Sustainability Accounting Research Network (SARN) Conference 2019
Friday, 30th August 2019
Hosted by Waikato Management School, with the support of CPA Australia
SARN Conference Programme
Friday, 30th August
Venue: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton
9.00am – 9.30am
Registration - Upstairs Lounge
9.30am – 9.45am
Opening welcome - Upstairs Lounge
Associate Professor Eva Collins, Associate Dean of Research & Postgraduate and Director of the New Zealand Institute for Business Research (Waikato Management School, University of Waikato)
9.45am – 10.00am
Official address - Upstairs Lounge
Professor Charl de Villiers (University of Auckland); AFAANZ President (New Zealand), Editor-in-Chief Meditari Accountancy Research
10.00am – 10.40am
1st Morning Session
Session Chair – Associate Professor Anil Narayan
10.00am – 10.20am
'A new model to conceive of the influences on/of social and environmental accounting and the identification of future research opportunities'
Charl de Villiers (University of Auckland)
Claire Horner (University of Tasmania)
Kelly Hsiao (University of Waikato)
10.20am – 10.40am
'Webpage sustainability reporting by New Zealand Wineries'
Tracy-Anne De Silva and Azadeh (Azi) Nilipour (Lincoln University)
10.40am – 10.55am
Morning Tea Break
10.55am – 11.50am
Chair – Dr Mary Low, Senior Lecturer in Accounting (Waikato Management School, University of Waikato)
10.55am – 11.10am
Rick Jones, Country Head, New Zealand (CPA Australia)
11.10am – 11.50am
Plenary Session - 'A new model of value creation: accounting for the non-financial value'
Lucy Hamnett, Senior Sustainability Consultant (KPMG Auckland, CPA Australia)
11.50am - 12.50pm
2nd Morning Session
Session Chair – Dr Binh Bui
'Understanding the social and environmental disclosures of a conservation organisation in a developing country'
Professor Grant Samkin (Waikato Management School, University of Waikato)
12.10pm – 12.30pm
'Corporate social responsibility of banks: firm value, profitability and risks'
Grace Low, Charl de Villiers and Michelle Li (Auckland University)
12.30pm - 12.50pm
'Creating value through photographic disclosures in sustainability reporting'
Irshad Ali and Anil Narayan (Auckland University of Technology)
12.50pm – 1.20pm
1.20pm – 2.10pm
Plenary Session - 'Qualitative research in sustainability accounting and reporting'
Chair – Associate Professor Umesh Sharma (Waikato Management School, University of Waikato)
Professor Sumit Lodhia, Director of Centre for Sustainability Governance (University of South Australia)
2.10pm – 3.10pm
1st Afternoon Session
Session Chair – Azadeh (Azi) Nilipour
2.10pm – 2.30pm
'Carbon accounting toolmaking for corporate decision-making and control in the light of institutional complexity'
Binh Bui, Zhichao Wang and Matthaeus Tekathen (Victoria University of Wellington)
2.30pm – 2.50pm
'Integrated reporting and integrated thinking in New Zealand companies'
Mary Low, Alex Randell, Umesh Sharma and Terrence Feng (Waikato Management School, University of Waikato)
2.50pm – 3.10pm
'Corporate social responsibility and engagement with community stakeholder partners in the mining industry'
Jhon Urasti Belsia, Keith Dixon, Beverly Lord (University of Canterbury)
3.10pm – 3.25pm
3.25pm – 4.20pm
2nd Afternoon Session
Session Chair – Jhon Urasti Blesia
3.25pm – 3.45pm
'Sustainability Reporting and Earnings Informativeness'
John Kommunuri and Anil Narayan (Auckland University of Technology)
3.45pm – 4.05pm
'Understanding contextual factors on sustainable development in a developing country: Illuminating progressive accounting solutions'
Huthaifa Hazaima, Mary Low and Umesh Sharma (Waikato Management School, University of Waikato)
4.05pm – 4.20pm
Closing Address by Host Organisation for SARN Conference 2020
Professor Charl de Villiers (Auckland University)
Special issue call for papers from Meditari Accountancy Research
'Creating value through accounting for non-financial matters: Qualitative and quantitative research approaches'
Guest Editors: Umesh Sharma and Mary Low (Waikato Management School, University of Waikato) and Sumit Lodhia (University of South Australia)
The closing date for submissions for this special issue is December 31, 2019. Manuscripts should be submitted via Scholar One Manuscripts