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Forthcoming conferences

15 - 16 May 2017


CSEAR FRANCE Conference 2017

The 2017 CSEAR France Conference (4th French CSEAR) will be hosted by Toulouse Business School, France from 15 to 16 May 2017

There will also be a special issue of Sustainability Accounting Management and Policy Journal on "Sustainabiility Accounting, Management and Policy in France"

The conference organisers are delighted to welcome Professor Carlos Larrinaga (Professor of Accounting, University of Burgos) as the plenary speaker and Eva Von Alvensleben (Sustainability Manager of Kering) who will be the practitioner speaker. 

A call for papers for both the conference and the special issue of SAMPJ can be found on the conference website:

Initial enquries should be sent to the conference organisers. 

28 - 31 August 2017


29th International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research and Emerging Scholars Colloquium

29– 31 August 2017 preceded by dedicated Emerging Scholars Colloquium (28 August 2017)


We gratefully acknowledge the support of CIMA’s General Charitable Trust through their sponsorship of this conference 

The Annual International Conference of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) will be held from Tuesday 29th August to Thursday 31st August 2017. This year the conference will be hosted by the School of Management, University of St Andrews, and will again be a residential conference. The Emerging Scholars Colloquium will be held on Monday 28th August 2017. 

Full details of the Conference and Emerging Scholars Colloquium, Calls for Papers and Registration details can be found here

We anticipate heightened demand for places and urge early registration.  Registration will open in late March 2017

If you have any queries about the conference or the colloquium then please do not hesitate to contact us at

2017 Conference Committee:

John Ferguson (Chair)
University of St. Andrews,

Massimo Contrafatto
University of Bergamo,

Francisco Javier Husillos
University of Strathclyde,

Eija Vinnari
University of Tampere 


06 - 08 September 2017


11 CSEAR Spain Conference: XI Reunión de Investigación en Contabilidad Social y Medioambiental CICSMA

The 11 CSEAR Spain Conference: XI Reunión de Investigación en Contabilidad Social y Medioambiental CICSMA will be held from 6th to 8th September 2017 at the Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza (Spain)

For this 11th CSEAR Spain Conference, we are pleased to welcome Prof. Jan Bebbington (University of St Andrews) and Prof. Roger Burritt (The Australian National University), as our plenary speakers.

Submissions are welcome in either Spanish or English.
JUNE 2nd, 2017: full paper or abstract (300 words) submission deadline.
June 15, 2017: response to authors.
June 30, 2017: registration deadline.

The Organizing Committee is:
Fernando Llena,
José M. Moneva,
Eduardo Ortas

For futher details, or for any queries please email:

Full details will be available on the conference website:


A first call for papers is now available and can be downloaded:HERE (PDF, 83 KB) 

04 - 05 December 2017


CSEAR North Asia Hong Kong Conference 2017

The CSEAR North Asia Hong Kong Conference 2017 will be held on 4th and 5th December 2017 at the School of Professional Education and Executive Development, College of Professional and Continuing Education, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

This is the inaugral year of the CSEAR North Asia Hong Kong Conference, 

The Organizing Committee for this conference is:
Dr Artie Ng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (PI)
Dr. Tiffany Leung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (Co-PI)
Dr Vincent Law, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (Co-I)
Professor John Ferguson, University of St Andrews, UK (Co-I)
Professor Ian Thomson, University of Birmingham, UK (Co-I)

The Conference Committee have issued some newly updated information and this can be accessed here (PDF, 204 KB)

Any queries about the conference can be sent to:

Pertinent research areas include but are not limited to:
• Social and Environmental Accounting
• Sustainability Accounting
• Responsible Investment
• Auditing & Assurance of Sustainability Reports
• Integrated Reporting
• Regulatory and Compliance Issues with ESG
• CSR and Sustainability Reporting in Public Sectors
• Strategy for Sustainability
• The Role of Social Enterprise.

An extended abstract of 500 words or a working paper should be submitted by 15 August, 2017.

07 - 09 December 2017


Australasian CSEAR (ACSEAR) Conference 2017

The Australasian CSEAR (ACSEAR) Conference 2017 will be held on 8th and 9th December 2017 and will be hosted by University of the South Pacific, Fiji It will be immediately preceded by an Emerging Scholars Colloquium on the 7th December.

Full details and a call for papers will be available soon, but an enquries in the mean time should be sent to Nacanieli Rika (

13 - 15 June 2018

North America

CSEAR North America Conference 2018

The 2018 CSEAR North America Conference  will be hosted by the School of Accounting and Finance, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada from 13 to 15 June 2018

20 - 21 September 2018


CSEAR Italy Conference 2018

The 2018 CSEAR Italy Conference  will be hosted by The University of Urbino, Italy from 20 to 21 September 2018