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CSEAR Partners and Satellite Offices

CSEAR welcomes interests to establish partnerships and satellite offices around the world to energise social and environmental accounting and accountability work in their respective countries.

CSEAR has three partnerships in Canada, France and South America.


The mission of the Centre de recherche en comptabilité et développement durable (Centre for Research on Accounting and Sustainability) is to develop research projects, learning activities and knowledge transfer on issues related to sustainability accounting, with the aim to expend knowledge in the field and to contribute to the improvement of practices within organizations. The Centre is hosted by the School of Accounting of Université Laval, in Québec City, Canada.

Contact Michelle Rodrigue (

The CSEAR France office is responsible for organising the biannual CSEAR France conferences. Sophie Spring and others run the office and aim to centralize all research and teaching activities around SEA in France and is 'based' at ESSEC Business School.

The next CSEAR France conference will take place in May 2017

Contact: Sophie Spring (

The CSEAR Italy Office is based at the University of Bergamo and is coordinated by Massimo Contrafatto (University of Bergamo, and Ericka Costa (University of Trento, It is responsible for the organisation and running of the biannual CSEAR Italy conference. The next CSEAR Italy conference will be held 30 June - 1 July 2016 at the University of Parma