Journal rankings: A response to the draft ABDC list

by Carol A Adams Main points: This post sets out my response to the ranking of the Sustainability Accounting Management and Policy Journal (SAMPJ) in the draft 2019 ABDC journal ranking list. Various citation metrics and additional data provided by the publisher, Emerald, are included. Leaving SAMPJ at a B is an anomaly. In our […]

What does a Professor of Accounting do?

by Carol A Adams Main points: The role of accounting academics in driving change in practice and policy has lacked visibility Academics have critical thinking skills of value to the profession, business and policy makers When people ask me what I do for a living, I wonder what they imagine it involves.  Do they think […]

Let’s Talk Value: How Universities Create Value for Students, Staff and Society

Main points: Universities contribute to solving the world’s challenges and improving future workforce skills A focus on value for money, efficiency and outputs sells universities short Integrated reporting has improved university decision making and helped them raise funds Universities can improve their annual reporting – they have largely ignored 20 years of developments in sustainability […]

Debate: Integrated reporting and accounting for sustainable development across generations by universities

by Carol A Adams This article aims to stimulate debate on how integrated thinking and reporting can contribute to value creation for university stakeholders and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Universities have significant influence over a large proportion of the world’s future leaders.  Reporting, managing, engaging and developing strategy on sustainable development issues therefore […]

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 […]

Integrated reporting and MBA degrees

The Director of the MBA at Griffith University in Australia, Associate Professor, Dr Nick Barter, has been keen to include integrated reporting in the syllabus. In this interview Nick and I consider what integrated reporting is and what it means for businesses and other organisations. We also discuss the implications of attempts to value the […]

Sustainable Procurement in Australian and UK Universities

by Suzanne Young, Swati Nagpal and Carol A Adams Abstract Sustainable procurement is a growing phenomenon and a key component of organizations’ Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability strategy. The focus of this paper is sustainable procurement (SP) at universities in Australia and the UK. The study identifies a dearth of academic research into SP at universities […]

Engaging business leaders and students in Integrated Reporting at Toulouse Business School

Toulouse Business School is taking a lead in spreading the word on integrated reporting and developing the next generation of business leaders through research and engaging business leaders and students.  Their event From Share Value to Shared Value: The Future of Integrated Reporting to be held on the 4th May at Toulouse Business School in […]

The World’s first Diploma in Integrated Reporting

Last month I was fortunate to visit the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership at the University of Pretoria to speak with staff and PhD students researching various issues in integrated reporting at the invitation of its Director Prof Derick de Jongh. Integrated reporting has been mandatory for companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange […]

Universities are (slowly) feeling their way forward on divestment

By Carol A Adams, Monash University Another Australian university has outlined plans to reduce the exposure of its investments to climate change, and is taking a contrasting approach to the Australian National University’s high-profile divestment plan announced in October. The University of Sydney on Monday released plans to reduce the carbon footprint of its investment […]