This event takes place in St Andrews the day before the CSEAR Congress (Monday 21 August, 2023)
The workshop will comprise of plenaries from Lisa Powell (Monash University), Matias Laine (Tampere University) and Helen Tregidga (Royal Holloway University of London). This will be followed by World Cafe discussions based on participants’ areas of interest.
Dr Lisa Powell is an award-winning educator and researcher in the Department of Accounting at Monash Business School. Lisa takes an interdisciplinary approach to education and research having completed studies in accounting, psychology, and education. Lisa has a particular interest in ecological and multispecies justice where her research incorporates posthumanist, ecofeminist, and queer theory perspectives to explore the role that accounting plays in social and environmental issues. Lisa integrates interdisciplinary aspects into accounting education to develop innovative pedagogies that provide students with the opportunity to understand the interconnectedness of accounting, society, and the natural environment. Lisa was awarded the 2022 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2021 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence for her work in rewilding accounting education. Lisa is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).
Helen Tregidga is a Professor in Accounting. Helen’s research focuses on social and environmental accounting, accountability and reporting with a particular interest in corporate discourses on sustainability and how they can be resisted and changed to enable the transition to a more sustainable environment and society. Helen is currently Director of CRIS (Centre for Research into Sustainability) and an active member of CSEAR where she is currently a member of the CSEAR Council. Helen’s work has appeared in international journals including Accounting, Organizations & Society, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Business & Society, and Organization & Environment. She has also recently published a Routledge textbook (with Laine and Unerman) titled Sustainability Accounting and Accountability.
Matias Laine is a Professor in Accounting at Tampere University, Finland. In his research, Matias is interested in understanding the role of private corporations and the business world in societies’ struggle with the escalating global environmental challenges, a quest for which he considers accounting and accountability to be of major importance. More specifically, Matias keeps asking whether the increased popularity of the so called sustainability accounting and reporting in the corporate sector actually enhances societies’ pursuit of sustainability. An active member of the academic community throughout his career, Matias has for a number of years served both the European Accounting Association (EAA) and the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) in various roles.
Participants are asked to complete an expression of interest to inform workshop organisation, – EoI form
The cost to participate is £12.50 which includes lunch and refreshments.