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Tue, 22 Mar


Online Seminar

Exploring the Historical Roots of Environmental and Ecological Accounting, Auditing and Accountability

Integrated in the 'The ISCAP/IPP Accounting Webinar Series'. Guest Speakers: Jill Atkins (University of Sheffield) and Karen McBride (University of Portsmouth).

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Exploring the Historical Roots of Environmental and Ecological Accounting, Auditing and Accountability

Time & Location

22 Mar 2022, 09:30

Online Seminar

About the Event

A webinar on "Exploring the Historical Roots of Environmental and Ecological Accounting, Auditing and Accountability" will take place on March 22, 2022, at 9.30am, as part of the cycle "The ISCAP/IPP Accounting Webinar Series". Guest Speakers: Jill Atkins (University of Sheffield) and Karen McBride (University of Portsmouth).

This seminar is integrated in the activities of the curricular units of the undergraduate courses in Accounting and Administration, Counseling and Translation and Corporate Communication; and of the Master in Accounting and Finance, Master in Corporate Finance and Master in Social Economics. The event is aimed at students, teachers and researchers in the accounting area; and it is part of the research line "Accountability and Reporting" developed by CEOS.PP. 

If you wish to participate, please contact Cláudia Teixeira (

Session Link

ID: 829 7937 0207

Passcode: 795296 

Guest Speakers:

Professor Atkins holds a Chair in Financial Management at Sheffield University Management School, the University of Sheffield and is also a Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. Her research focuses on corporate governance, responsible investment, sustainability, integrated reporting and extinction accounting. She is Series Editor for the de Gruyter Studies in Corporate Governance, which has to date published and commissioned a number of research monographs, and is directly involved in commissioning and editing the manuscripts for this series, as well as co-authoring some of the books. Professor Atkins chairs the British Accounting & Finance Association’s Special Interest Group on Corporate Governance. She edited The Business of Bees: An Integrated Approach to Bee Decline and Corporate Responsibility which arises from a long-term project investigating the role of accounting and responsible investment in preserving biodiversity. She also wrote and edited, Around the World in 80 Species: Exploring the Business Case for Extinction Prevention, published by Routledge in 2019. Professor Atkins co-authored Chief Value Officer: Accountants Can Save the Planet, authored by Mervyn E. King. Her leading textbook, Corporate Governance and Accountability, is now in its 5th edition. She has published around 90 academic journal papers, books and practitioner reports to date from research into ESG investment, sustainability reporting and governance. Her forthcoming edited book, ‘Extinction Governance: Implementing a Species Protection Action Plan for the Financial Markets’ investigates the current development of initiatives aiming to integrate nature and biodiversity protection into finance and accounting. Professor Atkins’ academic qualifications include a BA Hons (First Class) in European Economics with a Licence ès Sciences Economiques from the University of Nantes, an MSc in Corporate and International Finance from the University of Durham, and a PhD in Finance from the University of Manchester. Former academic roles include Professor of Accounting and Finance at Henley Business School, Professor of Corporate Governance and Accountability at King’s College, London, and Visiting Professor at the Universities of Gothenburg, The University of Pisa, Turku Business School, and The University of Cape Town. Professor Atkins is well-known throughout the ESG investment industry and governance area as a thought leader and is regularly invited to give keynotes at international practitioner and academic events on sustainability accounting and governance. She is an academic advisor to the ESG APPG (ESG All Party Parliamentary Group). For more info. see

Karen McBride is a Reader in Accounting and Accountability at the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth, UK. She holds a PhD and Masters' degree in Research Methods. Her main research interests are in the broad subjects of financial reporting and auditing. Her recent research has been mainly in the area of Accounting and Business History and Heritage.She is published in BAR, AAAJ, Business and Accounting History amongst others. Karen has received funding from the British Council, Financial Reporting Council, etc. One example of her ongoing work is the marine heritage project ‘UNPATH’, which is part of a £14.5 million funding to transform online exploration of the UK’s culture and heritage collections through harnessing innovative AI. She is the Chair of the Accounting History Special Interest group (SIG) of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) and member of the executive committee. She also sits on the executive board of the Accounting Education SIG with responsibility for training and development for ECRs and other educators. For more info. see: 


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