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

Plenary Session

Chair – Dr Mary Low, Senior Lecturer in Accounting (Waikato Management School, University of Waikato)

10.55am – 11.10am

CPA Australia

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

11.50am –12.10pm

'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

Afternoon tea

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