11th A-CSEAR conference

11th Australasian Centre on Social and Environmental Accounting Research
(A-CSEAR) Conference

Hosted by Social Accounting and Accountability Research Centre (SAARC) and the School of Accounting and Finance, known now as the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.

Thanks to:

Social Accounting and Accountability  Research Centre (SAARC)



 The support of the CIMA General Charitable
Trust is gratefully acknowledged.

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UOW’s Social Accounting and Accountability  Research Centre (SAARC) and the School of Accounting and Finance, known now as the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance hosted the 11th A-CSEAR conference in Wollongong from 2-4 December 2012

The theme of the conference is “People & Place”. This theme reflects the importance of recognising the impact of organisational practices on both  human and environmental existence and thereby the significance of giving voice to both people & place in the context of social and environmental reporting.


Brief Details

  • Location: Wollongong is 1 hour drive from Sydney airport on the regular minibus connection; or 2.5 hours drive from Canberra
  • Venue: Main conference proceedings will be held in the McKinnon Building (67) and the Emerging Scholars Colloquium will be held in the General Teaching Building (24). Please see Campus Map for building and parking locations.
  • Call for Papers (PDF)
  • Please view the A-CSEAR 2012 Draft Programme (PDF) now available.
  • Emerging Scholars Colloquium (ESC) is for higher degree research students and emerging or early career researchers and will be held on Saturday 1st December 2012 at the University of Wollongong (Building 24). The registration fee for the ESC $100 and includes lunch and dinner.  

Registation Fees:

  • Early Bird Conference Registration - $500 before 28th October 2012
  • Conference Registration - $600
  • Student Conference Registration - $200 for full time students
  • Emerging Scholars Colloquium only - $100
    Paper submissions for ACSEAR are now closed. Please send enquiries to


Keynote Speakers 


Professor Rob Gray

Robert Gray

Professor Rob Gray is Professor of Accounting and Director of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) at St. Andrews University and Distinguished Research Fellow of the School of Accounting at RMIT University as well as founding editor of Social and Environmental Accounting Journal.

CSEAR's primary objective is to gather and make available information about the practice and theory of social and environmental accounting and reporting and supports all aspects of the education, research and practice of social, environmental and sustainability accounting, reporting, auditing, finance and taxation.

Rob is the author/co-author of over 250 books, monographs, chapters and articles including Accounting for the Environment; Financial Accounting: practice and principles and Accounting and accountability: Changes and challenges in corporate social and environmental reporting.

Professor Nola Buhr

Nola Buhr CASEAR 

Professor Nola Buhr is from the University of Saskatchewan and her area of research is accountability including environmental and sustainability accounting disclosure as well as accounting history. Nola has published widely and one of her recent projects was serving as the researcher for the CICA Report Financial Reporting by First Nations.

In March 2009 she completed a two year term as the Chair of the Public Sector Accounting Board which sets accounting standards for all levels of government in Canada.

Nola is currently a member of the federal government Departmental Audit Committees for the departments of Canadian Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

Professor Ed Arrington

Ed Arrington - Web

Professor Ed Arrington formerly from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and now at the School of Accounting and Finance here at the University of Wollongong will be a keynote speaker at A-CSEAR 2012.

Professor Arrington is a well-known international scholar in critical accounting and moral philosophy and will bring interesting insights into the idea of “People and Place”.

Professor Hugh Mackay

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Hugh Mackay is a psychologist, social researcher and novelist. He is the author of thirteen books, including six bestsellers. His latest book, What makes us tick? The ten desires that drive us, came out last year.

In recognition of his pioneering work in social research, Hugh has been awarded honorary doctorates by Charles Sturt, Macquarie, NSW and Western Sydney universities.

In 2004, he received the University of Sydney’s alumni award for community service.

Hugh is an honorary professor of social science at UOW, a former deputy chairman of the Australia Council, a former chairman of trustees of Sydney Grammar School, and was the inaugural chairman of the ACT Government’s Community Inclusion Board.

He has been a newspaper columnist for over 25 years, and is a frequent guest on ABC radio.

A-CSEAR 2012 Photos 

Browse through snaps of collaborations, presentations, and key guests of the 11th A-ACSEAR Conference


Contact Details 

Chair of Organising Committee

Dr Lee Moerman
PH: 02 4221 5575