Emerging International Research Agendas on Accounting for Sustainability: Research Methods for a Scholarly Handbook

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Emerging International Research Agendas on Accounting for Sustainability: Research Methods for a Scholarly Handbook

Professor Ian Thomson's research comprises interdisciplinary studies on implementation of cleaner technology, establishing industrial ecologies, effective stakeholder engagement, risk governance in water and salmon farming, sustainable development indicators, government policy making, the role of new digital media, and participative geographic information systems, etc.

In this seminar, Prof Thomson will provide an overview of his research work on accounting for sustainability as to how accounting and other forms of evidence impacts in organizational decision making and operations which have a social and/or environmental impact. He will discuss contemporary research agenda on environmental accounting in relation to sustainable development from an international perspective.

With reference to his recent publication: the Routledge Handbook of Environmental Accounting with a team of distinguished international scholars, he will share with us important research themes covered by this book. The attributes of quality scholarly work published in a research handbook will be highlighted.


Professor Ian Thomson, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK

Professor Ian Thomson

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Accounting

Professor Ian Thomson is Director of Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business. He is also Convenor of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research at the University of St Andrews. He has been called as an expert witness to the Scottish Parliament's Finance and Infrastructure & Capital Investment Committees, Special Policy Advisor to the Scottish Parliament's Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee, Budget Advisor to the Scottish Parliaments' Cities and Infrastructure Committee, worked with The Princes Charity, Business in the Community and as an accountability expert to UN World Food Programme and Food and Agriculture Organisation and Sustainable Development Commission (Scotland). His current projects include responsible and ethical accountability and data use, citizen accounting and social media, accountability for food aid, carbon accountability and responsible business transformation and outcome measurement. Professor Thomson is a member of the Standards Council of WorldwideGeneration / G17ECO (https://www.g17.eco/) and on the advisory board of CarbonCopy (https://carboncopy.eco/).


Free of charge

Date & Time

Friday, 28 January 2022, 6:30 pm - 8 pm (HK time/GMT+8)


Email: dna@hkma.org.hk

Join us at this interactive webinar!