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AFRICA

INSAF: Institute for Sustainability Africa

(website under construction)

INSAF was established in 2013 to “Advance Sustainability Initiatives for Africa” with a  mission to “Foster sustainability initiatives and innovations towards green economy, sustainable development and living through applied research and technical support services across sectors”. The Institute is working with a global network of partners in the region and internationally for wider learning experiences and collaboration in mutual benefit to support local stakeholders. Their participation and international experience for example in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as Stakeholder Council member for Africa under the Centre for Environmental Accountability (CENAC) over the past years will be instrumental for local stakeholders.

AUSTRALIA  

Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility

The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (the ACCR) is a not-for-profit association whose mission is to promote ethical investment. Particularly, we  facilitate informed shareholder engagement and advocacy to promote just and sustainable corporate activity.

APCEA: Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Accounting

University of South Australia

The Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability (APCEA) was established in 1996 to promote research into environmental accountability, broadly defined to include environmental, social and economic aspects of corporate activity. APCEA operates as a network of independent branches located in a number of countries including: Argentina, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, and New Zealand.

APCSE: Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise

Griffith University

The Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise delivers innovative research and teaching and engages locally, nationally and internationally to promote sustainable enterprise.

CAGS: Centre for Accountability, Governance and Sustainability

University of South Australia

The Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability (CAGS) provides high quality research and world class expertise on accounting and its impacts in today’s fast-changing environment.

 

EMAN: Environmental Management Accounting Network (Asia Pacific)

 

EMAN-AP is closely linked with the EMAN Global network, and offers the latest information about environmental management accounting. The mission of EMAN-AP is to contribute to the goals of sustainable development by building a network of individuals and organizations in the Asia Pacific region, broadly defined, who are committed and competent to help business, governments, and other organizations to contribute towards informed decision-making through the development and application of environmental management accounting concepts and tools. EMAN-AP also endeavours to develop and spread knowledge, skills and policies about EMA in the region.

Flinders University Social responsibility, ethics and accounting

 

This research group focuses on the ethical and responsible activities of business entities and their interaction with society, with a particular emphasis on NGOs. It includes research on social accounting, corporate responsibility, corporate philanthropy, poverty alleviation through strategic management, and business ethics.

IGAP: International Governance and Performance Research Centre

Macquarie University 

Launched in 2011, the International Governance and Performance (IGAP) Research Centre provides a dynamic, outward-looking research platform that addresses contemporary issues in international governance and performance. IGAP is fast establishing itself as a recognised interdisciplinary research hub and aims to influence the international governance agenda through impactful, independent, and applicable research. IGAP forges robust networks, and partners with business, government and professional communities, bringing the best minds together to respond to critical and emerging business issues in governance processes, financial reporting regimes and performance. 

La Trobe Institute for Social and Environmental Sustainability

La Trobe University 

The La Trobe Institute for Social and Environmental Sustainability works across disciplines and faculties to facilitate sustainability research at La Trobe University. A great deal of research at the University is directly or indirectly related to issues of sustainability, and members of the Institute come from all faculties and many of the centres of the University. It is becoming more common for investigators on a single project to come from more than one disciplinary perspective. The Institute aims to encourage and support social, environmental and economic sustainability research.

SAARC: Social Accounting and Accountability Research Centre

University of Wollongong, 

SAARC's leading researchers explore the role of accounting in its socio-political context, and its impact on organisations and society. Key research areas include climate change initiatives; the accountability of aid agencies; the deinstitutionalisation of mental hospitals; forensic accounting; and accounting for toxic products

Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists is an independent group of Australian scientists economists and business people with conservation interests. They are concerned with advancing solutions to secure the long term health of Australia's land, water and biodiversity. (Includes encouraging work on Environmental Accounting)

 AUSTRIA 

IÖW: The Institute for Environmental Management and Economics

 

The Vienna Institute for Environmental Management and Economics ("Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung") was founded in 1990 as a non-profit organization.  The IÖW is engaged in research projects and expert reports in the field of environmental management and sustainability. Their partner institute in Germany is involved in similar research areas

BELGIUM  

ARPC: Accountancy Research Public Sector

University of Gent

ARPS' objective is to perform high quality research with national and international relevance in the area of the public and non-profit-sectors. Distinctive for ARPS' scholarly activity is the pursuit of a synthesis between fundamental and empirical research on the one hand, and policy-oriented and practice-based research on the other hand.  

 CHINA 

Accounting Society of China: Environmental Accounting Committee

The Accounting Society of China (ASC), established 1980, has over 200 group members, including most university accounting departments in China. It has established a sub-academic committee on Environmental Accounting. The ASC is also responsible for the editing and publishing the journal Accounting Research and publishes academic research results and accounting books. (Contact details will follow)

 FRANCE 

ESSEC BUSINESS SCHOOL

 

 GERMANY 

IÖW or IOEW: Institute for Ecological Economy Research 

EMAN Global is the umbrella organisation of the regional EMAN sections: EMAN Europe, EMAN Asia-Pacific, EMAN Africa and EMAN Americas. Environmental and sustainability management accounting is understood here as environmental and sustainability accounting which is specifically 

 INDIA 

GIST: Green Indian States Trust

 
‘Green Accounts’ to encourage India’s policy-makers and opinion-makers to overcome their almost exclusive dependence on the archaic and limited economic compass of “GDP Growth” to measure and manage India’s progress. GIST has replaced “GDP Growth” with a holistic alternative, Environmentally Adjusted GDP, by accounting for all major externalities .  

 INDONESIA 

ICSEARD: Indonesian Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research and Development

Sebelas Maret University, Malaysia

Journal: Issues in Social and Environmental Accounting

The Center has been set up since 2006 in Faculty of Economics of Sebelas Maret University. One of important objectives of the centre is to disseminate the development of social and environmental accounting. There are some important activities in the centre: Research, Rating activities, Training and Publication.

 ITALY 

EURICSE: European Research Institute on Co-operative and Social Enterprises

Euricse is a research centre designed to promote knowledge development and innovation for the field of cooperatives, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations engaged in the production of goods and services. The Institute aims to deepen the understanding of these types of organisations and their impact on economic and social development, furthering their growth and assisting them to work more effectively.

RIBES: Research and Ideas on Business Ethics and Social and Environmental Accounting

University of Trento, Italy

This research group deals with issues relating to corporate social responsibility, business ethics and forms of accountability which are different from a traditional balance sheet. Some examples of these include a social-environmental or mission oriented accounting system.

 NETHERLANDS 

ABSRI: Amsterdam Business School Research Institute

The Accounting section of the Amsterdam Business School is involved in research and teaching in a broad range of areas within accounting: financial accounting, management accounting, accountability and sustainability, internal control, auditing, and accounting information systems.

 

 NEW ZEALAND 

SEAR: Social and Environmental Accounting Research Group

University of Canterbury

Research interests include: the analysis of corporate social & environmental disclosures and triple bottom line reporting; the concept of sustainability and business responses to sustainability; business narratives of nature and the environment and the counter narratives of social movement organisations; organisations and climate change responses; the measurement and assessment of academic accounting research.

SEARG: Social and Environmental Accounting Research Group

Victoria University of Wellington

Focuses primarily on understanding, evaluating and developing social accounting practice.

 

SRC: Sustainability Research Cluster

Auckland University of Technology

The Sustainability Research Cluster (SRC) consists of AUT researchers interested in sustainability-related research and issues. The group is interdisciplinary and consists of academics from across the university. The group aims to increase sustainability-related research activity, enhance reputation for sustainability-related research and ensure research activity is sustainable.

 SPAIN 

CICSMA: Centre for Social Accountability and Environmental Research 

CICSMA’S primary purpose is to facilitate research in social and environmental accounting and serve as a connection between academics and professionals in Spanish. The CICSMA intended to be just one point with research centres in other countries in order to allow the approach to the Hispanic community of research on social and environmental issues in the international arena.

 UK 

AGES: Accountability, Governance, Ethics and Sustainability 

 

The AGES research group at Newcastle University Business School is a friendly and supportive community of researchers that are engaged in a range of research interests clustered around the three important and highly interconnected themes of accountability, governance and ethics. Comprising experienced academics, doctoral students and a number of good friends from outside the university, we seek to lead and encourage research that is world class in its academic rigour and at the same time is relevant and timely. 

CRIS: Centre for Research into Sustainability

 

The Centre is a multidisciplinary, international group of researchers and educators at Royal Holloway, University of London, actively engaged with the understanding of organisational responses to the multiple facets of sustainability. We understand sustainability in broad terms as relating to economic, social/ethical and environmental perspectives. Our purpose, ultimately, is to advance scholarship and contribute to positive social change in terms of the contemporary challenges of poverty alleviation, social injustice and climate change.   We have particular strengths in our research in terms of business ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainability accounting and marketing ethics. We collaborate and study private sector businesses (both large firms and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)), cooperatives, social enterprises, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), supply chains, policy makers, professional associations and the local community.

CSR and Development Group

Middlesex University

The CSR and Development Group concentrates less on the business case for CSR and more on corporate responsibility and its relationship to wider society. Several staff and  associate professors conduct research on CSR and development – how CSR can advance the developmental goals such as poverty alleviation. 

EMERGE: Emerging Markets Research Group

Huddersfield University

Within EMERGE, we explore the issues surrounding CSR in emerging economies, focusing on the roles that actors and institutions play in different national contexts. Different understandings of the concept of CSR are investigated, as well as the specific social and political conditions which influence CSR practice in emerging economies. Overall, our research recognizes that well designed CSR initiatives can contribute to business success, alongside the broader contributions to society.

ICCSR: International Centre For Corporate Social Responsibility

Nottingham University Business School

The ICCSR is an institute based at Nottingham University Business School.  Their aim is to lead the international development of responsible and sustainable corporate practice through the creation and dissemination of knowledge.

SBI: Sustainable Business Initiative

University of Edinburgh

The core sustainability challenge facing businesses today is the ability to foresee, respond to and manage the strategic impacts arising from such issues as: increasing natural resource scarcity, climate change, poverty, inequality and changing stakeholder expectations in different localities. The Sustainable Business Initiative is the Business School's contribution to supporting the business community as it prepares for this challenge. 

SRSG: Social Responsibility and Sustainability Group

Aston Business School is committed to implementing a strategy for Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS) and was one of the first UK Business Schools to sign up to the UN’s “Principles of Responsible Management”.  

 USA 

CSO: Center for Sustainable Organizations 

The Center for Sustainable Organizations (CSO) is a non-profit corporation created in 2004 to conduct research, development, training and consulting for, and with, companies around the world interested in improving the sustainability performance of their operations. What differentiates CSO from others in the sustainability arena is its strong commitment to an approach for corporate sustainability measurement, management and reporting that is context-based (i.e., that interprets sustainability performance in terms of impacts on vital capital resources relative to norms, standards or thresholds for what such impacts would have to be in order to be sustainable).