Category environment

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 […]

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 […]

Use of evidence in environmental decision making in the USA

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 […]

Water Management Accounting: A Framework for Corporate Practice

The following article has been accepted for publication: Christ, K. and Burritt, R., (2017) ‘Water Management Accounting: A Framework for Corporate Practice’,  Journal of Cleaner Production, tba [Status: Accepted 23 March] [Refereed] [Quality: A] [Weight: 5] [Mission Code: REP-PUBLICATIONS] Abstract Water initiatives for business and in business have ballooned in the 2010’s because of concerns […]

Where is the world of professionals going?

Relevance and Professional Associations in 2026 NEW ACADEMIC PUBLICATION Available September 2016 Latest edition of the Academic Leadership Series, an annual publication produced by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand This year’s volume, published in conjunction with RMIT University, is the seventh in the series. Focusing on key issues for business and society in Australia […]

Where is the GRI going?

Ralph Thurm provides an insightful Wrap Up of the GRI2016 Post Event and leaves us with questions about the future of sustainability (and integrated) reporting Source: Toronto Sustainability, 27 May 2016 It’s the week after the GRI Conference, the week when we attendees all return to our desks and reflect what we heard and learned. Clearly, […]

Accountancy and the UN Sustainability Development Goals

The Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting at the International Federation of Accountants,  Stathis Gould, says it is Time to Act. In an article on their Knowledge Gateway entitled “Time to Act: The Accountancy Profession’s Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals” Stathis tries to awaken concern of accountants for one of the critical […]