Prof Carol Adams PhD CA FAICD

Professor of Accounting, Durham University business School and Swinburne Business School, United Kingdom

PERSON
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14000

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English, German

 
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Research Focus
Carol Adams’ work is concerned with the role of accounting and reporting in the relationships between business, society and the environment. For over two decades she has sought to advance practice and policy with respect to integrating sustainability considerations into organisations through applied research, leadership, standard setting, advisory work and educating the next generation of business leaders.
She has been involved in various global corporate reporting initiatives and is currently Technical Expert to SDG Impact at the UNDP and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant’s of Scotland’s (ICAS) Sustainability Panel, the ACCA’s Global Forum on Sustainability and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board’s Technical Working Group. She is immediate past Chair of the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Stakeholder Council, was a Project Advisor to the UK Government’s Implementation Taskforce on Impact Investing. She was a member of IIRC’s Capitals Collaboration Group, co-authored the Capitals Background Paper for and is author of The Sustainable Development Goals, integrated thinking and the integrated report and the SDGD Recommendations.
Research Groups
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Projects
  • Accountability and governance for the SDGs by various levels of government
  • Organisational approaches to the SDGs
  • Accountability for human rights in the context of the SDGs
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Positions
Professor of Accounting
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Global goals
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Target 5.5
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Target 13.2
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Target 17.6
Target 17.9
Target 17.14
Target 17.15
Target 17.16
Target 17.18
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Professional Organisations
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
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Countries
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
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