Dr Katherine Christ and Professor Roger Burritt in their article ‘Putting Sustainable Beef on the Table‘ published on 3 February 2017 in The Sustainability Report, argue sustainability will only be achieved when the industry acknowledges it is only as strong as its most unsustainable farmer. “On the 11 of January in a move likely to […]

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has published a useful new Report on risk management entitled ‘Sustainability and enterprise risk management: The first step towards integration‘.  The Report is available here. The WBCSD comment as follows: “An organization’s enterprise risk management function plays a critical role in monitoring and managing the risks and opportunities that […]

According to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, on 19 December 2016 in a Media Release entitled ‘Coalition continues strong commitment to ag and water programmes‘ amongst these government funding will be secured for vital ongoing Bureau of Meteorology water functions, hopefully including corporate water accounting. Anna […]

Details now available at http://events.ulg.ac.be/eman2017/ Theme: “Sustainability Accounting and Control for Smart Cities” The Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN) in association with the Smart City Institute at HEC Management school of  University of Liège. Key dates: Papers submission: February 15th, 2017 Best practice cases submission: February 15th, 2017 Do you know of a fully smart city, […]

The UK’s November 2016 Corporate Governance Reform Green Paper is part of potential Corporate Government reforms designed to continue to make the UK an attractive place for both business and investors. Perhaps it is missing the boat following the Brexit vote and possible departure of many companies wishing to have less diverse regulation, more flexibility […]

Roger Burritt and Katherine Christ outline what is known as Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution and what the digital world might mean for the Accountancy profession. In non-technical language they address the leading issues: What is Industry 4.0? What might Industry 4.0 mean for accounting? What should accountants and professional bodies do to prepare […]

The following article and Abstract are shortly to appear on Emerald EarlyCite: ‘Material Flow Cost Accounting for Food Waste in The Restaurant Industry’ authored by Katherine Christ and Roger Burritt – accepted for publication in the British Food Journal in 2017. ABSTRACT Purpose The aim is to examine how a new tool, Material Flow Cost Accounting […]