Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal: Volume 1 Issue 1


Accounting and Finance

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A re‐evaluation of social, environmental and sustainability accounting: An exploration of an emerging trans‐disciplinary field?

Rob Gray

In responding to prior critiques, the paper seeks to re‐examine social accounting as a problem focused, multi‐disciplinary field and explores some of the possible…

Market reactions to the first‐time issuance of corporate sustainability reports: Evidence that quality matters

Ronald P. Guidry, Dennis M. Patten

The paper attempts to determine whether market participants see value in the corporate choice to begin publishing a standalone sustainability report. It also seeks to…

Human rights and corporate social responsibility: Parallel processes and global opportunities for states, corporations, and NGOs

Michael Stohl, Cynthia Stohl

The paper seeks to explore how globalization processes have shaped the nature, scope, and time frame of considerations of social responsibility and the development of a…

Constructing strategies for sustainable development the communitarian way

Murugesh Arunachalam, Stewart Lawrence

The paper aims to draw on recommendations of Agenda 21 and communitarian theory to examine collaboration between local district community and local authorities to…

Re‐visiting the world and co‐creating a future

Malcolm McIntosh

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the rethinking what it means to be human and our relationship with the Earth.

It's (already) beginning to look a bit like Christmas

Roger Adams

This paper aims to identify changes in regulatory requirements that will lead to improved transparency on sustainability and corporate responsibility issues and the impact…

Greenhouse gas accounting: global problem, national policy, local fugitives

Anna Young

The purpose of this paper is to raise a selection of issues and questions that have begun to face academics and business professionals in the technically complex field of…

Economic catch‐up and emission reductions

Jan‐Erik Lane

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that spending on environmental protection will aid, rather than hamper, economic development which is itself sustainable. The…

ISO 26000: a standard for human rights?

Adrian Henriques

The purpose of this paper is to discuss some of the issues in the development of ISO 26000 a new standard for social responsibility.

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