A Call for Papers on ‘Accounting for modern slavery, employees and work conditions in business’ has just been announced to be published in a Special Issue of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. Full details can be found here. Guest Editors for the Special Issue are: Dr Katherine Christ, University of South Australia Business School Professor […]

A Parliamentary Inquiry into the establishment of an Australian Modern Slavery Act has just produced its Interim report, with a final Report expected to be published at the end of 2017. The Australian Government Department of Justice has also released a consultation document about suggested Global Supply Chain Reporting requirements in Australia. Put the two together and […]

The latest volume of the Academic Leadership Series has been published by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand: Guthrie, J., Evans, E. and Burritt, R. (eds.), (2017) Improving Collaboration & Innovation between Industry and Business Schools in Australia, Academic Leadership Series, Vol. 8, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, pp. 111. The publication also […]

A new publication by Professor Roger Burritt from the Fenner School of Environment and Society, College of Medicine, Biology & Environment, The Australian National University, and Dr Katherine Christ from the University of South Australia Business School, Adelaide, is available in the Journal of Environmental Management. Citation: Burritt R. and Christ, K. (2017) ‘The Need for […]

Material Flow Cost Accounting, as with Carbon Accounting, now recognises the importance of incorporating supply chain issues and provides practical advice on application through ISO 14052 (2017). Dr Katherine Christ and Professor Roger Burritt  consider development of ISO 14052 in their article ‘Extending Environmental Cost Accounting to the Supply Chain’ published by the International Federation […]

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]. […]