Guest Lecture "Hijacking 'Sustainability' (Accounting)"

Dear students,

we would like to invite you to our guest lecture "Hijacking 'Sustainability' (Accounting): The Case of 'ESG' and the IFRS Foundation", held by Charles H. Cho, Professor of Sustainability Accounting at the Erivan K. Haub Chair in Business & Sustainability, Schulich School of Business, York University.

The presentation will take place from 13:15 h to 14:45 h, in room F21/02.18, on Friday, May 19, 2023.

"Sustainability" has recently become ubiquitous – so ubiquitous that this movement has led to possible misconceptions and misunderstandings of its very mean meaning, at least in the context that it should be embraced. Of higher concern is the now apparent (mis)appropriation – and hijacking – of the entire concept and field, with the advent of trendy keywords and acronyms such as "ESG" and initiatives such as the creation of the International "Sustainability" Standard Board by the IFRS Foundation. This presentation will delve into these concepts and insights and provide a clearer, broader and a more complete and accurate picture of this space.

For more information about our guest lecturer, please have a look here.

We are looking forward to see all of you, even though it is a bridging day.