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Building carbon literacy: a series of events exploring how colleagues around the world teach carbon and climate change to their accounting programmes
09 August 2022 - 2 min read

Launch of the CSEAR Education Community of Practice

Michelle Rodrigue and Shona Russell

CSEAR launches three online events to foster engagement on social and environmental accounting education.

11 July 2022 - 5 min read

Have you read any of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Reports?

Rob Charnock & Ian Thomson

06 July 2022 - 1 min read

Celebrating Jeffrey Unerman’s contribution to social and environmental accounting

Jan Bebbington and Desna Mackenzie (Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, Lancaster University, UK)

20 April 2022 - 4 min read

Shona Russell, Ian Thomson, John Ferguson, Kirsty Holstead and Lori-Leigh Davies

01 April 2022 - 2 min read

Educational resources for environmental accounting

CSEAR Administrator

01 April 2022 - 2 min read

Social and Environmental Accounting Teaching Cases

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09 March 2022 - 1 min read

Call for papers 32nd CSEAR International Congress, St Andrews, 23-25 August 2022

CSEAR Administrator

CSEAR is delighted to announce the first call for papers for the 32nd CSEAR International Congress at the University of St Andrews from 23-25 August 2022.

Join colleagues in this forum for scholarly work in various stages of development and explicitly encourages open discussion as well as close collegiality.

We are delighted to announce that the confirmed plenary conference speaker is Professor Laura Spence from Royal Holloway, University of London.

08 March 2022 - 3 min read

CSEAR Administrator

You are invited to the annual Accounting, Society, and the Environment (ASE) Research workshop, which will be held on Thursday 28th April 2022. The theme of this year’s workshop is ‘The road to recovery: sustainability imperatives and the reshaping of public finance and accounting in the post-pandemic world’. The plenary speaker for the workshop is distinguished Professor Lee Parker from RMIT.

The workshop has an associated special issue of British Accounting Review and workshop participants will be especially encouraged to submit their papers.

Jeremy Nicholls in a CSEAR member and director and co-founder of Social Value International
08 March 2022 - 13 min read

The missing piece from Mark Carney’s Reith lecture on value

Jeremy Nicholls, CSEAR member and director & co-founder of Social Value International

In this blog, social value expert (and optimist) Jeremy Nicholls responds to the recent Reith lecturesdelivered by former Bank of England Governor Mark Carney – and asks how eminent economists can explore new notions of ‘value’ while apparently ignoring the fundamental role of accounting.

Dr Dale Tweedie, winner of the 2021 Reg Mathews Memorial Prize
08 March 2022 - 5 min read

Social and Environmental Accounting Theory: A Limb, not a Lens

Dr Dale Tweedie, Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Business School

Winner of the 2021 Reg Mathews Memorial Prize for the paper considered to have made the most significant contribution towards the social and environmental accounting literature published in Social and Environmental Accountability Journal. The paper is FREE to download here.

Is theory a ‘lens’ on social and environmental accounting issues (SEA)? And does it matter whether or not we imagine theory this way? My recent article, in a special issue of the Social and Environmental Accountability Journal on the future of SEA research, addresses these questions (spoiler: I answer no and yes, respectively).

Conny Beck: starts aren't supposed to go out like this
08 March 2022 - 2 min read

Conny Beck: stars aren’t supposed to go out like this

Carlos Larrinaga

Conny gravitated from Germany, her home country, to England, where she did a master’s and completed a Ph.D. under the supervision of the late professor David Campbell. Then she gravitated to Australia to become a lecturer at the University of Sydney.

Conny always orbited social and environmental accounting. She was part of the great new CSEAR generation of researchers, with Matias Laine, Michelle Rodrigue, and Helen Tregidga, among others.

Conny had a charming sense of humor. Her influential 2010 paper on content analysis developed a “consolidated narrative interrogation” model that she and her coauthors called CONI.

Social and Environmental Accountability Journal Special issue: Social and Environmental Accountability 2020 and beyond
Call for Papers
08 March 2022 - 4 min read

SEAJ Special Issue Call for Submissions

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Social and Environmental Accountability Journal (SEAJ) invites submissions for a themed issue on “Finding our Voices – Exploring Diversity, Inclusion and Accounting by the Marginalised and Managed Diverse” to be published in 2024 (online publication available for early acceptance). This themed issue offers SEA scholars an exciting opportunity to present related research within this dedicated forum. We encourage diverse forms of policy-oriented articles, scholarly output, short pieces, commentaries, literature reviews, polemics, essays and reviews, and we welcome submissions that take a range of theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches including theoretical articles, case studies, experimental, archival, qualitative, and opinion pieces.