Tag Archives: management

Sustainability and enterprise risk management: The first step towards integration

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 […]

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 […]

The Water Crisis and Management: Implications for Accountants in Business

There will be a special session on ‘Responsible and sustainable water supply-chain management and governance’ held at the European Academy of Management 2016 in Paris 1-4 June. For background about water management and the conference Call for Papers see the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Gateway site. Dr. Katherine Christ and Professor Roger Burritt have recently joined […]

How BHP and Vale react next to Brazilian dam failure will be critical

by Roger Burritt, Professor in Accounting and Sustainability, Macquarie University and Dr Katherine Christ, Researcher and Tutor in Accounting and Sustainability, Macquarie University. Two of the world’s largest miners, Australia’s BHP and Brazil’s Vale have been rocked by last Friday’s dam burst at the jointly-owned Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil, as efforts to recover the […]

Four different business cases and sustainability engagement

How many business cases exist? How are they interrelated? Where does sustainability fit into such cases? Professor Dr Stefan Schaltegger, Centre for Sustainability Management, Leuphana University, Germany and Professor Roger Burritt, Macquarie University, Australia explore the possibilities in their latest publication online at the Journal of Business Ethics. Abstract: This paper explores links between different […]