Building carbon literacy: a series of events exploring how colleagues around the world teach carbon and climate change to their accounting programmes
Thu 27 Apr 2023

CSEAR ECoP 3: Pedagogies for SEA Communities

Location: Online via Zoom

Join us online on Thursday 27 April 2023 at 14:00 (GMT) to discuss teaching pedagogies for SEA Communities with panelists Diane-Laure Arjaliès (Ontario, Canada), Ericka Costa (Trento, Italy), Xinwu He (Belfast, UK) and Joan Ballantine (Ulster, UK) in place of Olga Cam. Individual contributions from panelists will be followed by an open discussion where you will have the chance to ask the panelists questions.

Speaker Biographies

Diane-Laure Arjalies is an Associate Professor at the Ivey Business School. She ambitions to push the boundaries of knowledge and practice by investigating how fashioning new devices and collective actions can help transform financial markets towards sustainability. She founded and has led the Sustainable Finance Lab at the Centre for Building Sustainable Value. She is currently working on an extensive research program on conservation finance, aiming to channel capital toward protecting ecosystems, notably through conservation impact bonds. Over the years, she has developed award-winning case studies and community-based classes on sustainable finance, impact assessment and social and environmental accounting.

Ericka Costa, (PhD in Business Economics, University of Udine, Italy) is Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Trento. She is Council member of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) networks and co-director of CSEAR Italy. Her research interests are focused on investigating sustainability accounting and corporate social responsibility for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. At the University of Trento she is delegated for teaching innovation in the Department of Economics and Management and member of the Steering Committee of the FORMID Teaching Centre at the University of Trento, where she is engaged the community of practices for innovative teaching methods.
She has written a number of chapters in books and articles and papers that have been accepted for national and international journals and conferences. Her research has appeared in international publications, including Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Critical Perspective on Accounting, Accounting and Business Research, Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Voluntas, Service Business and Sustainability Accounting and Management Journal.

Xinwu He is a Lecturer in Accounting at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research is concerned with how accounting and reporting can improve organisational transparency, enhance stakeholder accountability, facilitate long - term value creation, and contribute to the SDGs. Her research interest focuses on sustainability reporting, assurance, and accountability; Integrated Reporting; corporate social responsibility; and SDGs Disclosures. She teaches sustainability accounting, reporting and accountability at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and aspires to integrate the research on the SDGs into the accounting curriculum, to enhance students’ sustainability literacy and influence sustainable practices.

Joan Ballantine is an accounting graduate and Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA). After working in industry, she took up her first lecturing position at Queens University Belfast and subsequently joined Warwick Business School, Warwick University. During her ten years at Warwick, she gained her doctorate and was actively engaged in delivering undergraduate/postgraduate and executive education to a range of private and public sector organisations. She returned to Northern Ireland as senior lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast before being appointed as Professor in Accounting, Ulster University in 2008. She teaches on a range of Masters’ courses in the areas of strategic management accounting, accounting and finance, research methods and dissertations. She is an active researcher working in the broad areas of accounting education, gender budgeting, gender equality at senior levels of the public sector and entrepreneurship. She has published widely in peer reviewed journals and regularly presents her research at national and international conferences. She sits on a number of editorial board positions and has examined numerous doctorates. Joan holds a number of board positions in the charity sector and is an independent assessor for the Commissioner for Public Appointments Northern Ireland.

Thu 27 Apr 2023 TIME: 14:00-15:00 (GMT)

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