2020 CARE Conference - Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing

UPDATE: 

It is with deep regret that we write today to notify you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 CARE Conference. This decision was not made lightly, and we are very well aware of the hardship this causes our organizers, speakers, and delegates. 

Thank you for your continued interest in the Center and in Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing. We look forward to discussing the topic at the 2021 CARE Conference. Mark your calendars for May 19-21, 2021; we look forward to welcoming you to Notre Dame! 

In the meantime, we hope you and yours remain healthy.

 

June 8-12, 2020
Heron Island, Queensland, Australia

 

The 2020 CARE conference will be held on Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, from June 8 to June 12, 2020. This conference is the first of two conferences on the topic Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing. The second, which will be held at the University of Notre Dame May 20-21, 2021, will focus on selected academic research papers that are based on discussions at this conference. 

The conference will bring together accountants, finance-professionals, law-professionals, law-makers, standard-setters, economists, investors and scientists as well as academics from the sciences, accounting, finance, law and economics.  As with all CARE conferences, the main goal will be to set a research agenda for many emerging scholars, which will address key issues related to accounting for sustainability and responsible investing.  We anticipate that the highly informed, often provocative speakers coupled with the location of the conference on the most vulnerable Great Barrier Reef, will bring much attention to these critical issues. 

 

Keynote Speakers (pre-dinner Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings)
   
Professor Chris Easton  Research Scientist, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
Professor Graham Farquhar, AO Leading Australian Climate Scientist, Australian National University
Dr. Geoff Garrett, AO Former Queensland Chief Scientist
Dr. Karl Braganza Manager of Climate Monitoring, Australian Bureau of Meteorology
   
   
Panel Sessions
   
Tuesday - Setting the stage: Why should and how can accounting and finance faculty become involved?
KEYNOTE  
Gerben De Zwart   Managing Director, Quantitative Strategies, APG, The Netherlands
PANEL SESSION  
Professor Stephen Taylor Member, Australian Accounting Standards Board
Don Chew Editor, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance
Paul Druckman Chairman, World Benchmarking Alliance
Professor Michael Molitor Climate Change Research Center, University of New South Wales
Andrew Porter  Immediate Past Chair, Group of 100 and CFO, Australian Foundation Investment Company
Alan Willis CPA Canada
Professor Gord Richardson  Rotman School of Accounting, University of Toronto
Professor Paul Griffin University of California, Davis
Natalie Ambrosio Editor, Four Twenty Seven
Panel Q&A Q&A with all of the day's speakers
   
Wednesday - Responsible Investing
Jeremy Deaton Associate Director, Editorial, Nexus Media
Dr. Don Hamson Managing Director, Plato Investment Management
Richard Spencer Head of Sustainability, Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales
Simon O'Connor CEO, Responsible Investment Association Australasia
Dr. Gavin Smith Manager ESG Portfolio, Quantitative Management Associates
Jing Zhang Manager, Moody's Analytics
Professor Martina Linnenlueke  Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Disclosure, Macquarie University
Professor Tom Smith  Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Disclosure, Macquarie University
Panel Q&A Q&A with all of the day's speakers
   
Thursday - Measurement
Professor Sandra Vera Munoz Chair, Department of Accountancy, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
Professor Richard Barker University of Oxford
Roseline Klein Watercare Services Ltd.
Professor Naomi Soderstrom  University of Melbourne
Professor Jeff Hales Chair, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
Kris Peach Chair, Australian Accounting Standards Board
Nick Ridehalgh Partner; National Leader, Better Business Reporting Group, KPMG
Dr. Alan Teixeira Global Head of IFRS Implementation, Deloitte
Ian Mackintosh Chair, Corporate Reporting Dialogue
Panel Q&A Q&A with all of the day's speakers


Sponsorship by: Cambridge Business Publishers and the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.

 

Agenda subject to change. Please contact Lorie Marsh (lmarsh1@nd.edu) for additional information or questions.