Dr Katherine Christ and Roger Burritt draw attention to the complicity of Australian companies in modern slavery activities, especially through international supply chains. In one example of a leading Australian company’s experience Andrew Forrest, Chair of Fortescue Metals, acknowledges when reviewing their supply chains and strategies for removing modern slavery ‘We had slavery in our supply […]

The following article has been accepted for publication and will shortly appear on Emerald Early cite. Hörisch, J., Burritt, R., Christ, K. and Schaltegger, S. (2017) ‘Legal Systems, Internationalization and Corporate Sustainability: An empirical analysis of the influence of national and international authorities’, Corporate Governance: The international Journal of Business in Society [Status: Accepted 14.5.17]. […]

With the USA possibly in the process of pulling out from the Paris agreement and definitely reducing the scope of EPA climate change activities it is chilling to learn from Jeff Tollefson, Major Report Prompts Warnings That the Arctic Is Unraveling (Nature magazine on April 28, 2017), that parts of the Arctic are already warming […]

The HONEST Act (H.R. 1430), designed to constrain use of certain evidence in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s decision making, is moving through the US Parliament. The House of Representative passed the Bill by a vote of 228 to 194 and it now moves on to the Senate. The argument is that the HONEST Act will block the EPA […]

What is happening in corporate sustainability reporting? The GRI has provided a useful update with numerous web links which will help members, researchers and practitioners. Sustainability reporting is shrouded in controversy and there is a great need for research resources to be channelled in its direction. On 2 June 2016 Antonio Vives in his article entitled […]

Call for papers from: Professor Zahirul Hoque, Tel +61 3 9479 3433 e-mail: z.hoque@latrobe.edu.au See here for full details. Keynote speakers: Professor Trevor Hopper (Sussex University, UK) and Professor Alan Lowe (RMIT University, Australia) Online submission deadline: 31 July 2017 “We are pleased to announce that the fifth biennial international conference of the Global Accounting […]

Wending its way through the Parliament of Australia and currently at Bill stage in the House of Representatives is the Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Act 2017. If passed, like carbon emissions reporting, it will be a topic to keep an eye on, for academics and practitioners alike. The objectives of the Act are: (a)  […]