about the role of corporate reporting in providing information to investors, the role of Stewardship Codes and pension funds in creating a shift and the role of regulators in encouraging better corporate reporting. He discusses the challenges concerned with increasing the credibility of integrated reports. This is the fourth in […]

The role of business schools

Video interview with Paul Druckman, CEO, IIRC, discussing the role of business schools in the Global Financial Crises and how students, as future leaders, should have their eyes opened as to what needs to happen to create the change needed.  He argues that business schools should be in the forefront of creating this change and developing […]

Paul Druckman discusses the meaning of value creation

In this video Paul Druckman discusses the complexity of changing the capital market system given diverse stakeholder interests and the approach that corporate boards should take to the governance of ESG issues in light of the VW scandal.  He responds to criticisms by some academics that the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has moved away from […]

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 […]

Sustainability reporting making a difference: an interview with Ernst Ligteringen, CEO GRI

Chief Executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) since 2002, Ernst Ligteringen has had a good seat from which to observe and influence recent developments in corporate accountability for sustainability performance.  He spoke with Carol Adams about what’s been achieved and what is still left to do. You had a long career in international development […]

The importance of organisational culture, communication campaigns and accounting for externalities – Tony Kelly

Tony Kelly is a Managing Director and Board Chair passionate about social justice and sustainability issues. He has extensive knowledge of water issues in the developing world and in Australia.  He served as Chairman of WaterAid Australia and Director of WaterAid International for ten years and Managing Director of Yarra Valley Water for 11 years. In this interview with […]

The role of the (bank) CFO in value creation: an interview with Mark Joiner, NAB

Mark Joiner, outgoing CFO of one of the world’s top 40 banks discusses the need to redefine value and rethink business models in this interview with Carol Adams. Mark has held Chief Financial Officer (CFO) positions at the National Australia Bank (NAB) and Citigroup Inc, prior to which he spent 16 years with the Boston Consulting Group reaching the […]

What is a ‘sustainable’ bank? An interview with David Korslund, Global Alliance for Banking on Values

“Sustainable banks start by determining basic human needs to be met and then deliver financial services which meet those needs,” says David Korslund, Senior Advisor to the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) in conversation with Carol Adams. “In contrast”, he suggests “most banks start by asking ‘how can we make as much money as […]