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Academic and Scholarly Events

From Social and Environmental Accounting to
Sustainability Accounting and Responsible Investment:
Emerging Research Agendas


Seminar on "From Research and Scholarly Work to Educating Professional Accountants:
Exploring the Growing Relevance of Sustainability Accounting" 1


Date: 21 April 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


WK-SUG02, PolyU West Kowloon Campus,
9 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
(MTR: Yau Ma Tei Station Exit B2 or Olympic Station Exit D3) [Map]


Charles H. Cho, PhD, CPA
Schulich School of Business,
York University, Canada


1This event is fully supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (UGC/IIDS24/B02/16).


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Dr. Charles Cho is Professor of Accounting and Erivan K. Haub Chair in Business & Sustainability at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada. He has published papers in prestigious academic journals such as Accounting, Auditing and Accountability JournalAccounting, Organizations and SocietyCritical Perspectives on Accounting, the European Accounting Review, and the Journal of Business Ethics, and was an invited author of chapters in several books. His work has been presented at various national and international conferences such as the American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA), the European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual Congress and the International Congresses on Social and Environmental Accounting Research. He currently serves as an Editor of Accounting Forum, the Accounting and Business Ethics Section Co-Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics as well as an Associate Editor of Accounting and the Public Interest. In addition, he is an Editorial Board member of 14 other academic journals. He was previously full professor with ESSEC Business School in France and has been a visiting professor with tertiary institutions in South Korea, US and Poland. He is professionally qualified with CPA Canada.




Dr. Artie Ng is Principal Lecturer and Deputy Director of PolyU SPEED. His research interest is pertinent to sustainability performance of knowledge-intensive organizations. He has published with refereed international journals, such as Journal of Intellectual CapitalJournal of Sustainable Finance and InvestmentRenewable and Sustainable Energy ReviewsThunderbird International Business Review as well as Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance. He currently serves as Deputy Editor with International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management and as a board member of CPA Canada (Hong Kong Chapter).



In this seminar, Professor Cho will share his insights about how academic research on social, environmental and sustainability accounting has become increasingly relevant in the business environment. He will also touch upon some reflections about the development of this area in the professional body in Canada and articulate pertinent challenges and opportunities for contemporary professional accountants.



Ms Milly Cheng


Co-organized by:

Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom



Sandwiches and drinks will be provided at the workshop.