When interests collide: dealing with stakeholder conflict and other complexities

By Carol A Adams Development in emerging economies such as India is occurring at a rapid pace as the Earth is heading towards climate disaster.  The social and environmental issues are complex, interrelated and sometimes conflicting, particularly when it comes to the trade-off between local and global issues.  The positions of civil society organisations and […]

New research and news from SAMPJ

Readership of and citations to the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal have increased steadily over its first six years.  The journal’s usage increased by 81% in 2014 and a further 51% in 2015. The topical and interdisciplinary coverage of the journal is reflected in the content of issues 1 and 2 for 2016 detailed […]

Exploring metaphors of capitals and the framing of multiple capitals: challenges and opportunities for IR

by Andrea Coulson, Carol A Adams, Michael Nugent and Kathryn Haynes published in the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal The purpose of this paper is to explore the potential of the metaphor of capital, and to chart the development of the multiple capitals concept in the International <IR> Framework and consider how it might develop […]

FREE access to award winning 2014 papers in the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal

Each year Emerald, the publisher of the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal makes award winning papers available free for a limited time only. Details of the winning papers and how to access them are: Winner – Available free until 1st June 2016 Volume 5 number 1 Strengthening private certification systems through public regulation: the case […]

Highlights – Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal Volume 6 issue 2

By Carol A Adams, Editor, SAMPJ This issue of SAMPJ includes seven research articles concerned with sustainability accounting, management and policy.  It comes amidst exciting news that the journal has been given a rating of 2 on the Association of Business Schools journal list. Ogilvy (2015) develops an Ecological Balance Sheet as a means of […]

Five years on: Research that makes a difference to the relationship between organisations, society and the environment

By Carol A Adams The Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal (SAMPJ) publishes research and viewpoint pieces which have the potential to influence practice and policy in a way which improves the relationship between organisations, society and the environment. The increasing complexity and interconnectedness of the issues confronting organisations, society and the environment necessitates the […]

Measurement of sustainability performance in the public sector

by Carol A Adams, Stephen Muir and Zahirul Hoque published in the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal Abstract This article identifies current performance measurement practice within state, territory and federal government departments in Australia with a particular emphasis on the importance of sustainability performance measures. Whilst voluntary sustainability reporting by private sector organisations aligned, for […]

The mediating effects of the adoption of an environmental information system on top management’s commitment and environmental performance

by Sarah Yang Spencer, Carol Adams and Prem W.S. published in the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal Abstract This paper aims to examine the antecedent factor, top management’s commitment to environmental sustainability, for the adoption of a sophisticated internal environmental information system; measured by the broad-scope, timeliness, aggregation and integration of such information. The paper also seeks to examine whether […]

Exploring capital and the notion of multiple capitals – call for papers

The term capital is traditionally viewed as an economic metaphor for a manufactured means of production. Engagement in sustainability has expanded the notion of capital to include the social and natural environment in the production of key goods and services. This is leading to the practice of managing and accounting for multiple capitals. For example, […]

Sustainability reporting and performance management in universities: Challenges and benefits

by Carol A Adams,  published in the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal Abstract This article aims to provide a perspective on sustainability reporting and performance management in the university sector making a case for increased accountability, improved (management of) performance and greater innovation in approach. Carol Adams provides a personal perspective drawing on experience in sustainability […]