Author Archives: Professor Roger Burritt

Modern slavery and how accountants can fight it – are you involved with a global supply chain?

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 […]

Improving Collaboration & Innovation between Industry and Business Schools

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 […]

The need for monetary information within corporate water accounting

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 […]

Extending Material Flow Cost Accounting to the Supply Chain – ISO 14052

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 […]

Modern slavery – time for action

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 […]

Legal Systems, Internationalization and Corporate Sustainability

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]. […]

Carbon risk – Australian companies underprepared?

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 […]