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Research Seminars

Virtual seminar: Carol Adams - Durham University Business School

Tuesday, 24 August 2021
08:00 to 09:00
Various speakers
Virtual event

Topic: Reporting on Sustainable Development Risks

The Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal in conjunction with the Ethical Finance, Accountability and Governance research centre at Durham University Business School and the Social and Environmental Sustainability in Organisations Research Group at Swinburne University invite you to a free webinar on sustainable development risk reporting.

Panel Chair

Carol Adams: Editor-in-Chief, Sustainability Accounting Management and Policy Journal Professor of Accounting at Durham University Business School, UK and Swinburne University, Australia

Panellists:

  • Dr Subhash Abhayawansa: Associate Editor, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal; Associate Professor of Accounting at Swinburne University and Co-Chair of the Social and Environmental Sustainability in Organisations Research Group.
  • Kristin Fok: Chief Investment Officer, Cbus Superannuation Fund; former Deputy Director of Consulting, Frontier Advisors.
  • Russell Picot: Trustee, Universities Superannuation Scheme; Chair of the Trustee Board HSBC Pension Fund UK, Special Advisor to the TCFD.
  • Damien Walsh: CEO and Managing Director, Bank Australia; Board member, Bank Australia; Board Member, Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals.

Content:

  • Introduction to panel members’ current voluntary and mandatory sustainable development risk reporting (Professor Carol Adams)
  • Research findings on risk reporting (Dr Subhash Abhayawansa)
  • Discussion with Kristian Fok, Russell Picot and Damien Walsh chaired by Carol Adams


The discussion between researchers and industry leaders will address questions such as:

  • Why do sustainable development risks matter to long term investors? What types of risks matter?
  • What do you see as being the key sustainable development risks that investors should be concerned about?
  • What are the shortfalls in current reporting on sustainable development risks?
  • How do you encourage the companies you invest in/ lend to address these matters?
  • Do you think the emerging regulations and guidelines on ESG reporting are adequate to obtain the information you need on companies’ sustainable development risk?

For more information and to register, click here.

Virtual seminar: Carol Adams - Durham University Business School

Tuesday, 24 August 2021
08:00 to 09:00
Various speakers
Virtual event

Topic: Reporting on Sustainable Development Risks

The Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal in conjunction with the Ethical Finance, Accountability and Governance research centre at Durham University Business School and the Social and Environmental Sustainability in Organisations Research Group at Swinburne University invite you to a free webinar on sustainable development risk reporting.

Panel Chair

Carol Adams: Editor-in-Chief, Sustainability Accounting Management and Policy Journal Professor of Accounting at Durham University Business School, UK and Swinburne University, Australia

Panellists:

  • Dr Subhash Abhayawansa: Associate Editor, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal; Associate Professor of Accounting at Swinburne University and Co-Chair of the Social and Environmental Sustainability in Organisations Research Group.
  • Kristin Fok: Chief Investment Officer, Cbus Superannuation Fund; former Deputy Director of Consulting, Frontier Advisors.
  • Russell Picot: Trustee, Universities Superannuation Scheme; Chair of the Trustee Board HSBC Pension Fund UK, Special Advisor to the TCFD.
  • Damien Walsh: CEO and Managing Director, Bank Australia; Board member, Bank Australia; Board Member, Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals.

Content:

  • Introduction to panel members’ current voluntary and mandatory sustainable development risk reporting (Professor Carol Adams)
  • Research findings on risk reporting (Dr Subhash Abhayawansa)
  • Discussion with Kristian Fok, Russell Picot and Damien Walsh chaired by Carol Adams


The discussion between researchers and industry leaders will address questions such as:

  • Why do sustainable development risks matter to long term investors? What types of risks matter?
  • What do you see as being the key sustainable development risks that investors should be concerned about?
  • What are the shortfalls in current reporting on sustainable development risks?
  • How do you encourage the companies you invest in/ lend to address these matters?
  • Do you think the emerging regulations and guidelines on ESG reporting are adequate to obtain the information you need on companies’ sustainable development risk?

For more information and to register, click here.