Tag Archives: environmental sustainability

Uncorking economic, environmental benefits of wine on tap

Katherine Christ and Roger Burritt, Macquarie University New retail technology is set to change the environmental credibility of the wine industry. Reports from Canada and Australia both indicate that kegged wine on tap will help reduce the environmental footprint of the wine industry as well as improve profitability. Restaurants and bars can purchase their wine in bulk and sell an […]

Samarco mine costs will make for more than one ‘difficult year’ at BHP

From The Conversation November 20, 2015 11.38am AEDT Authors Roger Burritt, Professor of Accounting and Sustainability, Macquarie University and Dr Katherine Christ, Researcher in Accounting and Sustainability, Macquarie University BHP chairman Jac Nasser says this year will be one of BHP’s most difficult. Richard Wainwright/AAP It is now two weeks since the Samarco tailings dam failure […]

Accountant: green thyself

Authors Katherine Christ PhD Scholar in Accounting at University of South Australia Joanne Tingey-Holyoak University of South Australia Roger Burritt University of South Australia With an increasingly complex assortment of green tape and initiatives such as emissions trading schemes, environmental issues are no longer solely associated simply with a corporate conscience; they are synonymous with […]

Educating accountants: or is it too late?

Is accounting education to remain a game of trivial pursuit? In Australia on 17 June 2013 it was quite a shock to wake up to hear the Former Defence Force chief Admiral Chris Barrie on TV saying that if the world continues down its current course of activities there will be no humans alive in […]

Is the Accountancy profession past its use by date?

Who can say what will happen in 2061, 50 years hence? Scientists seem 100% certain Halley’s Comet whispered ‘I’ll be back’ when it last passed by the earth in 1986, before most people were born. But will the Accountancy profession be here to welcome it? Ask members of the profession, management of professional associations, academics, […]

Critical or managerialist – what drives sustainability accounting?

“Sustainability Accounting and Reporting: Fad or Trend?” by Roger L. Burritt and Stefan Schaltegger, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 23(7), 2010, pp. 829–846, is reviewed in the Social and Environmental Accountability Journal by Anna Young from the University of Sydney. Anna comments “Burritt and Schaltegger’s review of the extant sustainability accounting and reporting literature presents […]

Can accountants help towards sustainable aviation?

Aimed at members of the  profession, the article ‘Accounting for Sustainable Aviation’ published in Charter September 2011 draws attention to the importance of sustainable fuels for the future of the global airline industry, and the role that strategic leaders in the profession might play in developing  accounting  for biofuels. The authors, Professor Roger Burritt, Professor […]