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)  […]

Corporations have legal standing – they can sue and be sued in their own name. Now three rivers have standing and can sue and be sued in their own name too. These rivers, two in India and one in New Zealand, have guardians and some funding. In India the rivers are to be treated as minors […]

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 […]

Christ, K., Burritt, R. and Varsei, M. (2017) ‘Coopetition as a potential strategy for corporate sustainability’, Business Strategy & the Environment, has been accepted for publication – shortly to appear online. Abstract: The paper is among the first to consider coopetition strategy in the context of corporate level sustainability. Through examination of literature and an example […]

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 […]