The Reg Mathews Memorial Prize is an annual award 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 ( SEAJ). The paper is selected by the Editorial Board of SEAJ and is named in memory of Professor Reg Mathews, a leading figure in the development of social and environmental accounting.
This year, SEAJ are are delighted to award both a winner’s prize and a high commendation, in recognition of the quality of articles published in 2022.
The winners prize is awarded to Dr Raeni Raeni, and her co-authors Professor Ian Thomson and Dr Ann Christine Frandsen, for their paper, “Mobilising Islamic Funds for Climate Actions: From Transparency to Traceability”. Dr Raeni recently completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham and is currently a research associate at the Stockholm Environment Institute. Upon hearing the news of winning the award, Raeni said, “Many thanks for this great news. [Myself and my-co-authors] would like to express our gratitude for selecting our paper to receive the prestigious award. We are truly humbled and honoured to have been chosen. Receiving this recognition means a great deal to us, and we are committed to continuing our work and research in this field to produce meaningful contributions that will positively impact the community.”
The paper is free to download from the journal website here: https://doi.org/10.1080/0969160X.2022.2066553. Congratulations again to Raeni, Ian and Ann-Christine from everyone on the SEAJ editorial team!
Highly commended by the judges is another excellent paper published in 2022’s special issue, by Dr Matthew Brander of the University of Edinburgh. His paper, “There Should be More Normative Research on How Social and Environmental Accounting Should be Done” is also free to download from the journal website here: https://doi.org/10.1080/0969160X.2022.2066554. Congratulations to Matthew from everyone on the SEAJ editorial team.